Laredo Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Skilled Legal Representation for Victims of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider is negligent in his or her actions or inactions toward patients. These actions or inactions can occur in any healthcare setting, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, outpatient surgical centers, and urgent care. Medical malpractice and negligence occurs across all specialties and levels of provider, which highlights the scope of the problem.
At Brown, Christie & Green, our Laredo medical malpractice attorneys have helped numerous clients injured by healthcare negligence. We have handled cases involving all sorts of healthcare environments and providers. No matter what the combination of factors may be, our attorneys have a reputation for being passionate and skilled, and getting results our clients need and deserve.
Victims of medical malpractice deserve to know their legal rights, and get help protecting them.
Medical malpractice is a complex area of law. Prevailing in a medical malpractice lawsuit requires tenacity and patience. The legal process requires gathering substantial information, interviewing other parties, communicating with insurance companies and other legal teams, and waiting through legal procedures.
Every medical malpractice case is as unique as the clients represented. There is no “cookie-cutter” method of building a case and getting a favorable result. Success often lies in the client and his or her attorney’s ability to build a case and seek an outcome that is favorable for the client based on his or her best interests and needs.
The Laredo medical malpractice attorneys at Brown, Christie & Green understand the individualized nature of medical malpractice cases. Our attorneys work with clients to determine the best options for achieving a favorable result. Our attorneys see each client as an important part of the case, not just a client number or statistic.
- Failure to diagnose an injury or illness
- Misdiagnosing an injury or illness
- Operating on the wrong patient or body part
- Errors in prescribing, administering, or monitoring medication
- Inappropriate use of childbirth tools
- Failing to reposition patients regularly
Our personalized and caring approach is one reason why we are successful in getting our clients the compensation they deserve.
5 Tips About Medical Malpractice in Texas
If you have been injured or have become ill while under the care of a doctor, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor provides care that falls below acceptable medical standards leading to injury or illness. Texas law has specific guidelines for medical malpractice cases, which can be complex and lengthy. To help you explore your rights and possible legal actions available to you, the attorneys at Brown, Christie & Green have created a list of 5 tips about medical malpractice in Texas.
- Keep Good Records: Keeping good records is essential to any legal claim, but especially medical malpractice claims. Keep all records of visits with your doctor, communications sent or received, invoices received or paid, insurance statements, and out-of-pocket costs associated with your injury or illness. Attorneys will often ask clients to keep a journal of how your injury or illness has affected you and your loved ones, or continues to do so.
- Do Not Wait to Get Legal Help: When it comes to medical malpractice, it is extremely important to consult with a medical malpractice attorney as soon as you suspect that you have a case. Medical malpractice cases typically require specialized knowledge of applicable laws, expert reports, and medical records analysis. It is never advised to attempt such a complex legal matter without an attorney.
- Learn About the Laws and Limits: Texas law is very strict in terms of the deadline for filing a claim, known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in Texas is two years from the date of the negligent action or omission. If discovery of the injury occurs after the two year period, the law allows the victim two years from the date of discovery to file a claim. Texas law also places limits of the amount of damages that can be pursued in a legal claim. If you want to know more about the laws and limits in Texas, you can do so by looking at our summary of medical malpractice in Texas right here.
- Ask Questions: Medical malpractice laws and the claims process can be complex and overwhelming. Remember that it is okay to ask questions at any point during the process, no matter how trivial the question may seem.
- Explore Potential Resolutions: Medical malpractice cases may settle out of court, or may go to trial in pursuit of a verdict. Work with your attorney to explore potential resolutions and pursue the resolution that is in the best interests of your rights and future.