Medical Malpractice Attorney San Antonio Texas
Medical malpractice is the failure of a healthcare provider or facility to follow the accepted standards of practice, resulting in harm to the patient. We trust medical professionals to exercise great care when providing treatment. No one goes to the doctor expecting to come home in worse condition than when they left their home. Unfortunately, mistakes happen which result in greater injury, illness, or even death. These mistakes form the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In order for a victim to successfully bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a healthcare provider or medical facility, the victim must prove that the health care provider or facility owed a professional duty which was breached. The victim must also produce evidence that this breach of duty caused the injury that is the basis for the lawsuit and that the injury resulted in damages. Most people do not realize that doctors are not the only type of health care provider that can be held liable for mistakes that are made while providing medical care. There are many other types of health care providers that can be sued for medical malpractice. Some of these providers include dentists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, chiropractors, optometrists, anesthesiologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Medical malpractice lawsuits can also be filed against medical facilities as well. These facilities include hospitals, home health companies, nursing homes, medical spas, urgent care facilities, fertility labs, surgery centers, and stand-alone emergency room.
There are a variety of medical malpractice cases, some of which include:
- Surgical errors/mistakes
- Dentist errors/mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Prescription drug errors
- Failure to treat
- Failure to diagnose
- Defective medical devices
- Errors/mistakes made by hospitals
- Nursing home abuse / edler abuse
Have you or a loved one been a victim of medical malpractice. If so, call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today for a free consultation. Because each case is different, I will review the facts of your case to determine the best legal remedies for you. Even though Texas Law has set limits on the amount of non-economic damages, victims of medical malpractice can still recover full compensation for economic damages such as past and future medical expenses.
I serve San Antonio, Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and the Texas Hill Country.