If medical malpractice caused you or a loved one injury or illness, or if it worsened an existing medical condition, you could be entitled to compensation. Medical malpractice cases are complex because they require an understanding of legal and medical information.
A Corpus Christi medical malpractice lawyer can help you by protecting your rights and seeking damages from all liable parties. This allows you to focus on your health and loved ones.
You pay nothing out of pocket and no upfront fees. Our legal team at Ben Crump, PLLC works on a contingency basis. We are paid from a portion of what we recover on your behalf.
You deserve to know your legal rights if a medical error or negligence has caused you or a loved one harm. Call Ben Crump, PLLC today for a free consultation with a member of our team by dialing (800) 641-8998.
When to Call a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We respect the incredible work of our Corpus Christi doctors, nurses, and health care professionals. Sometimes, patients become ill or die despite receiving the highest standard of care. Other times, an injury, illness, or death is the result of medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one has suffered because of questionable medical care, you can call a Corpus Christ medical malpractice lawyer. We understand the intricacies of these cases and can help recover damages from an injury or illness caused by substandard care.
While some malpractice cases are successfully resolved without going to court, others require litigation. You have two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §74.251. That is why we encourage you to call Ben Crump, PLLC as soon as possible for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Corpus Christi, call 800-641-8998
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice
Medicine is not perfect nor exact. It can be difficult to determine when a patient is harmed by medical malpractice or if it is simply a result of aging, disease, injury, or a combination of these factors.
There are four conditions that must be present to establish medical malpractice:
- Duty of care that medical providers owe to patients
- Dereliction of this established duty of care
- Direct cause that this breach of duty harmed patients
- Damages the patient suffered because of their injury, illness, or loss of a loved one
A medical malpractice lawyer with our firm will obtain evidence to establish medical malpractice to seek damages and justice for you and your loved ones.
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How We Can Help
We focus on three key areas:
Investigation to Determine the Circumstances and Parties Involved
A lawyer with Ben Crump, PLLC will use the resources of our law firm to determine the “how, what, where, when, and who” in your case.
We conduct a thorough investigation by using such evidence as:
- Medical test results
- Testimony from experts
- Medical records and reports
- Witness statements
The threshold for medical malpractice is to determine what care or treatment that another doctor with similar training and experience would prescribe given the same situation.
Negotiation to Get You Compensation Quickly
Settlements often result in faster compensation than a verdict after a trial. Medical professionals or facilities may also want to avoid the publicity of a trial when unpleasant or embarrassing facts would be made public.
A medical malpractice lawyer can often negotiate an acceptable settlement on your behalf without the need to go to court.
Litigation if the Other Side Refuses to Negotiate
Medical malpractice cases typically wind up in court if the other side refuses to negotiate in good faith. Our trial lawyers will prepare your case to bring before a jury. Although there are no guarantees in a settlement or a verdict, it is our experience that juries can be quite sympathetic to medical malpractice victims.
Contributing Factors That Lead to Malpractice
According to a study Johns Hopkins Medicine conducted, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States (after heart disease and cancer). Approximately 10% of deaths can be attributed to substandard medical care caused by negligence, error, or omission.
These are some reasons why medical malpractice occurs:
- Failure to diagnose, making a misdiagnosis, or arriving at the correct diagnoses too late
- Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong patient or leaving surgical material inside the patient
- Medication errors such as administering the wrong medication or giving too much or too little of the prescribed dose
- Birth injuries that can occur before, during, or after delivery
- Failure to monitor patients, including the failure to recognize medication overdose or side effects
- Failure to observe universal precautions for patient health and safety, such as proper handwashing
Medical professionals who are careless or negligent should be held accountable. A lawyer with Ben Crump, PLLC can help.
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We Fight for What Is Right
You expect that your doctor, nurse, midwife, or other medical professional will treat you according to accepted levels of care. When they do not, you could be entitled to damages that might include:
- Medical treatment (emergency or corrective)
- Lifecare or domestic support
- Medical equipment and medication
- Loss of pay and benefits
- Pain and suffering
You have already suffered enough because of another party’s negligence. The liable party should compensate for your damages.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
If a negligent doctor harmed you or a loved one, reach out to a Corpus Christi medical malpractice lawyer at Ben Crump, PLLC, for a free consultation. Call (800) 641-8998 today.