Medical malpractice is a special type of personal injury case. These claims are brought against doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals - even hospitals - when their negligence leads to a patients injury or death.
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Medical Malpractice Law By State
Find the special laws and rules in your state.
Medical negligence is the legal theory on which most medical malpractice cases hinge. Here's a primer on this important legal concept.
Examples of Medical Negligence
What does it mean for a doctor to be negligent? Here are a few examples of treatment by a medical professional that could potentially give rise to a medical malpractice case.
When It's Medical Malpractice -- and When It Isn't
A closer look at when you might have a medical malpractice case, and when you're probably out of luck.
How to Sue a Hospital for Malpractice
Here's what you'll need to do to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital.
The Time Limit to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Learn about the four different ways the "statute of limitations" might come into play in a medical malpractice case.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Learn about the most common situations that lead to medical malpractice cases.
Injury Lawsuits Against Hospitals & Doctors: Medical Malpractice Overview
Lawsuits for medical negligence are some of the most complicated in personal injury law. Learn the basics of a medical malpractice claim here.
How Do I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
To make a medical malpractice claim, you'll need to get a lawyer and probably file a lawsuit - and many states have additional procedural hoops for plaintiffs.
The Challenges in Winning a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Due to complicated medical evidence and juries' tendency to support doctors and hospitals, medical malpractice lawsuits are difficult to win.
The Right Lawyer for Your Medical Malpractice Claim
How to find a lawyer with the right experience and connections.