If you’ve been harmed by a hospital mistake or some other medical malpractice, contacting a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer may provide you with the most effective means of getting compensated for your pain and suffering, as well as for any additional medical costs you incurred as a result of the doctor’s negligence. There are good reasons to consider pressing a lawsuit if the doctor has been negligent in the care they gave you.
There have been cases where people have been given the wrong surgery, were surgery has been given incorrectly or where surgical implements have even been left in their bodies. In these instances, the hospital will likely offer to pay for any follow-up surgeries that are needed, but that doesn’t make up for the lost wages, the pain and suffering and the lost time you endure recovering from surgeries you never needed or from surgeries that weren’t performed correctly. Suing doctors or the health care institution that delivered the services is one way to make sure that you don’t end up handling the entire bill yourself.
Another reason to consider suing for medical malpractice is because of the fact that there may be future medical expenses related to the negligent care you received. For instance, if you are suffering from a degenerative condition that was not diagnosed properly, it may have worsened in the time between when the doctor failed to diagnose the condition and when it was actually diagnosed by a more attentive physician. This lost time cannot be made up and it may well result in much higher medical expenses over the years.
It can be intimidating to press a physician malpractice claim. Most people don’t have much knowledge of medicine and it’s’ easy to get talked out of thinking that the doctor. did anything wrong when the only people you’re consulting with are your own physicians; the same ones who may be responsible for the negligent care.
Speaking with an attorney who specializes in this area of the law may avail you of a different opinion and it may turn out that you have a lawsuit that’s worth pursuing against the doctors insurance company or the healthcare facility. The only way to find out is to consult with an attorney. Many of these attorneys offer free consultations as a part of their services, which are sometimes offered on a contingency agreement which means they don’t get paid unless they win.