Austin Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Austin Medical Malpractice Attorneys2019-12-26T19:29:06-06:00
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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 all the way up in Aberdeen, WA, the attorneys at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsafarr, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Common Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice takes many forms, some more obvious than others. Some of the most common forms include: prescription drug mistakes, the failure to diagnose cancer or another serious disease, the misdiagnosis of a serious disease, surgical error, and birth injury.

From our offices in Austin, Texas, we handle medical negligence claims involving any type of medical error, including but not limited to:

  • failure to diagnose
  • misdiagnosis
  • surgical errors
  • post-surgical infections
  • emergency room error
  • medication errors
  • wrongful amputation
  • unauthorized testing of drugs on patients
  • medical equipment malfunction or defect
  • birth injury, including cerebral palsy, placental abruption, misuse of forceps, etc.
  • wrongful death
  • other inadequate or unethical treatment

If you or a loved one has suffered from birth injury, cerebral palsy, or another medical negligence injury, call us today. Our Austin medical malpractice attorneys can help you determine whether you may be eligible to bring a claim against the negligent party.

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.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys

It’s not easy to make a medical practitioner atone for their mistakes, but we can help you do it. We don’t take payment unless the case gets settled, so there’s no risk to you. Contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys today to schedule your consultation.

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

$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

$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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