League City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
How do I know if I have been the victim of malpractice?
Thousands of families this year will say a premature goodbye to a loved one because of a preventable medical mistake. Thousands more will face the daily reality of life-changing injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals. At Brown, Christie & Green, our League City medical malpractice attorneys spend every day fighting for the rights of the victims of medical malpractice. We can help you.
It’s not always easy to know if your unfortunate medical outcome was the result of malpractice. If you’re not a medical professional yourself, you may not know what to expect from your medical experience. You may not know what the standard of care is either. The truth is physicians and other medical professionals receive training specifically to avoid lawsuits.
If a preventable error caused your unfortunate outcome, your care providers probably won’t tell you.
That said, not every adverse outcome or unexpected complication is malpractice. Even diligent doctors at the top of their game can have things go seriously wrong on their watch. Malpractice claims apply only to those injuries and deaths that occur when they could have been prevented.
If you suspect you have a medical malpractice claim, seek the advice of an expert. Talk to our League City medical malpractice attorneys.
How Much do League City Medical Malpractice Attorneys Cost?
When you contact Brown, Christie & Green for an initial consultation, there is no fee. In fact, there will be no fees of any kind until our attorneys obtain an award or settlement in your case. Your payment for our services will be a percentage of the financial award we obtain for you.
How Do I Pay My Medical Bills?
Victims of medical malpractice have legal recourse, and they have rights. If you proceed with our League City medical malpractice attorneys, we make a case meant to recover the costs of:
- Past, current, and anticipated medical bills
- Lost wages and potential future loss of income
- Physical therapy, rehabilitation, or hospice care
- Pharmaceutical costs including any medical devices you may need
- Pain and suffering
Schedule a Consultation with Skilled League City Medical Malpractice Attorneys
At Brown, Christie & Green, our seasoned attorneys have the experience, skill, and reputation you want on your side when medical malpractice prompts you to seek legal action. Schedule a consultation with one of our League City medical malpractice attorneys by calling 800-600-4210, or by completing our online contact form.
- Failure to Diagnose
- Surgical Errors
- Medication Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Nursing Home Abuse
Careless medical professionals hurt patients when they fail to properly diagnose or treat a condition. Their unprofessional behavior can cause a lifetime of pain or even cost a patient’s life.
How Common are Surgical Errors?
Studies show that more than 4,000 patients every year fall victim to surgical errors. In a 20-year study published in Surgery, researchers uncovered the alarming frequency with which so-called “never events” occur.
“Never events” are medical errors that represent such a failure in responsible medical care that they should never occur. According to the numbers, however, the word “never” is a singularly inappropriate one to use to describe these events.
What is a Never Event?
Based on the 10,000 medical practice claims represented in the study, researchers estimate that each week surgeons:
- Leave behind a retained foreign object after surgery, like a towel or surgical sponge, 39 times.
- Perform the wrong procedure on 20 different patients.
- Operate on the wrong body part a staggering 20 times.
Even more horrifying is the more than reasonable assumption that these numbers are actually lower than the frequency of surgical errors that actually occur. Because never events are such intolerable events, not all medical professionals will report these occurrences if concealment is an option.
More Examples of Surgical Never Events
- Surgery performed on the wrong patient.
- Postoperative death of a patient from a well-known surgical complication.
- Outdated or needlessly invasive surgery performed on a patient.
- Improper use of surgical robots.
Since the date of publication of the study in Surgery, the medical community has made a concerted effort to make never events a thing of the past. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped paying for claims involving the treatment of never events in 2007. Every year, the numbers improve. Regardless, victims of surgical errors collect about $1.3 billion per year in lawsuits over their surgical injuries.
Surgical errors and the injuries they cause are shockingly common. If you have suffered a traumatic injury due to a surgical mistake, contact the League City medical malpractice attorneys at Brown, Christie & Green to schedule a free consultation. Fill out our online form, or call us toll free at 800-600-4210.