Medical Malpractice Lawyers Dallas
We all would like to believe that we can safely place our trust in the hands of our doctors. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Over 50,000 people die each year because of medical errors, many of them from surgical fatalities.
The medical malpractice attorneys at our Dallas Law Office have been litigating these types of cases for over two decades. We have written this brief article to help you learn more about the basics of surgical error lawsuits and to explain your legal rights in more detail.
Surgery, to be very frank, is dangerous. In the best possible scenario, when surgeons are working flawlessly and doing whatever they can to preserve life, there are going to be fatalities during surgery. Only a true medical malpractice attorney is able to wade through the huge amounts of red tape, understand fully the technically intricate medical details, and then convincingly present this information to a judge and jury in order to win your case.
Our Dallas attorneys have had the years of experience necessary to be able to recognize immediately if a surgical injury or death is because of a natural evolution of the illness being treated or if it is due to surgical negligence. With today's precision in complex surgical procedures, we know that even the slightest error can result in serious or even fatal consequences. Some common types of errors that can cause surgical mistakes include:
Surgical tools that have not been adequately disinfected Actually operating on the wrong body part or even on the wrong patient Improper administration of the anesthetic Tissue or organ damage in the course of the operation Failure on the part of the medical or surgical team to obtain or review a complete medical history about the patient Absence of appropriate post-surgical follow up or care
Since any surgical procedure is a complicated procedure, it follows that filing a medical malpractice claim will also be complicated. This is not recommended for the novice attorney let alone a non-lawyer attempting self-representation. In all of our years of practicing law, we have never heard of a non-lawyer being successful in attempting to represent him or herself.
This already difficult situation has been made even more difficult by the tort reforms that were recently passed in Texas. Ostensibly done to protect doctors from frivolous lawsuits, these tort reforms have made it even harder for those legitimately injured by medical personnel to successfully win a case against those responsible.
We know how to build the type of strong case that will stand up to the new standards of proof required today. We have years of hard-won experience, both before and after tort reform, and we understand what it takes to win a case in today's legal environment. We can protect you from the legal pitfalls that so often arise during a medical malpractice case.
Over the past 20 years, the medical and surgical malpractice attorneys at our Dallas Law Office have successfully litigated hundreds of these complex cases. These huge insurance conglomerates are only too well aware of our outstanding track record and today will often seek to settle out of court rather than face our attorneys in front of a jury. This can be beneficial to you, allowing you to spend less time involved in the whole legal process and to receive your settlement more rapidly; this in turn will allow you to return faster to your regular way of life.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one because of a surgical error, contact the attorneys at our Dallas Law Office today toll-free at 1(800) 862-1260. We are available 24 hours a day. We want to help you receive the compensation that you deserve as well as to punish those responsible.