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Harris County Lawyer Helping Victims of Doctor Errors, Surgical Mistakes, and Other Types of Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to meet a reasonable standard of care and harms a patient, either by negligent action or inaction. For example, a doctor could harm a patient by operating on the wrong body part, or a doctor could worsen a patient's condition by failing to take reasonable steps to resolve an injury. If you have been inured by a negligent medical professional, the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec is ready to help you take action.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Despite education and training, medical professionals do not always live to up the expectations that are placed on them. A determination of negligence usually depends on how the doctor's performance compares to the accepted level of care that a reasonable doctor would have administered in a similar situation. If another similarly trained and experienced professional would have made the same choice as the professional in question, a finding of negligence is unlikely. However, if another professional would have made a different choice, a finding of negligence is possible.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

For a patient to receive compensation in a medical malpractice case, the evidence must show that the doctor's action or omission caused a specific and measurable injury to the patient. Some of the most common mistakes are:

Not every patient who experiences a poor outcome is entitled to seek compensation, but when a doctor's negligence causes harm, the injured patient has a right to file a medical malpractice suit. Many legal hurdles make these situations difficult, as there are limits on damages for these claims, as well as complex immunity and notice requirements, so you need to speak with a board-certified personal injury lawyer now for a free case evaluation.

Pharmaceutical Errors

Every day, people are injured or killed by making mistakes with prescription drugs. Common errors leading to medical malpractice claims include:

  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Giving the wrong dosage
  • Mislabeling medication
  • Failing to warn of side effects

Speak With an Experienced Houston Malpractice Attorney

Your medical malpractice claim is about more than your recovery. Your willingness to act could protect the lives of others from an inept or negligent medical professional. When medical personnel fail to properly administer prescription drugs or proper patient care, you face serious risks. People injured as a result of pharmaceutical errors or medical negligence should consider filing a suit for medical malpractice.

Houston attorney Shane Kadlec has dealt with similar cases for more than two decades. Call his office at 281-643-2000 to learn how he can help you. You may also contact us online for a free consultation. We represent victims of medical malpractice in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, Pearland, Memorial, Harris County, and the surrounding areas.

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