We place a lot of trust in our doctors, nurses, and hospitals. When medical mistakes occur and lead to health complications and other bad outcomes, it’s understandable for the victims to feel angry, confused, and betrayed. But how can you know whether the mistake that injured you constitutes medical malpractice?
After all, doctors are just humans like the rest of us, and they’re charged with performing incredibly complex and demanding tasks. Even the best surgeons and specialists in the world can make errors that harm patients, despite trying their best. But sometimes patients suffer harm because doctors and nurses engage in unsafe and dangerous practices, and those mistakes may lead to valid medical malpractice claims.
In this article, we’ll do our best to explain the difference in everyday terms.