Medical Malpractice is any negligent act performed by a doctor, nurse, pharmacists, or other healthcare worker that results in the injury or death of the patient they are treating. It is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States with some reports estimating that over 200,000 die each year as a result of medical mistakes.
Whether one has been a victim of medical malpractice is often a complex and uneasy question. No one wants to think that a doctor or healthcare provider caused them undue harm. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made or critical information is missed and a patient suffers as a result.
Proving wrongdoing in a medical malpractice suit is often difficult. It requires a comprehensive understanding of healthcare and malpractice laws, and a detailed knowledge of our current medical systems and procedures. It can also mean putting yourself and your past medical history up against the teams of lawyers employed by a hospital or clinic. Because of the difficulty involved, you should make sure you have a team of expert attorneys on your side. You need professionals who can be your advocate and who can guide you safely through the complications posed by ever changing medical standards and healthcare laws.
At Martin Walker, P.C., our board certified attorneys specialize in helping the people of Tyler and the surrounding East Texas area with their medical malpractice cases.
Challenges of a medical malpractice lawsuit
While medical malpractice likely results in more deaths each year than heart disease or cancer, our laws places a heavy burden of proof on patients who bring medical malpractice lawsuits so as to help shield doctors and hospitals from costly fraudulent claims. Additionally, recent tort reforms have made it even more important to seek an experienced medical malpractice law team because:
- There are now caps on non-economic damages that can be recovered.
- ER Malpractice is not actionable unless proven to be “willful and wanton.”
- The evidence needed to successfully bring a medical malpractice case is often buried in medical records and reports.
Each year, hundreds of acts of medical malpractice go unreported and unpunished. Yours does not have to me one of them.
The legal team at Martin Walker, P.C., has helped the people of East Texas overcome these challenges and stands ready to fight for you and the compensation you deserve.
If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact the Martin Walker law firm today for a free medical malpractice consultation.
Currently, we’re accepting cases where a person has suffered serious or permanent injury due to :
- Misdiagnosis or misevaluation.
- Substandard care.
- Botched treatment.
- Hospital responsibility for injuries/death.
- Doctor malpractice.
- Nurse malpractice.
- Home healthcare malpractice.
- Nursing home negligence/abuse.
Examples of medical malpractice cases include:
- Leaving a sponge inside a person after an operation.
- Botched anesthesiology.
- Brain injury.
- Failure to diagnose of cancer.
- Defective orthopedic Implants.
- Wrongful amputation.
- Operating on the wrong part of the body.
- Birth trauma.