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If a medical professional makes an error, which results in injury to the patient, the patient may be able to sue the negligent party or parties for monetary damages to compensate him or her for the injury.
The term medical liability is used to describe a finding that a physician, dentist, medical institution, or other health care provider did not meet the applicable standard of care, and that such failure was the proximate cause of the injury complained of, resulting in damage to the patient. Medical malpractice can occur in many different situations. Some examples include incorrect diagnosis, failure to treat, improper treatment, delay in treatment, prescription errors, surgical errors, etc.
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