Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The medical malpractice attorneys in our Austin office represent and fight for victims of negligence at the hands of those trusted to care for them. Professionals like doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other healthcare providers have an obligation to perform in accordance with the accepted standard of care instituted by the medical profession. If the healthcare professional fails to satisfy this standard in his/her area of practice, and harms or injures the patient, then our attorneys will help the patient hold that medical professional accountable for the resulting damages.
Medical malpractice happens a lot more frequently than the public might expect, considering that more than 100,000 people in the US die from medical malpractice annually. When a patient suffers unnecessarily because of negligence by a healthcare professional, it is in their best interest to consult an Austin medical malpractice attorney who is skilled and knowledgeable in medical malpractice cases in Texas. The concept of medical negligence is broad and covers just about every mistake that a medical professional could make. A common error is a misdiagnosis, or the failure to correctly diagnose a patient’s injury or disease, resulting in wrong or delayed treatment.
The duty of a doctor or other healthcare professional is normally not that of curing or guaranteeing a positive outcome from treatment. Their duty is to offer good, competent treatment as per the accepted standards in the medical community, or specialty for specialists. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the standards are determined by assessing how a rational doctor in the same discipline would have acted under similar circumstances.
Unfortunately, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes often fail to abide by the accepted standards of care, which puts the health of their patients at risk. Current statistics claim that one out of every three nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the US is cited for abuse or infractions when inspected. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a particularly large number of malpractice cases because most of them are understaffed, which makes them compromise on care.
Other cases our attorneys handle that constitutes malpractice include: failure to inform the patient of all available treatment options; improper drug prescriptions; failure to provide the patient with all information; continuing with a treatment that has been determined to be ineffective; ordering improper tests; surgical errors; emergency room malpractice; anesthesia errors; misread ultrasounds and X-rays; and failure to listen to the patient’s concerns.
When medical negligence leads to serious injury, a lawsuit can offer a great opportunity to recover compensation for losses. The circumstances of each case are unique, and you will need an experienced Austin medical malpractice lawyer to help you investigate and fight for compensation you deserve, including current and future medical expenses, physical pain, lost wages, and emotional suffering.
Call a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Austin
If you, or a family member, have been hurt through the negligence of another, The Law Office of Joel Levine can help. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. If you’ve been in an accident in a hospital, clinic or Doctor’s office, call our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Austin today at (512) 982-1510. We offer free consultations. Contact us today.