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Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?

By Jimmy Doan  Aug. 3, 2010 9:15a

Medical malpractice happens more frequently than it should. Many cases each year go unreported and the victims are left with the resulting losses. Mistakes do occur and the high cost of medical malpractice insurance that health professionals pay is testimony to the fact. Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel can be careless, inexperienced, negligent, or overworked and injuries happen to unsuspecting patients. One wrong slip of the scalpel and a person's life can be altered for the worse in an instant.

If the injury is severe, a person's ability to earn income may be affected or they may wind up being permanently physically damaged. In such a case, working with a competent attorney to file a medical malpractice claim is vital. Monetary compensation to cover medical expenses and possible future losses can at least provide relief in these areas and alleviate some worry.

Common Types of Malpractice

There are many types of medical malpractice; following are a few of the more common ones:

  • Errors made in medical or surgical procedure (there have been many cases documented where wrong organs were removed, punctures were made in error and so forth)
  • Misdiagnosis (ex: diagnosing that a person needs his appendix removed when he actually has a colon blockage)
  • Delayed diagnosis of a medical condition (waiting too long to determine the cause of a medical condition causing it to progress and lead to further complications, possibly even death.)
  • Improper anesthetic administration
  • Errors made in drug doses or type of drug prescribed to patient resulting in complications

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice in the Houston or surrounding area, you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney at The Doan Law Firm. One of our personal injury attorneys will go over in detail with you the circumstances of your case and will direct you as to what avenue you can take to gain compensation for any losses that occurred. We will seek this compensation relentlessly as we have seen the tragic damage that can come to both those who have been seriously injured and their families.

Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer at our office to set up a free consultation and let us work with you to start building a brighter future.

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