At the Burch Law Firm, we have 20 years of experience representing South Central Texas residents with their professional malpractice claims. We are dedicated to providing personalized legal representation in each and every case to pursue the full compensation that you are owed.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by professional malpractice, we can help. Contact the Burch Law Firm today at 830-629-0955 to discuss your legal needs and options.
Professional Malpractice Cases
Professional malpractice can cause serious injuries that can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Our New Braunfels professional malpractice lawyers are committed to helping injured individuals and families that have been harmed by negligent care from:
If you believe that you or someone you know has been harmed by professional malpractice, don’t hesitate to consult with one of our New Braunfels lawyers today. We understand what it takes to advocate on your behalf to pursue the most favorable resolution possible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, recovery expenses, and pain and suffering.
Common Medical Mistakes Lead To Fatalities
Hospitals throughout Texas are expected to treat patients’ illnesses and send them on their way. People turn to doctors and other healthcare professionals in times of need expecting the best treatment possible. However, this is not always what happens. Doctors, nurses and others in hospital settings make mistakes that lead to fatal injuries. Fatalities due to medical malpractice are not uncommon in Texas and throughout the country.
Individuals in Texas should understand the types of mistakes that can lead to fatal injuries in medical settings. Patients should advocate for their own interests to ensure that they put themselves in the best possible position to avoid serious and deadly complications.
There are many things can leave patients in the worst medical condition and fatal accident. For example, doctors can misdiagnose individuals from the start. The doctor may miss key signs that the patient is unwell. By delaying treatment, in some cases, the results can be deadly.
In other instances, doctors can perform unnecessary tests or unnecessary treatments. In either case, these unnecessary events can result in complications that lead to a person’s death. If these treatments or tests had been skipped, people could have been better off in the long run.
Medication mistakes also lead to many fatal medical errors. According to some, 60 percent of people in hospitals miss medication while being treated.
Other medical mistakes that lead to fatal errors include never events, uncoordinated care and infections. Never events include events that should never happen in a medical setting including wrong site or wrong patient surgeries.
When an individual in Texas dies because of a medical mistake, that person’s family may have legal rights. In a wrongful death suit, families can hold negligent hospitals, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals responsible for their mistakes. An attorney can help to explain people’s legal rights when they are considering a wrongful death action.
When Families Lose a Loved One Due to Medical Mistake
Some of the most serious medical mistakes include operating on the wrong body part or even on the wrong patient. A surprising number of patients have been injured due to surgeons leaving medical equipment, such as sponges, inside the patient’s body following an operation.
More common injuries due to medical mistakes include infections. Unhygienic practices can lead to infections, which can cause serious damage to patients in hospitals. Another relatively common preventable error includes putting food or medication in the wrong medical tube. Failing to treat a patient in a timely manner in the emergency room can also lead to serious injury.
These cases of fatal medical malpractice can leave patients and family members struggling to understand what happened and how it could have been prevented. In addition to the emotional pain that these families struggle with, they may also suffer from a financial strain, as increased injury can lead to increased medical costs. In the case of a fatal injury, the family members may be left without their loved one’s income. An attorney can help Texas residents understand their options when a family member has been killed as a result of medical malpractice.
If you are facing issues of professional malpractice, don’t entrust your complex legal case to just any attorney. Contact our committed, caring New Braunfels lawyers at the Burch Law Firm today at 830-629-0955 to learn how we can assist you with your case.