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The basics of a medical malpractice claim

Medical malpractice can be defined as a form of professional negligence committed by a Louisiana healthcare professional that may result in the injury or death of an individual in his or her care. A recent statistical study found that every year as many as 400,000 patients die unnecessarily in hospitals alone. Given such an alarming figure, it may be necessary to have a better understanding of what might constitute medical malpractice.

Medical negligence exposes patients to dangerous brain disease

In Louisiana patients could sometimes endure risks when it comes to medical treatment and procedures. Medical malpractice is a wrongful act or omission by a medical practitioner below standard of practice. This can result in the patient's injury or death. Medical malpractice can be fatal surgical errors, surgical equipment left inside a patient, wrong-site surgery, organ damage and burn injury, which often results in a lawsuit. Recently, in North Carolina, 18 neurosurgery patients were possibly exposed to a terminal brain disorder because the instruments used were not properly sterilized.

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