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Medical Errors Lawyer Houston

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Houston

Houston Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to conduct his or her practice in accord with reasonable care, thereby causing injury to a patient. Each aspect of this definition must be proved before a medical professional may be held liable for malpractice. For example, even if a doctor exercises reasonable care, he or she may be unable to save the life of a gravely ill or injured patient. The fact that the patient dies will not make the doctor liable for malpractice, because the doctor exercised reasonable care in treating the patient.

Houston Medical Malpractice Attorney, Charles J. Argento can help you with situations that could give rise to a medical malpractice claim like the following:

  • Failure to diagnose for example, if a patient repeatedly complains of symptoms that are commonly associated with cancer, yet the doctor fails to investigate such symptoms, and the patient later dies of cancer.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent for example, if a patient is scheduled for cosmetic surgery in which one of the risks is excessive scarring, but the doctor does not explain such risk and obtain the patient’s consent to that risk, and the patient is left with excessive scarring after the surgery.
  • Performing a surgical procedure on the wrong patient, or on the wrong part of a patient’s body.
  • Leaving a surgical instrument inside of a patient’s body.
  • Surgical error; Doctor error; Hospital error; Medication error; Nursing error; anesthesia accidents or misdiagnosis.

Houston Birth Injury Attorney and Houston Brain Damage to Infants Attorney, Charles J. Argento can help you with the most heartbreaking medical malpractice cases involving newborns or infants that may have the following;

Birth Injuries; Birth defects; Brain damage; Forceps injuries; Nerve damage; Birth related seizure disorders; Anoxic brain injury; Cerebral Palsy; Brachial Plexus Palsy; Erb’s Palsy; Klumpke’s Palsy; Fetal Brachycardia; prenatal Asphyxia; Perinatal Asphyxia; Perinatal Hypoxia; Shoulder dystocia; reduced motor function of arm and reduced motor function.

In most medical malpractice claims, the patient’s medical history and relationship with the medical professional are scrutinized by the opposing lawyer. While communications between doctors and their patients are ordinarily confidential, such confidentiality may be lifted once a lawsuit is com­menced.

Proving that a medical professional has committed malprac­tice may be difficult. The only people qualified to determine whether malpractice has occurred are other doctors. A doctor who is called upon to testify may sympathize with the medical professional against whom the case is being brought. Such a doctor may present testimony that is unfavorable to the injured person.

No one wants to feel that they have been harmed by their doctor. You can help to avoid such feelings by selecting a doctor who regularly handles your type of medical problem. Provide the doctor an accurate and complete medical history, including information about any allergies, prior problems, current symptoms, and medications you take. Attend all exams, treatments, and referrals scheduled by your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you have side effects from any medicine prescribed for you, or if you get worse for any reason.

The doctor needs complete information to properly diagnose and treat you. Information that you regard as unimportant may be critical to your care. Only your doctor can decide what information is important.

If your doctor advises you to undergo surgery or if you have questions about your doctor’s treatment plan for a serious condition, you may wish to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion is not disrespectful to your doctor. Second opinions are so important that many health insurance policies require that a second opinion be obtained before surgery is performed.

Houston Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Charles J. Argento, is trained to fully investigate your accident, identify all responsible parties and secure the maximum settlement for your claim. While a negotiated settlement might seem attractive, we have prepared and prosecuted lawsuits at all levels of the state and federal courts and won’t hesitate to take a case before a jury if it’s the only way to win you compensation for lost wages, medical bills and long-term care.

If you have a friend or family member with a Houston Birth Injury or have a Houston Brain Damaged Infant, it is very important that you contact an attorney immediately to preserve evidence and protect your legal rights. In addition, we are proud members of the Texas communities we serve and seek to effectively represent ALL residents, regardless of their circumstances or background. Our staff is highly motivated and bilingual, capable of conducting all casework in Spanish, including the initial consultation.

If you’ve been injured by someone, your time to report the injury and make a claim is very limited.  Contact Houston accident and injury attorney, Charles J. Argento for a free consultation at (713)822-5050. There is no obligation and all cases are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees until we recover a settlement in your favor.