Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Top Medical Injury Attorneys in Austin Texas Handling Lawsuits Against Negligent Healthcare Professionals

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If you or someone you love has been injured by negligence in the medical industry, you need a team that you can depend on. Hospitals, doctors, nurses, and insurance companies have a wide range of resources at their disposal, including high-dollar defense lawyers on their side who specialize in personal injury law defense. Medical malpractice victims commonly have cases where Texas law favors doctors and hospitals. In Texas, powerful medical lobbyists have made it expensive and difficult for patients to bring suit for medical negligence claims against healthcare providers. As a result, only a handful of personal injury firms and injury lawyers still handle medical malpractice cases at all.

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At Hastings Law Firm our team of attorneys and legal staff fight against these odds every day to obtain the justice and compensation our clients deserve. Representation by the Hastings Law Firm will provide you with an experienced and confident staff ready to go toe-to-toe with medical professionals to help you win your case. Whether your injury was due to a surgical error, misdiagnosis, defective medical product, complications from a medication, or other serious personal injury, our law offices can help.

Lawsuits involving medical negligence are notoriously complex. We have represented clients in a myriad of matters in medical malpractice including obstetrics and pediatrics, gynecology, cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, infectious diseases, emergency room care, nursing home abuse and more.

Texas medical malpractice laws require evidence of negligence or a sub-standard quality of care be present to warrant a malpractice claim, so not all accidents or negative outcomes may be considered a legal issue – despite how severe.

No Upfront Cost to Work With Our Austin Texas Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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A close attorney-client relationship is necessary for us to help our clients pursue compensation that secures their futures. Attorney Tommy Hastings, our founder, does not believe that a lawyer should remain emotionally uninvolved during a case, but instead, a lawyer should channel the experience of their client and fight as if it were their own battle. We fight for amounts that will cover medical expenses, future treatments, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We interact with insurance, for our clients, so our clients can focus on their recovery.

Throughout every step of the case, we status with our clients, and explain what to expect. We make the legal process as comfortable as we can for our clients so that they are in a better position to make informed decisions about their future. At Hastings Law Firm we work closely with our clients to build a case and seek results to meet their unique and individual needs.

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An Austin Personal Injury Attorney Specializing in Medical Malpractice Cases

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Tommy Hastings is an accomplished personal injury attorney who has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical negligence with verdicts and settlements throughout the state of Texas. His firm has been serving Austin TX and surrounding areas since 2005. His reputation for success is well documented and his clients will attest that he does not rest until they receive compensation.

While he began his career as a personal injury attorney, his focus for many years has been almost exclusively medical malpractice and defective medical implants. Mr. Hastings is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, which is one the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. This membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. There are only a little over 3000 members throughout the country which is less than 1% of U.S. lawyers. If you have a medmal related case, he’s the only Texas lawyer you need to call!

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Legal representation by a top rated personal injury trial lawyer in Texas means your opposition will know you’re serious. Legal professionals know the difference between going up against an experienced medical malpractice attorney who known malpractice law inside and out, versus a run-of-the-mill injury attorney. Call our office today! Initial consultations with our Austin medical malpractice lawyers are always free.

"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, founding attorney

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You Need an Experienced Attorney for Medical Negligence Cases

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Hastings Law Firm has vigorously represented medical malpractice clients since 2005. We proudly represent individuals and families who experienced personal injury and wrongful death while under medical care from doctors, hospitals, clinics and nurses throughout Texas. Our results, which include multi-million-dollar settlements and various awards, speak for themselves; but our success is based on our reputation to seek the best disposition for our clients. The attorneys and legal staff at Hastings Law Firm have invaluable experience in handling medical malpractice cases. We are driven to provide stellar legal representation and give our clients an exceptional experience in overall service.

We work with a dedicated team of medical experts of the highest quality and training to ensure that every avenue of liability has been explored. We have helped patients recover for mistakes made by hospital staff, therapists and nurses and brought claims against physicians, nurses, hospitals and pharmacists.

At Hastings Law Firm, you’ll work with an Austin TX medical malpractice lawyer who thinks differently. You are a real person, who will be respected at all times, and has been injured at the hands of a medical professional and deserves justice. Our office has a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, where you are welcomed by the entire staff. Hastings Law Firm gets to know you, your goals for your case, and will use our knowledge and expertise to address your questions and concerns. Our firm does this because we truly care. We have a vested interest in what happens to you and the overall outcome of your case. We will fight hard for you.

Call Us To Learn More About How Our Texas Law Firm Can Help You With Your Case

If you suspect that you or a loved one has sustained an injury or worse because a physician, medical professional, or medical center failed to perform their duty correctly, we urge you to contact our office without delay. We will begin with a no cost case consultation, in which we will discuss the crucial aspects of your potential court case and inform you of your legal rights. All cases are handled on a contingency basis*. You will not be required to pay any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Call now to work with one of the best medical negligence attorneys in Austin, Texas.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Altered Hospital Records
  • Unnecessary Amputation
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Undiagnosed Aneurysm
  • Arteriography Complications
  • Athetosis
  • Hospital Bedsores
  • Cut or Severed Bile Duct
  • Biliary Duct Injury
  • Blindness or Loss of Vision
  • Blood Clot or Thrombosis
  • Bone Fractures
  • Brain Damage
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Bowel Perforation
  • Improper Burn Treatment
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiology Malpractice
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chemotherapy Malpractice
  • Cholecystectomy Error
  • Cognitive Functions
  • Colonoscopy Injury
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • CT Scan Radiation Overdose
  • Cystic Duct Surgery
  • Decubitus Ulcer
  • Delayed C-Section
  • Delayed Surgery
  • Detached Placenta
  • Dialysis Error
  • Drop Foot
  • Drug Interaction
  • Prescription Drug Recall
  • Dystonia Disorder or Torticollis
  • Early Discharge Complications
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Error Trap
  • Failed Hip Implant Surgery
  • Failed Knee Replacements
  • Failure To Diagnose
  • Failure To Monitor Patient
  • Failure To Treat
  • Fetal Distress
  • Fetal Hypoxia
  • Gandolinium and NSF
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Gynecological Malpractice
  • Heart Attack
  • Hip And Leg Injuries
  • Horners Syndrome
  • Hospital Assistant Negligence
  • Hospital Infection
  • Hospital Liability
  • Hysterectomy
  • Ignoring Patient Allergies
  • Improper Delivery Technique
  • Improper Fetal Monitoring
  • Infant Acidosis
  • Infant Anoxia / Hypoxia
  • Infant Cephalohematoma
  • Infant Kernicterus
  • Infant Leptomeningeal Cyst
  • Injuries During Labor
  • Insufficient Supervision
  • IV Fluid Contamination
  • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Medical Equipment Failure
  • Medical Facility Negligence
  • Medical Incompetence
  • Medication Errors
  • Miscarriage
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Mistreating Infections
  • Nerve Damage
  • Neurosurgical Errors
  • Nursing Mistake
  • Nursing Home Fall
  • Obstetrics Malpractice
  • Organ Puncture or Perforation
  • Orthopedic Surgery Errors
  • Over-Prescribing Medication
  • Medical Paralysis
  • Paramedic Malpractice
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Pediatric Hydrocephalus
  • Perinatal Asphyxia
  • Premature Birth
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Prolonged Surgery
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Radiation Overdose
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sepsis
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Surgical Errors
  • Terminal Illness
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tubal Pregnancy
  • Understaffed Emergency Rooms
  • Urology Malpractice
  • Uterine Rupture
  • Wrongful Death
  • X-Ray Overdose

Common Medical Malpractice Questions

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A medical malpractice is a claim of negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital, hospital worker, or pharmaceutical company.  When a practice or treatment of a patient deviates from the standardized level of care by those with training and experience, and results in harm to a patient or patients.

If a professional health care provider fails to act in accordance with the standardized practice regulations regarding the diagnosis or treatment of a condition, they may be responsible for all damages that result. This includes mental or physical pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of wages, or a death.

To determine if medical malpractice has occurred, it must be proven that the professional health care provider did not follow a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, leading to the significant injury or death of a patient.

In short, no. Texas law has made medical malpractice cases very difficult and expensive to litigate and the caps on compensation mean that it can often cost more to pursue a case than you can receive in damages. These cases also require costly expert review and testimony from medical professionals and many hours of deposition. Since personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis, they simply cannot accept cases that do not involve serious injuries.

The best way to determine if you have a valid medical malpractice case is to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At Hastings Law Firm, we will schedule a consultation meeting with you to review the details of your situation including any and all medical records involved in your case. During this meeting, we will assess your case by asking a series of questions to better understand your situation in order to conduct an expert opinion on the validity of your medical malpractice case.

It will not cost you anything to pursue a medical malpractice claim and file a lawsuit. At Hastings Law Firm, we work on a contingency basis – meaning our fee is paid as a percentage of any compensation, whether settlement or verdict, obtained on your behalf. If we are not successful there is no charge or fee to you. If we can pursue a lawsuit on your behalf, our firm will pay all expenses involved in the investigation and preparation of your case.

A jury will consult testimonies from valued experts, usually other professional health care providers, who will testify and provide a professional opinion on whether your provider’s actions followed standard medical care or falls into the negligence category.

Patients who have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice are eligible to receive three different types of damages: General damages, compensation for the suffering caused by the malpractice such as physical or mental pain, loss of enjoyment of life, or loss of consortium. Special damages, damages that are generally expenses linked to the medical malpractice case such as medical bills and reimbursement for lost income due to time missed at work. Punitive damages, damages that are specifically for the punishment of a professional health care provider for conduct that is negligent. General and special damages are more common and obtainable in a medical malpractice case, while punitive damages are rare and more difficult to be awarded. In the state of Texas tort reform laws limit the maximum amount of compensation to $250,000 per provider/facility involved, up to a max of three total defendants ($750,000). Some medical malpractice cases fall outside negligence and are not limit by these laws.

If a patient died as a result of medical malpractice, the patient’s heirs may recover for 1) damages that occurred from the time of the malpractice up until the patient’s death, and 2) the family’s future economic loss due to the patient’s death.



Don’t Wait! Contact Us Today to Get the Help You Deserve From One of the Best Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Texas.

We represent clients from all across Texas. 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.




Average Rating 5 out of 5 stars
 based on 53 reviews

Fantastic law firm! Getting our negligence case settled took longer than originally expected but in the end the results were well worth it. Mr. Hastings and his office were always professional, polite, and thorough in explaining my case to me. Bug thanks to him and his staff for helping me through this ordeal.

Gus Morton

We couldn’t have made a better choice by hiring the Hastings Law Firm to represent us. The staff was always professional but they showed real concern for our case and made it personal. If you need a great law firm, I would happily recommend them.

Ernie Wolford

Tommy is a great guy, genuinely concerned about his clients. This is evident in not only how he runs his firm but the fact that he chose to focus on medmal, something other attorneys have abandoned. If you’re looking for someone that will fight for you tooth and nail, he’s your man.


Tommy Hastings and his staff provided a much needed voice for us during our crisis. His attention to detail went beyond the scope of simply practicing law. He is honest, informative, pragmatic and communicated well with us from start to finish. In a sea full of competing attorneys, Tommy has cast a reputation for himself as the very best. I highly recommend his services.

Kellie Rhodes

Tommy Hastings went above and beyond during my crisis. He genuinely cares about his clients and delivered a straight-forward, honest method to resolve my issue as quick as possible. If you want the best of the best then look no further. You’ve found him.

Kendall Webb

I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued, my nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Tommy Hastings and his staff go above and beyond! I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney!

Joy Love

I can’t say enough great things about this law firm. The staff was friendly and courteous every step of the way. They kept me informed and explained all of my options. Tommy was amazing to work with and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my outcome. If I could give him 10 stars, I would. If you don’t go with Hastings, you are doing yourself a disservice. Highly recommend.

Misty Peterson

I would highly recommend Tommy and his law firm. He represented us in a case where a simple surgery left my mother permanently disabled. His staff was very professional and diligent and kept me well informed throughout the case. In the end we are happy with the settlement she received and feel lucky to have had Tommy as our attorney.

Earica Robert

My brother had an unnecessary surgery which left him with severe neurological issues. We called several attorneys but chose Hastings because of their focus on cases like this. While the case is still pending, we’ve already received a settlement offer that was very close to what we were looking for. Many thanks go out to Tommy and his great team!

Devin Schumacher

We’re blessed to have found the Hastings law firm. Tommy and Greg were outstanding! Both attorneys were very responsive, professional, and helpful with any questions we had about our case. Their entire staff went above and beyond to keep us updated and most of all, calm. My family feels as though we have been made (mostly) whole again. Thank you both for your hard work.

Amy Word



Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits across Texas & Florida, 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.