When Medical Professionals Are Negligent
It should be understood that most of the time, medical professionals are caring, professional and aptly qualified to render treatment to injured and sick individuals. Mistakes do happen, however, and sometimes medical professionals are negligent in their actions. The result can be devastating, even lethal, for sick or injured victims.
At Adams Law Firm, we have over 25 years of legal experience in making sure that when medical mistakes or negligence causes harm, those responsible are held accountable and made to pay fair compensation to the victims or their families. Our Katy medical malpractice attorneys are board certified for civil trial and personal injury law, and they are all AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the gold standard in peer reviews regarding an attorney’s skills and ethics values. To set up a consultation with Adams Law Firm, contact us at (800) 559-0593.
How Can an Attorney Help?
A qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney can make a significant difference in your medical malpractice case. They will be able to assess your case, help you understand your legal options, and fight for the compensation that you need to recover from your injuries and pay your unexpected expenses.
Medical malpractice lawyers will have extensive knowledge of personal injury law as it pertains to medical malpractice. These cases can be notoriously hard to prove, as establishing that a medical professional was negligent requires a high burden of proof. Similarly, ‘negligence’ is a specific legal term with a specific legal meaning. Determining whether your situation qualifies as medical negligence often requires testimony from expert witnesses, such as other doctors. A qualified medical malpractice attorney will be able to hire an expert on your behalf as needed. They will then be able to use the facts of your case to argue that the physician or medical professional acted in a way that a reasonable person would not have under similar circumstances.
When you’re recovering from medical malpractice, you need to limit stress and exertion. Leave your lawsuit to the professionals while you focus on your health. You’ll likely receive much more money when you work with a lawyer than you will on your own.
Why Choose Adams Law Firm?
Adams Law Firm has decades of combined experience bringing clients justice for their personal injury cases. Both natives to the Houston area, attorneys Will Adams and Tad Adams are prepared to give personalized attention to each and every case they take on. Attorney Will Adams has been named a ‘Super Lawyer’ in Texas each year from 2010 to the present and named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by National Trial Lawyers. Attorney Tad Adams works side by side with his brother, and the two enjoy membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forums, representing their success in personal injury suits.
The attorneys of Adams Law Firm are dedicated to their clients’ interests, and as a small and friendly firm with an extensive track record, you can have the peace of mind that your interests are being put front and center while being handled by some of the best personal injury attorneys in Texas. Your input matters, and we want to use our skills as best as we can to serve you – that’s why we will never negotiate or settle a case without your involvement and approval.
Quality Representation for Medical Malpractice Cases in Katy
Medical malpractice is a complex area of law. It can be difficult to prove that negligence or errors caused harm to the patient, and it takes experience and know-how to uncover it when it exists. There is a broad spectrum covering possible medical malpractice cases, including:
- Errors during surgery: Surgical medical malpractice can affect any aspect of the surgery. Some common surgical errors include anesthesia errors, improper incisions, leaving equipment inside the body, operating on the wrong part of the body, and infections.
- Birth injuries: If you or your child was injured during birth and you believe that it was due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer.
- Mistakes with medications: If a healthcare professional doesn’t take care in administering the correct type of medicine or the correct dosage, this may qualify as medical malpractice. Additionally, pharmacists must take care when filling prescriptions.
- Cosmetic surgery errors: If you have experienced complications from cosmetic surgery, medical malpractice may be to blame.
- Psychiatric malpractice: As mental health professionals, psychiatrists have an especially important role in ensuring that they adequately evaluate their patients’ symptoms, give the correct dosage of medications, and seek emergency help when necessary.
- Nursing home malpractice: Unfortunately, nursing home attendants often take advantage of or neglect nursing home residents. Nursing home staff may fail to administer medication correctly, let bed sores develop, or otherwise display negligent behavior to their residents.
- Failures to correctly diagnose: If a medical professional has failed to diagnose a condition due to negligent behavior on their part, this may constitute medical malpractice. Misdiagnosing or diagnosing too late can both cause serious complications.
Proving medical malpractice can be notoriously complex. Insurance companies often protect doctors, and the burden of proof can be high. Typically, in order to prove medical malpractice, the plaintiff must prove that:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship: In other words, we will have to establish that the physician or other medical professional was treating you directly, and not merely giving you indirect advice.
- The doctor or medical professional was negligent: We will have to prove that the doctor or medical professional was negligent during diagnosis or treatment. Being unhappy with the result of a legitimate procedure or course of treatment does not qualify as medical malpractice. To establish that the medical professional was negligent, we must establish that they did not treat you according to a reasonable standard of medical care, meaning in a way that another competent professional would under the same circumstances.
- The doctor’s negligence directly led to the injury: If a person was already injured or had an illness, it can sometimes be difficult to establish whether or not the medical professional caused the harm. Given other variables that could make it less clear, we will typically have to prove that it was more likely than unlikely that the negligence caused the harm rather than another injury or illness. Furthermore, we will have to prove that the negligence led to a specific hardship or damage. This can include physical or mental trauma as well as financial stressors such as additional medical bills beyond what would have otherwise existed as well as additional missed work.
A lawyer will be able to guide you through these steps to ensure you get the outcome you need.
Contact Adams Law Firm
At Adams Law Firm, we understand that medical malpractice can be devastating. You expect medical professionals to do their job with integrity and honesty. Medical malpractice represents a violation of this trust, and we stand prepared to bring justice to those who acted negligently and make sure that insurance companies do not attempt to dodge your claim or give you a lowball settlement. Given that the statute of limitations in Texas for a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years, you should contact an attorney as quickly as possible if you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice. We are here to help.
We offer a free case evaluation. When you contact us, we will review the facts of the case as well as answer your questions. It’s important to act as soon as possible. We are dedicated to every client we represent, providing personalized and compassionate legal assistance. It’s our goal at Adams Law Firm to expose those responsible when negligence has caused harm or wrongful death to you or a loved one, and we fight hard and tirelessly for the just compensation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 559-0593 to speak with a lawyer.
The Adams Law Firm Difference
Attorney Will Adams has fulfilled and maintained the rigorous requirements to become a certified expert in both personal injury and Civil Trial Law.
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