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A wrongful death lawsuit versus a medical malpractice lawsuit

When people in Houston suffers a serious illness or injury, it can change the trajectory of their life forever. Depending on the severity of their illness or injury, they may be left with lifelong effects due to their medical condition, even after treatment. In the worst of circumstances, the medical condition will be fatal, and the person will pass away.

Maternal loss of a loved one after birth highly preventable

Texas residents who are starting a family or adding to it by having a baby will undoubtedly be happy and enthusiastic as the event draws near. There are many things to consider with having a new baby and one that has thankfully been reduced is danger to the mother. Whereas women were once prone to injury and death related to childbirth, that fear has largely been reduced to a near-afterthought. However, new research indicates that the U.S. has had a worrisome number of maternal fatalities related to a pregnancy. People who have suffered the loss of a loved one in these circumstances should be aware of the percentage of these deaths that were deemed preventable.

The right approach for victims of medical mistakes

A previous post here discussed the sometimes deadly problem of misdiagnosing pulmonary embolism. Sadly, however, pulmonary embolism is not the only life-threatening condition that doctors may fail to identify in their patients. Cancer, heart conditions, nervous system disorders and a host of other serious medical conditions can be overlooked by medical professionals when they fail to meet their duty of care to their patients.

Legal issues related to losing a loved one

The loss of a loved one can be a traumatic experience for a family, no matter the circumstances that surround their death. When an elderly relative passes on a Texas family may struggle with the loss even if the deceased lived a long and wonderful life. However, when a person dies under conditions that should have been safe and even beneficial to them, the loss can carry with it even more weight.

What are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

The surviving loved ones of a victim of a medical malpractice mistake may be scared, confused and unsure of what to do after losing their relative to a preventable error. Although medical malpractice may be the cause of the victim's demise, their death may offer their survivors an option for seeking compensation and the recovery of their damages: a wrongful death claim.

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.

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