What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a form of negligence involving the failure of a medical professional or medical facility (doctor, nurse, technician, psychiatrist, hospital or other healthcare facility) to exercise due care, skill, or diligence in the provision of medical services, resulting in injury to you or a loved one.

Medical professionals and facilities owe their patients a legal duty to use care, skill and diligence in the diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury.  The legal duty is measured by a standard of care based on the standard of good medical practice for that kind of professional or facility in your geographic area.  In the case of a medical specialist, the standard of care is based on the standard of good medical practice in that specialty field within the community.  Friedlander & Friedlander, P.C. provides zealous advocacy for victims of medical malpractice.

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