Medical malpractice is defined whenever a patient is injured by a doctor or healthcare professional. If they fail to perform their medical duties and injury or death occurs, as a result, a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Tacoma should be contacted immediately. There is a variety of items that need to be proven in order to win a case that a lawyer can discuss with a client. If you were not a patient of the physician, there cannot be a medical practice claim. For example, if a doctor was giving a family member healthcare information while you were listening in on a call, that is not a doctor/patient relationship.