You should understand that medical malpractice is actually a subset of personal injury law.
A medical malpractice claim is a personal injury claim against a doctor, nurse, hospital are some other medical facility.
Medical malpractice and medical negligence is the same thing as it is a departure from the right standard of care. Simple put not good medicine, procedure or sloppy workmanship.
A medical malpractice claim is difficult to prove and you need an experienced medical malpracticepersonal injury law firm to prove medical malpractice.
Most states have very strick and short statutes of limitations on medical malpractice cases.
It seems that the health care industry as a whole has been given somewhat of special treatment, privileges, and protection. Not only is the statute of limitations short put there is a small cap on the damages.
If you think you may have medical malpractice claim contact a law firm that specializes in these type of cases. Contact them immediately because of the potential short statutes of limitations period. Most law firms will give you a free consultation so you have no reason not to give a local law firm a call.