Blog Post

Medical Malpractice/Negligence

The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, P.C. April 27, 2015

Doctors and all medical providers are an important part of our modern society. They often play a part in bringing us into this world and they usually provide medical care thereafter. The medical profession is a noble calling however, humans make mistakes.

When a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake and you suffer a serious injury as a result, you may have a claim for financial damages or compensation. This type of claim is referred to as a medical malpractice claim or a medical negligence claim. Almost all doctors, hospitals and medical healthcare clinics and facilities carry medical malpractice insurance to provide compensation for injuries caused by medical malpractice committed against their patients.

Texas physicians are held to strict standards by the Texas Medical Board and common law for keeping their patients safe through medical procedures and care.

When a doctor fails to provide care which falls below the accepted standard it may be considered medical malpractice or medical negligence.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Common examples of medical malpractice by a doctor, chiropractor, surgeon, nurse, nurses assistant or hospital can include:

  • delayed or ineffective treatments,

  • misdiagnosis,

  • prescription drug errors,

  • surgical errors,

  • infection,

  • retained instruments,

  • birth injuries, and more.

If you’ve suffered an injury or illness as a result of any of these medical errors, a North Texas medical malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane is here to advise you and protect your rights. Call us or fill out a FREE no obligation initial consultation form.

The Standard of Care

Medical malpractice and medical negligence claims are usually complex and can sometimes be difficult to prove. Investigations by medical experts and their expert opinions are necessary to prove medical negligence in almost all cases. A number of factors that must be considered in these cases, such as:

1) Did the medical provider meet the standard of care (or duty of care)?

All doctors and healthcare professionals are employed to protect and treat patients, and they are responsible for knowing what the standard of care is for each of their patients and for providing them with the medical care that is appropriate. Medical care that is appropriate is medical care that meets the standard of care.

2) Was there a breach of duty?

If your doctor or hospital fails to provide you with the level of medical care and attention that’s appropriate and which may be spelled out as required by the Texas Medical Board, it may be considered a breach of the standard of care or the duty of care.

3) Did the breach of duty lead to an injury?

A breach of duty by a healthcare professional must cause you to suffer injuries, illness or harm in order for a medical malpractice action to be brought.

4) Can the injury or illness be directly linked to the breach of duty?

If your illness or injury can be directly linked to a breach of duty, you may have a case for medical malpractice. In other words, we must be able to prove with expert medical testimony that the breach caused you harm or damages.

At The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, Dallas and North Texas medical malpractice lawyers can investigate your claim and determine whether or not you have a case. If we believe you’re eligible for monetary compensation for the harm that was caused you by a medical health care professional, we’ll do everything we can to help get you full and maximum compensation.

We Represent Clients in Medical Malpractice Claims

After a person has been harmed by medical malpractice, they have a limited amount of time in which to file a claim. It is very important that you contact an attorney who has extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims. With a location in Dallas, The Law Offices of Adrian Crane has handled malpractice injury cases since 1991. One of our goals is to provide you with reliable and accurate information and experienced advice so you will be able to make informed decisions. Contact us now to get information about your claim and to preserve your rights.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits. Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

Your future and the future of your family are too important to trust to a law firm that does not limit its practice to helping injured victims. We have a proven track record of success, as well as the necessary resources, experience and background to handle your medical malpractice claim. We are focused on providing the personal service and attention you deserve.

We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete professionalism, respect and compassion. We are 100% committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve your medical malpractice claim.

Start Today with a Free No-Obligation Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of injury due to medical malpractice, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims. Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals. A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.

Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas. Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.