Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in the U.S.
In the U.S., if professional misconduct or departure from acceptable standards of health care by a health care provider results in injuries to a patient, then medical malpractice has occurred. This can include any treatment or lack of treatment that causes harm to a patient. We rely on doctors to care for us and our loved ones. They are professionally trained to diagnose illness, prescribe medication, perform surgery, and give advice on our medical condition. We put our lives in the hands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, clinics, and hospitals. When someone makes a mistake and something goes wrong, the results can shatter lives.