Top Rated Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our Austin Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help You Hold Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable
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.
Medical malpractice victims commonly have cases where legislative favoritism leans towards doctors and hospitals. In Texas, powerful medical lobbyists have made it expensive and difficult for patients to bring suit for a medical negligence claim. As a result, only a handful of personal injury firms still handle medical malpractice cases at all.
But 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 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 is due to a surgical error, misdiagnosis, defective medical product, or complications from a medication, the Hastings Law Firm can help.
Work with a Law Firm that Specializes in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Hastings Law Firm has vigorously represented medical malpractice clients for more than 15 years. We proudly represent those injured while receiving 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.
Over a Decade of Medical Negligence Case Experience
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.
Our most common medical malpractice cases in Austin Texas include:
- Birth injuries, including fetal distress, cerebral palsy, brain injury and hypoxia
- Failure to diagnose breast, colon and prostate cancer, heart attacks and stroke
- Emergency room negligence, including failure to provide prompt treatment
- Surgical errors, including anesthesia problems and wrong-site surgery
- Nursing malpractice
- Pathology and radiology errors
- Medication errors and dangerous drugs
- Nursing home negligence
- Defective medical implants and joints
We Are Dedicated to Our Clients and Their Quality of Life
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, P.C., we work closely with our clients to build a case and seek results to meet their unique and individual needs.
“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
No Upfront Cost to Work with Our Austin Medical Malpractice Law Firm
- Contingency – No Win, No Fee for Most Cases
- Successful Track Record with Millions Recovered
- Friendly, Compassionate Staff
- Texas Bar Specialization in Personal Injury: Medical Malpractice
Tommy Hastings is One of the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Austin, TX
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 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.
A Compassionate & Experienced Team of Legal Professionals
Hastings Law Firm offers professional, tenacious and personalized representation. Tommy Hastings is well-respected within the legal community as a talented, experienced medical malpractice lawyer. Along with medical malpractice, our attorneys and legal staff handle cases involving defective implants and personal injury throughout Texas.
At Hastings Law Firm, we think 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 Firm Can Help With Your Medical Negligence 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. Call 512-956-9399 or complete the form below to schedule your free initial consultation. All cases are handled on a contingency basis*. You will not be required to pay any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Commonly Asked Medical Negligence Questions
A: A medical malpractice claim 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.
A: 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.
A: 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 injury or death of a patient.
A: 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.
A: 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: 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.
A: Patients who have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice are eligible to receive three different types of damages:
1) 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. 2) 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. 3) 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. Some medical malpractice cases fall outside negligence and are not limit by these laws.
A: 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.
Types of Medical Negligence Cases We Handle in Austin
Altered Hospital Records
Congestive Heart Failure
CT Scan Radiation Overdose
Early Discharge Complications
Emergency Room Errors
Failed Hip Implant Surgery
Failed Knee Replacements
Failure To Diagnose Illness
Failure To Monitor Patient
Failure To Treat
Gandolinium And NSF
Hip And Leg Injuries
Hospital Assistant Negligence
Ignoring Patient Allergies
Infant Leptomeningeal Cyst
Injuries During Labor
IV Fluid Contamination
Lack Of Informed Consent
Medical Equipment Failure
Medical Facility Negligence
Military & VA Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse
Orthopedic Surgical Errors
Physical Therapist Malpractice
Prescription Drug Errors
Spinal Cord Injury
Tubal Pregnancy Complications
Understaffed Emergency Rooms