The Medical Malpractice Maelstrom
What Exactly Is Medical Malpractice?
When you go to a doctor for medical care, you are putting your health and your very life in that professional’s hands. You trust in that doctor’s experience, training, and dedication to your health case. Unfortunately, your trust may be abused and you may suffer greatly as a result of a doctor’s error. Sometimes the error is a simple mistake by a single doctor. Other times, it may be the product of institutionalized medicine where your doctor is not given the time or tools necessary to make critical decisions about your care. Whatever the cause, the result may be additional medical care, long-term disability, or death.
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a doctor’s error, you deserve answers about what caused the error and compensation for your injuries. The attorneys of the Moore Law Firm are dedicated to protecting the families of the Rio Grande Valley from doctor’s errors, and we may be able to help you. To learn more, please schedule a free consultation today.
Common Forms of Medical Malpractice
Unfortunately, nearly a hundred thousand people are killed every year by preventable medical errors. According to some estimates, there may be as many as 15 million instances of medical harm caused by preventable medical errors. Some of the more common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injuries, including maternal complications
- Surgical complications
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other major illnesses
- Medication errors
- Nursing home negligence
When these injuries occur, you or your loved ones may suffer debilitating injuries. At the very least, these injuries can lead to increased or repeated hospital. Other times, they result in permanent disability, requiring ongoing care and resulting in a diminished quality of life. They may even result in death.
You Deserve a High Standard of Care
You and your family deserve the highest standard of care. All doctors, hospitals, and other institutions should be held to this standard and should not be allowed to provide less. Sometimes doctors fall short of care because they are poorly trained, tired, or do not dedicate the time necessary to notice critical factors.
Other times, poor care may be due to the hospital’s culture, which prioritizes efficiency over quality of care. Efficiency may be seen as optimizing the number of patients a doctor visits with rather than the time he or she spends with each patient. It may also mean delegating more care to less qualified medical personnel, such as interns or nurses. Poor care can also occur in a short-staffed medical culture where doctors are expected to work extended hours, which in turn can increase the likelihood that a doctor may be exhausted and careless when treating you or your loved one.
No matter who is to blame, holding doctors and hospitals responsible for their mistakes may do more than compensate you for your injury, it may prevent others from having to suffer as you have suffered.
Contact The Moore Law Firm
If you’ve been a victim of negligent medical practices, call the medical malpractice attorneys at the Moore Law Firm in McAllen, or by appointment in San Antonio, Laredo, and Houston at 956-631-0745, today.
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