Civilian Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice injuries or deaths are extremely traumatic for the injured patients and their families. It is unthinkable to most patients that their doctors or other health care providers could ever do them harm. Nevertheless, doctors and other healthcare providers, however well-intentioned, occasionally make mistakes. They carry insurance for just such occurrences.
In order to bring a claim for medical malpractice in the state of Texas, it must be shown that the doctor or health care provider breached the normal standard of care in their treatment of the injured party and that the breach caused injury to the victim.
Medical Malpractice injuries include a variety of issues including:
- The failure to diagnose an illness or condition or the misdiagnosis of an illness
- The incorrect prescription or administration of medication
- Anesthesia error
- Hospital-related infectious diseases
- Surgical errors or surgery without informed consent
- Surgery on the wrong part of the body
- Blood transfusion complications and contamination
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Wrongful Death
- Birth injuries