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McAllen Medical Malpractice

Have you been a victim of medical malpractice in McAllen, Texas? Medical care is inherently imperfect. It can be difficult to tell whether poor medication or surgery resulted from negligent care or merely unavoidable side effects of necessary treatment. However, you should not let this stop you from pursuing legal action in response to medical care that you feel was actively harmful. Malpractice can leave you worse off than before, entailing further medical bills and a severely impacted quality of life. If you believe that you received medical care constituting malpractice, Carabin Shaw can help. Contact one of our McAllen medical malpractice lawyers to discuss your case today.

Do You Have a Malpractice Case?

You might wonder, “How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?” If a medical professional fails to provide care up to the standards that their position demands, a court can deem them negligent and the care they provided as malpractice. For a medical professional, a lapse in judgment or attention or a lack of knowledge relating to the situation at hand can have disastrous consequences for the patient. Consider the following types of malpractice and whether any of them apply to the treatment you received. If so, get in touch with one of our McAllen hospital negligence lawyers about a potential lawsuit.

Surgical Error

Surgical error constitutes any harmful mistake made during routine surgery. Common types of surgical error include:

  • Wrong-side error, when a surgeon operates on the opposite side of the patient’s body, unnecessarily interfering with a healthy organ
  • Wrong operations on a patient
  • Leaving medical implements inside of their body

In contrast, the correct procedure performed carefully on the accurate site that still leads to unavoidable complications is not a surgical error. For the case to constitute malpractice, the professionals involved in the surgery would have to show apparent breaches of the expected standard of care. If you suffered from complications because of an operation and are unsure whether the care you received was negligent, a McAllen medical malpractice attorney can advise you.

Failure to Diagnose

Failure to diagnose is one of the most common types of negligent medical care. For a failure to diagnose to constitute malpractice, the court must be sure that a competent professional could have properly diagnosed you. You must also prove that your condition worsened as a result of the misdiagnosis. If a doctor missed obvious symptoms of an ailment or failed to perform a routine diagnostic procedure, they were likely acting negligently.

Failure to diagnosis can lead to a delay in seeking treatment, allowing your condition to worsen. As a result, you may eventually have to find more extensive treatment, and your quality of life can suffer. If a doctor’s failure to diagnose a medical condition led to complications and medical expenses, you should consider suing for damages. Carabin Shaw’s team of McAllen hospital negligence lawyers can see you through that process.

How You Can Find a Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving McAllen

Carabin Shaw employs a team of McAllen medical malpractice attorneys with decades of combined experience with cases just like yours. Our lawyers’ familiarity with malpractice cases will be an asset to your claim. They know what compensation you might deserve, and they are dedicated to helping you get it. We believe that you deserve financial restitution for your injuries.

Call our McAllen office today to schedule a free consultation. During this appointment, we will meet with you to discuss your case and answer any questions you might have for us about the legal process.

You can reach us at 956-664-7255 or toll-free at 1-800-862-1260. We are waiting to help you.

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