What Is Medical Abandonment?
A: 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 continued care. To avoid medical abandonment, doctors should give patients reasonable notice before terminating a physician-patient relationship and make arrangements for the patients to continue their care elsewhere. If you believe that you have been seriously harmed because of medical abandonment or medical neglect, speak with a Texas medical malpractice attorney today.