Past Case Results
Past results depend on the particular facts of that case. Each case must be evaluated on its merits. Past results should not be considered a promise or guarantee of similar results in your case. Tommy Hastings and the medical malpractice attorneys at the Hastings Law Firm have tried and settled numerous cases to a successful conclusion that has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars for their clients. All of the following cases resulted in successful recoveries. These cases are just a sample of the many cases successfully handled by our firm.
Tommy Hastings handled this case against the owners and operators of a “pill mill” in the Houston, Texas, area. The clinic owners set up a practice that catered to providing narcotics for pain management. The real purpose of the clinic was to reap profits from the case of the prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers. The family of Michael Skorpenske sued the clinic after Skorpenske died of an accidental overdose on medications he received from the clinic. The jury awarded damages in the amount of $10.7 million. The case received national attention as being the first verdict in the United States against a pill mill.
Tommy Hastings handled this medical malpractice case against physicians and a hospital in the Houston area involving the failure to diagnose whooping cough in an infant. Even though the pneumonia was clearly depicted on an X-ray, the physician pulled up the wrong X-ray on the computer to review. Furthermore, the hospital failed to follow up with the mother when the mistake was caught later that morning. The baby suffered a stroke as a result of the delay in treatment. Working with expert witnesses from the top children’s hospitals in Houston, Colorado and Utah, Tommy was able to secure a significant settlement for the child’s future needs.
Tommy Hastings handled this medical malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose an arterial occlusion. Ms. Leandro underwent a total knee replacement at the age of 80. Following the surgery, she developed a blood clot in her lower leg. Her doctor failed to act when he was notified by the nurses about the condition. As a result, Ms. Leandro’s leg was amputated above the knee. The case was tried to a jury in March, 2005. While the jury was deliberating, the case settled for 20 times the pretrial offer.
Tommy Hastings handled this medical malpractice case. The Plaintiff underwent a neck surgery. Following the surgery, the Plaintiff developed neurological deficits, but the surgeon never performed any tests to determine the cause. It was learned during the lawsuit that the physician had been disciplined by the Board of Medical Examiners in at least two states. The case settled before trial for a confidential amount. During subsequent actions before the Texas Board of Medical Examiners, our client’s case was cited as one of the factors leading to the revocation of the physician’s license.
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