Medical Malpractice News

11Mar, 2016

What Is Medical Malpractice Insurance? Do You Need It?

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Medical malpractice is defined by as, “Improper, unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse pharmacist or other health care professional.” In general terms, a physician will be held liable if his or her conduct fails to meet the “standard of care” provided by other doctors under similar situations. Many mistakes can fall into this category including: prescribing the wrong medications, misdiagnosing the patient, diagnosing the patient too late, failing to educate the patient about the risks and side effects of a procedure, not having the proper […]