Despite advancements in health-care technology, medical malpractice continues to cause thousands of deaths every year in the United States. Malpractice can happen at any stage of the treatment process. According to USAttorneys.com, common examples include:
- Surgical errors;
- Birth injuries;
- Mistakes in emergency rooms;
- Robotic surgery mistakes;
- Prescription mistakes;
- Errors when administering medication;
- And anesthesia mistakes.
If you suffered a medical complication due to the negligence of a doctor, surgeon, nurse, pharmacist or another health-care worker, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is a personal-injury lawyer in Austin who can assess your case to determine if you may have a legitimate claim. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other damages.
Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation. Until then, read on to learn five essential steps in a medical malpractice claim:
- Schedule an appointment with your doctor.
- Learn about the medical malpractice claims process.
- Consult a personal-injury lawyer as soon as possible.
- Complete an independent medical exam by another doctor.
The defense will likely request that you take an independent medical examination, and you should comply. Unfortunately, the findings of IMEs often support the interests of the hiring party, so your personal-injury lawyer may arrange another IME.
- Calculate the damages.
It is critical that your settlement includes compensation for future medical expenses and the loss of future earning capacity. Otherwise, you may fall into overwhelming debt.
If you were injured by a medical professional in Texas, contact the Luke Dow Law Firm. Mr. Dow is an Austin injury attorney who can handle the legal side of your lawsuit so you can focus on recovery. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule a consultation.