It’s vital that all East Texans are made aware of what exactly constitutes medical malpractice.
Most people do not think about the reality that once they enter a hospital they are at the mercy of the physicians to provide them quality care. Medical malpractice can occur when a health care professional or provider fails to provide appropriate treatment. This can happen by neglect, omitting an appropriate action, giving substandard treatment, or causing harm, injury and even death to a patient.
This is why medical malpractice law is so vital in this day and age. Without it, patients would not be able to recover compensation from any of the harms they were subjected to by medical providers. The Medical Malpractice Center estimates that in the United States there are between 15,000 and 19,000 malpractice suits against doctors every year.
A case for malpractice can be considered if these 4 requirements are met. There was a professional duty owed to a patient, the duty owed was breached by the care provider, an injury was caused by the breach, and damages resulted from the breach. If doing nothing is what caused the damages; that is an example of omission or negligence in and of itself.
It’s important that patients know that simply being dissatisfied by the outcome of treatment does not imply that medical malpractice has taken place. If that were the case it is likely that there would be no hospitals or doctors left in practice.
When it comes to the medical industry, there are a lot of small factors doctors have to keep in mind, while at the same time keeping up with their hectic schedule. Examples include how blood thinners work to lower risk of stroke and heart attack. They can be a great service to a person in an emergency, but doctors have to keep in mind that it can also lead to a risk of bleeding.
It’s vital to document as much as you can, no matter how hard it may be. We understand how much pain and suffering there is due to these injustices in the medical industry – we’ve been there ourselves. And Martin Walker Law wants for you and your family to be served properly in these times of adversity.
Contact us today for a free consultation and get help today. We’re here to help at (903) 526-1600.