Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor or other medical professional who fails to competently perform his or her medical duties the rules about medical malpractice from when you must bring your lawsuit to whether you must notify the doctor ahead of time vary from . Medical malpractice improper unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician dentist nurse pharmacist or other health care professional negligence is the predominant theory of liability concerning allegations of medical malpractice making this type of litigation part of tort lawsince the 1970s medical malpractice has been a controversial social issue. In some ways defining medical malpractice means defining these elements so lets take a closer look at a few of them specifically those upon which the success of a medical malpractice case typically hinge the medical standard of care and the doctors or other care providers breach of that standard medical negligence. Jason konvicka medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider deviates from the recognized standard of care in the treatment of a patientthe standard of care is defined as
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