In the state of Texas, medical professionals are required to provide patients with treatment that meets certain industry standards of care. Failure to meet these standards can result in a hospital, doctor, or their staff being held liable for damages.
The Texas medical malpractice attorneys at Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers explain settlements have been reached in hundreds of these cases involving a single dental practice from San Antonio.
In 2011, reports began to surface that doctors working a the dental center were performing unnecessary medical procedures on young patients so that they could increase profits when billing Medicaid. The average age of the patient involved with one doctor was four and a half years old. These children were found to have been subjected to an average of 21 different operative procedures in 30-minutes.
These claims prompted hundreds of lawsuits to be filed against the practice. In fact, more than 250 such claims have been filed since the reports began to surface.
Settlements have been reach in a majority of these cases over the last several years, and according to an article from San Antonio Express-News, the last of the cases recently came to a close when an agreement was reached that satisfied both parties involved in the case.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we know how a doctor’s error or negligence can affect the life of the patient. That’s why we encourage those who have been harmed while under a doctor’s care to learn more about how a medical malpractice claim may be able to help along the road to recovery.