What is medical malpractice?

What is medical malpractice?

As medical malpractice lawyers, we take calls every day from potential clients who describe stories about how they or a loved one were mistreated by doctors, hospitals or other medical care providers. Some are just terrible stories. But what we do is explain to our clients that there is a difference between bad treatment, bad results and medical malpractice. Bad treatment or a bad result does not necessarily mean that the medical provider has committed malpractice. Typically, medical malpractice is treatment or lack of treatment that departs from accepted practice in the medical community and which causes injury. What constitutes a departure from accepted practice in the medical community varies from state to state so it is important to speak to an attorney who can properly analyze the facts of your case.