Medical malpractice can be a daunting personal injury claim that fills you with anxiety. When you seek medical assistance from professionals, you are entrusting your well-being to their care. If you come out of a medical procedure with a serious or debilitating injury that you were not expecting, you may be understandably hesitant to bring a claim against the medical professionals. After all, they are the experts, so you want to be sure that the fault was truly theirs.
Medical malpractice is a fairly well-known area of personal injury legal practice, but what is less commonly known is just how many different forms of medical malpractice there are. Medical malpractice refers to negligent behavior or a mistake made by a medical professional that causes further injury. Many people take this to mean an error in surgery, for example, that results in other health complications. While such a mistake would qualify as medical malpractice, there are other types of negligent behavior that may not be so obvious.