Medical Malpractice

We go to doctors and medical professionals for accurate diagnoses, quality care, and, hopefully, to feel better. However, it doesn't always work out that way. In some cases, those professionals – physicians, nurses, assistants, orderlies – can cause further injury. Fortunately for patients, the legal system has developed procedures and rules to help determine who should be liable for injuries sustained while receiving medical care, known generally as "medical malpractice." Medical malpractice liability can occur due to a flawed diagnosis, improper treatment, or even treating a patient without proper permission. FindLaw's Medical Malpractice section provides articles and resources on many medical malpractice issues, from first steps to breaking down the legal elements of a claim.