What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence is when healthcare providers fail to fulfill their professional obligations to their patients.
Medical professionals have a legal duty of care to provide their patients with the highest standard of medical treatment. If they fail to meet this duty, it can be considered medical negligence. Medical negligence can result in a malpractice claim, but not always.
If your healthcare provider failed to meet the standard of care they owed you, you might have a legal right to seek compensation for the harm caused by their negligence.
Common Examples Of Medical Negligence
There are many different medical negligence examples, including the following:
- Improper use of medical devices
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Medication errors
- Botched surgical procedures
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Incorrect treatment
- Failure to adequately monitor a patient
- Failure to perform or order appropriate medical testing
- Leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient
- Failure to diagnose
These are just the most common instances of medical negligence. If a healthcare provider’s acts or omissions don’t meet the level of care a similarly trained professional would have offered, it’s considered medical negligence.
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The Brown Firm offers free consultations to all medical malpractice victims in Georgia and South Carolina. We’ll help you navigate the legal process so you receive the compensation you deserve.
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