What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

Despite some efforts being made, the incidence of medical malpractice continues to rise. Many people have questions concerning what constitutes medical malpractcie, and what to do if you have suffered harm due to medical negligence.Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about medical mapractice.

1. What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse or other health care professional breaches the standard of care and causes harm.

The standard of care is the level of care others in a similarly situated professional capacity would have acted.

2. How do I know if medical malpractice occurred in my situation?

If you suspect you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you will need to begin an investigation into the circumstances involving your case. Generally, you will need to contact an attorney to help begin the process of obtaining your medical records and having them reviewed.

3. Can I receive compensation for my injuries?

You may be entitled to compensation including past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress. For more information, please contact the San Diego medical negligence team at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.


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