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Brownsville, TX Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Your health is what’s most important to you. So when you decide to put your health in the forefront of your life and seek medical treatment for whatever is ailing you, you expect to receive the best care and get correct answers to what is wrong with you. Many doctors and other healthcare professionals provide you with just that when you’re their patient, and you leave feeling cared for and healed.

Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens. Sometimes you leave the office needing the help of our Brownsville, TX medical malpractice lawyer. When a doctor or other medical professional has been negligent and made an error in your treatment that led to you suffering from more injuries and damages, you could have a med mal claim.

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we understand how vulnerable this leaves you feeling. You could have trouble trusting other positions of power because of how healthcare workers betrayed you. But you can trust us to handle your claim and get you justice for what you’ve gone through.

Contact our team today by calling (505) 388-0066 for your free and confidential consultation.

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Our Results Make a Difference

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.

Proving Negligence in Medical Malpractice

Like any other personal injury claim, medical malpractice claims rely on your lawyers proving that negligence occurred. Negligence is the basis of your entire case because it proves that a medical error happened and caused you injury and other damages. When proving negligence, there are four elements that your med mal lawyer needs to establish.

According to Texas Code, these elements of negligence are:

  • A doctor-patient relationship was established, and your doctor owed you a duty of care.
  • Your doctor was negligent and breached that duty of care.
  • The breach in care directly caused you injury.
  • Your injuries led to you suffering from damages.

In order to prove these elements, your lawyer will need all of your relevant documentation. Your medical records, medical bills, lost wages, and future costs that you might incur are all evidence that a medical error occurred and caused you harm in the form of damages.

This is why it’s important to note that medical malpractice isn’t simply being upset or unsatisfied with the care you received from your doctor. You deserve the best care from your doctors, but if medical negligence didn’t occur and didn’t result in your injury, then your experience likely wasn’t medical malpractice.

It’s also important to note that there is a time limit for how long you have to file a med mal claim with attorneys. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the injury or from the end date of your treatment to file for medical malpractice against the practitioner who hurt you. If it’s been longer than two years, you likely don’t have a case.

Your Brownsville, TX medical malpractice attorney will be able to determine whether or not you have a med mal claim.

Types of Medical Negligence

When proving an error occurred, your lawyer will look into exactly what happened. They’ll use your evidence to show that a practitioner was negligent, and by narrowing down what type of negligence occurred. Here are some of the most common forms of medical errors that occur to patients in Brownsville:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Missed Diagnosis
  • Medication Errors
  • Misread Tests
  • Unnecessary Treatments or Medications
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Premature Discharge
  • Disregarding Allergies
  • Surgical Errors
  • Birth Injuries

All of the above could be considered medical malpractice and result in life-changing injuries for a patient. That’s why you need legal representation after one of the above situations happens to you and causes you injuries and other damages. Even if you don’t see the scenario that you experienced listed above, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t medical negligence.

That’s why you should consult a Brownsville, TX medical malpractice lawyer about your situation. They’ll be able to answer your questions, look at your case, and determine whether or not you have a med mal claim. From there, they’ll support you through the legal process and help you get justice.

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