Medical Malpractice - A Menace to Be Handled With Alacrity! by George Turner

People who visit hospitals frequently for one or the other bodily ailment are often victims of medical malpractice. Cases of negligence by doctors, nurses, and other medical staff that involves failure of diagnosing, treating illnesses and even delay in administering medicines to patients are signs of malpractice.

Officially, it is called professional negligence by healthcare specialists where care that digresses from accepted standards results in further injury or death of the patient. Medical malpractice is more common than is realized; a recent study in the US concludes an average of 195,000 deaths/year (2000-2002) were due to preventable medical errors.

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