Definition: Medical malpractice is any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient.
Medical malpractice is a specific subset of tort law that deals with professional negligence. “Negligence” is generally defined as conduct that falls to meet a standard. The most common form of a standard in tort law is that of a so-called “reasonable person.”
We are fortunate to have a great hospitals in the Cleveland Area including:
The Cleveland Clinic
St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
And many others
The rules about medical malpractice -- from when you must bring your lawsuit to whether you must notify the doctor ahead of time.
These general requirements:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed.
- The doctor was negligent.
- The doctor's negligence caused the injury.
- The injury led to specific damages.
- physical painmental anguish
- additional medical bills, and
- lost work and lost earning capacity.