Medical Malpractice & Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in Austin
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Austin
Subsequent injuries or harm due to the negligence of healthcare professionals cause enormous additional stress and medical expenses for victims and their families.
However, more often than not, rather than accept responsibility for their actions or inactions, insurance companies for hospitals, doctors and nurses will do everything they can to attribute the subsequent injuries to other issues such as pre-existing conditions, lifestyle habits, age or even family medical history.
If your loved one suffered serious injuries or was killed as a result of a medical procedure in Austin or Central Texas, make sure that you retain legal counsel right away. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to help you obtain the answers and compensation you deserve.
Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Austin
The decision to take a loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility is never easy for any family. While many families are able to find nursing homes that provide suitable levels of care for their loved ones, there remains an unfortunate number of incidents in which residents, who are often physically vulnerable, suffer serious injuries.
If your loved one suffered serious injuries or was killed in a nursing home accident in Austin or Central Texas, make sure that you retain legal counsel right away. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to help you obtain the answers and compensation you deserve.
For immediate assistance, call now for a free and confidential case evaluation – (512) 739-6787.
Common Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Travis County
If you or your loved one sustained severe injuries or additional harm as the result of a medical procedure, our experienced and compassionate attorneys can provide you with an honest and thorough evaluation of your case at no cost to you. Contact us now for immediate assistance.
Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
In certain cases, a patient may pursue a medical malpractice case against a doctor who either made the wrong diagnosis, failed to diagnose a condition, or diagnosed the condition too late. If the doctor’s failure results in serious injuries or death, the patient or surviving family members are entitled to compensation. The standard for a medical misdiagnosis lawsuit, however, is very high. You must prove that the doctor failed to provide the prevailing standard of care. Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys can help you determine if you have a case.
Medication / Drug Error
In the event that a doctor gives you a medication that has an adverse interaction with drugs you are already on or with your condition, it is usually because the doctor failed to thoroughly read your chart. In other cases, the pharmacy dispenses the wrong medication. In either event, you are entitled to recover damages for any injuries you received as a result of a medication error.
Injuries Related to Inadequate Staffing
In some cases, nurses or other health care professionals do not respond to an event on time or, they are so overburdened with patients, they fail to notice something has gone wrong. When this happens, serious injuries and deaths can result from a lack of attention given to their patients. You are entitled to compensation for your harm or injuries. Our personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the justice you deserve.
In some cases, a surgeon will make a mistake during surgery that other health care officials recognize as beneath the standard of care that most surgeons would have offered. The victim of this malpractice can recover compensation related to his or her injuries. Our attorneys can provide you with an analysis to determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your losses.
Birth injuries occur when an OB/GYN fails to anticipate issues with the baby. This can result in damage or harm to the baby when it is delivered. The use of medical instruments during birth can also increases the risk of injury. If your baby was harmed due to medical negligence, you are entitled to recover damages related to your child’s special needs, future medical costs, and decreased quality of life. Our experienced team of personal injury professionals can help you navigate and litigate these complex claims.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawsuits in Travis County
If you suspect neglect or abuse by your loved one’s nursing home, our Austin nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys can help you file legal action against the nursing home. Contact us now for immediate assistance.
Some nursing homes simply fail to fulfill their basic obligations to their residents. Staff members may not adequately check on residents, and this failure can be dangerous when a resident is left uncared for and possibly engages in behavior that causes personal harm. Failure to properly supervise a resident can lead to disastrous medication errors. Other frequent signs of neglect relate to living conditions, such as dirty, soiled sheets, or clothing and unchanged trash.
When a family member begins exhibiting signs of depression or becomes more reclusive, these could be signs of possible emotional and psychological abuse within their nursing home. Staff member may be ignoring their requests or otherwise inflicting verbal abuse, possibly by yelling at a resident, making them feel guilty, or threatening violence.
Staff members at nursing homes may be unnecessarily aggressive or even violent in their handling or interactions with residents. In some cases, residents may be injured in assaults or other accidents that result in severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries, fractures, sprains, lacerations, or internal bleeding. Signs of physical abuse can include unexplained cuts or bruises as well as broken eyeglasses.
Few families have concerns about sexual misconduct occurring in nursing homes; unfortunately, these types of crimes are often unreported. Evidence in these cases usually comes in the form of sexually-transmitted disease (STD) diagnoses, but other signs could include possible bruises or cuts in the genital areas as well as signs of emotional abuse.