Holding medical professionals accountable for negligence
Medical malpractice is frightening for many reasons, but perhaps foremost among them is the breach of trust: Where are patients supposed to turn for medical help if their own doctors harm them? Our firm has more than 25 years of experience helping medical malpractice victims get the restitution they deserve. If your medical treatment produced harmful results, call our Law Office today for a free consultation to discuss your options.
Requirements for a medical malpractice claim
There are three components that must be met for a medical malpractice claim to succeed:
Negligence. Every healthcare professional — doctors, nurses, lab technicians and nearly everyone else providing a service in the healthcare industry — must meet a standard of care. That standard of care holds that a healthcare professional must act like any other reasonably prudent professional in a similar situation.
Causation. The law also requires that the healthcare professional’s negligence caused the resulting injury. A healthcare professional may be guilty of medical malpractice for actively doing something harmful or for omitting something from treatment that led to harm. For more than 25 years, our firm has established cause for the medical malpractice victims he’s represented throughout Texas.
Injury. There must be an injury, although it may be physical, mental or emotional.
Common medical malpractice claims
Medical malpractice may be claimed against almost any type of medical diagnosis, treatment or advice. The most common medical malpractice claims allege:
Failure to recognize symptoms
Unnecessary surgery, treatment or medication
Misinterpreting lab results
Prescribing an inappropriate medication or dosage
Premature hospital discharge
If you or someone you know may be a victim of medical malpractice, call our office for a free consultation. Our firm offers contingency fee payment plans: no recovery, no fee. Our office has plenty of parking and easy access to public transportation. We offer flexible office hours to accommodate clients, but we also make home or hospital visits if you cannot come to us.