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We go to the doctors seeking medical treatment for preventative care, recommended treatments, and life-saving surgeries. Far too often, practitioner errors, including misdiagnoses, surgical errors, birth injuries, failure to monitor, and pharmaceutical errors, have left patients in worse conditions than when treatment began. Hilliard Law attorneys know how to go up against these medical providers and get you the justice you and your loved ones deserve.

Call us today at (866) 927-3420 and request a free consultation to speak with a trusted medical malpractice attorney in Texas.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical negligence refers to a healthcare provider’s failure to provide the level of care that a reasonably skilled and competent medical professional would have provided under similar circumstances. When medical negligence occurs, the impact on patients can be significant, both physically and emotionally.

Types of Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice encompasses a multitude of negligence and mistakes within the healthcare system, with severe consequences for patients. At Hilliard Law, our experienced team of medical litigators has won advantageous verdicts and settlements for clients in a wide variety of medical cases. 

Some common types of medical malpractice cases we represent include:

  • Misdiagnosis: One of the most common forms of medical negligence is misdiagnosis. This occurs when a healthcare provider fails to correctly identify a patient’s condition, leading to delayed or incorrect treatment. Misdiagnosis can have serious consequences, as it can result in the progression of a disease or condition, unnecessary treatments, or even wrongful death. For example, a patient with cancer may be misdiagnosed with a less serious condition, causing a delay in receiving appropriate treatment and potentially worsening their prognosis.
  • Medication errors: Medication errors are another prevalent form of medical negligence. These errors can occur at various stages, from prescribing the wrong medication to administering the wrong dosage. Medication errors can have severe consequences, including adverse drug reactions, organ damage, or even death. Healthcare providers must exercise caution and double-check all prescriptions and dosages to prevent such errors. Our firm has earned a national reputation for going toe-to-toe with pharma giants like Bristol-Meyers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson, setting us apart from other law firms.
  • Unsafe drug trials: Pharmaceutical companies may put profit before patient safety and downplay injury or death caused by experimental drugs
  • Surgical mistakes: Surgical mistakes are also a significant concern when it comes to medical negligence. These errors can range from operating on the wrong body part to leaving surgical instruments inside a patient’s body. Surgical mistakes can lead to complications, infections, and prolonged recovery periods. Patients who experience surgical negligence may require additional surgeries to correct the mistakes, further adding to their physical and emotional distress.
  • Birth injuries: Birth injuries are particularly devastating forms of medical negligence. These occur during childbirth and can result in lifelong disabilities or even the loss of the newborn. Birth injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper monitoring of the mother and baby, improper use of delivery instruments, or failure to perform a timely cesarean section when necessary. The emotional toll on parents and families affected by birth injuries is immeasurable, as they must navigate the challenges of caring for a child with special needs.
  • Nursing home abuse: Nursing home abuse is a distressing and unethical form of medical negligence that occurs when residents in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, are subjected to mistreatment or harm. This abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and more. Nursing home abuse often results in physical and psychological harm, making it essential for healthcare providers and staff to recognize and prevent such incidents, as well as report them promptly.
  • Drug or medical device recalls: Another critical aspect of medical negligence is the failure to respond appropriately to drug or medical device recalls. This occurs when healthcare providers continue to use or prescribe pharmaceuticals or medical devices that have been recalled due to safety concerns, defects, or other issues. Negligence in handling such recalls can lead to adverse health effects, including severe injuries and complications for patients. Healthcare professionals have a duty to stay informed about recalls and act accordingly to protect their patients’ well-being.

Medical negligence is a serious issue that can have profound consequences for patients. Healthcare providers need to prioritize patient safety and take all necessary precautions to prevent such errors. Individuals impacted by medical negligence should consider seeking legal counsel to safeguard their rights and pursue the compensation they are entitled to with the assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney from Hilliard Law.

The Devastating Effects of Medical Injuries

Medical injuries can have long-lasting consequences for victims. Physical pain, disability, and loss of quality of life are just a few of the potential outcomes. These serious injuries can also lead to emotional trauma, financial hardships, and strained relationships with loved ones. Recognizing the toll medical injuries take on victims is crucial in understanding the importance of seeking justice and holding responsible parties accountable.

When a person becomes a victim of a medical injury, the impact on their physical well-being can be profound. The pain experienced can range from mild discomfort to excruciating agony, depending on the severity of the injury. Simple tasks that were once taken for granted, such as walking, eating, or even getting out of bed, can become incredibly challenging or even impossible.

Medical injuries often result in long-term or permanent disabilities. For instance, a person who undergoes a surgical procedure may suffer nerve damage, leading to paralysis or loss of sensation in certain parts of their body. This loss of physical function can dramatically alter a person’s independence and ability to perform daily activities, leading to a diminished quality of life.

However, the consequences of medical injuries extend far beyond the physical realm. Victims often experience emotional trauma as a result of their ordeal. The fear, anxiety, and distress associated with the injury can have a profound impact on their mental well-being. They may develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as nightmares, flashbacks, or hypervigilance, which can further exacerbate their suffering.

The emotional toll medical injuries can also lead to significant financial hardships for injured victims. The cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care can quickly accumulate, placing a heavy burden on the victim and their family. The victim may be unable to work or may experience a loss of earning capacity due to their injury, further exacerbating their financial struggles.

Medical injuries can strain relationships with loved ones. The victim may require constant support and assistance from their family members, who may need to take on caregiving responsibilities. This can lead to feelings of frustration, resentment, and even guilt within the family dynamics. The emotional strain caused by the injury can also make it challenging for the victim to maintain healthy relationships, as they may struggle with feelings of isolation or a sense of being a burden.

Recognizing the devastating effects of medical injuries is crucial in advocating for justice and holding responsible parties accountable. Victims deserve not only compensation for their physical and financial losses but also acknowledgment of the emotional and psychological toll they have endured. By raising awareness about the profound impact of medical injuries, we can work towards a healthcare system that prioritizes patient safety and ensures that all injury victims receive the support and care they deserve.

Steps to Take if You Believe You’re a Victim of Medical Malpractice

If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, here are the steps you should consider taking:

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Building a Strong Legal Case

Building a compelling medical negligence claim requires a strategic and thorough approach. As your attorney, we will conduct a meticulous investigation, gather relevant medical records and documents, consult with professional witnesses, and develop a legal strategy tailored to your specific case. By preparing a strong case, your attorney will position you for the best chance of success in achieving a favorable outcome.

  • What are common examples of medical malpractice?

    Common examples include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, birth injuries, and failure to provide appropriate treatment.

  • How do I prove medical malpractice occurred?

    To establish medical malpractice, you typically need to demonstrate four key elements:

    • Duty: Show that the healthcare provider owed you a duty of care
    • Breach of Duty: Prove that the provider failed to meet the standard of care
    • Causation: Establish that the breach of duty directly caused your injury
    • Damages: Document the harm or losses you suffered as a result
  • What types of damages can I seek in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

    In a medical malpractice case, you can pursue various types of damages, including:

    • Medical expenses (past and future)
    • Lost wages and earning capacity
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • Rehabilitation costs
    • Punitive damages (in cases of extreme negligence)

    Keep in mind that the specific details of your case will determine the types and amounts of damages you may be eligible to claim. Consulting with a qualified attorney is crucial to understanding your legal options and potential outcomes.

Navigating the Complexities of Medical Malpractice 

Medical negligence personal injury cases can be legally complex, involving intricate medical information and extensive legal procedures. Understanding the nuances of these personal injury law cases requires experience. An attorney focusing on medical malpractice will be familiar with the specific laws and regulations that govern such claims, ensuring that your case is handled correctly from start to finish.

When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, the stakes are high. Patients who have suffered harm due to medical negligence often face significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. To seek justice and compensation, it is crucial to have a skilled legal professional who understands the complexities of these cases.

One of the key challenges in medical malpractice and most personal injury cases is the need to navigate through intricate medical information. Medical records, test results, and professional opinions are just some of the elements that need to be carefully analyzed and understood. At Hilliard Law, our medical malpractice attorneys have the knowledge and experience to decipher these complex medical documents and identify any instances of negligence or wrongdoing.

Medical malpractice cases involve extensive legal procedures that can be overwhelming for individuals without legal training. From filing the initial complaint to gathering evidence, conducting depositions, and presenting arguments in court, numerous steps must be followed to ensure a successful outcome. As your legal partner, we will guide you through each stage of the legal process, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and all deadlines are met.

It is important to know medical malpractice laws and regulations can vary from state to state. Working with an attorney well-versed in the specific laws governing medical malpractice claims in your jurisdiction is essential. They will have a deep understanding of the legal precedents, statutes of limitations, and other important factors that can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Medical malpractice cases can be lengthy and complex, often involving battles with insurance companies and healthcare providers. Having a skilled attorney by your side will not only increase your chances of success but also provide you with the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

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
    Million Settlement*
    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.

Medical Negligence Attorneys Committed to Ensuring Justice for Victims

A medical practitioner’s mistake can be a matter of life or death for the patient. At Hilliard Law, our medical malpractice attorneys can help you identify if your medical care or procedure was negligent and help you find the compensation you deserve. 

With a proven track record of success, our attorneys have earned a reputation for their unwavering commitment to justice and their relentless pursuit of fair compensation for their clients.

Our skilled medical negligence attorneys understand that medical malpractice cases can be emotionally and financially draining for victims and their loved ones. That’s why we take a compassionate and client-focused approach to every case we handle. We recognize the profound impact that medical errors can have on a person’s life, and we are here to provide not only legal representation but also the support and guidance needed during this challenging time.

Our national trial lawyers have the resources and knowledge to handle cases across state lines and can ensure that your claim is pursued in the most effective manner possible, regardless of where the negligence occurred.

When you choose Hilliard Law to represent you in your medical malpractice claim, you can expect:

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Trusted Advocates for Victims of Medical Negligence

In times of medical crisis and uncertainty, you need a dedicated and experienced legal team by your side. Hilliard Law’s national medical malpractice lawyers are here to champion your cause, tirelessly pursuing justice on your behalf. With our track record of securing favorable outcomes for clients in a wide range of medical cases, you can trust us to provide the unwavering support and expertise you deserve.

Our team is ready to stand with you, advocating for the justice and compensation you need to move forward. Your story matters, and we are here to help you tell it.

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