Dallas Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Legal Guidance and Support for Medical Malpractice Victims
Everyone relies on their healthcare providers to accurately diagnose and treat whatever ails them. We rely on healthcare providers to review our records, recognize risk factors, refer us as needed, and perform any necessary procedures with the utmost care. Unfortunately, sometimes healthcare providers make mistakes, or make errors in judgment. The result is patients who are left with injuries, questions, and lots of emotions.
At Brown & Brothers, our Dallas medical malpractice attorneys have witnessed countless instances of medical mistakes or negligence. What makes matters worse is the fact that healthcare providers often try to hide mistakes, which can cause injuries or illness to worsen. It can also complicate your ability to hold responsible parties accountable, which is why you need to contact Brown & Brothers as soon as you discover that you have been injured.
Anyone who is concerned about the level of care they have received should explore their situation with the help of a medical malpractice attorney.
If you have been injured by the negligence of a healthcare provider, you may be anxious to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice is a complex area of law, and it is up to you to prove that negligence occurred, and that negligence caused your injuries. At Brown & Brothers, we help our clients through every step of the legal process, including building a strong case.
Our team will thoroughly investigate your claim and use the resources available to us to ensure that your case gets the attention it needs. Our attorneys have an excellent reputation for successfully litigating medical malpractice claims, and we are here to help you.
- Doctor or nurse negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Defective medical devices
Healthcare providers must be held accountable for harming patients.
What Medical Malpractice Is and Is Not
There are many situations that may fall into the category of medical malpractice. Some of the most common examples of negligence that may result in a medical malpractice claim include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Ignoring laboratory results
- Inaccurately interpreting laboratory results
- Failure to adequate review patient medical records and history
- Failure to order proper diagnostic testing
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Surgical errors – operating on the wrong patient or the wrong body part, or leaving surgical tools behind in the body
- Birth injuries – failure to order Cesarean section, improper use of delivery tools, forced delivery, improper use of medications for childbirth, failure to monitor maternal or fetal vitals and health
- Medication errors – wrong medication or dose, improper administration, failure to warn of side effects, failure to consider allergies
- Poor aftercare or follow up
- Premature discharge from hospital
This list is quite concerning, but is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. There are many other situations and unique qualities of healthcare that could qualify as negligence or malpractice. The best way to determine if your case qualifies as medical malpractice is to contact a medical malpractice attorney to discuss your case.
Examples of What is Not Medical Malpractice
While there are many examples of what may qualify as medical malpractice, there are a few clear examples of what is not medical malpractice. These examples include:
- Your Condition Worsens: If you are undergoing treatment and your condition worsens, your healthcare provider may not be guilty of malpractice. Sometimes healthcare providers cannot cure an illness, despite their best attempts and all that science has to offer. There are also many variables to treatment, such as the patients overall health, response to treatment, and the condition itself. As long as your healthcare provider is treating you with reasonable care in line with medical standards, then your case most likely would not qualify for medical malpractice.
- Untreatable Conditions: Not all health conditions are treatable or “curable”. If your healthcare provider has made an accurate diagnosis and initiated appropriate treatment for your condition, then he or she cannot be guilty of medical malpractice because no negligence has occurred. Healthcare providers are not legally responsible for health outcomes resulting from naturally-occurring illnesses, including those that become incurable, or terminal.
If you need help determining if your situation constitutes medical malpractice, contact the Dallas medical malpractice attorneys at Brown & Brothers for a free consultation.