Hunt County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Families Harmed by Medical Malpractice Deserve Legal Help
We rely on medical professionals to care for us at the most vulnerable times of lives. For too many of us, this trust and reliance is misplaced. When medical malpractice occurs, you deserve to know what your rights and options are. Contact the Hunt County medical malpractice attorney at Brown, Christie & Green to find out.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans will suffer injury this year due to the negligence of their trusted doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Not everyone who suffers from medical malpractice will exercise their right to hold the at-fault party responsible. Many people hesitate to take legal action because they are unsure whether they have a case. It’s certainly natural to think twice before talking to a lawyer, especially about something so complex and as medical malpractice.
When you contact Brown, Christie & Green, however, you are under no obligation. We will consult on your case for free so you can make the best decisions for you and your family.
What Does A Medical Malpractice Attorney Do?
A Hunt County medical malpractice attorney represents injured patients in their claims against a medical professional or institution. Here’s what you can expect from our attorneys:
- Reviewing your case for free and giving a professional opinion about the probability of a favorable outcome.
- Covering your case expenses (filing fees, expert witness fees, trial costs) only to be reimbursed if we win your case.
- Consulting with respected physician witnesses to impartially review your medical records and corroborate your story.
- Gathering your medical records and bills (and covering any fees to do so).
- Contacting the at-fault party prior to litigation to accuse fault and demand payment.
- Filing your case in court if no pre-litigation settlement is possible.
- Proceeding to trial if necessary, including selecting a jury, meeting with the judge, and interviewing witnesses.
I think I have a case. How do I know for sure?
Most successful medical malpractice claims have the same three elements:
- Professional doctor-patient relationship – In order to be at fault, a doctor or nurse must have a duty of care to the injured patient.
- Negligence – The injury must be due to the carelessness of the healthcare provider. This is the breach in the duty of care.
- Damages – Without demonstrable costs of injury or illness, there is very little substance in a medical malpractice case. If negligence contributed to a longer hospital stay or required corrective surgery, showing damages is as simple as gathering your medical bills.
If your poor medical outcome involves these elements, schedule a time to speak with a Hunt County medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Consult with a Hunt County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice claims are subject to strict deadlines called the statute of limitations. Claimants lose the opportunity to hold the at-fault party responsible if they wait too long to take legal action. Therefore, if you think you have a medical malpractice claim, call to schedule a free consultation right away.
Contact Brown, Christie & Green by calling 800-600-4210, or use our online form to contact us online.
- Failing to diagnose a medical condition
- Failing to treat a condition in a timely manner
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Undiagnosed sepsis
Many people are afraid to take legal action against a doctor or hospital. At Brown, Christie & Green, we are with you every step of the way, providing the support you need.
Unimpressive Safety Grades in Hunt County Hospitals
The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization that gathers and publishes safety data on large organizations like hospitals. In the most recently published health safety grades for hospitals across the country, Hunt County is not very well represented.
Only one medical facility in the county even appears in their ratings. Critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, children’s hospitals, cancer hospitals, and government hospitals are not graded by the Leapfrog Group.
Hunt Regional Medical Center of Greenville is the only Hunt County facility represented in the report. It joins the 36% of hospitals in the country that earned an unimpressive grade of “C.”
Hunt Regional Medical Center Below Average
Areas in which the hospital performed well below average include:
- Regularly cleaning and maintaining urinary catheters
- Incidents of collapsed lungs from chest tubes
- Frequent incidents of dangerous blood clots
- Accidental cuts and tears from medical instruments like scalpels
- Administrative and technological safety measures
- Employing specially trained ICU physicians
Somewhat disconcertingly, the hospital declined to report figures on the number of adverse events caused by improper hand washing.
Though Hunt County does not have the worst hospitals in the country, it certainly is lagging behind the more than 50% of facilities judged to be safer by these standards.
Concerned about Your Hospital Experience?
If you or someone you love has experienced injury or an acquired infection in a Hunt County hospital, talk to a Hunt County medical malpractice attorney. You may be able to pursue financial compensation for the harm you are suffering. Contact Brown, Christie & Green to find out more. Call 800-600-4210, or contact us online.