Medical malpractice can take many forms. Surgical errors, misdiagnosis, birth injuries and prescription mistakes are common examples, but malpractice can happen at any stage of the treatment process.

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A health-care worker’s negligence can have dire consequences for patients. Medical malpractice may cause the amputation of healthy limbs, death due to anesthesia overdose, and a long list of other complications. Patients who survive often face overwhelming medical bills and cannot return to work.