Cupcake15-I totally agree. I wanted to add that medical negligence lawyers also seek damages for their clients who have suffered from criminal medical negligence.
This occurs when the doctor did not provide reasonable care for the patient and as a result of his lack of care, the patient is further injured.
For example, if a patient is diabetic and has chest pains and the doctor does not investigate the chest pains by not doing an EKG and the patient suffers from a heart attack as a result, this could be considered medically negligent because the doctor should immediately investigate a warning sign like that and not dismiss this as heartburn.
Also, the fact that the person is a diabetic should also alert the doctor that heart disease is common among diabetic patients and that it should be evaluated.