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Five Common Types of Medical Malpractice: Hospital Negligence Lawyers

When we seek medical care, we want to make sure that it’s of the highest quality available. We put our lives in the hands of Brownsville medical professionals expecting that they will treat us with the utmost care and attention. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A medical professional might be distracted, negligent, or unprepared for the type of care that you require.

Medical malpractice is the third-most common cause of death in the United States, accounting for hundreds of thousands of annual deaths that could have been avoided. Fortunately, a Brownsville medical malpractice attorney with Carabin Shaw can help you to rectify these five common types of medical malpractice. Please contact one of our lawyers if you feel that any of the following cases apply to you.

1. Failure to Diagnose

When you see a medical professional for a problem you’re worried about, you expect careful examination and diagnosis of the problem. You should be able to trust a doctor’s word when they tell you that you have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, doctors often miss crucial details and fail to diagnose issues that would have otherwise been easily treated. If you feel that a medical professional has failed to sufficiently diagnose a malady that is causing you distress, a Carabin Shaw medical malpractice attorney in Brownsville can help you.

2. Negligence

We expect our doctors to pay as close attention as possible while attending to us. While most do, occasionally, whether through distraction, indifference, or ignorance, your care provider may falter, making a mistake that an adequate medical professional would not have made.

In Brownsville, doctor negligence can be a serious issue. In situations like this, Carabin Shaw’s Brownsville hospital negligence attorneys can help prove that the level of care you received was insufficient and seek compensation for whatever damage has been done.

3. Failure to Warn

Medical procedures carry certain risks and precautions. Before undergoing a dangerous surgery or pharmaceutical treatment, you, as a patient, have the right to be informed of all possible risks and complications, as well as given the decision to opt out of the procedure based on this knowledge. If a doctor fails to provide this knowledge, they are guilty of malpractice. If you feel that you have personally been harmed by a failure to warn, a personal injury lawyer in Brownsville can help you receive fair compensation.

4. Patient Abuse

One of the most egregious forms of malpractice, patient abuse, involves deliberate harm done to a patient by a medical professional, whether by denying a patient necessary treatment or causing direct physical harm to the patient. While most incidents of malpractice are unintentional, patient abuse is done deliberately. If you feel that you have been the victim of patient abuse, please contact one of Carabin Shaw’s hospital negligence lawyers in Texas so that you can find justice for the harm done to you.

5. Prescription Malpractice

Not all unhelpful prescriptions constitute malpractice; however, if you were accidentally assigned a prescription meant for another patient, were prescribed an inappropriate and harmful dosage, or if a prescription caused an undue amount of harm while failing to address any medical issues, you may be entitled to compensation.

If you feel that an inappropriate prescription has caused short- or long-term damage, caused you to miss work, or affected your life negatively in other ways, please do not hesitate to contact an attorney to see if your case constitutes malpractice.

Experienced Brownsville Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you’ve undergone treatment that may qualify as any of these types of malpractice, please contact Carabin Shaw’s Brownsville office today at 800-862-1260 to find a lawyer for your malpractice claim. Malpractice claims are serious and may entitle you to a large sum, and our lawyers are here to help.

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