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.
Jackson v. Conte, et. al. — Wrongful Prescription Practices
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.
Knotts v. Wright, et. al. — Unnecessary Surgery
Failure To Diagnose Resulting in Brain Damage
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.
Failure To Diagnose Resulting in Amputation
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.
Britten v. St. Luke’s – Hospital Fall
Negligent Bladder Surgery
Inadequate Nursing Care
Negligent Neck Surgery & Follow-Up Care
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.
Failure To Diagnose Spinal Infection
Failure To Diagnose Stroke
Negligent Cataract Surgery
Failure to Monitor Blood Sugar
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Areas Of Practice
Our attorneys have extensive experience examining, preparing, and presenting complicated medical evidence for all types of healthcare related injuries. We have helped clients all across Texas recover compensation for mistakes made by physicians, hospital staff, nurses, medical facilities, and pharmacists.
Prescription Drug Injury
Prescription medications are not as safe as pharmaceutical companies would have us believe. If you suffer severe side effects after taking a prescribed drug, you need an experienced attorney.
Nurses are under intense pressure in medical facilities, often resulting in nursing errors which cause harm to patients. Our lawyers are skilled in handling mistakes & omissions made by nursing staff.
A hospital stay shouldn’t result in additional injuries or illnesses to patients. Those harmed at a medical facility by negligence or a lack of duty of care deserve compensation for their injuries.
Surgical mistakes can cause serious injuries & possible life-long issues. If you or a loved one underwent surgery and suffered an unnecessary side effect, injury, or repeat surgery due to negligence, call us today!
Birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice are among the most devastating and emotional injuries a family can suffer. Call now if you have reason to believe your child was injured due to negligence during pregnancy or delivery.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home staff are expected to provide their residents a high quality care. If you think that your loved one has sustained a trauma due to an error by nursing home staff, contact us today.
Failure to Diagnose
Missing a diagnosis is a severe and not unusual mistake. If you have suffered as a result of a medical professional failing to discover your illness, our attorneys are here to ensure they are held responsible.
When a medical professional makes an error, the damages can be severe and lifelong. If you think that you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, Hastings Law Firm is here to assist you.
If you have suffered harm due to the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation under Texas laws. The Hastings law firm represents victims throughout Texas who’ve been seriously injured or suffered a loss.
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A HISTORY OF
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.