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Medical Malpractice

Everyday, millions of Americans trust their health as well as the safety of loved ones to medical professionals— doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and other healthcare providers. These healthcare professionals are required to undergo years of rigorous training and education in order to provide their patients with the highest quality medical care available. If a doctor or other healthcare provider fails to meet the applicable standards of care and injures a patient, he or she must be held accountable for medical malpractice. In these cases, the healthcare provider liable for the injury may be held accountable for damages relating to the financial and non-financial losses of the victim, including medical expenses, loss of wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

It is often a difficult decision for a family to hold a medical professional accountable for negligence, which is why itʼs important to have lawyer that understands and properly investigates the medicine involved to make sure your claim is handled properly.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

  • Failure to Diagnose or Missed Diagnosis
  • Surgical Errors
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Failure to Monitor or Treat a Patient
  • Birth Injury
  • Trauma During Delivery
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Home Negligence (including Bedsores, Abuse, Neglect, or Falls)
  • Defective Medical Devices or Defective Drugs

Besides the above examples, medical malpractice occurs anytime a healthcare provider breaches the accepted standards of care while providing treatment to a patient and such breach causes an injury. Medical malpractice can be as straightforward as leaving a sponge in following a routine surgery, or as complicated as failing to recognize fetal distress during delivery and causing a hypoxic injury resulting in permanent brain damage to a child.

Why Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

When healthcare providers fail to meet the standard of care, malpractice has occurred.
– Atty Robert Wharton

In many states, medical malpractice laws are extremely biased in favor of healthcare providers–often providing more protection to doctors and hospitals than patients themselves. For example, the Texas legislature has passed laws under the guise of keeping insurance premiums low that actually raise a number of hurdles for patients who need to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. Those laws also set time lines on when a suit can be filed, and procedures that must be followed when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. The failure to strictly comply with the procedures and timelines contained within the laws controlling medical malpractice cases in Texas can result in the complete loss of your ability to recover. This is why it is important to have an attorney on your side that understands the complex laws that apply in medical malpractice cases.

In addition to navigating the complex laws covering medical malpractice claims, your attorney needs to have a detailed understanding of the applicable medicine in determining whether to file your lawsuit against a healthcare provider. The attorneys at the Wharton Law Firm have dealt with a large number of different types of medical malpractice cases as well as hundreds of expert witnesses (both doctors and other healthcare providers) nationwide. It is important that you donʼt wait if you think medical malpractice has occurred.

Call the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Wharton Law Firm (___) ___-____ for a free and confidential initial consultation today.