Nationally Recognized Medical Malpractice Lawyers Helping You Hold Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable
We rely on doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to properly diagnose illnesses, correctly perform medical procedures and provide careful treatment when we are sick. As in all professions, mistakes are made and sadly it is the patients who suffer an injury, illness, or worse as a result. It is not uncommon for medical professionals to try and cover up their mistakes and this can result in the injury or illness becoming more serious.
Due to the high volume of medical malpractice cases in the United States, the hospitals, doctors, nurses and insurance companies ensure that they have many protections in place in the form of knowledgeable defense attorneys. Accordingly, you require the representation of an equally experienced attorney to obtain a successful result. Hastings Law Firm can assist in helping you prove that malpractice has occurred resulting in an injury to yourself or a loved one - whether due to a surgical error, misdiagnosis or other negligent practice.
WHO WE ARE
At the heart of the Hastings Law Firm is the overwhelming desire to see justice for those who have been wronged through no fault of their own. Founder Tommy Hastings is an experienced medical injury attorney providing help to individuals & families across the country who have been injured or suffered a loss due to medical negligence. He began his career in the area of personal injury & subsequently focused on the medical industry, founding Hastings Law Firm in 2005. His firm’s focus & dedication have earned them the distinction of being among the best medical malpractice lawyers in the nation. His clients have benefited from millions of dollars in compensation acquired through successful lawsuit verdicts & settlements.
VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
Below is a sample of some of the types of injuries the Hastings Law Firm has litigated to a successful settlement or jury verdict. It is always our goal to achieve the maximum compensation allowed under state laws for our clients. As trial lawyers, we prepare every case as though it may go to a jury trial. This preparation has earned our firm a reputation for being a tough opponent and many defendants choose to offer a fair and reasonable settlement rather than face us in court. When they fail to do so, Mr. Hastings and his team is more than ready to take them to court to pursue the recovery your deserve.
“Cases aren’t won by the lawyer with the fanciest tie, but by the lawyer who works the hardest and cares the most.” — Tommy Hastings
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
Infant whooping cough leading to a stroke. Working with expert witnesses from the top children’s hospitals, Mr. Hastings was able to secure a significant settlement for the child’s future needs.
POST OPERATIVE CARE
Above the knee amputation as a result of a blood clot. The case settled for 20 times the pretrial offer allowing our client to continue life in a way that allowed her to keep her independence and dignity.
Client developed post-operation bedsores after nursing staff at a prominent Houston hospital failed to follow standard procedures. The case settled before trial for a confidential amount.
NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE
An elderly resident left alone fell & staff delayed contacting a physician resulting in the resident’s death. The case settled for a confidential amount & one of the nurses involved agreed to surrender her license.
Failure to properly administer antibiotics led to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy & cerebral palsy. Settlement negotiated that allowed the family to take care of this child in-home with round the clock care.
Failure to diagnose an easily treatable brain infection led to permanent brain damage. Mr. hastings negotiated a settlement that allowed the family to care for their father without ever worrying about money again.
You Need a Personal Injury Attorney That Specializes in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Our entire law firm is here to help you! We are a people-oriented firm and we take a personal interest in every client. This ensures that our team relates to each client on an individual basis and cares deeply about the results. We do not see our clients as “cases”. Our goal is to be here to help people who have suffered as a result of the actions of medical professionals and obtain successful outcomes on their behalf. From our three law offices in Texas, we have medical malpractice lawyers in Austin, Houston, and Dallas ready to handle cases anywhere in the United States.
- No Win, No Fee for Most Cases
- Voted Top Texas Super Lawyer Since 2010
- Recognized as One of the Best Medmal Firms in Texas
We are one of the few personal injury law firms in the nation that almost exclusively handle medical malpractice cases. Furthermore, we have a reputation among the defense lawyers and insurance companies of being tough but fair, and willing to stand behind our clients all the way through trial. We have represented clients in all types of medical malpractice lawsuits including surgical mistakes, hospital malpractice, prescription drug injury, nursing mistakes, birth injuries, failure to diagnose, nursing home abuse and neglect, and other medically related personal injury cases.
Call Us to Learn More About How Our Medical Injury Attorneys Can Help You With Your Case
We cannot change the fact that you have suffered a medical injury or the death of a loved one as a result of negligence. However, we can help you obtain compensation to help you deal with your loss and assist with moving on in your life. If you or your family have suffered due to healthcare negligence, call our office at 877-269-4620 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Kindly note that our fees are charged on a contingency basis which means you pay nothing out of pocket unless we win compensation for your case.
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We represent clients from all across the United States. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence of a healthcare provider or facility, contact us now for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will review the details of your case, make sure you understand your legal rights, and discuss the possibilities of a lawsuit. Call us at the number below or complete the form and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. All consultations are strictly confidential.
Medical malpractice is when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. A negligent act can be due to a treatment, error in diagnosis, health management or aftercare.
Generally, the only way to make such a determination is for review by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who in turn will consult with medical experts in the field.
Not usually. Though we have offices across Texas in Austin, Houston, The Woodlands, and Dallas, we can collect most of your case details and communicate with you online. We may set up a video conference using something like Zoom when needed. If a physical meeting is required, our attorneys can travel to you.
Medical mistakes do happen but not all such accidents are considered malpractice. Despite an adverse outcome or even death, Texas law requires that anyone injured in a medical setting must be able to prove the following: That a doctor-patient relationship existed ; That a medical professional or hospital was “negligent” in the care they provided or that a sub-standard level of care was evident; That the patient suffered damages, also called “quantifiable harm”, as a result of the negligent medical care.
We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis meaning you pay nothing upfront but agree to pay a percentage when your case is won or a settlement is reached.
Yes but No. Medical malpractice is considered civil law and you are certainly able to file a civil lawsuit on your own; however, these cases are extremely complex and well defended. The average person would not stand a chance in court against lawyers representing doctors and medical insurance companies. Many personal injury attorneys avoid medmal cases due to their difficulty - that's saying something.
Future medical costs will be considered in the damages awarded or in a settlement if it is determined that you will need additional treatment because of the injuries sustained in your case.
Medical malpractice is considered a “personal injury” and is subject to a statute of limitations. Under Texas law a patient for medical malpractice must file their lawsuit within two years from the date the malpractice occurred. If an exact data cannot be determined, the limit will be two years from the end of treatment or hospitalization.
Upon initial contact we can usually provide an opinion on whether or not we believe you have a likely claim just by reviewing your records and patient history. We cannot provide a definitive answer until one of our medical experts has reviewed all of your records. The time required depends on the complexity of the situation and the type of medical procedures involved. The process can take from a few days to several weeks.
In short, no. While medical professionals are required to act quickly and competently without doing unnecessary harm to a patient, they are not required to be perfect. Unsuccessful results from a treatment or surgery alone are not grounds for a medical malpractice case; however, if poor results were due to negligence then malpractice may have occurred.
A HISTORY OF
Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits in the U.S., resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. These results have earned them the reputation of being one of the best medical malpractice plaintiff firms in the nation.