Mesquite Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you Have an Injury as a Result of Medical Negligence, We Can Help!
All patients have a right to be treated with the medical standard of care. When a medical professional fails to meet that standard of care, the victim also certainly has the right to pursue a legal claim against the person responsible any injuries. When medical negligence or a doctor’s preventable error impacts your family, consult with the Mesquite medical malpractice attorney at Brown, Christie & Green.
Our attorney is zealous about pursuing justice for the victims of medical malpractice.
Expert Medical Malpractice Attorneys
At Brown, Christie & Green, our office handles medical malpractice cases everyday. We have successfully pursued cases for victims who have been unfortunate enough to have suffered catastrophic injury, those who have lost their loved ones due to medical malpractice, and those whose injuries are comparatively minor.
Our extensive experience gives us access to a network of well-respected physicians who can serve as expert witnesses for a multitude of medical specialties.
What Happens When You Hire a Mesquite Medical Malpractice Attorney?
To get started, you must first meet with a lawyer who will evaluate your medical experience and tell you whether you have a claim for medical negligence. Next, your attorney will meticulously gather and review every single medical record and bill pertaining to your treatment.
Once we have all the records to present a complete and detailed picture of your traumatic medical experience, it is time to count the costs of your injury. These costs are called “damages” and include:
- Your actual medical bills
- Anticipated future medical bills
- Lost wages and any potential lost income
- Anticipated future costs such as medical devices, assisted living care, or hospice care
- Pain and suffering
Reasons to Suspect Medical Malpractice
The gap between the number of medical errors that occur each year and the number of cases filed means many people simply do not know they are victims of medical malpractice. While it is true that not every sad outcome constitutes malpractice, it is wise to at least consult an attorney if you are concerned that your rights have been violated.
Act Fast if You Think You Have a Claim
Victims of medical malpractice must file their lawsuits before the statute of limitations expires. The statute of limitations is an inflexible deadline. Depending on your age and the type of injury, your statute of limitations may vary. In general, the statute of limitations in Texas is two years from the date of injury.
Don’t lose your chance to hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries.
Contact Brown, Christie & Green
Learn more about your rights as a patient, and see if your medical experience is grounds for a medical malpractice claim. Contact Brown, Christie & Green to request a free consultation with our Mesquite medical malpractice attorney. You can call us toll free at 1-800-600-4210, or complete our online form to get started.
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home abuse
Don’t take chances with your health or your legal rights. Contact Brown, Christie & Green to learn more.
News: Lawmakers Target Inclined Infant Sleepers
Almost five million infant sleepers are no longer on store shelves now that manufacturers and the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) know the dangers. Popular children’s brand Fisher-Price went so far as to recall every single unit of their Rock ‘n Play sleeper. The sweeping recalls took place because inclined sleepers are not a safe sleeping environment for infants.
A Consumer Reports investigation reveals more than 30 infant deaths related to these products, and countless others may have been injured.
Inclined Sleepers are Unsafe
Despite reports of deaths and Fisher-Price’s massive recall, some manufacturers persist in selling inclined sleepers. Lawmakers have had enough. A California Congressman introduced the Safe Sleep for Babies Act which would ban the sale of inclined sleepers. Specifically, products marketed as sleeping surfaces with an incline greater than 10 degrees would be forbidden in American markets.
The sponsor of the bill believes profits are the motive behind these dangerous devices remaining on the market. Recalls cost money in the form of advertising, logistics, bad press, and wasted inventory. Clearly, lawmakers do not trust manufacturers to do the right thing to keep infants safe. Therefore, they are seeking remedy in the form of a new law.
What is the Safe Sleep for Babies Act?
The bill, which has a companion bill in the Senate as well, is strongly supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). When Fisher-Price initially only released a safety warning about their inclined sleepers, the AAP was among the loudest voices of public outrage. As a result of Fisher-Price misrepresenting the number of complaints and deaths, the AAP called for a recall of the dangerous product.
The official recommendation for a baby’s sleeping environment is a bare, flat, and firm surface. Inclined sleepers certainly pose a danger to sleeping children under the age of 12 months because the incline can collapse their airways or enable them to roll over and smother. Using surfaces like a bare crib mattress reduces the risk of SIDS and accidental death.
Have Questions About an Inclined Sleeper Injury?
If you have questions about an injury your child suffered while he or she was sleeping in an inclined sleeper, contact a Mesquite medical malpractice attorney. You certainly have certain rights as a consumer, including the right to be warned about dangerous products.
In the case of the inclined sleepers, Fisher-Price clearly did not adequately warn the public, despite receiving numerous complaints. Find out more about your rights by calling Brown, Christie & Green. To request a free consultation, call 1-800-600-4210.