Standing Up For The Rights Of Injured Patients
When you go to the hospital or doctor, you never expect to come away from it in a worse condition than when you arrived. However, many people suffer unnecessary medical or pharmaceutical injuries. When something like this happens, we at Mack Injury Attorneys can help you hold the liable party accountable for their actions and the resulting consequences.
Were You The Victim Of Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals can make mistakes just like the rest of us. However, if a mistake breaches their duty of care as a doctor and causes injuries to a patient, it can constitute medical malpractice, and injured patients have important legal rights. Medical injuries can occur in many different ways and for many different reasons, including:
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Delay of treatment
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
Medical malpractice can affect patients of all ages, from newborn infants to older adults. Medical mistakes can also result in serious injuries that require extensive medical care. For example, imagine that a surgeon gets medical records mixed up and performs the wrong procedure on a patient, which has happened in the past. That patient will now suffer permanent disfigurement from the surgery performed and will need additional surgeries to address their own health condition. This scenario can cause unnecessary medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and more.
How Pharmaceuticals Can Harm You
Medical professionals can also make harmful mistakes regarding pharmaceuticals. This is especially common in hospitals, where staff members administer thousands of pills on a daily basis. Some medication errors include:
- Missing a dose
- Giving the wrong medication to the wrong patient
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dose
- Failing to account for drug allergies or drug combinations
Pharmaceuticals do not only cause harm to people due to doctor errors. Instead, the pharmaceutical companies themselves produce certain dangerous drugs that can cause severe side effects. Many pharmaceuticals on the market can cause unrelated complications that require additional medical care or that can be life-threatening, and they often do not provide adequate warnings to users about these possible effects.
Some dangerous pharmaceuticals that can cause injury to users include:
- Opioid painkillers
Many patients have filed lawsuits against large pharmaceutical companies claiming they manufactured defective drugs, failed to warn consumers and made false claims regarding the safety of the drugs. We can help you pursue the compensation you need to make ends meet after your injury.
Meet With A Dedicated Lawyer Today
Both medical and pharmaceutical injuries can be devastating and costly – in more ways than one. However, medical malpractice claims are challenging, as you must prove that a doctor’s conduct violated the medical standard of care. Pharmaceutical claims can also be complicated, especially since large pharmaceutical companies have seemingly endless resources to fight liability.
Fortunately, attorney Nathaniel Mack and our legal team are here to help injured patients in San Antonio. At our firm, we have seen firsthand how devastating unexpected medical injuries can be, and we use our thorough understanding of the law and our tenacious dedication to fight for the legal rights of injured clients. To discuss a possible case, call 888-978-9302 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.