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by Jeff Rasansky - December 1, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Doctors aren’t the only professionals that can be sued under malpractice law.

There are plenty of practitioners that can be held accountable via a lawsuit. If any of them have breached their duty to you, you may want to consider speaking with a medical malpractice lawyer.

A caring profession

Dentists

Dentists have a duty to their patients and, when they fail in delivering adequate and competent care, they can be sued for medical negligence. Consider some of the things that we trust dentists to do:

  • Administer anesthesia
  • Prescribe painkillers
  • Perform surgeries
  • Make diagnoses
  • Reconstruct the teeth and face after accidents

To be a dentist is to very much be a medical professional, and they should be held to the same high standards of practice that other doctors are held to.

Midwives

Midwives perform an important role in many women’s child birth, and they can be sued for malpractice if they fail to deliver the expected level of care. A midwife who doesn’t do their job may end up causing injury to the child through negligence. Millions of dollars have been awarded to the victims of midwives that did not live up to the standards of care expected of them.

Nurses

Nurses will deliver most of your patient care if you’re in the hospital for any length of time. You don’t sue them directly but you can sue their employer if they are negligent. Many of the duties that nurses perform are very serious medical tasks that require a lot of skill. If you’re injured or go through a major surgery, you’ll depend on nurses for care that is every bit as serious as the care your doctor provides,  and they are held to the same high standards of performance.

A Dallas medical malpractice lawyer can help you if you have been the victim of medical malpractice at anyone’s hands. It starts with you sitting down and talking to the lawyer before you can actually determine whether or not you have a case. If you have a good case, they’ll help you to take it to court if need be. They cannot promise that you will come out with a jury award, but they can help you get see that your rights are represented legally.

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