Last November I received a phone call from my fathers lawyer saying that he was in the hospital. I heard nothing else from him until the middle of December when my father called and told me that the doctors had amputated his leg. He told me that he had been complaining about pain and swelling in his leg for days before it got to where he could not walk and was finally taken to a physician who was disrespectful to him and told him it was nothing more than a sprain. My father, who was a medic in the army for 10 years, told him that the swelling was to prominent to be a sprain, to which the physician laughed at him and told him that he was certain about it. 2 weeks later he was rushed to the hospital where they found out it was a blood infection and that his leg would have to be taken.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.
Surgical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes an error during surgery that was both preventable and beyond the normal risks.
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