Unsuccessful Surgery or Medical Malpractice?

This video features Thomas P. Markovits, a Personal Injury attorney based in New York.

NYC Medical Malpractice Attorney Explains the Difference

Video Transcript:

Judy Maggio:

Do you know the difference between medical malpractice and a bad outcome from surgery? Let's ask New York lawyer Tom Markovits for an Ask the Lawyer's Quick Question.

Tom Markovits:

A bad outcome may not necessarily be medical malpractice. A doctor may use his best efforts, may do everything correctly, but the patient doesn't get better, that's not necessarily medical malpractice. Malpractice really is the doctor doing or failing to do something that causes an injury to a person. If the doctor, as I said, does everything correctly, but the patient doesn't get better when the result is imperfect, that may not be malpractice, it just may be the nature of the illness or the disease that the person is suffering from.

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