Having worked on medical malpractice cases in Texas for as long as we have, we’ve seen just about everything come through the door. Below are the 5 most common types of med mal cases that we handle at Powers Taylor.
Common Medical Malpractice Cases
- Bedsores – While bedsores are common in nursing homes, they also happen elsewhere. If you or a loved one has suffered from a painful bedsore while staying in a hospital, assisted living, or long-term care facility, we can help. No person should ever suffer from bedsores while under medical care. Learn more about bedsores.
- Falls – If you suffer an injury from falling in a hospital, you may have a case. Medical facilities have a duty to keep patients from falling, especially if they are a fall risk. Patients can slip and fall on unsafe premises, fall getting out of bed, or can be dropped by staff while trying to move. Learn more about hospital falls.
- Surgical Errors – While every surgery is inherently risky, sometimes surgeons make mistakes. Each surgery has a specific list of potential complications. The provider has to go through this list with the patient before the procedure. This is called informed consent. If they fail to do this, or completely botch the surgery, there may be medical malpractice. Learn more about surgical errors.
- Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose – These claims can be difficult. Medical professionals are required to go through an in-depth process, called differential diagnosis, to diagnose you. If you are seriously injured because your doctor failed to run a test they should have or mis-read a scan, you may have a case. Learn more about misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose claims.
- Medication Errors – Errors in medication can lead to severe injuries and even death. Doctors have a duty to ensure the medications they administer or prescribe are correct for the patient. If they don’t check interactions with your other medications, give you the wrong dose, or administer incorrectly, you may have a case. Learn more about medication errors.
Each and every medical malpractice case is different, but one thing remains the same – we trust our medical providers to treat us properly. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of a medical error, call Powers Taylor today. Our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys is standing by waiting to help you.