Doctor mistakes should not go unpunished

Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Many of us hate going to the doctor. There is something unnerving about the waiting room, the hospital and the fact that we could find out bad news. If bad news does come our way, we are often forced to literally put our lives in the hands of the doctors and staff that take care of us.

Doctors and hospital personnel have a special responsibility to patients. They cannot "slack off" while at work because doing so could mean the difference between life and death. Doctors that do not put their full attention and effort into their work can cause significant harm, leaving victims seriously injured or even dead. The medical professionals who cause this harm may be held responsible for the damages they cause.

In Texas, the attorneys at Provost Umphrey can help victims take legal action against doctors and other medical staff who fail to live up to the expected standard. Medical professionals are to provide care that is not negligent. A doctor error may be considered negligent when he or she provides care that is inadequate compared to a reasonable person in his or her same position. When negligence is demonstrated and it can be proved that negligence caused a patient's injury, the patient can move forward with a medical malpractice claim, and we can help

Medical malpractice claims in Texas allow injured parties to potentially receive compensation for their injuries and hold negligent healthcare providers responsible for the injuries they cause. Damages that can be awarded include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages and past and future medical expenses.

No injured patient should have to suffer silently when another is responsible for their pain. Speaking with an experienced legal professional is one way for these individuals to understand their legal medical malpractice options, protect their rights, and punish errant medical professionals.

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