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Medical Malpractice

Plano, TX Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is defined as negligence by act or omission by a healthcare provider when deviation from standards of practice results in injury or death to a patient. Standards of practice are the accepted methods of patient treatment and care within an area of practice on patients with similar medical problems. All medical practitioners, whether they are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, aides, even dentists, have a legal obligation to meet the standard of practice for their particular area of medicine. Failure to do so will often result in:

  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Vaccination Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Diagnosis Errors / Misdiagnosis
  • Medication Errors
  • Surgical Errors
  • Faulty Medical Appliances
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Unsanitary Hospital Conditions
  • Dental Errors

Child Birth Injuries

There are many events that can lead to childbirth injuries or death. Improper treatment at or following the birth of a child may include:

  • Failure to properly assess health conditions during pregnancy
  • Failure to provide appropriate treatment during pregnancy or at birth
  • Failure to respond to symptoms of fetal distress
  • Failure to respond to complications during the birthing process
  • Failure to perform cesarean section due to fetal distress or other conditions
  • Delaying or denying treatment
  • Failing to order appropriate oxygen and respiratory treatment after birth
  • Failing to properly treat trauma suffered during the labor process

Cerebral Palsy

When childbirth injuries are caused by medical negligence and result in injuries or lifelong disability, caring for the child will be very costly in both emotional and financial terms. Substantial monetary costs will be incurred for medical care, special education needs, home modifications, adaptive equipment, and in some cases, institutional care. Cerebral palsy is one such injury.

Cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder caused by brain damage that occurred at or before birth. It can often be the result of medical malpractice (only 2% of cases of cerebral palsy are attributable to genetic causes) Cerebral palsy is an abnormality of motor function and muscle tone arising from the brain damage. There are many symptoms including some, or all, of the following:

  • Loss of sensation  
  • Spasticity / rigidity
  • Gross motor deficits
  • Loss of coordination
  • Incontinence
  • Speech difficulties
  • Drooling / difficulty swallowing
  • Epilepsy

Cerebral palsy affects up to three in every one thousand children, but it has a much higher incidence rate in problematic births with low weight and premature infants. While research has shown that improvements in the delivery and care of newborns has reduced the number of infants who develop cerebral palsy there is still much to do eradicate this disorder. The responsibility lies within the medical community to provide adequate and appropriate treatment before and after the birth of a child that has been entrusted to their care.

We Can Help You

When the medical community has failed you, having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney in Plano, TX on your side will give you the best chance for receiving the compensation that you or your loved one deserves. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have both the experience and expertise necessary to successfully represent your claim of medical malpractice, and with our help, you will get the compensation that you need to pay for medical treatment, adaptive equipment, and even pain and suffering. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free, no fee consultation and let us help you.

 



 

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