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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What is Medical Malpractice?
An overview of the legal definition of medical malpractice. Find out why a doctor would be sued by a patient.
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.
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.
You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Not Just Any Lawyer
Not all lawyers are the same when it comes to medical malpractice. Here's why you need a specialist.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
An overview of the common types of medical negligence claims.
What is a "Winnable" Medical Malpractice Case?
Proving that your doctor wronged you, and winning a malpractice claim is not easy - but there are a few key pieces to a winning case.