Many people have a bad result from a medical procedure and immediately assume they have a medical malpractice case.
However, not every unfortunate result is malpractice. There are even many instances when there is malpractice but there is not a realistically viable case to be pursued. For instance, a doctor might order a medication for one patient that is intended for another, but the patient who receives the medication is not harmed by it. The doctor certainly made a serious error that a reasonable doctor would not have made, but without injury or damages, there is no case.
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