Medical malpractice cases include accusations against some medical professional, that their actions or inaction resulted in an injury to a patient or in the death of the patient, when it could have been prevented. For example, medical malpractice cases involve surgeries which may have been performed on the wrong body part or surgeries in which medical instruments were left inside the patient. There are also medical malpractice cases which involve a misdiagnosis, when the correct one should have been easily determined.
Individuals involved in a malpractice case, should immediately contact a malpractice attorney. Malpractice attorneys specialize in these types of cases and often work with victims and the accused, in order to attempt to reach a settlement before going to trial. Medical professionals carry malpractice insurance, which is often used to cover such cases.