There is medical negligence when a professional in a health sector causes (by medical action or omission) physical and/or moral damage to a patient, by not complying with the profession’ standards. This is called “malpractice”

Some examples are damages caused by delaying diagnosis and treatment, prescribing the wrong medications, wrong diagnosis, errors in surgical and clinical interventions such as plastic surgery, lack of hygiene at hospitals or instruments used, among many other situations in which protocols have been omitted and have to be proved as the proximate cause.

In any case, victims of such situations have the right to protect their interests and claim compensation for the damages caused. The success of a judicial or extrajudicial action depends on early intervention and a fast team of experts.

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