Medical malpractice law is the body of civil law that compensates victims of poor medical treatment. It’s a body of law that provides financial compensation when a person seeks medical care and receives care that falls below reasonable, professional standards. Medical malpractice law is the law that allows victims of poor medical care to receive financial compensation for their increased medical costs as well as for their pain and suffering.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct creates a poor medical result for a patient. All healthcare professionals must take care when they provide treatment to patients. The care that they provide must be up to reasonable professional standards. Medical professionals are presumed to be competent, and they’re presumed to do their jobs in a reasonable, professional way. When they don’t do their job up to professional standards and you get hurt as a result, you’re the victim of medical malpractice.