Medical malpractice arises from a failure to employ adequate levels of care, skill or due diligence by a healthcare provider, doctor or nurse. Medical negligence can occur at any point in time a patient is under the care of a medical professional.
Under guidelines set forth by the United States Dept of Labor; doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, technicians, and other healthcare professionals are expected to meet certain standards of care and protocol. When being treated by a healthcare professional, whether it is during routine wellness visit or during a specialized procedure (such as a LASIK surgery), there should be no need to expect anything less than a competent level of expertise. As a qualified professional, it is their duty to ensure that these obligations are met.