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What is Medical Malpractice?

We turn to the expertise of physicians and other medical professionals to help us stay healthy, and to put us on a proper course of treatment for an illness, injury, pregnancy, or other health-related issue.

In the vast majority of situations, health care providers offer professional and invaluable services to their patients. But mistakes happen, good intentions aside. And even a seemingly slight error in treatment or diagnosis can have devastating consequences.

"Medical malpractice" refers to cases in which a doctor or other health care professional fails to perform competently in providing care to a patient, and the patient suffers harm as a result.

Medical malpractice cases often share two characteristics: on the practical side they come charged with emotion and stress, and on the legal side they are extremely complex and challenging.

If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, this website is here to help. offers in-depth information on medical malpractice cases to help you understand what to expect. And if you're looking for legal help now, we put you in instant contact with medical malpractice attorneys in your area.

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