The term “medical negligence” is often used synonymously with “medical malpractice,” and for most purposes that’s adequate. Strictly speaking though, medical negligence is only one required legal element of a meritorious (legally valid) medical malpractice claim.
Here is one definition of medical negligence:
An act or omission (failure to act) by a medical professional that deviates from the accepted medical standard of care. When it comes to medical malpractice law, medical negligence is usually the legal concept upon which the case hinges, from a “legal fault” perspective. Negligence on its own does not merit a medical malpractice claim, but when the negligence is the cause of injury to a patient, there may be a good case for medical malpractice.
Statistically, nearly 30% of emergency rooms and hostpital visits result in some level of negligence by staff and medical personnel. If you believe or been told by other medical providers that your condition resulted from the likely negligence of licensed medical personnel, call the attorneys at 5020 Law Group for a free consultation.