People tend to trust their doctors unless something goes wrong. If something has gone wrong during a medical visit, it may be time to evaluate if the medical professional provided you with the care you deserve. In short, medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to provide competent medical care to his or her patient. This can arise in many ways, including: a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, medication mistakes, or other medical mistakes.
There are approximately 98,000 deaths a year from medical malpractice in the United States. Many more suffer often grievous injuries caused by the negligence of medical providers. This is more than double the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.