Across the nation, pharmacy errors seem to be on the rise -- but the evidence is largely anecdotal, because there's no national system for tracking the number of pharmacy errors that are made and drug stores aren't required to report them.
Medical professionals have a duty to adhere to the highest standard of care when treating patients. Unfortunately, many people who undergo a surgery or treatment are not properly cared for by their medical professionals. There are also people who have suffered through a treatment that they didn't need in the first place. One Texas woman was diagnosed and treated for Stage IV terminal breast cancer, only to find that this diagnosis was false. She recently won a medical malpractice suit against her doctor.
Everyday people seek medical treatment from qualified health care professionals and trust that the treatment they are receiving is the best possible. Sometimes, however, a medical professional may fail to adhere to the standard of care required. One Texas woman is filing a medical malpractice suit against her doctor and the hospital, after a medical procedure was done without her consent.
Texans who have suffered due to medical malpractice may be able to acquire damages for their injuries. One woman who allegedly lost two limbs due to medical malpractice is suing the hospital and seeks monetary damages. The suit was filed against seven physicians and the hospital itself.
Texas medical professionals are often responsible for the lives of many people and are held to a standard of care that has been accepted in the medical community. If they do not adhere to this standard, they may face a medical malpractice suit and could be found negligent because of their mistakes.
Texas doctors who perform surgeries negligently may have to surrender their medical licenses permanently. Medical malpractice charges can be filed against medical professionals who have acted negligently in performing their medical duties. A neurosurgeon recently did so after his state medical board conducted an intensive 18-month investigation regarding his high rate of repeat spinal surgeries.
After losing an unrelated lawsuit filed by his receptionist, a Texas-based doctor lost another lawsuit because of a negligent medical decision that occurred in 2003. His patient just won his case and will now receive $5.2 million for his loss of arms and legs.
Dealing with the loss of a family member is especially difficult if it is unexpected. Medical professionals in Texas, as well as hospitals, can be held liable for negligent acts. A man being treated in a hospital for an asthma attack died from brain and other injuries after the hospital's staff left him alone in an emergency room.