DALLAS TEXAS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS/ LAWYERS
An estimated 225,000 die each year from surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, and incorrect medication administration. Only 2% of people injured by medical malpractice pursue claims. Over a million people suffer from medical malpractice injuries each year.
Some injuries from medical treatment are unfortunate outcomes but not medical malpractice. However, many injuries from medical treatment are caused by negligent medical care. To prevail in a medical malpractice case, one must show: (1) the healthcare provider did not meet the required standard of medical care; (2) this failure was the cause of the injuries; and (3) the injured patient sustained damages which require compensation.
Individuals that can be liable for malpractice include: doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists, nursing homes, dentists, technicians, employees of hospitals, chiropractors, podiatrists, optometrists, and various healthcare institutions.
These individuals can commit malpractice by failing to: (1) take and record an accurate history from the patient; (2) failure to recognize symptoms of a disease or condition; (3) failure to order necessary tests to help in the diagnosis of the condition or disease; (4) misinterpretation of test results and diagnostic films; (5) failure to order necessary medical treatment or medication; and (6) failure to monitor a diagnosed medical condition or disease.
Common instances of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition or disease;
- Misdiagnosis of a condition or disease;
- Wrong diagnosis of condition or diseases;
- Delay in medical treatment;
- Unnecessary surgery;
- Laboratory testing mistakes;
- Prescription and medication errors;
- Surgical mistakes;
- Failure to diagnosis strokes, heart attacks, and cancer;
- Birth injuries;
- Anesthesia errors.
Hiring a Dallas, Texas medical malpractice attorney quickly could be beneficial to your case. One, hiring a medical malpractice attorney will relieve your stress in addressing your injuries and dealing with insurance companies. Two, the medical malpractice accident attorney will examine your case and gather necessary evidence, such as witness and medical records, which will be reviewed by a physician. Three, the medical malpractice attorney can protect your best interest by advising you and communicating with the insurance companies on your behalf. Four, a medical malpractice attorney will get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
If you are injured due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for the following: medical bills, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and impairment.
If a loved one or relative dies because of medical malpractice compensation may be given for: funeral expenses, medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, loss of emotional support and companionship provided by spouse or parent; and loss of household duties provided by spouse or parent.
Our firm is based in Dallas, Texas and handles medical malpractice cases throughout the State of Texas. If you have personal injuries or lost a family member due to wrongful death due to medical malpractice, please call Dallas Medical Malpractice Attorneys and Lawyers at The Kipness Law Firm. Call 214-800-3454.