What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?

Medical Malpractice vs Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice may refer to any behavior, action, or oversight committed by a medical professional. Common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Over and under-medication
  • Birth injury
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Improper treatment
  • Emergency room neglect

Medical malpractice may be a result of inadequate training, understaffing issues, sleep deprivation, and several other factors common in the medical field. These cases often result in serious or fatal harm and are best handled with the help of an attorney.

What is Negligence?

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare provider fails to meet accepted standards of care. Examples of medical negligence may be similar to other types of medical malpractice, but negligence is a specific type of malpractice and must be dealt with as such.

When you suffer an injury at the hands of a medical professional, understating your rights and options may seem complex. Indeed, medical malpractice claims often are complex, so complex that a majority of them are settled in favor of the healthcare provider. To help ensure you are treated fairly, it is essential that seek out experienced and qualified legal assistance as soon as possible following your injury.

Why Choose Hickey Law Firm?

Hickey Law Firm is an award-winning law firm staffed by some of Florida’s most respected and effective attorneys. When you come to our office for your free consultation, we will listen fully to your concerns, provide honest and useful information about your options, and help you determine the best path forward. 

This consultation is free of both cost and obligation and gives you an opportunity to ask your questions, gain a better understanding of your rights, and figure out if you want to go through the process of seeking compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you choose to work with our firm, we will handle your case on a contingency basis. This means that we do not get paid unless you win. During your initial consultation, we can discuss our fee structure in greater detail to ensure you are provided all of the information you need to make the best decision for your family. 

Please call Hickey Law Firm at 305-371-8000 to schedule your consultation today. Located in Miami, we serve all surrounding areas of Florida.