Medical Negligence – Wrongful Treatment and/or Failure to Disclose Material Risks

Medical negligence – a phrase that many people know but not everyone really understands what exactly that phrase means. Often heard when a medical procedure or treatment does not result in the desired outcome, the common perception of “medical negligence” is typically when a patient’s condition gets worse despite undergoing or receiving treatment. While blaming the doctors is not a typical response of the public, there are times in which patients or their families do blame doctors for the worsening of the patient’s health. But what exactly is “medical negligence” in the eyes of the law?