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Common Mistakes That Contribute to Medical Malpractice

Posted By Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. | 24-Jun-2015

Medical malpractice, unfortunately, is an all-too-often occurrence. It is also one of the top leading causes of death in our country. Medical malpractice is a broad term for any wrongdoing that is done on a patient by a health care professional. The wrongdoing may be committed by anyone who works in health care, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, orderlies, and even nursing assistants.

How Liability Is Determined in Malpractice

What you may not realize is that medical malpractice can occur even without direct action. Take a case of nursing home abuse, where the wrongdoer fully intends to do either emotional or physical harm to the victim. That person meant to cause harm. In cases of malpractice, it may be done purely by the lack of attention, error, and even inaction.

These are some of the most common mistakes that occur:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • X-ray errors
  • Medication errors
  • Pharmaceutical error
  • Surgical error
  • Inability to treat

While these are only some of the more common scenarios, each and every case will have its set of circumstances. We urge anyone who has become injured from an unsteady surgeon’s hand, had their condition worsened after receiving the wrong treatment, or were not diagnosed properly because of a misread X-ray, to call a San Antonio medical malpractice attorney as quickly as possible.

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With a combined 30+ years of experience under our belts, our personal injury attorneys in San Antonio have a keen sense of what is right and what is wrong and how to use that to our client’s advantage. Our lead attorney, Tom Rhodes, is a board-certified personal injury specialist, as decreed by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Using this experience helps our entire firm fight for you.

Time is limited to begin the claims process. Do not hesitate to contact us immediately if you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice!

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