In yesterday’s blog post, our Dallas medical malpractice lawyers discussed four types of medical errors made by doctors in Texas. Here are three more medical mistakes that may endanger your health.
- Misdiagnosis of Fracture or Traumatic Injury: What happens when a doctor assumes your injury is minor and doesn’t screen for more serious injuries? This often occurs when a doctor assumes, based on the way you sustained your injury, that you have a sprain or strain rather than a fracture. In some cases, an undiagnosed fracture can result in a worsening of the injury leading to disability or even amputation.
- Medication Errors or Negligent Drug Treatment: Medication errors are a leading cause of Texas medical malpractice deaths. Examples of medication errors include prescribing the wrong drug, prescribing the wrong dose, prescribing a drug for a non-approved use, prescribing a drug to which a patient has a known allergy, or prescribing a drug that should not be taken with the patient’s existing medications.
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: When you undergo a medical procedure or are prescribed a drug, you expect to be told of any potential risks and any alternative treatments. When a doctor doesn’t inform you of the expected outcomes and potential risks of a treatment and you suffer a preventable injury, the doctor can be held liable.
When a doctor’s mistake compromises your health and well-being, you have a right to accountability and compensation. To learn more about Texas medical malpractice lawsuits, request a free copy of Dallas medical malpractice attorney Jeff Rasansky’s book, The Four Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice, or contact the Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 and ask to schedule a free consultation.