What is Medical Malpractice?

Updated March 13, 2023.

Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a health care provider. It can be a doctor, surgeon, nurse, physician’s assistant or pharmacist. The negligence can occur at a hospital, doctor’s office, surgical center, urgent care facility or nursing home. A health care provider is expected to provide treatment that meets the standard of care in the community. When a health care provider fails to meet this standard and causes harm to the patient, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.


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