The basis of a medical malpractice suit is showing medical negligence. You can’t claim malpractice just because you don’t like the results of your medical treatment or feel you didn’t get quality care. There should be evidence that the doctor did not fulfill reasonable standards of medical care, which resulted in harm to the patient.

Avvo’s Legal Guides and Q&As will introduce the concept of negligence and help you define the terms. If you’re wondering what is considered negligence and who can be held responsible, this is the place to start.