Houston, Texas Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Here in Texas, there are very few places a person may find themselves where they aren’t in close proximity to quality medical care. This is especially true in major cities, such as Houston. Though we’re quick to place trust in medical professionals as they tend to our needs, the truth is that they are only human, and they sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, medical errors can happen, and often do, and frequently, these errors cause further injuries, pain, suffering, and significant financial consequences. Even one “small” error can be life-changing. If you were harmed at the hands of a careless medical professional, our firm is here to help. Contact a seasoned Houston, Texas medical malpractice lawyer from White Personal Injury today to learn more about medical malpractice cases in Texas and how we can guide you through each phase of the process ahead.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Fighting for Clients in Houston & throughout Texas

Were you or a loved one harmed by an act of medical malpractice or negligence? If so, you need an attorney in your corner who can fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Just some of the ways in which you can benefit from hiring a competent medical malpractice lawyer include:

  • In-depth knowledge of medical malpractice law in Texas. Without a lawyer who has a deep understanding of the various complexities associated with medical malpractice law, you stand far less of a chance of winning your claim. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients who’ve been harmed by all types of medical negligence and malpractice, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you in your case.
  • Working knowledge of best practices when negotiating with insurance companies. Dealing with insurance companies isn’t always easy, as they are known to offer those harmed due to malpractice lowball settlements that don’t come close to covering the true cost of the damages they’ve incurred. Our firm understands how these companies operate and can effectively negotiate on your behalf.
  • Access to a vast array of resources that can be used to help satisfy the burden of proof. Sometimes, bringing in outside experts can have a significant impact on whether a client can be fully compensated for their injuries. We have years of experience with working alongside medical experts who can offer their knowledge and insight to help us win your case.

Speak with a seasoned Harris County, Texas personal injury lawyer from our legal team to learn more about your options going forward.

Our Medical Malpractice Services

White Personal Injury proudly handles medical malpractice claims on behalf of clients who’ve been hurt in a wide range of circumstances, including the following:

  • Anesthesia Errors: Errors made when administering anesthesia or while monitoring a patient who is under anesthesia are often fatal or lead to significant brain damage. Unfortunately, these errors also happen far more than you may think. This is unacceptable, and if you or a loved one was harmed by a careless anesthesiologist, our firm is on your side.
  • Birth Injuries: Birth injuries happen when a mother or child experiences complications during labor or delivery. Unfortunately, roughly half of all birth injuries are entirely preventable and occur as a result of insufficient care on the part of the physician or medical staff. We understand just how devastating these injuries can be for mothers and their families, and we are committed to getting these families the justice they deserve. If you or your child were harmed as a result of a medical error during the birthing process, our legal team is here to help.
  • Diagnosis Errors: Whether you sought medical help for a routine checkup or for a specific medical issue, you likely assumed your health and well-being were in good hands. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, medical professionals can either misinterpret test results, fail to order necessary tests, or otherwise make mistakes that cause them to make a diagnosis error of some sort. Diagnosis errors often cause medical conditions to go unnoticed and progress, sometimes to a point of no return. If you’re a victim of a diagnosis error, our firm is ready to assist you. Give us a call today or contact us online so we can get started working on your case.
  • Hospital Negligence: No one wants to take a trip to the emergency room, but when we do, we expect that we will receive the level of attention and care we deserve. Unfortunately, emergency rooms are often understaffed and employees are overworked, so this doesn’t always happen. Errors in hospitals made by doctors, nurses, and other staff members can result in critical injuries. If you or a loved one received less than adequate care in a hospital and were harmed as a result, give White Personal Injury a call.
  • Medication Errors: The two parties most commonly responsible for medication errors are physicians who prescribe medications and pharmacists who incorrectly fill prescriptions. Those harmed by medication errors deserve competent legal representation in their corner. If you’re one of them, you can feel confident in your decision to turn to us for help.
  • Surgical Errors: Errors made during surgery are critical, and unfortunately, they happen way more frequently than any of us would like to think. Things such as wrong-site surgery, leaving surgical instruments in patients’ bodies, and more, are actually fairly commonplace. That being said, if you or a loved one was harmed by a surgical error, White Personal Injury is here to help. Speak with a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm today.
  • Pressure Ulcer Injuries: In the vast majority of cases, pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores) are entirely avoidable. However, when hospital or nursing home staff fail to move bed-ridden patients every so often, they can develop these painful and potentially life-threatening sores.

Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim

To win a medical malpractice claim, you and your attorney will need to prove several things. The pillars of a valid medical malpractice claim are as follows:

  • You were the physician’s patient, and the physician, therefore, owed you a duty of care.
  • The physician breached the duty of care by taking an action (or failing to act) in a way that another reasonable physician would have.
  • You were harmed as a direct result of the physician’s action or inaction.
  • You incurred damages as a result.

As long as we win your medical malpractice claim, you should receive compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve sustained.

Financial Compensation

When someone is wrongfully harmed by their doctor or another medical professional and can successfully prove as much in their medical malpractice claim, they should qualify for compensation. This compensation can help victims of medical malpractice cope with the following:

  • The cost of follow-up care to help treat their injuries
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost past and future earnings from being unable to return to work
  • Loss of consortium
  • In the case of death, the cost of funeral and burial expenses, as well as loss of companionship or guidance

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Texas

Here in Texas, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is, in most cases, two years. This means that victims of medical malpractice will typically have two years from the date the act of malpractice occurred to bring a claim against the physician who harmed them. That said, it’s highly recommended that you speak with a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer as soon after your injury as possible. Doing so can drastically improve your chances of winning a future claim.

Contact a TX Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Those harmed by careless physicians deserve a legal team who truly cares about holding the right parties accountable and getting them the compensation they need to get their lives back. Our firm is here. Contact White Personal Injury today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned personal injury law firm.

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