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by Jeff Rasansky - November 7, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

The pillars of a good medical malpractice case in Texas.

Medical Malpractice

The Makings of a Strong Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice is not always an easy subject to understand. A doctor cannot be held liable for a patient’s death or injury unless there was some form of negligence involved. While many grieving family members probably would like to sue a doctor, hospital or health care provider in order to receive some form of compensation for their loss, understanding the logic of medical malpractice is a bit more complicated.

The plaintiff (victim) must show evidence of negligence or malpractice on behalf of the doctor, a nurse, a hospital or another health care professional. The victimized family could be entitled to compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and other losses incurred.

What are some circumstances which would create a strong medical malpractice case?

  • A birth injury in which a doctor does not follow proper procedure could lead to physical or mental problems in the new child such as cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy.
  • Medication errors could also be considered grounds for negligence, because a health care provider gave a patient an excessive dosage of a drug or a prescription for the wrong drug.
  • Incorrect diagnosis or the failure to diagnose a medical condition (especially in underestimating a person’s symptoms) could be grounds for negligence. Patients take a doctor’s advice very seriously and will often delay or forget about treatment if the doctor under-reacts. Many of these situations have proven fatal.
  • Making amateur-level surgical errors that lead to infection or operating on the wrong part of the body could also be considered negligent behavior.

Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical Malpractice in Texas

Really though, the bottom line is that the medical professional must have acted with negligence or with disregard to proper procedure. One easy way to think about it is to ask yourself “would another medical professional have done the same thing?” If the answer is no, you need to call a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer right now.

A doctor who behaves negligently or commits medical malpractice betrays the trust of his or her patient. Whatever lies at the root of the medical professional’s negligence, whether arrogance, laziness, greed or even alcohol / drug abuse, it cannot be excused. If you believe you or a family member’s trust has been violated by medical malpractice, hospital errors, or prescription mistakes, then contact Rasansky Law Firm.

Rasansky Law Firm has won numerous medical malpractice cases and may be able to help you with your case. Call 1-877-405-4313.

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