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What is medical malpractice?

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Whether or not you have a medical malpractice claim is determined by several things. One, you have to suffer an actual harm. It’s not enough to think that a doctor or a hospital made a mistake. There has to be an injury or harm of some kind. Secondly, you have to recognize that bad things happen and bad results come from medical procedures in the absence of negligence, without anyone being careless or making a mistake.

If you suspect that you have had an injury as a result of medical malpractice, it’s important to contact an experience medical malpractice attorney right away. That attorney will obtain copies of all pertinent medical records. He or she will have your medical records evaluated by a competent expert, a doctor or a nurse, who can then confirm whether or not the standard of care was met and whether or not deviations or breaches of that standard of care actually caused the injuries you sustained.

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