Medical News Today states that “Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. The malpractice or negligence normally involves a medical error. This could be in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment, or aftercare.” If you or a loved one have ever suffered medical malpractice, you know how horrific an experience it can be – whether it was intentional on the health care professional’s part or not.
Hospital negligence refers to careless acts by a doctor, nurse or caregiver that cause damage to a patient. There are many kinds of acts that fall under this category, but one of the most common is misdiagnosis.
When you have suffered a burn injury due to a doctor’s medical negligence, it is normal to feel a sense of betrayal. After placing your trust in a hospital or doctor for treatment for an injury or illness, the last thing you expect is to be burned.