While modern society is one that is full of services, very few of them are actually necessary for everyday life. One service, however, that is undeniably essential is that of health care. From making sure that minor scrapes don’t turn into major infections to healing everything from broken bones to bruises, modern medicine solves a lot of problems. Sadly, though, there are also cases in which medical procedures do more harm than good.
While accidents can happen in any situation, mistakes and negligent behavior in the context of medicine can be more harmful and shocking because of the expectation that health care providers help solve problems, not create them. Whether a mistake or negligent act caused relatively minor injury or prompted wrongful death, you may have a cause of action for medical malpractice. To explore your rights with a qualified Dallas injury attorney, contact the Barber Law Firm today.
With many goods and services, you can simply get a refund for a defective product or shoddy craftsmanship. But when it comes to medicine, that is not the case. There is no instant recourse for a medical procedure, and even a refund can’t undo potentially crippling life-long damage from a medical procedure gone awry.
When you put your trust in a health care provider, you should be able to rely on his or her expertise. Society demands a high standard of care of medical practitioners, and given the cost, this seems justified. When practitioners fail to meet this standard, the recourse is not through returning a product but through medical malpractice action.
Although Dallas has high quality health care facilities, accidents and carelessness can happen everywhere. Don’t assume that a poor job is simply a risk that comes with undergoing a medical procedure. While not every procedure is guaranteed to provide complete relief in all cases, you are not responsible for taking the fall if a doctor fails to adhere to a standard of due care. Instead, you should look to a potential suit for malpractice.
Malpractice in medicine can be a complex field, so it’s best to seek an attorney’s advice. For a free consultation on your case, contact the Barber Law Firm at 972-525-2550.