Dallas Medical Malpractice Lawyers

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

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All of us rely on physicians, nurses and other medical professionals to correctly identify illnesses, carefully perform surgical procedures, and provide watchful treatment when we are ill. As in virtually all careers, errors do happen and it is the patients who suffer an injury, ailment, or worse as a result. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for healthcare professionals to try and hide their mistakes to avoid a legal issue or a malpractice claim being filed with their insurance company. Such actions can leave health care accident victims with lifelong injuries, trauma or a condition that becomes more severe.

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Texas medical malpractice law makes it very tough to prove negligence claims. If you or someone you cherish has been injured due to medical malpractice, a prescription drug, or other type of healthcare providers negligence resulting in serious injury, you need experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Dallas on your side to help win an injury claim.

Due to the significant number of medical malpractice cases, hospitals, physicians, nurses and insurance agencies ensure that they have many protections in position in the form of experienced defense lawyers. You require someone with equal experience who focuses primarily on medical malpractice to assist you win your lawsuit. Whether you have endured an injury as a result of surgical error, or a misdiagnosis has contributed to a serious health problem, Hastings Law Firm is here to help.

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 Dallas Texas Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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At the Hastings Law Firm you’ll never be treated as just “another case”. We recognize that each of our clients is a real person who has either personally experienced a traumatic medical injury and has been there for a loved one who has. We’re not just here to hold medical professionals accountable, we’re here to help you make the best of your circumstances and achieve just and fair compensation.

Whether we’re meeting with you at your location or you are coming in to our office, you’ll always be in a comfortable and caring environment. Our entire staff is here to get to know you, your particular situation, and learning how we can help you move beyond your case and live a normal life. We do this because we understand how difficult overcoming a medical trauma can be – it’s not just about the outcome of your case, it’s about moving on. Our focus on YOU individually and YOUR needs makes us even more compassionate about what we do and drives us to fight for your cause.

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One of the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Dallas Texas Handling Your Claim

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Tommy Hastings is a board certified personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice claims. He is one of a handful of Texas injury lawyers who exclusively handles malpractice personal injury cases. He started his career with his first personal injury law firm in 2001 and shortly after opened his own law offices in 2005.

As a top Dallas healthcare injury attorney, Tommy’s reputation for success is well documented. He handles all type of medical liability claims and his clients all appreciate the amount of effort he puts in to achieving life-changing results for them. While he began his professional career in personal injury, his principal focus for many years has been specifically medical malpractice and defective medical implants.

Hire an Experienced & Dedicated Medical Injury Lawyer Near You

Along with our personal dedication to you, Hastings Law Firm offers professional, tenacious representation. Mr. Hastings is well-known and well-respected within the legal community as a talented and experienced trial lawyer. He has an extensive list of successes and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Along with medical negligence, our Dallas area based attorneys also handles cases involving surgical errors, medication errors and other personal injury throughout Texas.

"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 Personal Injury Attorney for Medical Negligence Cases

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Medical malpractice cases are known to be very difficult to win in the state of Texas. Not only are the cases complex, requiring both extensive medical and legal knowledge, but the laws concerning negligence in Texas tend to favor the medical industry. Our Dallas attorneys consult with medical experts and financial experts across the country to obtain in-depth medical knowledge, which includes an understanding of the cost of a medically induced injury over a lifetime. This allows us to determine and prove to the courts the exact amount of compensation you are due.

The medical community has many deterrents in place to avoid being found accountable for its mistakes. We know how to remove these obstacles using the legal and medical systems together. We have established a reputation with the medical community of being aggressive but fair – this tends to make the opposing parties open to resolving cases efficiently. That said, we never settle for less than you deserve. We’re here to help you get the care you need and the compensation you are entitled to for the harm done to 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 sustained an injury or worse because a physician, medical professional, or medical center made medical errors or failed to perform their responsibilities correctly, we urge you to contact our law offices without delay. Our Dallas personal injury lawyers help residents across the DFW are including Forth Worth and Arlington. We will begin with a no cost case examination where we can discuss the crucial aspects in your potential court case and help you be aware of your legal rights. Call or use the form on this page to schedule your free initial consultation. All cases are handled on contingency so you don’t pay any fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call now to work with one of the best medical negligence attorneys in Dallas, 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
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  • Failed Hip Implant Surgery
  • Failed Knee Replacements
  • Failure To Diagnose
  • Failure To Monitor Patient
  • Failure To Treat
  • Fetal Distress
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  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
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  • 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
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  • 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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The statute of limitations for a medical injury lawsuit is two years from the date the malpractice occurred. If an exact date cannot be determined, then the limit is based on the end of treatment or hospitalization. However, in practice an attorney typically needs a minimum of 3 months to fully research and prepare the case for filing. This means an injured party has 18 - 21 months AFTER the incident occurred to start the claim process with an attorney.

The Hastings Law Firm accepts medical malpractice and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only get paid if you are awarded damages by the court or we reach an agreed settlement with the defendant. We cover all the upfront expenses involved in researching, preparing, and litigating your case.

For an event to be considered "Medical Malpractice" in Texas there must be evidence to prove the following: That a medical professional or facility violated Standards of Care; that negligence resulted in an injury to the patient; and that the injury resulted in significant damages. Those damages can be economic in nature, as well as physical and mental.

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.

In 2003, the State of Texas placed caps on the total amount of non-economic damages one can receive for a medical malpractice lawsuit. You can be awarded a maximum of $250,000 total from ALL health care providers involved, and up to $500,000 for all healthcare facilities involved, for a total of $750,000. In addition to this you can be awarded economic damages to cover items such as medical costs and lost wages. In rare cases you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are meant to punish a healthcare professional who has committed malpractice out of maliciousness. Finally, some cases involving healthcare are not medical malpractice and not subject to these limits; some examples are injury from a defective medical device or prescription drugs.



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.