Medical Malpractice Basics

If you end up with a less-than-favorable result after receiving medical treatment, that doesn't mean someone is liable for medical malpractice. It isn't as simple as that. This section offers an introduction to the law of medical malpractice -- including an explanation of what malpractice is (and what it isn't), and a look at recent statistics and trends when it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits.