Austin Medical Malpractice Attorneys

At any given moment, day or night, residents of Austin and the whole state of Texas are being treated for all manner of injuries and illness. In most cases, they receive excellent care and are on their road to recovery. But in some cases, the healthcare practitioners we rely on are negligent in their care. A single act of negligence, however minor it may be perceived, can be life-altering for the patient and their family, leaving one paralyzed, bedridden, or, in a worst case scenario, no longer with us.

Who Can Commit Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice often results in permanent, disabling injuries – sometimes event death. Those who suffer this injustice have every right to be compensated for their suffering, both short and long-term. Our Austin medical malpractice attorneys know this all too well, having settled cases with all manner of healthcare practitioners who have been negligent when caring for patients. Practitioners we’ve dealt with include:

  • Medical doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Emergency room physicians and surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Medical technicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Obstetricians/gynecologists

Our Austin medical malpractice attorneys have represented victims of medical negligence in towns all over the State of Texas and the U.S. We have brought claims against providers in Killeen, Wichita Falls, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and many other Texas cities.

Whether you’re local to Austin, TX, or are a victim of medical malpractice anywhere in Texas, the attorneys at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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When Can You File A Medical Malpractice Claim in Texas?

In general, there is a two year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Texas. This means that a medical malpractice suit must be filed no later than two years after the negligent act or omission occurred, or it is barred by the statute of limitations and cannot be brought.

Read more about the statute of limitations for a Texas medical malpractice claim.

Medical Malpractice and the Federal Tort Claims Act

When it comes to suing the US government for medical malpractice, the Federal Tort Claims Act is the roadmap for what’s allowed. This applies to military hospitals and doctors, VA facilities, and other government-related medical specialists.

The medical malpractice attorneys of Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, & Jacob, PLLC, have settled FTCA cases across the US. Two of the all-time highest FTCA verdicts in US history were won by our firm – Dickerson v. US ($18.96 million) and Lebron v US ($15.75 million).

Don’t entrust your cases to the first lawyer you find. Winning a case depends on lawyers with extensive FTCA experience, and that’s what our firm brings. We know the rules, the technicalities, and the ins and outs to ensure you get the settlement you deserve.

Case Results

You can look at our national reach page to see our success in states across the United States. You can also see our full results on our case results page. Here are some of the cases that we have won on behalf of clients:

$32,676,410 Trial Judgment

Army Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $23,250,000 awarded on appeal $18,967,710 received by clients with lifetime benefits $6,347,611 attorneys’ fees $203,577 litigation expenses Lebron v. United States Fort Hood, Texas At Darnall Army Community Hospital, a doctor’s improper use of forceps crushed a baby’s skull, leading to massive brain damage, requiring…

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$21,592,643 Trial Judgment

Veterans Affairs Stroke Misdiagnosis $21,592,643.03 trial judgment $15,884,511.98 in trust for clients with lifetime benefits $5,398,160.76 attorneys’ fees $309,970.29 litigation expenses Farley v. United States VAMC Manchester, N.H. Our client went to the Manchester Veterans Affairs with a minor stroke. The providers failed to diagnose the cause of his stroke…

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$13,690,648 Trial Judgment

Navy Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $12,500,000 settlement $9,183,752 received by clients with lifetime benefits $3,125,000 attorneys’ fees $191,248 litigation expenses Brown v. United States Naval Branch Health Clinic, Millington, TN Navy doctors failed to properly prescribe prenatal vitamins containing folic acid which resulted in our client suffering a devastating spinal…

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$10,000,000 Settlement

Army Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $7,384,854 received by clients with lifetime benefits $2,500,000 attorneys’ fees $115,143.23 litigation expenses Guill v. United States General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (ACH) Failure to properly interpret fetal monitoring and failure to properly resuscitate at birth caused global brain damage. During delivery, our client’s…

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$6,500,000 Settlement

Air Force Medical Malpractice Brain Injury $4,581,969.98 to clients $1,625,000.00 attorneys fees $285,061.14 litigation expenses Timmons v. United States Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Air Force settled this case after its doctors and nurses provided too much oxytocin to our client and failed to monitor her labor and delivery, causing…

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$5,800,000 Settlement

Army Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $4,106,711.68 received by clients with lifetime benefits $1,450,000 attorneys’ fees $33,666.12 litigation expenses Humble v. United States Darnall Army Community Hospital During labor and delivery, the Army doctors and healthcare providers failed to timely and properly respond to the baby’s heart rate monitor causing the…

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$5,117,473.50 Trial Judgment

Air Force Medical Malpractice $3,475,648.35 received by clients with lifetime benefits $1,279,368.37 attorneys’ fees $412,914.78 litigation expenses Lee v. United States Randolph Air Force Base Clinic Military providers failed to provide our client, a child, the Prevnar vaccinations against pneumococcal pneumonia. When our client contracted pneumonia, the Air Force clinic…

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$5,000,000 Settlement

Army Medical Malpractice Failure to Diagnose $3,649,997.32 received by clients with lifetime benefits $1,250,000 attorneys’ fees $100,002.68 litigation expenses Spratling v. United States Martin Army Community Hospital The Army failed to diagnose aortic dissection, which resulted in the death of a mother and a permanent brain injury to her child.

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$4,500,000 Settlement

Army Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $3,172,468 received by clients lifetime benefits $1,125,000 attorneys’ fees $202,531 litigation expenses K. White v. United States Winn Army Community Hospital Ft. Stewart, Georgia healthcare providers misdiagnosed a miscarriage and performed a D&C on a viable pregnancy. The baby survived the procedure, but had serious…

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$4,500,000 Settlement

Army Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $3,305,854.50 received by clients with lifetime benefits $1,101,951.50 attorneys’ fees $92,194 litigation expenses Gerry v. United States Darnall Army Community Hospital Army providers at Ft. Hood failed to timely diagnose and treat our client’s placental abruption, resulting in a permanent brain injury to the baby.

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$3,000,000 Settlement

Navy Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $2,322,359 received by clients with lifetime benefits $600,000 attorneys’ fees $77,641 litigation expenses Carman v. United States Portsmouth Naval Medical Center During labor and delivery, Navy providers failed to timely respond to our client’s placental abruption causing permanent and severe brain damage to her baby.

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$3,000,000 Settlement

Navy Medical Malpractice Birth Injury $2,322,359 received by clients with lifetime benefits $600,000 attorneys’ fees $77,641 litigation expenses Carman v. United States Portsmouth Naval Medical Center During labor and delivery, Navy providers failed to timely respond to our client’s placental abruption causing permanent and severe brain damage to her baby.

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