Medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas, and elsewhere across Texas, may not be surprised to learn that a Fort Worth family recently filed a medical malpractice claim against a local hospital. According to 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 suffered another seizure and was transported via ambulance to a different hospital. During the ambulance ride she suffered 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 indicated 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 first hospital, and would still be alive had the hospital conducted further testing and offered appropriate treatment. There is also a question of whether the emergency room doctors 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 how these claims are handled. 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 a doctor, healthcare provider, or hospital is negligent, or there are errors in diagnosis or treatment, the patient and their family have the right to question if their legal rights were violated. While medical malpractice is a complex area of the law, skilled medical malpractice lawyers in Dallas can offer support and direction on how best to proceed through an unfortunate situation.
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If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence, contact Brown, Christie & Green to discuss your potential medical malpractice claim. Our firm represents clients in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and many other areas of Texas. We offer every client a free consultation. 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.
Using this information, our attorneys can determine the best course of action. Find out more about your medical malpractice claim by filling out our online form.