In a recent post, this blog discussed that a recent study determined that medical malpractice was the third leading cause of death in this country. This means that here in Houston and all around the state of Texas and the rest of the nation, there are people who are now grieving the loss of a loved one who should not have to.
Houston residents often undergo many medical procedures each year. A lot of the time, medical processes are safe and have good results for the patients. Unfortunately, however, there are patients that suffer as the result of doctor's mistake. These mistakes can range from a failure to diagnose cancer, complications following surgery, wrong-site surgery, oxygen deprivation, and many other such conditions.
Houston residents who go to the doctor with a medical condition assume that their trusted medical professional can help them get better or at least make a diagnosis. Medical professionals are supposed to diagnose illnesses or refer patients to specialists for further treatment or analysis. Unfortunately, negligence does occur among medical professionals and situations such as a failure to diagnose cancer can happen.
Houston residents understand that sometimes medical procedures can have negative outcomes, even when medical professionals are following proper protocol. However, when negligent activities such as incorrect dosages are performed on the part of a medical professional, families can be devastated by the results.
Medical mistakes can happen during any medical procedure. Houston residents should be aware of the risks before consenting to any procedure. A loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent medical professional is devastating to families, but wrongful death lawsuits can help families recover costs for overwhelming expenses.