the failure of a physician, hospital or employee of a hospital, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances.
Denver (PRWEB) October 14, 2008
LegalView.com, the number one legal resource on the Internet, announced the re-launch of its medical malpractice information portal to provide victims of medical malpractice injuries with the most up-to-date news, the latest on medical malpractice as well as how to obtain a medical malpractice attorney, should the need arise for a medical malpractice lawsuit to be developed.
Medical malpractice and negligence is linked to nearly 225,000 fatalities among Americans each year as well as millions of additional injuries. The cause of medical malpractice and negligence ranges depending on an individual and their specific medical malpractice case, but some of the most frequent medical malpractice cases have involved a shortage of qualified medical professionals in nursing homes or hospitals, a physician's misdiagnosis of a patient as well as the physical or psychological harm caused by an error or negligence of a medical professional who has compromised the safety of their patient. Another very common condition that can often be attributed to a physician's negligence or medical malpractice is that of cerebral palsy among a new born child. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that appears in infancy and can affect movement and muscle coordination, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Cerebral palsy can be caused by complications at birth, many of which can be avoided if proper procedures are followed.
Individuals who have endured the pain and suffering from medical malpractice and negligence are encouraged to consult a medical malpractice law firm that can locate an experienced and qualified medical malpractice lawyer. Such a legal professional will likely be able to offer a free legal consultation on an individual's potential malpractice case.
According to the Nevada State Legislature, medical malpractice is defined as "the failure of a physician, hospital or employee of a hospital, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances." Medical malpractice and negligence remain similarly defined within each state, but are commonly left up to each hospital or health care provider to regulate and monitor internally. A recent news report in Medical News Today found that there are many defects regarding the current system of reporting and recording medical malpractice, which is why it is extremely important for an individual who has suffered from a medical malpractice-induced injury to contact a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer to receive insightful information as to how to adequately develop a case in which monetary compensation may be awarded for the pain endured by a medical malpractice victim or their family and friends.
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