When we go to the hospital, we are placing our lives in the care of experienced medical professionals. Often times, we trust these professionals and hope that all procedures turn out for the best. Sometimes, however, a medical expert does not act in a way that is in our best interests.
Baylor Medical Center Plano in Dallas has come under recent scrutiny for a malpractice claim brought against it, which is the fourth such lawsuit filed relating to a particular surgeon. A man was recently treated at the medical center and has suffered a great loss. The man had a spinal fusion hardware placed inside of him, but, unfortunately, the procedure was done incorrectly. The damage left bone fragments in the man's body, causing him nerve damage and constant pain.
When an individual suffers and the reason can be connected to a third party, that individual may be able to find relief through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Through this type of lawsuit, the individual must show that the third party was negligent in his or her treatment. When a third party does not act in a way that an individual with the same training and experience would have acted under the same circumstances, that party may be found to be negligent.
Once negligence is demonstrated in a Texas court, the injured party may be awarded damages. Damages are given to help the injured party to "be made whole" once again. Damages are often awarded lost wages due to an inability to work, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
Injured parties that experience pain as a result of the negligent acts of another are not without options. In the state of Texas, these individuals are encouraged to seek the assistance of an experienced legal professional who can explain their legal rights and options.
Source: Dallas Business Journal, "Baylor Medical Center Plano faces another malpractice suit," Bill Hethcock, March 31, 2014