Essay On Medical Malpractice

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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
“No doctor knows everything. There 's a reason why it 's called "practising" medicine.”
- Anonymous.
To err is human. Though patients see the doctors as God and believe that their disease will be cured and they will be healed by the treatment but sometimes even the doctors makes mistakes which can cost a lot to the patients in many ways. Sometimes the mistakes are so dangerous that a patient has to suffer immensely. “In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.” - Kevin Alan Lee. “Being in such a profession where sick, ill and sufferers are your customers who look upon you as the almighty, an absolute amount of care is expected.” This kind of mistake is called negligence. If an owner of the restaurant can be sued for providing low quality of food then even a doctor can be sued for providing low quality of treatment and care.
Medical negligence also known as medical malpractice is improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional. Medical malpractice occurs when a health-care provider strays from the recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient. The “standard of care” is defined as
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Since no man is perfect in this world, it is evident that a person who is skilled and has knowledge over a particular subject can also commit mistakes during his practice. Too err is human but to replicate the same mistake due to one’s carelessness is negligence. The fundamental reason behind medical error or medical negligence is the carelessness of the said doctors or medical professionals it can be observed in various cases where reasonable care is not taken during the diagnosis, during operations, sometimes while injecting anaesthesia
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