On behalf of Hastings Law Firm P.C. posted in Doctor Errors on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Medical doctors go through many years of training and have to pass difficult exams before they are regarded as knowledgeable and capable of caring for patients accurately and to an acceptable standard. Unfortunately, many patients nationwide, including here in Texas, have had to cope with the consequences of doctor negligence. The untimely death of a 48-year-old man led to a medical malpractice lawsuit in another state. The claim was filed by the independent administrator of the decedent’s estate.
A doctor, a medical facility and a supporting medical institution are accused of negligence in the lawsuit that was recently filed. Court documents show that the patient experienced chest pain and consulted with the doctor in Oct. 2014. His condition was allegedly incorrectly diagnosed, and he was treated for possible esophagitis.
The patient passed away seven days later. According to the complaint, his death resulted from atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. The defendants are accused of alleged failure to accurately diagnose the heart condition during the deceased man’s initial consultation. Compensation exceeding $50,000 is sought for all losses sustained.
Texas residents who have been the victims of doctor negligence may find that medical institutions and professionals put obstacles in the way of those who are searching for answers and challenging their affirmations. For this reason, the guidance and support of an experienced medical malpractice attorney may make the navigation of such a lawsuit less complicated. Legal professionals often have easier access to information vital to establishing negligence and may be able to uncover the truth and identify medical negligence.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Health-care providers sued after heart-attack death”, Feb. 29, 2016