Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Doctors are humans too. And as we all know, humans are vulnerable to errors. Even seasoned medical professionals with the best tools can make mistakes that will cause injuries to their patients. The good thing is, this grim reality does not happen very often. However, when it does, the doctors, nurses, hospital administration, or other responsible staff can be held liable for their harmful mistakes. In the unfortunate event that you or your loved ones were the victims of a medical mistake, you will need a talented Houston medical malpractice lawyer. Contact Attorney Tom at (713) 244-6363 for a free consultation about your legal options.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or any medical professional causes an injury to a patient. This can arise from a simple mistreatment or misdiagnoses, unreasonable delay in treating a condition, and surgical errors. For a medical error to be considered malpractice, the injury must be caused by gross negligence or a violation of the standard of care. Some of the most common causes of medical negligence lawsuits include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Unnecessary surgery
- Below-standard after-care
- Premature discharge
- Wrong site surgery
- Incorrect prescriptions
Why Do You Need A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Since medical malpractice lawsuits involve hospitals and a variety of insurance companies, they can quickly grow to be complicated to handle. A knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer will be intimately familiar with the process of examining the case, finding the right party to hold accountable, and fighting for maximum compensation for your injury. Some of the main functions Attorney Tom performs include the following.
Let a lawyer do all the paperwork and compile it in a manner that will negate any chances of small errors holding up or invalidating your case. Attorney Tom knows what to look for in a case and is able to craft an argument that can lead to a favorable outcome.
Acquire Expert Testimony
A testimony from a medical expert supporting your claim solidifies your case. Medical experts can testify as to why the mistake that caused your injury could have been prevented had you received the proper standard of care from your medical provider. Without the legal connections of an established law firm, such valuable opinions from medical practitioners could be hard to come by.
Oversee the Investigation
If your lawyer happens to discover a much bigger problem about your case, a large-scale investigation might ensue. Having an attorney working with you will help ensure the case is investigated thoroughly.
Despite the life-threatening outcomes, there are some victims of medical malpractice who choose not to seek compensation simply because they are unsure if an error took place while others wait too long to file a claim and the statue of limitations has already expired. Attorney Tom will walk you through the process and make sure you understand the options available to you. For many years, we have been handling medical malpractice cases and helping clients fight for what they truly deserve. To speak with one of our Houston medical error attorneys, call (713) 244-6363 or fill out our contact form.
How Attorney Tom can help
You will not understand the benefits of hiring an attorney until you actually need one—especially in cases involving medical malpractice. Medical malpractice lawsuits are often difficult to win as they involve gathering complex medical evidence a layperson could find overwhelming. In addition, juries tend to favor medical practitioners under the assumption that medicine is already challenging, and errors could happen.
If you believe that you or someone you love has been a victim of a medical malpractice, you may be entitled to a compensation. Attorney Tom‘s legal advocates are skilled, experienced, and ready to represent you in court.
Obtaining Maximum Compensation Under Texas Medical Malpractice Law
In Texas, there are certain caps (on non-economic damages) that limit the amount of compensation a patient injured by a medical professional can receive. When you hire a medical malpractice attorney, you’ll be able to understand how the law works and how you can use it to your advantage. Committing to a seasoned medical malpractice attorney gives you a better chance of maximizing the compensation you are able to receive for your case. Attorney Tom and his team of lawyers have the skills and resources to get the settlement or verdict you deserve for the injuries and suffering you have had to endure.
If you or your loved one was hurt due to medical malpractice, your judgment could be impaired due to the resentment you feel towards the responsible party. While it is challenging to clear our mind in this situation, our lawyers can provide you with an unbiased opinion of the situation you’re currently in.
Different Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
In the medical industry, both fresh and seasoned medical professionals can make errors. However, some medical accidents are more common than the others. These include:
- Birth Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Anesthesia Errors
- Incorrect Prescription
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Failure to Recommend Treatment
- Use of Faulty Medical Devices
Doctors and other hospital staff are required to give patients a certain standard of treatment. When they fail, their mistakes can cost lives. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a doctor’s carelessness, our attorneys are standing by to help you hold them accountable.
Contact Our Law Firm
A thorough investigation into the issue is required to make a solid case. But without an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, knowing where to get an expert’s testimony and how to get the relevant information that proves a medical facility’s liability is challenging. When you enlist the help of a professional lawyer with Attorney Tom, you are immediately lifting these concerns off your shoulders. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about Texas medical malpractice laws and can give you objective advice regarding your specific circumstances. We will oversee the investigation, gather all the necessary evidence, and prepare the argument that will help you get the most reasonable compensation for the pain and suffering this unfortunate incident has caused you. Contact our lawyers at (713) 244-6363 for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Houston injury lawyers today.