Medical malpractice has been around since the advent of medicine. Where there were medical procedures there were procedures that went badly, a fact that regrettably still rings true today. Although modern medicine and its strict regulations have advanced enough to make malpractice a rarity, there are still a few cases every year. However, doctors haven’t always been held responsible for their actions of malpractice. In fact, the history of medical malpractice shows that the doctor’s level of responsibility has changed significantly over the past few centuries. Starting in 1754 BC, this infographic walks through major events and malpractice cases that have lead to today’s legislation in medical malpractice and doctor accountability.