He thought he had a bad case of flu, so he went to the emergency room at the local VA hospital for help. Two days later, the man who had devoted his life to the military and protection of his nation was dead.
Medical negligence comes in many forms, but two of the most common are misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose. Often these errors are the result of miscommunication or lack of communication among hospital doctors and staff.
As regular readers of our San Antonio legal blog know, there are a number of common types of medical malpractice, including surgical errors, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose. We also see far too many cases in which doctors prescribe the wrong medications or overprescribe drugs to patients.