Were You or a Loved One Injured by Medical Malpractice in Houston?
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 or injured. People and situations in the medical profession aren’t perfect and sometimes mistakes are made. When this happens patients may be left with lifelong health issues or a catastrophic injury they must deal with. This is why having your case reviewed by the best Houston TX medical malpractice lawyers is critical! Tommy Hastings is an accomplished trial lawyer ready to help with your medical malpractice issue.
If you or someone you love has been injured by negligence in the medical or health care industry, you need an experienced medical trial lawyer on your side to prove your case was more than an accident. Hospitals, doctors, nurses and insurance companies have a wide range of resources at their disposal to avoid injury claims, including experienced defense lawyers on their side helping them put up obstacles to protect themselves. You need a lawyer in Houston with equal experience, who specializes in medical malpractice to help you win your case.
If you have suffered an injury due to a surgical error, or a misdiagnosis has resulted in a serious illness, Hastings Law Firm can help. As a victim of medical malpractice you have certain rights and our Texas medical malpractice experts will see that you get the compensation you deserve.
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.
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At Hastings Law Firm, we think differently. We look at you as a real person who has been injured at the hands of a medical professional and deserves justice; not of as a number on a case file. Our office has a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, where you are welcomed by the entire staff. Everyone gets to know you and learns about your case so that whenever you call, anybody can answer your questions and address your concerns.
We do this because we care. We have a vested interest in what happens to you and the overall outcome of your case. We feel that this relaxed attitude enhances what we do because it makes us want to fight harder for you and your cause.
Tommy Hastings is a Texas board certified personal injury attorney located in the Houston metro area who has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical neglect with verdicts and settlements throughout the state of Texas. He is a member of the Houston Trial Association and the Houston Bar and one of only a handful of Houston medical malpractice attorneys who specialize in medical liability claims. Tommy started his law offices in 2005 and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2006 to 2013. He also maintains a 5-star AVVO rating and is rated a Top Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers Association. His track record of success in personal injury trial law is extensive and he has represented hundreds of clients throughout Texas achieving positive outcomes to their cases. While he began his career in personal injury, his main focus for many years has been almost exclusively medical malpractice and defective medical implants.
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Relaxed attitude aside, Hastings Law Firm offers professional, tenacious representation along with our personal service. Tommy Hastings is well-known and well-respected within the legal community as a talented, experienced medical malpractice attorney. He has an extensive list of successes and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. Along with medical negligence, our Houston area based attorneys also handles cases involving defective implants and personal injury throughout Texas.
Medical malpractice is a complicated situation requiring significant experience as the cases can be notoriously difficult to win. In-depth medical knowledge is required, as is an understanding of the cost of a medically induced injury over a lifetime. Our Houston attorneys consult with medical experts and financial experts to determine the damages in your case.
The medical community puts up many obstacles to avoid being held accountable for its mistakes. We know how to overcome these obstacles, and we know the ins and outs of the legal and medical systems. We have an established relationship with the opposition and know how to resolve cases efficiently. We will help you get the care you need and the compensation you are entitled to for the harm done to you.
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If you or loved one have been the victim of a dangerous drug, a failure to diagnose, or a medical mistake in Houston, you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses and suffering. While nothing can make up for a serious medical injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, the compensation you receive can help you cope with the tragedy and go on with your life. Contact us now to some of the best malpractice lawyers in Houston on your case. We will help you find the answers and all cases are handled on contingency, so you do not pay a fee unless we recover compensation for you. Call now to work with one of the best medical negligence attorneys in Houston, Texas.
Common Medical Malpractice Questions
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 occured 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 expenses involved in researching and preparing, and litigating your case.
For an event to be considered "Medical Malpractice" 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.
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.
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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.