What is a medical malpractice claim?


1. A medical malpractice claim is made against a physician or other healthcare professional for injury or death to his patient or to another person to whom he owes a legal duty. The claim is based upon the physician’s failure to render care and treatment within the acceptable standard of care. This can mean that he did something that a reasonably prudent physician would not have done or that he failed to something that a reasonably prudent physician would have done.