What is Medical Malpractice?

Many people have heard the phrase, but few actually know what is medical malpractice in a legal sense. In this video, attorney Jackie Colclough explains what the term means, and how she and her law firm investigate potential medical malpractice cases for clients. Jackie is not only a lawyer and partner at the firm, but she is also a certified nurse.
A medical malpractice case, sometimes referred to as a medical negligence case, would arise when a health care provider such as a doctor, or nurse or physical therapist is careless. Or, not careful in the care and treatment that they provide to a patient. It can also arise if a facility, such as a hospital, or an acute care facility, or an urgent care facility or a nursing home, is also negligent in the care treatment that they provide to a patient. In DC, Maryland, and Virginia we practice in those three jurisdictions here. Each of those jurisdictions has different definitions of what constitutes a health care provider. But in general, it refers to a person or a facility or an institution that provides care. When there’s care that’s provided, it has to be good care. It has to be competent care. It has to be provided in a reasonable and prudent manner by the healthcare provider. If the health care provider is careless in providing that care, and there’s an injury that’s a result of that care, then there’s a medical malpractice case, potentially. If you have a concern that you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of another person, whether it’s a physician or another individual, you should not hesitate to contact us for more information. And become informed of what your rights and options are. If you would like more information about our firm and who we are, you can visit our website at ReganFirm.com. Our attorneys and staff can be reached at (202) 463-3030.