Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to deliver the proper care that a patient needs. It often results in harm or even death to the victim. When a doctor or a nurse fails to deliver the standard of care that a competent medical professional would provide, he or she can be held legally responsible and can be forced to pay damages.
Some of the most common types of medical malpractice in Houston include injuries during childbirth, medication errors, misdiagnosis, errors during surgery, and errors while giving anesthesia. By law, patients who are harmed by any of those errors can recover compensation for their damages.
In order to prove your case in Texas, you must show that the health care provider failed to deliver a proper standard of care. You must also show that the harm you suffered was a direct result of the failure to deliver the proper care – you cannot sue simply because you were not happy with the services of your doctor. Finally, you must prove you were harmed as a result of the medical malpractice.
If you believe you were harmed as a result of medical malpractice in Houston, call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. We provide potential clients with free consultations. If we choose to take the case, you will pay us nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us today or visit our Facebook page to learn more.