Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice: What’s the Difference?

Although medical negligence and medical malpractice may sound like different things, these terms are synonymous. They each pertain to an incident in which a health care provider failed to meet medical industry standards and injured a patient.

To understand why these two terms are used interchangeably, we can look to the key element of a personal injury case: negligence. An injured person must be able to prove that the other party’s negligence was the root cause of the accident, their injury, and the damages for which they are seeking compensation. Since a medical malpractice case is a personal injury case brought forth over a health care provider’s negligence, it is easy to see how “medical malpractice” and “negligence” fused into “medical negligence.”

What truly matters is that your attorney does not get caught up on semantics; rather, they must focus on proving that the health care provider who harmed you fell below the professional medical industry’s standard of care. Like a personal injury case, it does not matter whether malpractice was intentional or unintentional.

If you have been injured due to malpractice/negligence, it is recommended that you consult an attorney about your options. They can help you uncover the truth and recover compensation for your damages.

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The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg has decades of experience in litigating medical negligence cases. Our practice is heavily informed by Attorney Marshall Silberberg’s 29 years of experience defending hospitals and physicians. Now, we are proud to be known nationwide for our unparalleled skill in advocating for those injured by hospitals and physicians. Our track record includes over 200 medical malpractice trials and more than $500 million in compensation recovered for our injured Orange County clients.

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