Medical malpractice is an individual such as the doctor, nurse, or tech who causes injury or harm to a patient and establishes the duty of care. There must be negligence by a healthcare provider which is usually interpreted as failure to provide the standard of care and direct causality between negligence and the outcome. People will usually file a lawsuit because of a bad outcome, not necessarily because malpractice was committed. Errors in medicine happen can happen every day but most don’t result in patient harm. Clearly, a bad outcome does not necessarily indicate malpractice, but most patients are not able to determine whether true malpractice has transpired.