Medical Malpractice is any negligent act performed by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare worker that results in the injury or death of the patient they are treating. It is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States, and some reports estimate that more than 200,000 people die each year as a result of medical mistakes. Whether you have been a victim of medical malpractice is often a complex and uneasy question. No one wants to think that their doctor or healthcare provider caused them undue harm. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made or critical information is missed and a patient suffers as a result.
Proving wrongdoing in a medical malpractice suit is often difficult. It requires a comprehensive understanding of healthcare and malpractice laws, and detailed knowledge of our current medical systems and procedures. It can also mean putting yourself and your past medical history up against the teams of lawyers employed by a hospital or clinic. Because of the difficulty involved, you should make sure you have a team of expert attorneys on your side. You need professionals who can be your advocate and who can guide you safely through the complications posed by ever-changing medical standards and healthcare laws. At Martin Walker, P.C., our board-certified attorneys specialize in helping the people of Texas with their medical malpractice cases.