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Medical Malpractice & Negligence

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. The most common malpractice lawsuits stem from dental and medical procedures where the patient has been harmed either emotionally or physically.

If the claim is sustained in court there is usually a monetary settlement to these lawsuits. Many can be settled out of court by dealing with the practitioner's insurance company. The amount settled on will depend on the extent of the damage received by the patient. They will also consider the long-term effects of the error committed.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as the result of medical malpractice, the Law Offices of Lawrence a Puritz can help answer your questions and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.