Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Texas
Do you have grounds to sue for medical malpractice?
When you go to your doctor's office or the hospital for help in treating an injury or illness, you expect to get better, not worse. If you have suffered harm due to the negligent actions of a doctor or other medical professional, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in pursuit of monetary damages. Provided that the doctor had accepted you as a patient and subsequently violated the duty of care, you have a right to demand financial compensation for your losses. Doctors are expected to uphold certain standards of practice, and failure to abide by these standards can serve as grounds for a malpractice claim. Our attorneys take pride in helping patients hold doctors accountable for negligence, and we are ready to fight for your right to fair compensation. To learn more about various types of malpractice cases we can file in Texas, follow the links below.
About Medical Malpractice Cases
The administration of anesthesia is among the most important aspects of a surgery, and many patients take for granted that it will be performed without any type of error. If the anesthesiologist makes a mistake, the patient may suffer serious complications during the surgery or in the post-operative period.
Many parents of children who have suffered injuries at birth make one very serious mistake: they assume that the doctor did everything that could be done to prevent the injury. While some birth injuries are unavoidable, many are the result of negligence on the part of the obstetrician or other professional.
Injury to the brain tissue can have devastating consequences for the victim, and the damage it often permanent and irreversible. Brain injuries caused by medical malpractice are often the result of hypoxia, a condition of oxygen deprivation which causes the brain tissue to be cut off from its vital supply of oxygen.
Failure to Diagnose
Patients trust their doctors to make accurate observations and to diagnose any conditions early so that they can be properly treated, but the unfortunate fact is that this does not always happen. If your doctor failed to recognize and act on signs that you had developed a serious condition, you may be entitled to financial compensation for any harm that resulted.
One of the reasons that doctors spend so many years in medical school is that they require exhaustive education and training in the proper diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions. When a doctor misdiagnoses an illness or other condition, the patient may be prescribed the wrong medication or an inappropriate surgery or procedure.
Paralysis, Quadriplegia & Paraplegia
If you have suffered an injury which results in partial or total paralysis, your life may never be the same again. Depending on the severity of the paralysis, you may no longer be able to enjoy your favorite activities, and you may even have sustained a permanent disability that will make it impossible for you to support your family.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Errors in surgery and similar mistakes can cause serious and irreversible injury to the spinal cord, with the result that the patient may suffer some type of paralyzing injury such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. A spinal cord injury can cause interference with organ function and paralysis in the limbs.
The practice of surgery dates back to ancient times, and significant technological advances in recent years have made it safer and expanded the scope of the procedures which are possible. Surgeons are among the most highly trained in the medical profession, but they are liable to make mistakes. When they do, the patient has a right to demand compensation for the resulting injuries.
How much is your case worth?
Medical malpractice claims in Texas are subject to certain statutory caps which have been modified by recent changes to state law. For example, your claim for non-economic damages is limited to $250,000 from the doctor and $250,000 from the hospital, for a total of $500,000 in damages for pain and suffering. In addition to non-economic damages, you can claim economic damages to pay for all your medical costs in the present and future, as well as compensation for lost income and reduced earning power. The goal is to provide you with sufficient compensation to offset the considerable impact of your injury or illness and help you avoid being forced to pay the price for the doctor's wrongful actions. For a complimentary consultation and to discuss how much your case could be worth, contact The Carlson Law Firm today.