McAllen Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If You Have Been Harmed by Medical Malpractice, We Can Help
When a medical mistake happens, you cannot rely on healthcare providers to disclose to you that a mistake occurred, or that the mistake compromises your life or health. If you have suffered a medical mistake and suspect your experience was malpractice, contact our McAllen medical malpractice attorneys.
Brown, Christie & Green can help you get the answers you need about who is responsible for your suffering. Don’t spend time wonder why you are suffering or who is responsible. Find out for sure and learn more about your legal rights.
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Many medical procedures have inherent and expected risks, and everyone’s body is unique. That can make it difficult to guess whether a given experienced constitutes malpractice. When evaluating a claim of medical negligence, our attorneys know there is no cookie-cutter rule.
The core of a successful medical malpractice claim is the behavior of the medical professionals who were responsible for your care. No patient deserves:
- Care that fails to meet the standard of care
- Preventable mistakes that cause injury
Presence of one of these elements generally indicates malpractice and needs the attention of experienced McAllen medical malpractice attorneys. Other circumstances that should be evaluated by an attorney include:
- Surgical errors
- Unnecessary surgery
- Anesthesia errors
- Medical device malfunction
- Birth Injury or labor complications
- Delayed surgery including Caesarean section (c-section)
- Emergency department errors
- Cosmetic procedure errors
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Administrative hospital error
- Medication error
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
What is My Case Worth?
Monetary compensation for medical malpractice cases can be fairly substantial because a large portion of the award is a sum meant to pay for actual and future medical bills which, as any medical malpractice victim can tell you, are themselves more than substantial.
When determining the amount to demand from a liable party, our McAllen medical malpractice attorneys will investigate the actual costs of your case based on what you have suffered or lost.
Counting up the tangible costs of medical malpractice injuries is just a start. These easily provable expenses are included to make sure victims don’t face a bleak financial future because of the negligence of medical professionals. Our McAllen medical malpractice attorneys also regularly seek an amount to compensate for the pain and suffering our clients have endured. We believe they deserve it.
Schedule a Consultation with McAllen Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Standing up for victims of medical malpractice is what we do. When you speak with one of our McAllen medical malpractice attorneys, you will encounter a team of legal professionals whose compassion is only matched by their drive to win. If you think your recent medical experience was malpractice, we want to talk to you.
As a victim of medical malpractice, you have been through enough. You deserve well-respected and successful attorneys who believe in you. There is no fee for our services until we secure an award for you. Call now to get started, and to schedule your free consultation. Call Brown, Christie & Green toll free at 1-800-600-4210, or complete our online form.
- Current Medical Bills
- Anticipated Future Medical Expenses
- Lost Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Funeral or Burial Costs
Every American has the right to healthcare that is safe, effective, and meets accepted standards.
New Bill Could Pave the Way for Service Members to Sue the Government for Medical Malpractice
Presently, a nearly 70-year-old court ruling called the Feres doctrine establishes that members of the armed services may not sue the federal government for medical malpractice, even when injury and negligence are both clearly demonstrated.
A new bill before Congress seeks to change that and to allow military personnel to seek damages when they are injured or killed due to the errors of military doctors. If it passes, this bill would allow the following military victims to file suits:
- Those with pending claims at the time of passage of the new law
- Those with claims in the future
The new bills would not apply:
- Retroactively to service members who have suffered past injury or death due to malpractice
- To any injury or death that occurs outside military medical facilities or clinics, such as injuries sustained during combat, on ships, or in other informal settings
The impetus for this pending legislation is the shocking number of injuries service members experience due to medical malpractice from military service providers, including in VA hospitals. The following are some examples of injuries sustained by service members under the care of military doctors:
- The service member for whom the bill is named is dying from to lung cancer. He says a military doctor failed to diagnose him in time for successful treatment.
- An Airman suffered brain damage in 2003 after a routine appendectomy surgery performed by a military surgeon. The Airman suffered a fentanyl overdose, which caused cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage. The surgeon was involved in one prior incident of a patient dying, and two others after the Airman, but was never held responsible.
- A former Air Force member was injured by poorly fitting body armor. She underwent a series of unnecessary surgeries and eventually suffered infertility as a result.
Opposition to Changing Laws
Lawmakers who oppose the bill say that service members and their families receive generous packages for injuries and deaths sustained while in service, regardless of whether their injury occurred due to combat or any other reason, including medical malpractice.
Essentially opponents say service members don’t need medical malpractice legislation in order for the government to take care of their families. Clearly, service members disagree and are seeking remedy in the form of new laws.
Get Help with Your Medical Malpractice Case
At Brown, Christie & Green, we have personally witnessed the turmoil that veterans experience when medical malpractice occurs. If you or someone you love has been injured while under the care of a military doctor, contact us to ensure that your legal rights are being protected.
The financial burdens of medical malpractice are tremendous. Victims need support from the legal system when their lives are derailed by the negligence of others.
Get the help you need with medical malpractice questions or concerns by contacting the McAllen medical malpractice attorneys at Brown, Christie & Green. Schedule a free consultation by calling 1-800-600-4210, or by filling out our online form.