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As a group, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are some of
the most educated and dedicated individuals in society. They spend years
learning a trade to help alleviate the ailments and suffering that plague
mankind. Even so, healthcare providers are only human and often make mistakes.
The effects of such mistakes can be devastating. Many are shocked to learn
that, according to the National Academy of Sciences, medical mistakes
kill approximately 98,000 Americans each year.
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Negligence in Austin Healthcare
From a legal perspective, medical malpractice arises from negligence, which
is an unintentional action or inaction that leads to harm. If this occurred
on the part of the medical treatment provider, it could be grounds for
a case. This action or inaction may be an isolated incident or may evidence
a particular medical professional's digression from the standard of care.
In either case, that professional may be liable for any injury that occurred
due to their behavior. To determine if a medical professional has met
the standard of care, a comparison is made to other professionals from
the same field and geographical region.
Common examples of medical malpractice include:
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Medical professionals are simply expected to provide good care, according
to the accepted standards of the community and/or the relevant, particular
medical specialty. If the trust you placed in a medical professional was
breached by carelessness or negligence, you are within your rights to