Killeen Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Has Medical Malpractice Changed Your Life?
For unfathomable reasons – and despite their many years of education and training – medical professionals sometimes fail to provide the care they know their patients need and deserve. When patients are harmed by this failure, they deserve the attention of skilled legal professionals like the Killeen medical malpractice attorneys at Brown, Christie & Green.
Schedule a consultation with an attorney if you or someone you love has suffered:
- A birth injury
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Any other failure to meet the standard of care which results in harm or injury
Speak to a Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Free
Our Killeen medical malpractice attorneys know that victims of medical negligence often suffer significant financial strain. In addition to their physical and psychological suffering, victims also must cope with a flood of medical bills, lost work, the costs of medical devices, extra child care, and so many other expenses that add up and rob the victims of their peace of mind.
Victims of medical error have the right to seek damages for:
- The actual costs of treating their injury
- Lost income
- The pain and suffering they endured
Money can’t repair the time you spent in pain and the way your life is changed, but it can lift the financial burden medical negligence has caused. Speak with our Killeen medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your traumatic medical experience. Your claim could be worth a considerable award.
Act Fast. Time Limits Exist.
Seek expert legal advice from our Killeen medical malpractice attorneys before the statute of limitations, or time limit, to file your claim expires. From the date of your injury, there is a strictly enforced window of time in which to make your claim.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the consequences of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to consult with an attorney. Our Killeen medical malpractice attorneys will consult on your case for free. Acting immediately gives your attorney the most time possible to prepare a compelling claim to maximize your financial award.
Contact Brown, Christie & Green today by calling 800-600-4210, or by filling out our online form.
- Brain Injuries
If you have been injured due to medical negligence, you have suffered enough. Let our attorneys go to work for you for no upfront cost.
What do I Have to Prove in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Most medical professionals work hard to provide their patients with the best possible care. Even when they do their work perfectly, sometimes things still go wrong. Not all adverse medical outcomes are malpractice.
At Brown, Christie & Green, our Killeen medical malpractice attorneys know that proving malpractice is the crux of any case. In order for a medical malpractice claim to be successful, the victim must prove three things:
The first thing you have to prove is that a professional doctor/patient relationship existed. That means you sought medical care from a professional in his or her office. If your friend is a doctor and gives you advice at a barbecue, you probably won’t be able to make a case that his advice caused you harm because:
- This example is not one in which a professional doctor/patient relationship exists, even if the doctor is your usual physician.
- There will be no record of what you said, or what he said or did.
- Even if you do experience significant injury, it will be almost impossible to prove a connection that establishes fault in a casual setting.
Neglect or Error
So, you have a paper trail about your injuries that occurred in a professional medical setting: here’s the complicated part. Now you must prove that your caregiver’s actions were in some way negligent or preventable.
One way to look at it is to consider the standard of care for the initial medical condition that sent you to the doctor. If the doctor’s actions were not what the majority of doctors would have done in his shoes, then his actions fail to meet the standard of care. They are likely malpractice.
The third thing you must prove is that the doctor’s negligence caused you harm. The bulk of the work of a medical malpractice lawsuit is proving what exactly happened to the victim, and who exactly is to blame for their pain. If there are no medical records or bills to establish your treatment, injury, pain, and recovery, it will be very difficult to prove to a judge and jury that your injury ever existed at all.
When medical error impacts your life, seek all the treatment you can and follow your doctors’ orders to the letter. Don’t create an opportunity for the other side to argue that your injuries are exaggerated because you didn’t follow medical advice.
Killeen Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
Medical malpractice is such a complex area of law, it is best to have an experienced attorney with a proven track record on your side. At Brown, Christie & Green, we thoroughly review every detail of your situation so that we can build and prove your case. Contact us to schedule your free and confidential consultation. Call 800-600-4210, or complete our online form to get started.