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Who Can Be Named in a Dallas Medical Malpractice Claim?

Who Can Be Named in a Dallas Medical Malpractice ClaimMost likely, you have read about the extreme cases of injuries caused by medical malpractice in the papers or heard about them on the news. The cases that involve patients having surgery tools left inside of them, or a surgeon performing the wrong surgery. These extreme cases are rare, but medical malpractice isn’t. In fact, it has been estimated that over 40,000 people are injured due to medical negligence every day.

Who Can Be Named in a Dallas Medical Malpractice Claim?

Many people are unaware that they may have a possible claim against the health care provider that caused the injury. Only two percent of those injured will file a claim. Many health professional can be named in a Texas medical malpractice suit, such as:

  • Doctors and nurses – Doctors and nurses are usually the first line of defense against ailments. They have a responsibility to treat their patients with an acceptable level of care.
  • Dentists and Orthodontists – Even though dentists and orthodontists only treat the teeth and gums, they are still responsible for the results of the treatment they provide.
  • Therapists – Therapist are usually used after seeking a doctor’s opinion, and are there to make things better for you. Sometimes they overdo it or use the wrong type of therapy. These actions can result in serious injury.
  • Pharmacists – Taking the wrong medicine or the wrong amount of a medicine can result in serious harm and even death.
  • Surgeons – Surgeons are the most likely to be sued in a medical malpractice suit.

If you are a victim as the result of the treatment of one of these professionals, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer at Guajardo & Marks for a free legal consultation. Call 972-774-9800 today with your legal questions.