Discover How This Law Protects You From…
Loss of a companion/loved one
Loss of enjoyment of life
Permanent injury or disability
Medical treatment expense
Malpractice is a form of negligence by a professional. Regarding Medical Malpractice, Houston, Tx cases, negligence occurs when a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse, does not perform to the level of standards of care and that negligence resulted in harm to the patient. The problem is far from over. There are laws in every state that allows medical negligence victims to file a malpractice lawsuit against the party responsible. By filing a malpractice lawsuit at Maida Law Firm, the victim can recover damages due to the injury such as
1. Mental anguish
2. Loss of a companion/loved one
3. Loss of enjoyment of life
4. Permanent injury or disability
5. Lost wages
6. Medical treatment expenses.
Below is a listing of the various common kinds of medical malpractice: Misdiagnosis – It is the responsibility of the doctor to identify the patient’s illness properly.
This is one of the most significant stages of treatment because if one is diagnosed incorrectly, it follows that the medication is also incorrect. It is very important that the doctors thoroughly analyze the results of tests and examinations. According to research failure to diagnose breast cancer has comprised 40% of malpractice lawsuits.
Medication Errors – Failure to provide the correct medication and treatment comprise a large percentage of medical malpractice cases. It could be in the form of wrong medicine, incorrect dosage, incorrect prescription, and incorrect medicine combination. Instead of alleviating the patient’s condition, medication errors cause further damage or even wrongful death. Birth Injuries – Childbirth difficulties threaten both the baby and the mother’s life. Injuries in childbirth can be caused by one or a combination of the following:
1. Failure to provide prenatal care,
2. failure to administer tests that can indicate abnormalities,
3. Failure to recognize symptoms of fetal distress,
4. hastening of childbirth which caused injuries to the baby and the mother, and finally
5. failure to provide proper care to premature babies. This negligence may result to cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and clavicle fracture.
Surgical Errors – Various forms of negligence happen in the operating room due to a lack of pre-operative planning and standard care. Surgical errors such as puncturing internal organs, failure to administer proper dose of anesthesia, operating the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments and performing improper surgical techniques can all cause severe and fatal damages.
Anesthesia Malpractice – The administration of anesthesia requires a very sensitive and cautious technique. It is important for the anesthesiologist to make sure that the patient does not have any pre-existing conditions that may create complications if anesthesia is injected. The incorrect dosage or use of anesthesia can lead to serious impairments or even death. There are plenty further specific varieties of medical malpractice not only in surgery but also in specialized fields of medicine such as dentistry and gynecology.
Even pharmacists who provide the wrong medicine other than the prescribed one may be sued for medical negligence especially if it has caused legitimate and severe damages to the patient. Unreasonable delays in treatment and inability to obtain consent for surgeries are also grounds for medical malpractice. If this happens to you or your loved one, immediately contact the help of a reputable medical malpractice lawyer so that the responsible party can be held accountable for their negligence.