Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
When tragedy strikes, families naturally want to know: is there anything that could’ve been done? If so, would that have stopped me or my loved one from being injured, or my loved one from being killed? Sometimes, the answer is “no” – the accident was just that, and there was no plausible way to avoid it. But often, the answer is not only “yes,” but “yes, and someone was supposed to stop it but didn’t.” That situation is called negligence: when someone’s failure to do their duty to you or your loved one causes you harm. Negligence occurs in a variety of situations – in a car crash or accident at work, by using a defective product, and through medical malpractice. A variety of injuries can result from negligence – as well as medical expenses, claimants may be awarded pain and suffering and lost wages, among other possible damages.
Your rights do not end when your loved one dies – you can take up their claims and seek justice in their stead. Claims for “survival” – the same claims that the deceased had – exist and pass to the deceased’s heirs or estate. What’s more, the heirs also have claims for wrongful death, to recover all they lost because of the deceased’s absence from their lives. Funeral expenses, final medical costs, loss of income, and loss of companionship – all of these can be recovered in a wrongful death action. If you or a loved one has been injured, or a loved one has died, and you believe someone else may be at fault, we may be able to help you seek justice and can answer your questions about your legal options. Do not hesitate to contact us or call us at our toll-free number (888) 237-4529.
Patients put their lives in the hands of medical professionals every day – and while most repay that trust with superior service, some fail to live up to the standards of their profession. Healthcare providers’ errors can cost patients years off their lives and thousands in medical bills – and those errors can come from anyone involved in the treatment process, whether the primary physician, the consulting specialists, or even the nurses and staff who took patient information. Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and even hospital corporations with hundreds of staff can err in their procedures and in providing care – and that medical malpractice is actionable.
Injury from medical malpractice takes a variety of forms. The most well-known is when a procedure was performed improperly – such as when a foreign object (like a glove) is left inside a patient during surgery. Malpractice also occurs when a patient is not given the right treatment for a diagnosed condition – or when a patient receives the wrong treatment, such as a prescription that conflicts with another condition. But patients can also be harmed by a failure to diagnose a disease – especially an illness like cancer that can be treated if caught early – and which a negligent medical provider may not catch in time.
While Texas law imposes a heavy procedural burden on medical malpractice claimants, we continue to represent patients and their families against negligent medical practitioners and facilities. We can help you determine if you have a viable medical malpractice claim – and if we cannot take your case, we may be able to find someone who can. We know the qualified experts you need to advance your medical malpractice claims, and can help you obtain the recovery that you were denied. If you or a loved one has suffered from negligent medical treatment, do not hesitate to contact us or call us at our toll-free number (888) 237-4529.