Medical Malpractice Lawyer In Fort Worth TX
In 2003, the laws changed regarding medical malpractice litigation for healthcare negligence. Additional requirements for recover, applying only to the healthcare industry, and applicable to the plaintiff has made settlement more difficult, and there is usually now a monetary damage cap of $250,000 for pain and suffering or “non-economic damages.” The law remains the same for settlements for lost wages, medical expenses, therapy, and such things as mileage for doctor visits. Despite the new laws, major settlements are still possible for serious injuries related to doctor negligence, medical or hospital malpractice, or nursing home neglect. Our Fort Worth Texas attorney have been handling medical malpractice litigation since the 1980s and have received significant settlements. Please contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Randall D. Moore, PLLC today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider whose performance of duties deviates from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient or patients. The failures to diagnose, run proper tests, or refer to a specialist are common types of acts investigated.
During a nine-hour surgery, our client’s arms were hyper extended for an inordinate amount of time and complications developed. The client now suffers from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) and received 100 percent disability rating from the Social Security Administration. Verdict = $781,000, actual recovery exceeded $800,000. Defendant settlement offer was $25,000.
Many types of care providers work in hospitals and are required to adhere to standards of care common in their profession as well as the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the individual hospital. Hospital negligence often occurs due to inadequate staffing and hiring unqualified staff, medication errors, and using or providing unsafe medical devices. There are many types of records hospitals are required to keep which could help define an act or omission of negligence.
Our client underwent an MRI for lower back pain. A delayed diagnosis of a spinal abscess resulted in paraplegia, incontinence, impotence, total disability, and loss of consortium. See our Recent Verdicts page for details.
Nursing Home Neglect
The federal and state governments establish uniform standards for nursing homes to provide adequate care for the residents and ensure their protection and safety. Hospice care, or care to those terminally ill, is often involved and can be the subject of evaluation.
Our Tarrant County law firm regularly litigates medical malpractice cases related to the following issues:
- Anesthesiologist Negligence
- Brain Injuries
- Breach of Professional Conduct with Psychiatrist
- Doctor Negligence
- Elder Abuse
- Emergency Room Mistakes
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Fractures
- Failure to Perform Informed Consent
- Lasik Eye Surgery Failures
- Medication Errors
- Misdiagnosis or Late Diagnosis
- Nerve Damage
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Nursing Malpractice
- Obstetrical and Gynecological Malpractice
- Patient Neglect
- Psychiatric Malpractice
- Surgical Errors
- Unauthorized Medical Procedures
If you have been injured as a result of what you believe is doctor negligence, we urge you to call or contact an attorney to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer personal attention for personal injury.