In our modern society it seems like people are constantly rushing about with their daily business. In the medical profession, appointment times are shorter and physicians can be rushed. Sometimes a thorough and accurate diagnosis does not happen and there is a failure to recognize of a serious condition.
Houston residents usually trust their physicians to diagnose what is wrong with them and prescribe a treatment plan that will work to resolve their situation. When this doesn't occur and a doctor misdiagnoses a patient's condition there can be delayed treatment and unnecessary pain and suffering.
Houston veterans deserve the best medical care because of the sacrifices they have made to the United States. Recently a study was completed showing that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has had millions of dollars of malpractice money paid out in the past 10 years in medical negligence claims.
Houston residents believe that their doctors are doing their very best to make sure their patients are receiving safe and effective treatment. Still, doctor errors do occur and one study points to medical errors being the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer.
For Houston residents suffering from the effects of a negligent physician, it may be comforting to know that even celebrities run into medical negligence issues. The New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, has accused the team doctor of failing to diagnose a left hip injury.
Readers in Houston, Texas, might be interested to know about a recent analysis performed by Diederich Healthcare. According to its research, only five states represent 48 percent of all payouts for medical malpractice lawsuits in 2012. Texas was not among those states, and in fact, was among the group with the lowest payouts.