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Medical Malpractice


Beaumont Personal Injury

Negligent or substandard care by a medical professional constitutes medical malpractice. Not all mistakes made by medical professionals, even if they cause harm, are considered medical negligence. There are certain risks inherent to practicing medicine and prescribing drugs that are acceptable to the medical profession. Speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer, if you feel you may have been the victim of medical malpractice in Beaumont or surrounding areas. Carabin & Shaw has served the injured of Beaumont since 1992. These cases are often highly technical and will require testimony from experts to prove your case. An attorney skilled in medical malpractice lawsuits will best be able to determine if you have a case. We never charge a fee unless you win your case. Call or email us today.

Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. Sometimes doctors are overworked, lack appropriate assistance, and/or not properly educated or licensed in their field or about a prescription drug they are prescribing. Any one of these circumstances can cause the doctor to make mistakes that can injure a patient severely. Hospitals are required to be adequately staffed with nurses and doctors and they must have checked the background and qualifications of the staff within reasonable means. Hospitals are held responsible for the actions of their employees.

Prescription drug errors are the most common form of medical malpractice claims with some 7,000 hospitalized patients per year receiving the wrong medication. Other areas for medical malpractice claims include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injury
  • Amputation of wrong limb
  • Delay of treatment
  • Failure to properly read X-rays or mammograms
  • Pediatric malpractice
  • Hospital negligence
  • Anesthesiologist malpractice

Statistics from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation rank medical negligence and malpractice deaths between the fifth and eighth leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) between five and eight reports of surgical errors being performed including operating on the wrong patient, performing the wrong procedure, or on the wrong site, occurred each month during 2003. If you feel you have been injured due to the negligence of a professional health care provider in Beaumont or any other part of the country, contact our offices to day to discuss your case. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are experienced in all aspects of Medical Negligence and malpractice claims and can get you the settlement you deserve. We work on a contingent fee basis which means you don’t pay unless we resolve your case. Call or email our law office today.


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