People need to be able to trust their medical professionals. While not every diagnosis and course of treatment is exact, there should be a reasonable expectation by every patient that his or her doctors will dispense sound medical advice based on thorough examination and testing. When that does not happen, each patient has the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. A Texas law firm has been hired by two separate families for possible medical malpractice suits against a nurse practitioner.
The nurse runs a clinic set up to help patients improve their lifestyles, particularly in the area of weight management. The reviews on social media are good overall. One of the plaintiffs sought the help of the clinic when he was feeling more tired than he felt he should. After two months and nearly $1,000, he is still in a fatigued state as well as often feeling like his heart is beating too fast. He is seeking treatment elsewhere in addition to filing a lawsuit.
The legal firm’s other client is the family of a 47-year-old man who died earlier this year. The autopsy reports stated he died of heart disease that was brought on, in part, from the treatment he was receiving from the clinic along with his excessive weight. The nurse practitioner’s license has been suspended based on the complaints against him, with a probable cause hearing followed by a final hearing to be conducted in the near future.
Medical malpractice lawsuits exist because there are times healthcare providers do not take the time to fully understand the physical problems of their patients. They sometimes opt for a quick fix that is often just a temporary solution and not a step toward an actual cure. Texas residents who have suffered physical injury or family members of those who have died as a result of the carelessness of their treating physician will want to speak to an attorney who will explain the options they have for seeking financial compensation.
Source: kfdm.com, “Nurse practitioner license temporarily revoked as “imminent threat to public welfare”“, Dec. 3, 2017