It’s an unfortunate thing to be caught up in a situation whereby you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of medical error. But to play devil’s advocate the majority of doctors don’t generally set out to harm their patients but want to actually help make people better – which is not a bad thing.
We say “majority”, because there are those that use the medical profession to intentionally harm others under the disguise of helping. Such examples would be Dr. Harold Shipman, a general practitioner in the UK who was jailed for killing many of his patients; or psychiatry – an industry renown for huge numbers of psychiatric doctors being sent to jail for crimes, or licenses being revoked for serious medical misconduct.
With that being said, medical malpractice does occur, whether intentionally or not, causing one to want to take action. We will discuss here what medical malpractice is in the eyes of the law and what steps you can take for proving medical malpractice.
First of all, what is medical malpractice in the eyes of the law?
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