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Protecting Patients Against Medical Negligence

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As patients, we invest tremendous trust and financial resources in quality medical care. Sadly, medical negligence can harm patients and their loved ones, leading to wrongful injuries. From surgical errors to misdiagnoses, our Corpus Christi medical malpractice attorneys can help you seek fair compensation after medical negligence, fighting tirelessly to recover damages on your behalf. 

No one deserves to suffer life-altering harm due to careless medical personnel. That’s why our nationally recognized firm is committed to building compelling cases for every client we serve, empowering injured patients to take back their lives after medical negligence. If you were wronged by a negligent healthcare provider, Hilliard Law can help you recover the damages you’re rightfully entitled to. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust our knowledgeable advocates to guide your steps with wisdom and clarity. 

If you were harmed by a negligent healthcare provider, our tenacious attorneys can fight for justice on your behalf. 

Call (866) 927-3420 to schedule a free consultation.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Patients trust medical practitioners to honor the saying, “First, do no harm.” Unfortunately, human error is inevitable, and many patients suffer harm while receiving medical treatment. In Texas, medical malpractice occurs when medical personnel fail to exercise adequate care, skill or diligence in your care. When this happens, patients may be eligible to pursue compensation as a victim of medical malpractice. 

Types of Medical Malpractice

Common examples of medical malpractice include:   

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Errors in prenatal diagnostic testing
  • Failure to advise of diagnosis
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Abandonment (e.g., failing to attend to a patient)
  • Improperly prescribing a drug
  • Failing to notify the patient of available treatments
  • Continuing a treatment shown to be ineffective
  • Below-standard treatment or incorrectly-performed treatment
  • Leaving medical instruments or foreign objects inside patients during surgery

At Hilliard Law, we step in to see that justice is done. If you suffered a wrongful injury due to medical negligence by a provider or healthcare entity, such as a doctor, nurse, technician, psychiatrist, hospital, or facility, our medical malpractice attorneys can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. 

What Is the “Duty of Care” for Medical Personnel?

Doctors owe patients a certain duty of care. The duty of medical professionals to provide safe care to patients encompasses various responsibilities, such as: 

  • Performing a detailed medical history
  • Requesting a detailed description of the patient’s symptoms
  • Performing a thorough exam
  • Ordering appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Disclosing comprehensive information regarding treatment
  • Referring patients to specialists when necessary

If you suffered an injury because your doctor failed to practice these basic principles, you may be eligible to seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. 

Establishing Liability in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

To successfully recover damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit, victims are responsible for showing that the defendant's negligence directly caused their injuries (known as the "burden of proof"). To obtain compensation after medical malpractice, the plaintiff must establish four key elements: 

  1. Duty of Care: The medical provider owed the patient a duty of care. 
  2. Breach of Duty: The medical provider breached their duty by acting negligently. 
  3. Damages: The medical malpractice resulted in compensatory damages. 
  4. Proximate Cause: The provider’s negligence directly caused the resulting injuries. 

It’s critical to partner with a Corpus Christi attorney who can help you gather sufficient evidence to fortify your claim and prevent large medical entities and insurers from taking advantage of you during your case, such as by offering lowball settlements. 

Recovering Damages After Medical Malpractice

There are numerous economic and non-economic damages that a medical malpractice victim may be entitled to recover. Economic damages are easier to assign dollar amounts. On the other hand, non-economic damages compensate for non-financial losses.

Common types of economic damages in a medical malpractice case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity

Common non-economic damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of a limb
  • Temporary/permanent disability
  • Inability to partake in activities you once enjoyed

Additionally, victims can sometimes recover punitive damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Rather than compensate the victim for financial losses, the purpose of punitive damages is to punish the defendant for extremely careless or reckless behavior. 

Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you were harmed by medical malpractice, seeking sound counsel from a qualified attorney is imperative to maximizing and securing the compensation available to you. Our skilled lawyers can help you navigate the legal intricacies of your case by assisting with: 

  • Evaluating and investigating your claim to calculate and maximize its value.
  • Assisting with required paperwork, important filing deadlines, and court dates.
  • Gathering and presenting relevant evidence to fortify your case.
  • Negotiating effectively with insurers and other involved parties.
  • Protecting your rights by providing experienced representation when necessary.

If you or a loved one was harmed by medical malpractice, contact us online to discuss your case with a seasoned lawyer in Corpus Christi. 

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • Record-Setting
    Million Settlement*
    Wrongful Death

    Hilliard Law attorneys represented numerous injury victims and the families of those killed in accidents caused by GM’s defective ignition switch and their concealment of safety defects.

  • $50
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    Class Action

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead class counsel in Haese v. H&R Block, a class action lawsuit involving every Texan who received a rapid refund from H&R Block (approx. 300,000 plaintiffs). He assisted other class counsel in forcing H&R Block to disclose it received kickbacks for arranging loans between its tax preparation clients and predatory lenders.

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

  • $33
    Million Verdict
    Traumatic Brain Injury

    The Hilliard Law trial team won a $33M product liability case against a golf-car company, involving a golf cart that tipped over on a child causing a severe traumatic brain injury.

  • $30
    Million Verdict
    ATV Accident

    A jury determined that the defective design and marketing of an All Terrain Vehicle were the proximate cause of the decedent's injuries in a fatal ATV accident.

  • $25
    Million Verdict
    Negligent Security

    In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work.

Pursuing Justice for Victims of Medical Malpractice 

At Hilliard Law, we take medical malpractice cases with the utmost seriousness. We understand how frustrating and overwhelming it can be to have your life derailed by medical negligence, which is why our compassionate team is dedicated to pursuing justice for injured patients. 

With over three decades of experience, our tenacious attorneys have represented victims in a wide array of medical malpractice lawsuits. We build each case from the ground up, utilizing our in-depth understanding of state laws to advocate for the favorable outcome our clients deserve in life’s most difficult seasons.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.