Preparing for a medical procedure in Texas can cause much anxiety for the patient and family members. Fortunately, most medical procedures go as expected and the patient makes a full recovery afterward. On rare occasions though, something goes wrong during the procedure or during recovery. When a health care provider doesn’t follow the established standards of care and the patient is injured, medical malpractice may be the cause of the injury. When a man in another state died after a procedure, his family was successful in their lawsuit against the doctor caring for him and the health center where he was treated.
Details of the case
The victim was being treated for a heart condition and was to undergo a procedure called cardiac catheterization. In this procedure, a tube is inserted into a blood vessel near the heart. The doctor who performed the procedure inserted the tube into a different area of the heart, which caused complications leading to the victim’s death.
The family of the deceased victim sued the doctor who performed the procedure and the heart center where he was treated. The jury awarded the victim’s estate several million dollars in damages in the medical malpractice lawsuit. These damages were awarded based on the value of life, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses for the victim.
Justice for medical malpractice victims
Losing a loved one to medical malpractice is devastating for a family. Patients and their families should feel comfortable with their healthcare providers and should not have to worry about something going wrong due to negligence. Victims of medical malpractice in Texas have the right to seek justice through the civil court system. Consulting with an attorney can provide information on how to proceed forward with a lawsuit against those at fault.