What Is Medical Malpractice or Medical Negligence?
March 22, 2017 by Berger Lagnese, LLC
What is medical malpractice?
The term "medical malpractice" is nothing more than "negligence" in the setting of medical treatment. Therefore, to understand what medical malpractice is, all you need to know is what "negligence" is. Negligence is just a fancy lawyer word for carelessness. When a person is careless, they are, by definition, negligent. It's this simple: negligence equals carelessness. And carelessness simply means not taking enough care under the circumstances. So, if a doctor or a nurse or other person who provides you with medical treatment fails to take enough care under the circumstances, and you suffer an injury as a result, you have been the victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice.
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Medical negligence or medical malpractice does not mean that anyone tried to harm you or that anyone intended to harm you. A doctor or a nurse or a hospital can have the very best of intentions toward you and still commit medical negligence or medical malpractice if they fail to take enough care under the circumstances to protect you from harm.A good rule to follow is this: if the medical care you received harmed you in any way, there is a chance that you have been the victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice. The only way to know for sure if the harm you suffered was the result of medical negligence or malpractice is to discuss your situation with a medical negligence lawyer.
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Medical Malpractice can happen anywhere. Even at some of the best medical facilities in all of Pennsylvania, such as Jefferson Hospital, St. Clair Hospital and others. If you have a question about your case, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Pennsylvania law firm Berger & Lagnese for a free evaluation of your case. We specialize in helping people injured by medical malpractice. Our office is conveniently located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or call us at (412) 471-4300.