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When you go to a doctor or another medical professional, you trust that person with your health. But sometimes, that person neglects to provide the proper care, and you are left in worse condition than before. The Texas medical malpractice attorneys at Tracey & Fox represent injury victims and help them fight to get compensation for their injuries.

Medical malpractice is when a health-care professional is negligent or fails to provide proper care, resulting in the injury or death of a patient. Medical malpractice can be difficult to prove. But we've had many years of experience with these cases and have helped clients get financial compensation for their injuries. Some of our case results include:

  • $19,500,000
    Settlement for medical negligence of a hospital causing permanent paralysis and the need for lifelong care
    Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses: $8,310,982.75
  • $440,000
    Settlement for the surviving family of a woman killed by medical negligence
    Attorneys' Fees & Expenses: $105,786.33
  • $440,000
    Settlement for the surviving family of a woman killed by medical negligence
    Attorneys' Fees & Expenses: $86,261.33
  • $400,000
    Settlement for the surviving spouse of a woman killed as a result of medical negligence
    Attorneys' Fees & Expenses: $163,104.51

Some of the medical malpractice claims we handle include:

If you've been injured as a result of medical malpractice, we will conduct our own investigation into what happened. We'll look for evidence of negligence and will be fully prepared to fight your claim in court.

These cases can take time to resolve. Healthcare providers and insurance companies will try to deny your claim and avoid any responsibility. But we will take the time to build a strong case. And we have the resources to keep fighting until we get the right results for you. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation possible.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you need an experienced attorney that can help you get the financial compensation you are owed. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.

Hospital Negligence

The staff at a hospital is supposed to make sure that you get better. But sometimes, their negligence can lead to further health problems for patients.

There are many types of injuries that can be caused by hospital negligence. A patient may be overmedicated or given the wrong medication completely. Poor care can result in bed sores, malnutrition or an infection. A patient might be given a transfusion, but with the wrong blood type.

The hospital can be held responsible for your injuries if staff members were not properly trained, or there were not enough staff members to provide necessary care. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you recover financial compensation.

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Doctor Negligence

Doctors are held to a standard of care when treating patients. This means that they are expected to take steps that any competent and skilled health care professional would take to make sure a patient is safe and healthy. But doctors sometimes neglect this responsibility.

There are many different examples of doctor negligence. They include failing to order appropriate tests or refer you to a specialist. They may fail to warn you about possible negative outcomes for a procedure. They may perform the wrong procedure by mistake, or read x-rays or test results incorrectly.

If you were injured as a result of a doctor's negligence, contact us. We may be able to help you recover financial damages.

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Surgical Mistakes

There is always some risk involved in surgery, no matter how minor it is. But some mistakes in surgery are simply a result of negligence. This negligence can result in serious complications for the patient, and can even lead to death in some cases.

One example is giving a patient the wrong type or amount of anesthesia. Another is accidentally cutting and damaging muscles, ligaments, tissues or nerves around the surgical site. Sometimes, surgeons leave instruments or sponges inside a patient. Or surgical instruments may have been improperly sterilized, resulting in infection.

Surgical mistakes can occur because of inadequate training, fatigue, reckless behavior or poor communication. An experienced attorney can help prove negligence and file a claim for compensation.

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Diagnosing Errors

Many medical malpractice claims concern errors in diagnosis. This could be a delayed diagnosis, when a doctor does not order necessary tests in time. It could be a failure to diagnose, if a doctor misses certain warning signs and symptoms. Or a doctor may have failed to diagnose cancer.

Some other diseases and conditions that are misdiagnosed include heart disease, kidney disease, pneumonia, meningitis and allergic reactions. If you are not properly diagnosed by a doctor, you don't receive the necessary treatment. This can put your health and life at risk.

Diagnosing errors can also result in additional medical expenses, pain and suffering. We can help you hold the negligent doctor responsible.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

It's a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. But when you do, the staff is responsible for keeping your loved one healthy and safe. Some nursing home staff members neglect this responsibility, putting your loved one's health at risk.

Some nursing home residents are subject to abuse. This abuse can be physical - for example, hitting, slapping, sexual abuse or forced restraint. Abuse can also be emotional, such as humiliating or ignoring a resident. Neglect occurs when a staff member fails to properly care for a resident. Examples including failing to provide medication or bathe residents. Or failing to change soiled bedding. Both abuse and neglect can have serious effects on residents.

If your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home in Texas, we will take action to put a stop to it. Your loved one's health and safety come first. Then we will hold the negligent parties responsible.

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Assaults at Hospitals and Care Facilities

When you have to spend time at a hospital or another health-care facility, there is an expectation that you will be safe from harm. Doctors, nurses and other staff members are supposed to take care of you.

But there are some people who intentionally cause harm. Other patients, staff members or a visitor can be abusive. Patients are often assaulted at hospitals and other health-care facilities. This assault can be physical, in the form of hitting, punching or slapping. It can also be in the form of sexual assault.

The offender could face criminal charges. But you may also be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages for what happened to you. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can go over all your legal options with you.

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Dental Malpractice

Dentists have the same responsibility for their patients’ health as any other medical professional. Good oral health is an important part of overall health. That’s why malpractice and negligence on the part of a dentist or dental facility can have far-reaching implications for patients. One common issue in dental facilities is a failure to properly clean or sterilize instruments, leading to the spread of infection. Highly dangerous diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV can be spread in this manner.

If you’ve been affected by dental malpractice or negligence, our attorneys can help. Contact an experienced dental malpractice lawyer at Tracey & Fox to learn about your rights and all the legal options available to you.

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American Board of Trial Advocates
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ABA Defending Liberty Pursuing Justice
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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6243 Frontage Rd #1011
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 375-4812
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Dallas, TX 75202
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Houston, TX 77002
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