Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Adam Smith
Medical malpractice is defined in the law as a departure from accepted medical practice. That is, a doctor did (or did not do) that which a reasonable doctor would have done under similar circumstances. A mere error in judgment is not medical malpractice. These cases usually require a medical expert along with medical malpractice lawyers, in the same field of specialty as the doctor being sued, to testify in Court that a doctor's treatment fell below the accepted standards of practice.
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