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 negligence is the fault theory on which most medical malpractice cases hinge. Here's a primer on this important liability concept.
When It's Medical Malpractice—and When It Isn't
A negative treatment outcome doesn't mean your health care provider has committed medical malpractice.
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.
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How Do I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Many states have placed procedural hurdles in the paths of medical malpractice plaintiffs, to ensure their claims are valid.
Challenges of Winning a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Complex medical evidence and juror bias toward doctors and hospitals make medical malpractice cases tough to win.
The Right Lawyer for Your Medical Malpractice Claim
How to find a lawyer with the right experience and connections.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
What does it look like when a health care professional's action (or inaction) rises to the level of medical negligence?
Can a Doctor Be Sued for Performing Unnecessary Surgery?
Unnecessary surgery may give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit, but only where the doctor's actions amounted to medical negligence.
Hospital Liability for Staff/Employee Errors
Hospital administration's negligence might prompt a lawsuit, and the facility might be liable for treatment mistakes made by employees.
Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice?
A dentist can be sued for medical malpractice just like any negligent health care professional.
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