What constitutes medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to any sort of negligence by a doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional that results the in injury or death of a patient. More generally, if a medical professional fails to provide care that attains a reasonably expected professional standard, malpractice may be considered to have occurred. Disregard for the safety precautions and procedures in place to ensure the well being of a patient, lack of training, and negligent behavior may create the conditions necessary for a medical malpractice lawsuit to proceed.

A successful medical malpractice claim can help you to gain financial compensation for additional medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and numerous other concerns. To learn more about your legal rights if you have been harmed by a negligent physician, contact the Kansas City personal injury lawyers of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-399-5207 today.