Medical Malpractice: Preventable Dental and Medical Injuries
When you go to the dentist, doctor, or hospital, you trust that you are in good hands and will receive excellent care. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In fact, nearly 200,000 preventable patient safety events occurred to Medicare patients alone over the last two years, according to a recent Healthgrades report.
These preventable medical and dental mistakes are called medical malpractice. A doctor may not be transparent with you and may describe their mistake as a “complication” or even tell you that their error is “normal” or “common.” Trust us: it is not.
If you have been hurt or a loved one has passed away because of medical malpractice, our team of expert medical malpractice attorneys can help you and protect other patients.
Patient Injuries Because of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice happens when a dental or health care professional is careless or negligent when tending to a patient. It can also happen when they do not properly follow procedures in surgeries—even surgeries that are considered routine.
These mistakes can have devastating consequences for patients. Common examples include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Dental infections caused by surgical tool remnants left in the gums or injuries that compromise bone integrity
- Failure to properly diagnose a serious medical condition
- Major infections that lead to sepsis
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors such as performing an incorrect surgery, wrong amputation, or leaving surgical instruments in a patient’s body
Sadly, fatalities can also occur because of a health care professional’s negligence.
Let Us Help You! How We Are Holding Dental and Medical Professionals Accountable
Our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping you hold dental and medical professionals accountable for your injuries that are caused by their mistakes, and any ongoing care that is needed because of their negligence. We also advocate for families who may have lost a family member because of a medical error, and work to protect other patients from experiencing the same fate. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form. From there, our medical malpractice attorneys can determine the best way to help you and your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions About Helping You with Your Medical Malpractice Claim
Are there time limits on medical malpractice claims?
We help individuals who were hurt and family members of loved ones who passed away due to the error of a dentist, doctor, or medical provider at any time within the last two years. This time limit is based on state laws.
Who do you help represent?
We are ready to advocate for individuals in Texas who have been hurt or the family members of a loved one who passed away because of a mistake made by a dentist, doctor, or medical provider. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you anywhere in the Lone Star State.
How can I file a medical malpractice claim?
It is easy. Simply contact our team by calling 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form and we can determine the best way to help you.
Why work with The Button Law Firm?
We are dedicated to defending Texas residents after being harmed due to the negligence of health care providers. Our team is ready to listen to you, advocate for you, and help you hold dental and medical providers accountable. See what our past clients had to say about working with us to handle their legal matters.