Misdiagnosis or mismanagement can result in wrongful death
Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms, but the most devastating is when malpractice results in a fatal accident or worsening of a patient's condition. Since patients usually have a high level of trust in their doctors, malpractice can be shocking as well as damaging. The physical and emotional damages from a malpractice incident can be extensive, even more so when the malpractice leads to an untimely death.
What can victims' families do in such a situation? In order to be made financially whole again, families may pursue a wrongful death suit. What some Houston residents may not realize about wrongful death is that it doesn't involve only death resulting from one specific incident - for instance, a fatal surgical error. A wrongful death malpractice suit can also arise from the ongoing mismanagement of a patient's condition or an initial misdiagnosis of a fatal condition. Misdiagnosis, for example, can be the end product of any number of factors, from a mistake in a laboratory or a patient's chart to a lapse in communication. It can also stem from a combination of errors made by various medical professionals.
In such circumstances, families of those affected by these errors are bound to have numerous questions and concerns. Can they hold the negligent party accountable in court? Who is ultimately responsible for their loved one's death? Could the death or injury have been prevented in any way? A Texas medical malpractice attorney at the firm of Hampton & King can answer these and many more questions. Hampton & King offers a free consultation in which families can air their concerns, have their questions answered and learn more about the compensation to which they may be entitled.
With over 50 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Hampton & King are committed to helping their clients understand what went wrong and what they can do about it. In a wrongful death suit, the seasoned malpractice lawyers will take the time to explain how families can obtain the fullest recovery possible following the loss of a loved one in a medical setting.