Houston medical malpractice cases
We can help you get compensation for your injuries
We rely on doctors and other health-care professionals to help us when we're injured or sick. But what happens when they cause us harm instead? Doctors can be negligent like anyone else. When that negligence leads to an injury, a Houston medical malpractice lawyer at Tracey & Fox can take action and help you get justice.
What are some examples of medical malpractice? A patient at a hospital is given the wrong medication and has a severe reaction. A doctor fails to order an appropriate test that could have revealed a serious condition. Or surgical instruments aren't properly sterilized, leading to an infection.
There are also other kinds of medical malpractice. A nursing home resident is abused by a staff member. Or a patient at health-care facility is physically or sexually assaulted.
In simple terms, a health-care professional didn't do his or her job. You got hurt. But recovering damages for your injury is where it gets complicated.
An approach that gets results
Medical malpractice is more than a doctor simply making a mistake. It must be established that the doctor or other health-care professional was negligent or failed to provide the proper care, resulting in harm.
Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove. But our attorneys have years of experience and know what it takes to hold Houston medical providers accountable. Our firm conducts an investigation into what happened. We review all documents related to your case. We'll talk to witnesses and even bring in experts, if needed. Our attorneys look for evidence of negligence. When we find it, we don't rest until we get our client the maximum compensation possible.
Our approach can take time. And both the health-care provider and insurance company will do anything they can to avoid taking responsibility. We will keep pushing your case forward, all the way to a courtroom, if necessary. But many times we are able to reach a settlement that is favorable to our clients without going to court.
Our approach to cases produces results. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in verdicts and settlements.
How we can help you
The value of your claim will depend on many different factors. But in general, victims of medical malpractice can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
In some cases, punitive damages can also be sought.
Houston is home to many hospitals, including the Texas Children's Hospital, the Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Tens of thousands of doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals work in the city's hospitals, health-care facilities and private practices.
When a health-care professional is negligent, you need an experienced attorney fighting for you. If you think you may have been injured due to medical malpractice, don't wait. The law limits the amount of time you have to bring a claim. The faster you act, the faster we can get to work on your case.