A recent survey questioned approximately 60 surgeons regarding medical errors, asking how they typically respond to injured patients and their families when they have made mistakes. National guidelines list specific protocols for addressing such matters. Some in Texas have suffered injuries due to medical malpractice, and they may or may not have received apologies from those deemed responsible for their injuries.
One can only imagine the shock and grief associated with learning that a loved one has suffered an unexpected and untimely death. When that death is a result of a fatal vehicle accident that was caused by another person's negligence, the aftermath is often one of devastation for family members and others who knew and loved the victim. Texas law provides for families who have suffered such grave losses by allowing them to seek justice for the deceased.
A man was on his way home from work in September 2015 when a series of events led to his leg being amputated. The man, who lives in a state outside Texas, was apparently hit by a car, and was quickly transported to a hospital for treatment. It was reportedly determined that the man was in dire need of emergency vascular surgery on his leg. A federal court is now preparing to hear a medical malpractice case where the man has claimed substandard care caused him to lose his limb.
Some Texas residents with mental disabilities reside in state-run facilities that provide on-hand assistance for their daily living needs. Depending on individual circumstances, some residents of such homes are able to participate in outside programs and events, such as the Special Olympics. One disabled athlete was on his way home from an event when a situation developed that ended in an apparent wrongful death incident.