A person who has suffered serious injury or death as a result of the fault or carelessness of a medical provider has a medical malpractice claim. This does not mean, however, that all health problems are evidence of medical malpractice. Malpractice occurs only when a physician fails to exercise that degree of care, skill and diligence used by ordinarily careful physicians in the same or a similar community. For example, if a doctor fails to diagnose a condition that later becomes incurable because it was not detected in its early stages, or surgically operates on the wrong body part, or fails to inform the patient of important laboratory results, this may be malpractice. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, contact us for a free interview to review the case and determine your rights.