Medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis, improper treatment or negligent treatment, failure to treat, delay in treatment, failure to perform follow up procedures and any other departure from accepted standards of medical care on the part of a health care provider which causes harm to a patient.
Generally speaking, a medical malpractice claim may be pursued against those who provide medical or health care to a patient, including physicians, registered nurses, hospitals, dentists, nursing homes and pharmacists. Medical malpractice suits may be brought against individuals, partnerships, professional associations and corporations.
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