Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community causing injury or death to the patient. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by jurisdiction. There are many types of medical malpractice including birth injury, missed diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medical device errors, medication errors, dental malpractice and nursing home negligence. This is a unique and complex area of law which requires your attorneys to work with health care providers to authenticate a medical malpractice claim. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been injured by the negligence of a health care provider whether it be a physician, nurse, radiologist or other specialist, you should speak to a personal injury attorney to help you sort out your rights, options and future. To learn more, visit our section on Medical Malpractice.