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Medical Malpractice is another term for medical negligence.
Like the rest of us, physicians are held to an ordinary standard of care with respect to their conduct and their profession. When the conduct involves the rendition of medical care the cause of action is referred to as medical malpractice.
If as a result of the medical negligence of a physician, nurse, hospital, nursing home or other medical care provider a patient is injured of killed then the patient or the patient’s family may have a medical malpractice claim.
In order to establish a medical malpractice claim it is essential that one be able to prove through the testimony of an expert witness that the healthcare that was provided to the patient was below the standard of care for the particular field involved.
Because these cases require the testimony of an expert witness they are very expensive to prosecute.
Consequently, economics dictates that unless the patient’s injury is very severe the prosecution of a medical malpractice cases can be cost prohibitive.
If you feel as though you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical malpractice I would be honored to review your case and discuss the situation with you