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Medical negligence

    When a physician or other medical staff member does not treat a patient with the proper amount of quality of care, resulting in serious injury or death, they have committed medical negligence.

RELATED TERMS
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Physician
A doctor. An authorized practitioner of medicine.

Medical
Pertaining to Medicine.

Injury
Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical.

Death
1. The end of life. The cessation of life. (These common definitions of death ultimately depend upon the definition of life, upon which there is no consensus.) 2. The permanent cessation of all vital bodily functions. (This definition depends upon the definition of "vital bodily functions.") See: Vital bodily functions. 3. The common law standard for determining death is the cessation of all vital functions, traditionally demonstrated by "an absence of spontaneous respiratory and cardiac functions." 4. The uniform determination of death.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Medial
Anatomical term meaning on the inside (as opposed to lateral). Not to be confused with median (nerve) that is compressed in carpal tunnel syndrome.

Medial epicondylitis
Golfer's elbow. (An enthesitis).

Medial superior temporal area (MST)
Seems to be involved in visually tracking moving target. Projects along with Middle Temporal Area (MT) to the dorsolateral pontine nuclei in the brain stem.

Median
Middle number in a series of numbers (for example: median survival of 10 months means that for that specific group of patients the survival varied from probably 2 months to 30 months).

Median nerve
The nerve that stimulates some of the muscles of the hand and wrist.

Median survival
Median means the middle value. An equal number of people live longer as die earlier than the median.

Mediastinitis
Inflammation of the cellular tissue of the mediastinum.

Mediastinoscopy
A tube is inserted through an incision above the breastbone to look at the area between the lungs

Mediastinum
The tissues and organs located directly behind the sternum between the lungs. Contains the heart and its large vessels, the esophagus, thymus, lymph nodes and other structures and tissues.

Medicaid
Federally and state-funded health care program for low-income individuals.

Medical
Pertaining to Medicine.

Medical alarm
An electronic device used to call for help by pressing a medical alarm panic button, a wrist medical alert watch or medical alert necklace or pendant. A medical alarm system includes both hardware and a monitoring service.

Medical Associates Hospital
The Medical Associates Hospital is a hospital in Kinston, Jamaica.

Medical Center at Princeton
Medical Center at Princeton is a hospital in Princeton, New Jersey (USA).

Medical Center at Terrell
Medical Center at Terrell is a hospital in Terrell, Texas (USA).

Medical Center Beaver Pa
The Medical Center Beaver Pa is a hospital in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States.

Medical Center Manila
The Medical Center Manila is a hospital in Manila, Philippines.

Medical Center of Arlington
Medical Center of Arlington is a hospital in Arlington, Texas (USA).

Medical Center Of Beaver
The Medical Center Of Beaver is a hospital in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States.

Medical Center of Central Georgia
The Medical Center of Central Georgia is a hospital in Macon, Georgia, United States.

Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG)
Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) is a hospital in Macon, Georgia (USA).

Medical Center of Independence
Medical Center of Independence is a hospital in Independence, Missouri (USA).

Medical Center of Lewisville
Medical Center of Lewisville is a hospital in Lewisville, Texas (USA).

Medical Center of Odessa
Medical Center of Odessa is a hospital in Odessa, Texas (USA).

Medical Center of Plano
Medical Center of Plano is a hospital in Plano, Texas (USA).

Medical Center of South Arkansas
Medical Center of South Arkansas is a hospital in El Dorado, Arkansas (USA).

Medical Center of Southern Indiana
Medical Center of Southern Indiana is a hospital in Charlestown, Indiana (USA).

Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana
Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana is a hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana (USA).

Medical City Dallas Hospital
Medical City Dallas Hospital is a hospital in Dallas, Texas (USA).

Medical College
The Medical College is a hospital in Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Medical College of Ohio Hospitals is a hospital in South Toledo, Ohio (USA).

Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital
Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital is a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA).

Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center
The Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Center is a hospital in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Medical dictionary
A dictionary of medical terms and definitions, be it addressed to medical professionals or to the public at large.

Medical doctor
A person who has obtained a medical doctor degree and is therefore allowed to practice this profession.

Medical equipment
Devices used by the medical profession, including materials, machines and utensiles.

Medical insurance
Health Insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. The insurer may be a private organization or a government agency. Market based health care systems such as that used in the United States rely on private medical insurance.

Medical malpractice
Sometimes referred to as medical negligence, it applies to doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals. As with general negligence, it describes conduct that deviates from a reasonable standard of care. It is usually necessary to prove that deviation by the testimony of expert witnesses in the same field of practice in which the health care worker was engaged at the time of the incident.

Medical malpractice attorney
An attorney who specializes in cases of alleged medical malpractice, either to defend the doctor or to represent the plaintiff.

Medical malpractice lawsuit
A lawsuit by which the plaintiff sues a medical doctor or other medical professional/s claiming that he or she has been a victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice lawyer
A lawyer who specializes in cases of alleged medical malpractice, either to defend the doctor or to represent the plaintiff.

Medical oncologist
A physician trained in diagnosing and treating tumors and cancer with chemotherapeutic or immunologic agents.

Medical oncology
The study and treatment of cancers with chemicals, biological products or immunotherapy.

Medical Park Hospital
Medical Park Hospital is a hospital in Hope, Arkansas (USA).

Medical school
Once admitted to medical school, it takes four years to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The course of study is divided into two roughly equal parts. Preclinical study generally comprises the first two years and consists of classroom and laboratory instruction in subjects such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, and neurosciences to name a few. Once the student successfully completes preclinical training, he or she moves on to the clinical portion. This usually occupies the final two years of medical school and takes place almost exclusively on the wards of a teaching hospital.

Medical Specialist Centre S-B
The Medical Specialist Centre S-B is a hospital in Johor, Malaysia.

Medical Student
A student in the third or fourth year of medical school training. The student doctor assists the primary and resident doctors in daily care of patients.

Medical supply
The specific type of supplies available to (and needed by) the medical professionals.

Medical terminology
The specific set of words, terms and concept used by the medical profession.

Medical tests
Procedures used to assess the condition of a patient. They range from noninvasive, such as listening to a heartbeat, to invasive, such as a spinal tap.

Medical transcription
A specific transcription of medical information, analyses or other resources, sometimes to be used in a court of justice.

Medical Trust
The Medical Trust is a hospital in Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

Medical Trust Hospital
The Medical Trust Hospital is a hospital in Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India.

Medical University Hospital
The Medical University Hospital is a hospital in Lodz, Poland.

Medical University of South Carolina Hospital
The Medical University of South Carolina Hospital is a hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

Medicare
Federally funded health care program for individuals over age 65.

Medicare Hospital
The Medicare Hospital is a hospital in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

Medicare Hospital And Maternity Home
The Medicare Hospital And Maternity Home is a hospital in Kohat, NWFP, Pakistan.

Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital- Medicine Lodge
The Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital- Medicine Lodge is a hospital in Kansas, Iowa, United States.

Medicine Regional Hospital
The Medicine Regional Hospital is a hospital in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

MediCorp Health System
The MediCorp Health System is a hospital in Virginia, United States.

Medigesic plus
Medigesic plus is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; butalbital; caffeine.

Medihaler ergotamine
Medihaler ergotamine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ergotamine tartrate.

Medihaler-epi
Medihaler-epi is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): epinephrine bitartrate.

Medihaler-iso
Medihaler-iso is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): isoproterenol sulfate.

Medina doctors
All doctors near Medina, Saudi Arabia. Doctors who can assist a patient in Medina.

Medina general hospital
medina general hospital is a hospital in medina, Ohio (USA).

Medinipur doctors
All doctors near Medinipur, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Medinipur.

Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital
Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital is a hospital in Marlton, New Jersey (USA).

Medipren
Medipren is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ibuprofen.



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Meeting of thick, protective gingival tissue around the teeth and the friable mucous lining of the cheeks and lips.

Medical dictionary
A dictionary of medical terms and definitions, be it addressed to medical professionals or to the public at large.

Medical insurance
Health Insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. The insurer may be a private organization or a government agency. Market based health care systems such as that used in the United States rely on private medical insurance.

Medical school
Once admitted to medical school, it takes four years to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The course of study is divided into two roughly equal parts. Preclinical study generally comprises the first two years and consists of classroom and laboratory instruction in subjects such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, and neurosciences to name a few. Once the student successfully completes preclinical training, he or she moves on to the clinical portion. This usually occupies the final two years of medical school and takes place almost exclusively on the wards of a teaching hospital.

Medical malpractice
Sometimes referred to as medical negligence, it applies to doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals. As with general negligence, it describes conduct that deviates from a reasonable standard of care. It is usually necessary to prove that deviation by the testimony of expert witnesses in the same field of practice in which the health care worker was engaged at the time of the incident.

Medical negligence

Medical supply
The specific type of supplies available to (and needed by) the medical professionals.

Medical transcription
A specific transcription of medical information, analyses or other resources, sometimes to be used in a court of justice.

Medical malpractice attorney
An attorney who specializes in cases of alleged medical malpractice, either to defend the doctor or to represent the plaintiff.

Medical malpractice lawyer
A lawyer who specializes in cases of alleged medical malpractice, either to defend the doctor or to represent the plaintiff.

Medical malpractice lawsuit
A lawsuit by which the plaintiff sues a medical doctor or other medical professional/s claiming that he or she has been a victim of medical negligence or medical malpractice.

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