When you see a doctor or healthcare professional, you tend to trust their expertise and assume they have your best interest in mind.

The reality is, medical professionals, like the rest of us, are not perfect. Everyone makes mistakes at work. The difference with doctors and nurses is that a mistake could cost someone their life.

Medical mistakes that result in injury or death happen much more than you might expect.

In fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, just after heart disease and cancer. According to a 2016 study, up to 10% of deaths across the nation, can be attributed to healthcare mistakes or medical malpractice.

If you’ve been injured because of the medically negligent actions of a health care professional, you deserve justice.

The Longview medical malpractice attorneys at Patton, Nix, & Young can seek compensation for any damages or losses you’ve suffered.

Our firm does not believe in frivolous lawsuits, and we realize that not all medical care results in excellent results. However, we also understand that some medical personnel injure their patients either because of ill intent or because they do not follow safety protocols. In these cases, our personal injury lawyers can help you seek the justice you deserve.

Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice can occur in many ways. Here are a few of the most common circumstances:

Misdiagnosis

Some illnesses and diseases can worsen if not treated promptly, resulting in further complications, or even death. When doctors do not carefully listen to the needs of their patients, they may not provide an accurate diagnosis. In this case, the doctor should be held responsible for the misdiagnosis.

Surgical Errors

More than 4,000 surgical errors occur every year in the United States. A surgical error could refer to a surgeon leaving a foreign object inside a patient’s body after the operation is finished. A surgical error could also refer to a doctor using old or irresponsible techniques. Likewise, using defective surgery equipment or medical tools could result in a surgical error.

Lack of Consent

If a doctor or medical professional provides any treatment without receiving consent from their patient, they are violating the patient’s rights and should be held accountable.

Medication Errors

Medication errors could include being prescribed the wrong prescription drugs or the wrong dosages. It may also result from a doctor failing to properly screen a patient for allergies or other health risks before prescribing medication.

Birth Injuries

It takes sharp attention to detail to deliver a baby. Applying too much pressure to the baby’s body during labor, for example, could result in serious injuries.

If you suffered serious injuries from any of the above medical errors or some other error, please contact one of the Longview medical malpractice lawyers at the Patton, Nix, & Young Law Firm. We are here to seek compensation for your case and move forward with your life.

Why You Need A Board Certified Lawyer

Our negligence lawyers are some of the very few Board Certified personal injury attorneys in Texas. Here’s why that matters…

Hospitals and medical facilities are sued by tens of thousands of patients for millions of dollars each year. They work with the best lawyers in the world to protect their reputation and their finances. When an injury claim is filed against them, their attorneys are skilled to find every loophole available to stop it.

It’s crucial to work with a board certified injury attorney to ensure your case has the best chance of winning. Being board certified means we are highly respected in the legal field and have a track record of success.

Please do not just hire the first attorney you find for your claim. Contact the medical malpractice attorneys in Longview, TX who have a reputation for success.

Our team will meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will then get access to your medical records and investigate your case. Our team will do everything possible to win your case and get you compensated for your injury.