Abilene Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a health care provider (a doctor, nurse, or hospital technician) to render care in keeping with good and accepted medical techniques or principles.

This matter requires an experienced medical malpractice attorney who knows the Texas laws regarding the negligence of a physician, registered nurse, dentist, podiatrist, pharmacist, hospital, or nursing home.

Please contact our Abilene medical malpractice lawyer today if you or a loved one has been the victim of medical negligence.

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Types of Medical Errors

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  • Operating on the wrong part of the body or the wrong patient
  • Leaving surgical instruments inside the body
  • Failing to monitor anesthesia properly
  • Failing to diagnose a disease or injury
  • Medication Error or overdosing a patient
  • Severe burns from medications or surgery
  • Ignoring obvious signs of an infection, stroke, heart attack, or respiratory arrest

Surgical Mistakes

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Removal of the wrong organ
  • Anesthesia errors

Birth Injuries

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Oxygen Deprivation
  • Umbilical Cord Strangulation
  • Pregnancy risk factors, such as preeclampsia, diabetes, and group B strep

Proving Medical Malpractice

Unlike other types of personal injury cases, the facts necessary to prove your case are based on the medical records and testimony of medical experts. Your Abilene medical malpractice attorney must understand the facts of medicine and the law to effectively prepare expert medical witnesses whose testimony is necessary for any successful medical malpractice or negligence case.

Ultimately, your attorney must explain the medical and legal issues to the jury and judge to recover the best settlement or verdict. If you want to receive the largest settlement possible, you must have experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Texas handle your medical practice case.

More people are dying every year from medical malpractice than from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS – three causes that receive far more public attention. There are more people that are dying annually from medication errors alone than even workplace injuries. And, although errors may be more easily detected in hospitals, the problems extend to every health care setting, including day-surgery and outpatient clinics, retail pharmacies, nursing homes, and home care.

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David M. White
David M. White, Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Abilene

When a patient is injured due to medical negligence, that patient can bring a suit against anyone who has caused injury to the patient by virtue of a hospital or provider’s professional negligence. This includes the nurses, doctors, medical technicians, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, and other medical providers.

If you or a loved one is suffering from cerebral palsy, hypoxia, a traumatic brain injury or any other type of injury as a result of medical malpractice, our Abilene personal injury attorneyDavid M. White can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve.

Call the Law Offices of David M. White at (325) 221-4421 or schedule a free consultation online to get started.

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