Health Providers Must Have High Standard To Avoid Medical Malpractice

Posted by Jacques Williams on Jul 16, 2015 9:56:00 AM

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider has failed a patient by making a mistake. It’s when a doctor, nurse or staff member neglected to do his or her job correctly and, as a direct result, injured a patient. Since this injury shouldn’t have happened, the patient may have a right to compensation.

It would be ridiculous to say doctors and nurses never make mistakes -- we know this isn’t true. However, health care providers must be held responsible for the results of their mistakes. Society holds motorists responsible for their negligence when they cause vehicle accidents, so health care providers should also answer for mistakes that cause their patients harm.

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Topics: medical malpractice, Compensation, health care providers