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Did you know that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States? Medical malpractice is just behind heart disease and cancer as the top killers of Americans.
If you or a loved one has been hurt because of the negligence of a medical professional, you shouldn’t wait before speaking with a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer from Aldous \ Walker. Our team can help you with a personal injury lawsuit to recover the compensation you deserve.
Medical Malpractice Statistics
According to the HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals study, about 100,000 Americans every year are killed due to preventable medical mistakes that occur in hospitals. Note that this statistic just covers people killed in hospitals. People who die as a result of medical care after they leave the facility are not included in this figure.
Some data suggests that the total number of Americans killed by medical malpractice is closer to 200,000. This does not even account for the thousands of preventable illnesses and injuries caused by medical malpractice.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when a patient is harmed due to a health care provider failing to competently perform their duties while caring for their patient. Typically, medical malpractice falls into one of the following categories:
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper treatment
- Failing to properly warn of known risks
If a health care provider's negligence causes someone an injury, and it can be proven, it is likely medical malpractice. There are a number of points of criteria a patient must prove to have a medical malpractice case, which can be intimidating trying to prove them all. This is why it's crucial you reach out to a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer to help you with your case as soon as possible. They'll be able to help you determine if you have a case and then advise you on the best path moving forward.
What Are the Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases?
Some examples of egregious medical negligence include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Plastic / cosmetic surgery errors
- Medication errors including over medication and under medication
- Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and brain injuries
- Surgical errors including wrong surgery or retention of surgical tools
- Diagnosis errors including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose
Who Is Responsible For Medical Malpractice?
Doctors are not the only ones held accountable for their actions through medical malpractice claims. In fact, there are several different healthcare providers who are in a position to violate the standard level of care and to needlessly harm you or a loved one.
In addition to doctors, the following providers can, and should, be held liable for medically negligent actions:
Determining fault in a medical negligence or malpractice situation may be difficult. There could even be multiple parties responsible for your injuries. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys to help determine who is liable for the medical error that caused your injury.
What Compensation Can You Receive for a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Depending on your case, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of quality of life
- Physical, emotional and financial pain and suffering
What is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Claim in Texas?
Under Texas law, there is a two year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. This means that you must file a medical malpractice suit by the end of this two year time limit or it is barred by the statute of limitations and cannot be brought.
Receive the Legal Help You Deserve!
Listen: after a major injury caused by medical negligence, you need to speak with a qualified Dallas medical negligence lawyer. Your rights are important and worth fighting for—and our Dallas team of dedicated medical malpractice lawyers are here to fight for you. At Aldous \ Walker, we are passionate about protecting our clients’ rights. Our Dallas medical malpractice lawyers want to make sure that you get the justice you deserve. And we want to make sure that what happened to you won’t happen to anyone else, ever again.
For more information, or to schedule a free initial case evaluation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, call Aldous \ Walker today at (214) 307-6307!
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Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" 2021
Attorney Charla Aldous has been named the "Lawyer of the Year" by the Best Lawyers in America eight times, in 2009, twice in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Best Lawyers in America
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National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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Attorney Charla Aldous has been selected to the list of Super Lawyers every year since 2003 and attorney Brent Walker has been selected to the list every year since 2013.
D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas Hall of Fame
Charla Aldous is an inducted member of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas Hall of Fame, a distinction reserved for attorneys who been named to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list at least 15 times.
D Best 2021
Attorneys Charla Aldous & Brent Walker are selected to the list of the best lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.
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International Society of Barristers
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