Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers spend years studying and training to get the knowledge, insights, and skills needed to understand and treat human illnesses and injuries. We rely on these professionals to fix what’s broken and heal us when we are sick; we quite literally put our lives in their hands. While we know that medicine doesn’t have all the answers and that some diseases or injuries may not heal, we have every right to expect that the doctors who treat us do so with the appropriate standard of care.
But doctors don’t always take the steps they should. They may miss clear signs of a problem or recommend an inappropriate course of treatment. They may make avoidable errors because of inattention or carelessness. Quite simply, doctors can and do make mistakes on a shockingly frequent basis, and those mistakes are often catastrophic.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing almost 250,000 Americans every year according to a 2016 Johns Hopkins University study. Only heart disease and cancer take more lives than medical malpractice.
When a patient experiences health problems or dies because of medical malpractice, victims and their families may not even know that a doctor’s negligence was the cause. Medicine is complicated, and without trained medical professionals providing honest insights as to what happened, it can be difficult if not impossible to find the truth. Without the help of knowledgeable and committed medical malpractice attorneys who understand the nuanced legal issues involved in such cases, it can be even harder to hold negligent doctors accountable for the damage they caused.
Rebuilding Lives Shattered by Medical Malpractice
At Sandoval James, PLLC, we are fiercely committed to providing exceptional legal representation and advocacy for Texans who were hurt instead of healed by doctors and other medical professionals who made avoidable mistakes. If you are experiencing health problems or have recently lost a loved one who was under a physician’s care, our experienced Austin medical malpractice lawyers can get you the answers you deserve, the guidance you need, and the compensation which can ease your burdens and help you and your family recover.
The Insights, Resources, and Commitment to Hold Doctors Accountable for Their Mistakes
After so many years of handling complex medical malpractice cases, we’ve armed ourselves with the insights and experience needed to prove fault in these cases. We work seamlessly with highly-credentialed experts from all medical specialties whose respected opinions and conclusions can be critical to establishing that a patient suffered needlessly because of medical errors, and whose testimony can effectively explain to judges and juries the extent of the damage these mistakes caused.
We know that no one likes to acknowledge they made a mistake, especially when careers, reputations, and millions of dollars are on the line. That’s why doctors, hospitals, and insurers can be tempted to hide or obscure their malpractice in order to avoid liability for the harm they cause. We don’t let that happen, cutting through any smokescreens to get the truth and compensation our clients deserve.
Seasoned Representation for All Austin Medical Malpractice Claims
With an unmatched work ethic, thorough preparation, and a readiness to take every matter all the way to a jury, we secure the maximum compensation available for patients and families in medical malpractice cases involving any type of medical error, including:
- Birth injuries
- Misdiagnoses and failure to diagnose
- Surgical mistakes
- Medication and pharmacy errors
- Hospital errors
- Emergency room mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Bed sores and pressure ulcers
Call Sandoval James Today to Discuss Your Medical Malpractice Case
If you suspect that you or someone you love may be suffering due to a medical mistake, we invite you to reach out to us today. Together, we will discover the truth of what happened and pursue compensation and accountability from doctors or other medical professionals whose negligence caused your injuries and losses.
To arrange for your free initial consultation, call us today at 512-382-7707 or contact us online.