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Helping Victims of Medical Malpractice.

Negligent hospital care is an increasingly common problem in today’s society. Many have fallen victim to malpractice not only in hospitals, but with their doctor, nurse or pharmacy technician.

Malpractice in the medical field can be anything from misdiagnosis, unnecessary surgery, surgical errors, premature discharge and much more.

The decision to move forward with any surgery is a risk in and of itself. Not only due to being put under anesthesia, but finding a doctor you can trust. One must ask the questions, “Is this person qualified?"," Can I trust this person enough to put my life in their hands?”, “Am I willing to run the risk that something could go wrong?”

Going in for any procedure is a complete gamble and adding the risk of possible malpractice, adds an entirely new, unfortunate layer to the surface.

We know that this is a scary time, especially due to COVID-19. If you are a victim of medical malpractice, we are here to fight for you. Our team of expert lawyers will ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Understanding the Process.

You have faced the backlash of this burden long enough. We are here to pick up the pieces for you so that you play as minimal of a role in this process as possible. Claims and especially court cases can take months to sometimes years to settle. Our legal team will help to prevent any additional stress or undue pressure for you and your loved ones. We will not only walk you through this process, but take over as a leader in this process to help you feel comfortable and fight on behalf of you.

Our legal team offers a free consultation to help understand your case and to determine the appropriate course of action. This consultation is for us to be transparent about what we can do for you and what you can expect from partnering with our team of legal experts. We are here to help you understand the legal process, the action we can take to help your case and the likelihood of receiving benefits from the damages suffered.

Upon moving forward, we will investigate your case and any statute of limitations in the state. We will speak to the hospital, doctor, or pharmaceutical technician and any witnesses to build as much information as possible, for a strong case. A lot of this process is evidence-based and can include anything from records, photographs, statements, etc.

The next stage involves gathering all of our findings and discussing with our legal team for the defense. This can involve the need for additional documentation, prepping witnesses and issuing of subpoenas.

The final phase is trial planning and preparation. Trials can be a time-consuming process. Our legal team will compile all of the necessary information to make it as smooth and swift of a process as possible. Sometimes, a trial is not necessary if a settlement can be agreed upon by all parties.

If a settlement cannot be reached, then we proceed to a trial. A trial may take days and consists of a jury that will judge the case. Sometimes a judge will side with the defendant and other times, with the plaintiff dependent upon the claim. Our legal team will work to put together the strongest possible case to help you gain maximum compensation.

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Robert L. Woods Attorney at Law
Woods Law Firm P.C.
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What you need to know

Many medical practices act unethically and take advantage of those who are willing to pay, even if it means putting their life at risk. This is particularly dangerous in the case of children and elders.

There is a wide array of issues that contribute to medical malpractice.

  • “Trigger happy” – Many medical professionals have gone to school, passed every exam and are completely qualified. But, in the case of newly graduated medical professionals, they often get “trigger happy” and want to perform any procedure they can, to get experience under their belt; even when the procedure itself might not be necessary.
  • Finances – Unfortunately, many medical institutions just want to make money. If a hospital can earn an income even if the procedure is unnecessary, financial gain often wins in the end.
  • Lack of training – Sometimes, even the most book smart person can lack the knowledge needed to perform a procedure correctly. Experience level is essential to anyone in the medical field.

Let us fight for your rights.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to medical malpractice, let us win the fight for the compensation you deserve. Although we wish it was possible to erase the past, we can’t. But we can help ensure that your future is bright, by getting you the justice that you deserve.

In cases of medical malpractice, the experience is not only traumatic, but the repercussions can cause lifelong hardships, such as:

  • Injury or illness
  • Unnecessary medical expenses
  • Hospital bills
  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy

None of this should be necessary. We are here to help you seek justice.

Fighting alone can be exhausting and adds to the already unfortunate situation that you have suffered. Let us take the burden off your plate and fight for you. We push to obtain exemplary damages on your behalf to ensure that others like you will not fall victim to the same misfortune you have suffered. This is done through proving that the defendant acted with deliberate negligence.

Medical Malpractice Forms

Medical malpractice can come in many forms, including unnecessary surgery, improper operation tactics, pharmaceutical mishaps, etc.

  • Unnecessary Surgery – Often, people may not have an underlying condition and instead of doing the proper research and tests, some medical professionals will jump to the conclusion that surgery is necessary. This can also include failure to monitor the use of anesthesia correctly, as well as misdiagnosis of disease or injury.
  • Surgical Error – In the case of malpractice, improper operation is scarily common and a detriment to those in need of a procedure. This can include anything from paralysis to removal of the wrong organ, to wrongful death.
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence – Improper prescribing of medication and overdosing of medication are two of the leading causes of medical malpractice. Victims of this are known to have suffered anything from serious injury, to death. Statistics state that pharmaceutical error constitutes over 1 death in the world per day, in the entire United States. This can also be due to drugs or vaccines being tested inadequately, without enough research.
  • Birth Injury – Birth injury is one of the most devastating types of negligence. Often, these injuries can lead to not only the death of a newborn, but the death of the mother as well. This can also create the need of lifelong medical care for a child, creating numerous expenses and a financial burden to the family.
  • Medical Product Liability – Sometimes, the medical equipment used on a patient has been poorly designed or inadequately tested. This could cause injury to the patient that has been exposed to the product. When this happens, a patient’s medical condition may be at risk for getting worse or the equipment does not provide the promised benefits to the patient.
  • Nursing Home/Elder Abuse – If you or your loved one has suffered from nursing home neglect or abuse; this is a form of medical malpractice. Elders suffering illness are often very susceptible to abuse because they are dependent on those around them and in turn, trust those around them to take care of them. Nursing home abuse can happen in many forms. Understaffing can be a prime issue in nursing home abuse, leading to elders having untreated illness, bed sores, etc. A lot of staff members have also had a lack of training to properly treat their patients. Many people who have suffered this type of neglect receive the abuse in numerous forms – physical, sexual, verbal, etc.
  • Premature Discharge – Patients often times are prematurely discharged when they are not completely healed or ready to go home. This type of neglect can lead to infection, prescription costs and lifelong illness.

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Houston Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are there laws in place that protect against medical malpractice?
Yes. Medical Malpractice Law is in place to help protect patients who have been treated in a negligent manner. Keep in mind, this law may differ state by state, but is designed to hold any medical practitioner accountable for any wrongful treatment or wrongful death. This also covers anyone facing any kind of medical malpractice. Including elder abuse, prescription negligence, etc.
How can a medical expert get away with medical malpractice?
Almost all medical professionals have medical malpractice insurance. This is what keeps them “covered” in instances of negligence. It is often a daunting and lengthy task to fight against, but our legal team has some of the strongest attorneys that will fight to get you maximum financial compensation for your claim.
How long does a wrongful death case take to resolve?
Because all wrongful death cases are unique, there is no definitive answer as to how long your case may take to resolve. However, we do know that a variety of factors can impact the time it takes to fully resolve a wrongful death lawsuit. Some cases settle quickly within a few weeks or months. Others take longer because of factors related to the investigative procedure including the availability of evidence or the readiness & availability of witnesses. On average, it will take a wrongful death lawsuit about one to four years to completely resolve.
What are signs I can look out for to prevent malpractice from happening?
Proper research of any medical professional should be done, along with a second opinion on the patient’s condition and proper medical research should be performed before agreeing to move forward with any procedure.
What should I do if a loved one has fallen victim to medical malpractice?
If a loved one has fallen victim to medical malpractice, it is best to file immediately after the incident has occurred. Fighting medical malpractice is an extremely long process and can take years if not handled right away. We work to make sure this process moves as quickly as possible and justice is achieved.
Even though doctors have insurance, can they still be held accountable?
Absolutely. Medical professionals are not exempt from acts of malpractice or negligence, even with medical insurance. Many people who have fallen victim to malpractice hire their own attorneys to fight against the medical facility or practitioner.

Robert L. Woods

Attorney at Law, Woods Law Firm P.C.

About Robert L. Woods

Attorney Robert L. Woods is a retired 21 year police executive. At the time of his retirement he held the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and is a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society. Mr. Woods is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, where he specialized in police management, practices, and policies. Mr. Woods advises police departments on police management and police procedures. He is the legal advisor for the Fort Bend County Pct. 2 Constables Office and is a leader in Criminal and Personal Injury Law.

Law Firm Information
Firm: Woods Law Firm P.C.
Address: 2016 Main St.,
Houston, TX 78701
Phone: 1.800.391.0227
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