The terms medical negligence and medical malpractice are believed to be different but in the legal world they mean the same thing. A doctor who has committed medical negligence has committed medical malpractice. Malpractice simply means bad practice. Negligence means someone was harmed by a person who broke the rules of normal conduct. Failing to follow the rules of normal conduct for a doctor is bad practice.
Medical negligence can be acting or failing to act they was a reasonable doctor under similar circumstances would act. It means a doctor did not follow the accepted medical standard of care.
Doctors have a duty to their patients to not cause harm and when they are negligent in their actions, injuries occur. It is important to remember that a person can break a rule and not be responsible for harms if the rule that was broken did not cause the harm. A good example of this is a careless driver of a car. If a driver fails to stop at a red light, then they are negligent. However, if they fail to stop at a red light and cause an injury, then they must pay the damages as well. The same goes for medical negligence.
So in order to seek compensation, an injury must be present. The amount of compensation you request is directly connected to the extent of your injuries.
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