Medical malpractice law is a subgroup of personal injury law and is designed to compensate you for the harm the defendant caused. Any divergence from accepted medical standards can be considered medical malpractice. Below are a few examples of medical malpractice:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Failure to Treat
- Hospital infections
- Birth Injuries
- Medication errors
- Surgical or procedural errors
Shockingly, medical malpractice is considered the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.