When you think about medical malpractice, the providers you usually consider are surgeons, doctors at hospitals and nurses. One other party who could be held liable for malpractice is a dentist.
Imagine going to a facility for medical treatment and receiving poor care. You may end up with an infection, suffer from the worsening of your condition or even develop new conditions as a result of the subpar treatment you received.
An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after discovering that a needle was left in her spine following a C-Section. It remained there for several years.
A report published by Medscape in 2017 indicated that at least half of all doctors will be sued for malpractice during their careers. After interviewing more than 4,000 physicians, however, researchers found out that certain types of doctors are more apt to be sued than others.