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Medical Malpractice

FindLaw's Medical Malpractice section offers resources to help when medical care goes wrong. Learn about the standard of care doctors owe patients, along with details on patients' rights to recover damages for medical malpractice. You'll also find an explanation of common types of medical malpractice, including bad diagnosis, sub-standard care, lack of "informed consent," as well as breach of doctor-patient confidentiality. Knowing the doctor's duties and your rights can help you make better decisions when deciding whether to pursue a medical claim. Click on the links below for in-depth information on medical malpractice and the legal rights of patients who have suffered harm.