When you or a loved one seek medical care, whether for an emergency or a routine procedure, you never think you may need a Dallas medical malpractice attorney. Unfortunately, medical mistakes are more common than most people realize. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you or a loved one had been harmed due to a preventable medical error. We will investigate every aspect of your case and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
When researchers from Johns Hopkins University came out with a report a few years ago that said medical errors were the third leading cause of death in the country, most people were shocked. While people knew that medical mistakes occurred, they did not know that approximately 250,000 deaths were caused by medical errors each year in the United States. That is an astounding number, but even that estimate may be low. Some researchers say that the number may be closer to 400,000 deaths caused by medical mistakes annually.
Keep in mind that those are just the deaths that occur due to medical mistakes. Many millions more are injured due to these errors and are left dealing with the consequences.
With many prominent and well-known medical facilities in and around the Dallas area, it is important to look at the most common medical mistakes that occur:
The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to help with a multitude of medical mistake cases because we believe in standing up for the rights of victims.
When there has been a relationship established between a medical professional and a patient, then the medical professional owes a certain standard of care to the patient. Medical professionals owe the level of skill, expertise, and care that another adequately trained healthcare professional would provide in the same situation.
If it has been determined that a medical professional failed to provide an adequate standard of care to a patient, this could constitute medical negligence, resulting in liability for any patient harm that occurred paid.
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a preventable medical mistake, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve. For medical malpractice cases, this could include:
Our attorneys will also pursue punitive damages against any health care professional that was grossly negligent or acted maliciously. When you need a Dallas medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.