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Medical Malpractice Rasansky Law Firm January 8, 2016
Staff October 27, 2016

Answer: Medical malpractice is defined as professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes the victim injury, trauma, or wrongful death. This can include ignoring procedures, not acting in a timely manner, etc. It’s important…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: While no one can compensate you for the loss of your health or a permanent injury, the justice system is set up so that you can recover monetary compensation after a medical mistake depending on what you lost due to the medical mistake and what the error cost you. Medical malpractice cases take into…

Staff April 6, 2016

Answer: In 2003, Texas residents approved a constitutional amendment to cap non-economic damages at $250,000 for all medical malpractice cases. The vote, called Proposition 12, passed by a narrow margin. Although over a dozen other states also have caps on non-economic medical malpractice damages, the medical error award caps in Texas are completely unfair to…

Staff April 6, 2016

Answer: When most people think about hospital errors and Texas medical malpractice lawsuits, they think about mistakes in the operating room and surgical errors. However, one of the most common types of medical malpractice incidents is medication errors. Medication errors take place thousands of times throughout Texas each year – and many of these mistakes can have…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: A cancer misdiagnosis can have catastrophic effects: the cancer often spreads as doctors are busy treating you for the wrong health condition. But who exactly is responsible for the cancer misdiagnosis that put your life in jeopardy? In cancer misdiagnosis cases, the following people or entities are often the center of Texas medical malpractice lawsuits:…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Gossypiboma is the medical term for an injury that results when a foreign object, usually a gauze sponge, is left in a patient’s body during surgery. Another name for gossypiboma is textiloma. Gossypibomas are the most common type of surgical error and often go undetected for months or even years. Eventually, the body tries…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: “Informed consent” is a legal and medical term that refers to a patient’s right to know about the risks involved with a course of treatment or medical procedure before he or she decides in favor of a recommended treatment plan or medical procedure. When a doctor does not provide information about possible risks and…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Yes. “Patient dumping” takes place when a hospital turns away someone in need of emergency care, transfers a patient when unnecessary, discharges a patient before they are stable, or transfers a patient without providing adequate medical care first. Patient dumping most often occurs when a hospital believes that the patient cannot pay for care,…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, it is vital that you completely understand what caused the injury and who is responsible for the error. In some cases, a doctor, nurse, or other individual may be at fault for the medical mistake. In other cases, the hospital itself…

Staff April 10, 2015

Answer: Yes. Just like any other health care professionals who are held to certain standards of care, chiropractors can be sued for malpractice. Chiropractors can be sued for many of the same reasons that doctors, nurses, dentists, and alternative health care provides can be. Chiropractors most often face lawsuits for two different reasons: for injuries…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Texas’ 2003 tort reform laws included a requirement that anyone filing a medical malpractice claim in the state must provide a medical expert’s report within 120 days of submitting their case. In other words, a medical professional’s opinion is absolutely required if you are seeking compensation for a medical error. Having medical experts on…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: You or a loved one was seriously injured by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional. You KNOW that you are a victim of a medical error, you KNOW that a mistake was made, but a Texas medical malpractice attorney doesn’t want to take your case. Why? There could be a number of reasons…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Medical abandonment and medical neglect are types of medical malpractice. Simply put, medical abandonment occurs when a caregiver, such as a doctor, terminates a relationship with a patient without making reasonable steps to have another medical professional take over that patient’s care. Medical abandonment can do serious harm to patients who need immediate or…

Staff July 24, 2015

Answer: It is very important to understand that some surgical errors and medical mistakes are caused by negligence and carelessness, while others are simply unpreventable complications. If you or a loved one suffered from serious surgical complications, it is vital for you to determine why the complications took place and whether or not a doctor,…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: When questioning whether or not a doctor committed medical malpractice, attorneys and medical experts must first determine if the practitioner met the accepted standard of care. But what is the standard of care? Very simply, the accepted standard of care is based on how a doctor in the same field with the same qualifications…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Anesthesiology errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice in the operating room. Anesthesiology errors can take place when the anesthesiologist administers the wrong amount of medication or the wrong kind of medication into the patient. These types of medical errors can also take place if the anesthesiologist does not properly monitor…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Wrong site surgery is a type of medical malpractice that may be more common than you might think. Wrong site surgery occurs when a doctor or surgeon performs an operation on the wrong part of your body – or on the wrong patient altogether. The most common form of wrong site surgery takes place when…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: If a Texas doctor has misdiagnosed a disease, illness or condition – and that misdiagnosis harmed your health – you may very well have a TX medical malpractice case. A misdiagnosis can lead to the wrong treatment for your ailment as well as a delay of the right treatment – two medical mistakes that can…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered emotionally or physically due to the negligence of a medical professional, it is wise to seek counsel with an attorney. If you have suffered because of faulty equipment or wrongly prescribed drugs, you should seek counsel immediately. However, make sure to contact the…

Staff August 5, 2014

Answer: Step #1 is to call a medical malpractice attorney. Since substantial evidence is needed to prove your case, you may be asked to sign release forms. This gives your attorney permission to access your medical records that need reviewing by experts.

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