Each year, San Antonio and South Texas area hospital patients suffer from medical mistakes which result in serious personal injuries. Often times these errors are life threatening or result in life altering disabilities. According to the Harvard Public Health Review, over 100,000 and rising innocent people die each year in the United States due to medical malpractice.
Every medical specialist; doctor, nurse, dentists, therapists and other medical professionals have certain “standards of care” to follow. Additionally, as a patient of a medical specialist, you have the right to an appropriate standard of care.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to meet these standard due to negligence which cause personal injury or death. As a patient, you have the right to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming negligence, if under the care of a medical specialist you suffer a personal injury.
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Common Medical Mistakes and Surgical Errors
- Surgical Error (e.g., Leaving surgical sponges, instruments, or other objects in the patient; operating on the wrong body part or the wrong side of the body)
- Doctor Misdiagnosis
- Improper or Substandard Medical Care or Treatment
- A delay in providing treatment
- Failure to follow up properly
- Errors in prescribing medication
In most cases, a medical malpractice lawsuit is compensatory. This means that rewards will be provided in proportion to the damage done. Compensations due to medical malpractice can encompass rehabilitation costs, prescription drugs, and even compensation due to loss of income due to absence from work.
Free Consultations for Victims of Medical Malpractice
In the event you feel you or any family member is the victim of medical malpractice from a doctor, nurse, or any direct medical professional, contact us immediately. Our San Antonio medical malpractice attorneys will listen to you, consider the facts, and give you the best advice. Call (210) 255-3088 and get legal help you and your family deserve!