Medical professionals have a responsibility to protect their patients and if they don’t they could be held liable for medical malpractice.

What is the difference between medical error and medical malpractice?

Ted Babbitt, Florida medical malpractice attorney, explains that the injury itself is a defining difference between medical error and medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice occurs when the health care provider or hospital fails to ensure the standard of care during a medical procedure and in doing so causes injury to the patient. Medical errors that do not result in injury typically do not qualify as medical malpractice cases.

A key factor in medical malpractice cases is negligence. If the physician or medical team skipped steps in a procedure, failed to properly sterilize equipment, or did not communicate all the relevant information to a patient (e.g., risks, aftercare steps, etc.).

Whether that mistake counts as medical malpractice will depend a lot on the injury and the factors that led to it.

Click here to read Ted’s full article on medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice is extremely complicated. If you have suffered an injury because of a medical procedure, speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney before pursuing a case. Call us at (561) 375-2841. We will review the details of your case and assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.