Those in Texas who wish to work in the medical profession must complete a great deal of training before they are allowed to treat patients. Despite their training, these professionals can easily find themselves at the receiving end of medical treatment. Unfortunately, even doctors and their families can suffer as a result of medical malpractice. In a recently filed lawsuit, the family of a woman who died just days after she graduated from medical school claims that her death was caused by doctor errors.
Court records indicate that the 26-year-old woman went to the hospital claiming that she was suffering from headaches and unexplained bruising. Representatives for the family claim that her symptoms clearly pointed to a serious, but treatable, condition. In fact, blood tests seemed to indicate that she was suffering from internal bleeding. However, almost two days passed before imaging studies of her head were conducted.
Unfortunately, the woman ultimately died from a brain hemorrhage. Claims from doctors regarding the woman's treatment contradict each other, with one saying that blood test results prior to the patient's death were insignificant, while another doctor argued that the tests revealed a life-threatening condition. Additionally, the hospital claims that her condition could have been complicated by other issues, including an immunodeficiency disorder from which the woman suffered.
Regardless of their medical knowledge, any person can suffer as a result of doctor errors. For those in Texas who have been victims of medical malpractice, there are legal options available. While a successfully presented civil case could result in an award of damages, it could also ensure that future patients are protected from similar harm. Consultation service from Maloney Law Firm is free. Contact us today to get started.
Source: thetimes-tribune.com, "Monday Update: Medical malpractice trial over death of doctor set", Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Feb. 22, 2016