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Austin, TX Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Going to the doctor can be intimidating—you’re at your most vulnerable, you’re not feeling well, and you’re putting your trust into the skills and knowledge of medical professionals. While most physicians and other healthcare workers treat their patients wonderfully and are careful in their diagnoses, others might be less vigilant. Our Austin, TX medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine if your doctor was negligent and hold them accountable.

Taking legal action can feel like a large endeavor after sustaining an injury from medical negligence, but you deserve to get justice for what happened to you. With the help of a med mal attorney from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, you can have peace of mind knowing we will support you every step of the way and fight for your rights.

You might not know if what happened to you falls under medical malpractice. Let’s take a look at the different instances of medical negligence that could lead to you filing a med mal claim.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

Different Instances of Medical Malpractice

After going to the hospital or a doctor’s office to be treated, have surgery, or give birth, you could end up with further injuries that weren’t supposed to happen. This is likely considered med mal, and you could have a claim against the negligent healthcare worker.

It’s important to note that medical malpractice is not just being unhappy with the care that you receive. If a doctor did their best, was careful, and didn’t make any errors in your care, then you likely don’t have a med mal claim. You only have a legal claim when medical negligence was involved, and it left you harmed.

Here are some of the instances of medical negligence that could warrant a med mal claim:

  • Misdiagnosis. When you have obvious signs of one ailment, and the doctor misdiagnoses you with another disease, this can cause you injuries because you receive treatment for the wrong diagnosis. It also delays your diagnosis for the correct disease or illness and can lead to it progressing.
  • Missed Diagnosis. Similarly, sometimes doctors can miss a diagnosis completely. For instance, if you come in with chest pains and are clearly having a heart attack, but the doctor sends you home saying it’s heartburn, this would be a missed diagnosis. Similarly to misdiagnoses, this allows whatever is ailing you to get worse before it’s treated.
  • Prescription Errors. Medications require careful prescribing, dosage, and administration. When a medical professional makes an error in any one of those fields, it can lead to serious and sometimes fatal effects on the patient. Additionally, if a patient is noted as being allergic to a certain medication or compound and the medication they’re prescribed contains one of their allergies, they could have a serious reaction from that negligence.
  • Anesthesia Errors. Similar to medications, anesthesia requires extreme attention. When an anesthesiologist makes an error, a patient could wake up in the middle of surgery, have an allergic reaction, or be too heavily anesthetized.
  • Surgical Errors. Surgeries are complicated, which leaves plenty of room for things to go wrong if a surgeon or a member of the surgical team is not careful. Operating on the wrong site, leaving tools in the body, and infections are all instances of negligence during surgery.
  • Infections. The hospital and doctors’ offices are supposed to be sterile, but they can also be places where infection spreads like wildfire. If you contract an infection from going to see a medical professional, that could be the result of negligence on the hospital or medical facility’s behalf.
  • Birth Injuries. Giving birth can be more complicated than you expect, especially when the doctors and nurses make mistakes that affect your health and the health of your baby. If a medical professional is negligent and causes a birth injury to you or your baby, then that’s likely grounds for a med mal claim.

If you don’t see what happened to you listed above, that doesn’t mean that you didn’t experience medical malpractice. You still very well could have been affected by an instance of medical negligence and could use the help of an attorney. Our Austin, TX medical malpractice attorney is here to answer your questions and help you determine whether or not you have a claim.

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