Midland Medical Malpractice Attorney
If You Have an Injury Caused by Healthcare Negligence, we Can Help Defend Your Legal Rights
We seek medical attention from professionals we trust, who work in facilities we think are in our best interests. No one wants to imagine that a trusted doctor’s actions could cause more harm than good. At Brown, Christie & Green, our Midland medical malpractice attorney knows all too well how often preventable medical injuries are.
Medical malpractice never seems like it can happen to you – until it does.
The Scope of Healthcare Negligence
Healthcare negligence affects more than half a million Americans every year. Mistakes, neglect, or abuse happen in hospitals, doctor’s offices, surgical centers, and nursing homes.
Estimates suggest that at least 200,000 people die each year because of preventable medical errors. Many others will survive their injuries only to spend billions of dollars on treatment to recover.
If this sounds like your family’s story, seek the advice of a Midland medical malpractice attorney.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Brown, Christie & Green
When you schedule your first appointment with Brown, Christie & Green, here’s what you can expect:
- Your initial consultation is free and carries no obligation.
- An experienced medical malpractice attorney will evaluate your experience and advise you whether you have an actionable claim.
- If you hire our firm to represent you against the at-fault party, we will not ask for a retainer or attorneys’ fees. We will even pay your filing fees and court costs until we obtain a settlement or trial verdict for you. If we don’t win, you will not owe us any fees.
- We will work hard to get to the bottom of the negligence that caused your injury and determine who may be at fault.
- We will name any and all at-fault parties to maximize the value of your award. These parties may include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, or even the hospital itself.
- We will seek to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, future costs, and pain and suffering.
Successful Medical Malpractice Cases
Every medical malpractice case is different, but when you work with a Midland medical malpractice attorney in our office, you will receive the benefit of dozens of successful cases and decades of experience. No one around Midland knows the telltale signs of a compelling medical malpractice case like we do.
- Negligence or a preventable mistake – Not every unfortunate outcome is malpractice. Your injuries must be the result of a mistake that could have been prevented, or a healthcare provider’s violating the standard of care.
- “Never event” – Never events are so called because they are so unacceptable the medical community agrees they should never occur. Never events are generally strong claims of malpractice. Examples include: medication errors, late stage bedsores, electrical shock while in a medical facility, and retained foreign bodies after surgery.
- Documented pain and suffering – Having records of the recuperative treatment you needed after your injury is crucial to proving the existence of an injury, and extent of the harm.
- Timing – Medical malpractice claims are subject to strict deadlines by which cases must be filed. The strongest, most airtight case in the world will fail if the deadline to file has already passed. These statutes of limitations, as they are called, can be a little tricky to determine without the advice of an attorney.
Talk to Our Midland Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or someone you love is suffering because of healthcare negligence, contact Brown, Christie & Green to schedule your first consultation. You can call us toll free at 1-800-600-4210, or you can email us via our online form.
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Birth Injury
- VA Claims
- Wrongful Death
No family should suffer the devastating impact of healthcare negligence. You do have legal rights, and you do have options to hold the responsible party accountable.
Will a Surgeon Tell Me if Something Goes Wrong?
Surgical errors are some of the most common injuries reported in medical malpractice claims. National guidelines recommend, but do not require, that doctors and the facilities where they work disclose any adverse events that happen during surgery.
A new study of more than 60 surgeons in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals shows that most surgeons are willing to disclose errors in very specific ways. Specifically, when they make a mistake the majority of surgeons will:
- Disclose an error to the patient or family and explain why it happened
- Make their disclosure within 24 hours of the mistake
- Express regret over the error
- Show concern for the patient’s health and prognosis
- Make themselves available to treat any ensuing problems
Keeping in mind the surgeons in the study work at VA facilities, where they cannot be sued for malpractice, what they did not disclose is distressing. Only about half of the surgeons in the study admitted:
- Apologizing for the error
- Discussing whether the error was preventable
How Common are Surgical Errors?
Hundreds of thousands of patients each year suffer a medical mistake that will impact their lives. In fact, by sheer numbers, medical malpractice kills more Americans every year than any medical condition except heart disease or cancer.
If anonymous VA surgeons, who are essentially immune from medical malpractice lawsuits, are failing to talk to their patients about errors, could it indicate that disclosure rates are much lower in private hospitals?
The same study suggests that surgeons feel they lose their “edge” when they disclose a mistake. This could explain why some doctors aren’t explaining mistakes to their patients at all.
What to Do After a Surgical Error
If you or someone you love has experienced an adverse event during surgery, you certainly don’t need the surgeon’s disclosure or admission of fault to successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim. What you do need is to be able to establish that:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The surgeon was negligent and acted outside the standards of care
- The breach in the standard of care caused the harm you are suffering
- The breach and resulting harm caused damages
In order to establish these elements, you need the help of a Midland medical malpractice attorney. Contact Brown, Christie & Green to speak with our award-winning medical malpractice attorney. With a free consultation, you can address your concerns and get the guidance you need to move forward.
To request your free consultation, call us at 800-600-4210, or complete our online contact form.