Medical malpractice occurs when negligence by a medical practitioner results in injury or death. To prove medical negligence for any given case there must be a change from the local standard of care. In North Carolina this isn't a question for a lay person but the opinion must be rendered by another medical professional. Those who suffer harm from medical malpractice may be able to hold the medical care provider(s) liable for their injury under the special rules that apply to this type of professional negligence.
Types of injuries include but are not limited to:
- Childbirth injuries
- Medication mistakes resulting in injury
- Surgical errors resulting in injury
- Anesthesia injuries
- Emergency room errors resulting in injury
- Radiology errors resulting in injury