Not all medical practitioners are able to live up to their promise of providing the best medical assistance to their patients. Medical negligence happens a lot of times - sometimes out of personal negligence of the practitioner or sometimes due to malfunction of a medical machine. There are many instances wherein medical negligence has been proven. When medical negligence has occurred, it should not be taken for granted. Patients who have been victims of medical negligence, in one way or another, are entitled to file for a compensation claim.