San Antonio Lawyer Representing You After Medical Malpractice
There are times when medical professionals make mistakes that can lead to severe pain, a worsening of a current illness or injury or death. A number of people or entities including your doctor, a surgeon who operated on you or even the nurse who assisted could be liable for malpractice.
What Types of Errors Could Constitute Malpractice?
Any accident that could have been avoided that leads to injury or death could be considered medical malpractice. For instance, if a baby is injured during birth because a doctor uses the wrong equipment, that doctor may be liable for damages. If a surgeon makes a mistake such as taking out the wrong organ or operating on the wrong side of your body, that would likely be malpractice as well.
In some cases, a medical professional may be liable for malpractice for what he or she didn’t do. Failing to diagnose a condition or failing to conduct a test for a certain condition may lead to an illness spreading. It is also possible that you could be prescribed medication that is harmful to your body because you don’t have a condition that it is used to treat.
Who Could Be Liable for Malpractice?
Anyone who is responsible for providing care could be liable for malpractice. This includes San Antonio doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. If a lab technician does a test improperly or labels it improperly, that could be a serious error. If a midwife doesn’t call for help during a complicated delivery, that person may be liable for any injuries that you or your child suffered.
If you feel like your condition is worse after seeing professionals such as these, don’t hesitate to reach out to Toscano Law Firm. Although some may not offer care in a traditional sense, they still owe a duty of care to you and anyone else who they treat.