Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Experienced Attorneys Help Victims of Medical Malpractice and Defective Medications & Medical Devices
Nothing says confidence like putting your health in the hands of a doctor. Medical professionals have a legal obligation to provide professional medical practices. But if you receive inadequate or erroneous medical care, the consequences for your health could be catastrophic.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or a health complication due to an error in accurately diagnosing your health problems or some other type of medical treatment error, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced legal representatives can help you better understand your options and help you recover the monetary benefits you deserve.
Deaths by Medical Malpractice in the United States
- Research shows that approximately 250,000 people died in 2013 from preventable medical errors.
- Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States
- Only cancer and heart disease cause more deaths than medical errors.
- According to a 1999 study, there are between 3,260 and 7,261 preventable deaths in Texas each year due to medical malpractice.
The Importance of Early Research
The advance investigation of your medical malpractice claim is key to helping you recover your potential benefits. The longer you wait, the more challenging it can be to prove negligence. The statute of limitations in Texas generally allows up to two years from the date of the incident to file your claim. The sooner you can start your claim, the more likely you are to remember crucial details and access other important information to help your case.
In addition, when you act and your case is resolved, the guilty medical professional will have less time to repeat your error. Continuing your case quickly can help ensure that no one else has to suffer the same agonizing situation you are currently facing.
What should I do if I, or a loved one, have been the victim of drugs or harmful medical devices?
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a defective medication or device, contact our attorneys who specialize in defective medications to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced legal team can answer your questions and help you navigate the confusing legal minefield to give you the best chance to resolve your claim.
Common Types of Medical Errors and Negligence Cases
Medical malpractice can be committed by doctors, hospitals, nurses, medical centers, dentists and other medical professionals in a variety of situations:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Birth injuries
- Errors in the Emergency Room
- Medical Devices Hazardous or Defective (see below)
- Improper Medications
- Erroneous Diagnosis
- Radiology errors
- Lack of supervision
- Inappropriate care
- Hospital Infections
- Abuse in the Home for the Elderly
Cases we handle
Our legal experts are experienced in handling a variety of medical malpractice cases, including
- Wrongful Death
- Abuse of Elders
- Medical negligence
- Brain damage
- Nervous Damage, Foot Drop or Paralysis
- Medical Errors, including Surgical Errors and Positioning Errors
- Birth injuries
- Injuries Related to Transportation
- Injuries Related to Medicines
- Intentional oversight
- Medical Device or Procedure Error
Types of Dangerous or Defective Medical Devices
Occasionally, your medical injury may not be noticed until months or years after receiving medical treatment. Some drugs and medical devices are not dangerous or defective until someone reports it. Here are some examples of known medical devices and medications that can be dangerous or defective:
- Bair Hugger - Surgical Infections
- Hernia mesh
- Hyland's Teething Tablets
- Recipe Opiods
- Proton-pump inhibitor
- Talcum Powder
- Yaz / Yasmin
- Risperdal and Zofran
- Bard Hernia Mesh
- Biomet Shoulder Tray
- Hernia Covidien Mesh
- Depuy Elbow or Hips
- Pelvic mesh
- Physiomesh Surgical Mesh
- Syringes IV with Saline solution
- Hips Stryker
- Wright hips
- Knee Zimmer Person
Withdrawal of Medical Devices
In cases where it is discovered that a medical device, such as those listed above, is defective, the device must be removed and another solution must be implemented. Withdrawal can be expensive, not to mention the additional costs associated with receiving a new device.
It is not fair that those affected by these defective devices bear the financial burden and physical pressure of switching to a new medical device, especially if the change requires surgery. If you have been removed from a medical device due to a danger or defect, you may be entitled to compensation.
Preparing a Claim for a Defective Medical Device
It is important to remember that manufacturers create medical devices and medications with the intention of helping people who need them. However, they are responsible for the products they manufacture and must be held accountable in the event that a device or drug causes a danger to the user.
Companies must report any potential threat to the FDA and make public knowledge of any defect or possible risk. Failure to do so in a timely manner may constitute negligence or other violations of state or federal law. Some companies try to hide the defect of their products and do not eliminate them from the market. The moment your errors are discovered, it is often too late for many users. Our goal is to look for any potential for negligence or bad behavior on the part of the manufacturer to ensure that it is remedied fairly and fairly.
Medical mishaps that occur during childbirth can be catastrophic and with which the child and family will live for the rest of their lives. The emotional and physical cost can be overwhelming and expensive. Our attorneys are experts in the handling of birth injury cases, which include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Labor trauma (including injuries caused by forceps, vacuum and inadequate techniques)
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Brachial Plexus Lesions
- Inappropriate Management or Negligence of High Risk Births
Indemnity for Medical Malpractice
In Texas, you must show that the medical professional missed a certain step or that other reasonable professionals would not have missed it, and that the action caused or contributed to your injury.
Our medical malpractice attorneys will review your medical history to determine if your doctor or other staff did not follow the correct procedures that led to your injury.
What Can You Recover in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
While a legal case can never help you fully recover from your malpractice injury, your agreement can help alleviate the financial burden associated with current and future medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of income and future earnings, and general pain and suffering.
How much will a medical malpractice lawsuit cost me?
Our main concern is to help you receive the compensation you deserve, and we do not want financial obligations to prevent you from continuing with your case. If we can not help you win your case, you pay nothing. If you win your agreement, you only pay part of what you receive.
How can I determine if I have a case of medical malpractice?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or has been seriously injured or a loved one has died due to inadequate medical care or treatment, you are likely to have a case of medical malpractice and be able to sue for compensation. A consultation with our experienced medical malpractice legal team can help you determine if you have a case.
How long will it take to solve my case?
There is no specific time period to resolve a case of medical malpractice, since each circumstance is unique. Some cases can be resolved in months, while others can last for years until a verdict is reached. Regardless of how long it takes, we work tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
What should I expect during my initial consultation with a lawyer?
When you schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, we will listen to your particular situation and ask questions so that we have a clear idea of your experience. We will explain your legal rights and options to help you make the best decision about how to handle your negligence case. If we do not believe we can help you with your claim, we will not waste your time.
Contacting an Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyer
You should not have to suffer for someone else's mistake, especially when you trusted them with your most important possession: your health and your livelihood. To start the road to recovery, contact our legal team specialized in medical malpractice today and schedule your free consultation.