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Failure to diagnose leads to wrongful death award

Texas medical professionals carry a heavy responsibility. They are tasked with diagnosing and treating a seemingly countless number of injuries and illnesses. When those medical conditions are serious, any misstep by a doctor or nurse can lead to severe consequences for a patient. In the worst cases, a patient can die as a result of medical error.

Depositions can be key to building a strong malpractice case

The Texas legal process to impose liability for medical malpractice can seem labyrinthine. There are a number of rules, and legal strategies may require additional steps throughout all stages of a lawsuit. Although, it may be tempting to rush through the process, doing so could negatively impact one's claim and, thus, his or her ability to recover compensation. Therefore, those pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit need to ensure they are taking the legal steps necessary to build a strong case.

What is legal discovery and how is it beneficial?

When an individual is injured by the negligence of a medical professional, the damages can be quite extensive. A medical malpractice victim may suffer serious physical and emotional pain and suffering and the financial losses can be ruinous. In cases where hospital negligence results in death, the extent of these damages can increase exponentially for surviving family members. Although a wrongful death lawsuit may prove beneficial in helping surviving family members recover compensation for their damages, the legal process involved in a successful claim can be quite challenging and sometimes burdensome.

Pulmonary embolism can prove deadly if not caught in time

There are a number of medical conditions that pose such a threat that medical researchers have studied them extensively. As a result, many of these conditions can be effectively treated, sometimes even completely remedied, which, in some cases, can save an individual's life.

Securing medical records after wrongful death

There is nothing easy about suddenly and unexpectedly losing a loved one. The deceased individual's loved ones can face significant hardship after the passing, both emotionally and financially speaking. Although a wrongful death lawsuit may succeed, bringing a surviving family much needed compensation, the process can be fraught with legal complications.

How is the medical field trying to prevent medication errors?

When a serious medical condition befalls an individual, he or she often must turn to a comprehensive treatment plan. This plan may include surgery and medication. As we have often discussed on this blog, the success of these treatments is usually dependent upon accuracy and timeliness. Although surgical errors and instances of failure to diagnose may grab headlines, medication errors can be just as harmful to unsuspecting patients.

Handling grief after the wrongful death of a loved one

The extent of harm caused by medical malpractice can fall anywhere on a spectrum of severity. Some individuals are only hurt in a minor way, while others are left disabled or with what was once a treatable condition turned fatal. Families that lose a loved one to hospital negligence can face their own hardships. Perhaps the most debilitating is the emotional impact the loss may make.

Medication error leads to wrongful death

Sometimes the simplest things can turn into the most complicated. In the medical field, this can spell tragedy. Although medical professionals take an oath to cause no harm to their patients, far too often their mistakes cause serious injuries and death. In the aftermath of one of these instances, victims and their surviving family members can be left with an extensive amount of damages, which can be physical, emotional and financial in nature. Taking legal action may help alleviate these damages and impose accountability.

We fight for those lost because of medical malpractice

No matter the scenario, losing a loved one is an extremely painful experience. Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another person — especially when the betrayed trust of a medical facility is involved — can magnify the emotional trauma even more. Unfortunately, there are many different types of situations that can lead to the wrongful death of a loved one.

Loss of a loved one less frequent when hospitals are inspected

People who are hospitalized understandably expect that they will receive top-notch care regardless of outside influences. Ideally, medical professionals should behave identically when they are working without scrutiny of job performance as when they are being inspected by regulatory agencies. However, a recent study revealed that there were fewer deaths in hospitals during weeks in which accreditation inspectors were on site than at other times. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one after a worsened medical condition due to what they perceive was a medical mistake or negligence should be aware of this finding.

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