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When Medical Mistakes Become Medical Malpractice

The vast majority of doctors, nurses and other health care providers work hard to help patients heal and stay healthy. It is understandable that they make mistakes from time to time, but there is a difference between an honest mistake and negligence. All health care providers owe their patients a duty of care. This is a legal concept that requires all health care providers to make reasonable efforts to provide the appropriate standard of care to their patients.

When patients suffer injuries or a worsening of their condition due to negligent action or inaction, there may be grounds to file a medical malpractice claim.

Common Causes Of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims are based on a health care provider’s failure to properly treat or diagnose an injury or illness. This is a broad definition, but malpractice claims are usually filed only when the injuries are severe. The types of errors that result in medical malpractice claims include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Failure to treat or monitor a medical condition
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose

It is not always clear when injuries are the result of medical errors or who is at fault. If you suspect your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of your caregivers, our experienced legal team can analyze your medical records and help determine if you have grounds for a claim.

Help From A Lawyer With First-Hand Knowledge Of Spinal Injuries

At Cole Law Firm, we have helped many individuals in Houston and surrounding areas with medical malpractice claims and other personal injury lawsuits.

Our founding attorney, Toby Cole, also knows first-hand the challenges of living with paralysis. At age 18, Toby was injured in a diving accident, and today, he lives as a quadriplegic. Like many people living with paralysis, Toby relies on various assistants and medical professionals every single day. He understands the potential complications that can and do arise from these injuries.

We have insights into secondary health issues associated with paralysis, such as infectious bed sores, sepsis and other serious health concerns. Our legal team can identify signs and symptoms that not every personal injury may recognize.

Board Certification In Personal Injury Law

Toby has litigated cases in courts across the state of Texas and negotiated with many insurance companies. Toby’s superior proficiency in trial work is why he has earned board certification in personal injury law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Such a distinction is rare; less than 2 percent of practicing attorneys in the state of Texas can attest to board certification.

Reach Out To Us For Help

If you believe a doctor caring for you or a loved one failed to provide proper treatment or care with regard to your spinal cord injury, reach out to us to schedule a consult to talk about potential legal recourse options.

We can discuss what happened and the law in greater detail. Call 888-812-6086 today. You can also send a confidential email.