Medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas and elsewhere may not be surprised to learn that a Fort Worth family recently filed a medical malpractice claim against a local hospital. According to the reports, a 32-year-old wife and mother suffered a seizure and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. At the emergency room, a CT scan was taken, which indicated that there was blood on the patient’s brain. Emergency room doctors diagnosed the woman with stress-related migraines and a sinus infection, prescribed medication, and discharged her home. Several hours later, the woman sustained another seizure, and was transported via ambulance to a different hospital. During the ambulance ride she sustained a third seizure.
Upon arrival at the second hospital, the woman’s husband was told that she was “brain dead”. She was removed from life support the following day and was declared deceased. The woman left behind her husband and two young children. Her husband is working with an attorney and has filed a medical malpractice claim in Dallas County citing conscious indifference. It is believed that proving negligence will not be difficult, as the CT scan clearly indicates bleeding in the brain, though no treatment was provided, nor additional tests conducted. The family believes that she should never have been discharged from the hospital and would still be alive had the hospital conducted further testing and offered treatment. There is a question of whether the emergency room doctors even reviewed the CT scan results. The hospital and staff have declined to comment on the case.
Medical Malpractice Laws in Texas
Medical malpractice claims can be complex, and may be exacerbated by the fact that Texas law is strict concerning medical malpractice claims. Even with the complexities and strict laws, it is crucial that individuals who have suffered injury, illness, or other losses be willing to explore their legal rights. Just as Texas laws provide for strict guidelines in pursuing a claim related to medical negligence, it also provides strict guidelines for healthcare professionals to follow.
When doctor, healthcare provider, or hospital care is negligent, or there are errors in diagnoses or treatment, the patient and their family have the legal right to question if their rights were violated. While medical malpractice is a complex area of the law, medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas can offer support and guidance on how best to proceed through an unfortunate situation.
Steps to Take if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case
Contact the experienced lawyers at Brown & Brothers to discuss your potential medical malpractice claim. You will be provided with a free consultation with one of our Intake Case Managers who will discuss the merits of your case with our attorneys. In preparation for your consultation, please be prepared to provide the following information: 1) Date of the incident; 2) Name of the facility; 3) Prior medical history of the patient; 4) Current condition; 5) Any other relevant information or documentation, such as medical records.