When injured or ill, we go to the hospital. We expect to be treated well and, in most cases, receive care that helps us on our way to recovery. Unfortunately, in some instances a mistake is made. Instead of helping the recovery process a medical professional's negligent or reckless action results in additional injury. In these instances, compensation may be available to the victim to help cover the cost of additional treatment, rehab and lost wages through a medical malpractice claim.