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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

One major area covered by the Health care law is medical malpractice, which is professional misconduct or lack of skill in providing medical treatment or services. The victims of medical malpractice seek compensation for their physical or emotional injuries, or both, through a negligence action.A defendant physician may be found liable for medical malpractice if the plaintiff patient can establish that there was in fact a patient- physician relationship; that the physician breached (violated or departed from) the accepted standard of medical care in the treatment of the patient; that the patient suffered an injury for which she should be compensated; and that the physicianfs violation of the standard of care was the cause of the injury.To protect themselves against the huge costs of such claims, physicians commonly purchase malpractice insurance. Physiciansf malpractice premiums total billions of dollars each year and add substantially to the cost of health care in the United States.