Houston Medical Negligence Attorney
We often blindly trust doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. We believe they will adhere to the standard of care and provide us with the lifesaving care we need. Sometimes mistakes are made and our lives can be forever changed. Medical malpractice can cause great harm, including catastrophic injury and death.
Many people do not want to take legal action against hospitals or doctors because they provide a service to the community. Yet, hospitals and doctors may not always take the steps necessary to repair a situation. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a study finding only 14% of treatment errors and mistakes made in the care of Medicare patients were reported. If you have been harmed by a doctor or hospital, you may need the help of a skilled medical malpractice attorney to hold them accountable for the harm that they caused.
Medical malpractice can include birth injuries and nursing home neglect
The medical malpractice attorney at The Martin Law Firm represents clients in all types of medical malpractice matters, including:
- Birth injuries, including those related to cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and shoulder dystocia
- Brain Injuries during childbirth
- Dangerous drugs such as Xarelto and others
- Hospital negligence
- Doctor errors, including surgical errors and failures to diagnose
- Nursing errors or failures to communicate the severity of your condition with your physician
- Medication errors, including overdosing or prescribing the wrong medication
- Nursing home negligence
- Harmful medical devices including IVC Filters and Bare Huggers
Houston medical negligence attorney Clark Martin can help you recover for your harms and losses
Doctors are responsible for the harm that they cause. If a doctor’s treatment fails to meet the standard of care and a patient is harmed as a result, that doctor may be held responsible for the harm they have caused. Hospitals are responsible for the actions of their nurses and staff. If a nurse fails to meet the standard of care and allows a patient to be harmed, the hospital may be held accountable for that neglect. Medical malpractice can cause a great deal of harm to a patient and their family including:
- Birth defects requiring a lifetime of care
- Paralysis or spinal injuries caused by falls
- Brain injuries when anesthesia is not administered properly or when medication overdose occurs
- Wrongful death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
If you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, Houston attorney Clark Martin can help. Contact The Martin Law Firm for a free consultation.