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
- emergency room physicians and surgeons
- medical technicians
- physical therapists
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
- 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.
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: