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Representing Houston-area Medical Malpractice Victims - An Attorney Who Will Fight For You

You expect competence when you are treated by a health professional. All health care professionals are held to standards of care, and you expect your doctor or nurse to follow them. Malpractice, which is a result of a professional's misconduct, also arises from a failure to use adequate levels of care, skill or diligence in how a healthcare provider follows through in his or her duties. When this happens, you or your loved one is harmed. And we can do something about it.

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Medical professionals have a duty of care to patients. This means they are required to provide treatment that meets accepted standards. When they fail to meet those standards, or act recklessly, patients can get hurt or die needlessly. That type of professional negligence is called medical malpractice.

People are treated by medical professional every single day in the Houston area. They are treated at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Medical Center, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, clinics, private practices and other locations. The majority of medical professionals are responsible and provide care that meets accepted standards. But when one is negligent, resulting in harm, we hold them accountable.

Helping victims of malpractice get the compensation they deserve

Medical malpractice can be hard to prove. Health care professionals and their insurance companies rarely admit negligence. And without proof of wrongdoing, insurance companies often refuse to pay for any damages.

Our attorneys know what it takes to prove medical malpractice. We take a very aggressive approach because we are determined to get results. Our legal team will investigate your case thoroughly. We will examine all medical records and interview witnesses. We will look into the medical professional's background. If needed, we will consult with experts to help us look for signs of negligence.

The effects of medical malpractice can be very serious. Permanent disability. Pain and suffering. Being unable to work. Rising medical costs. When a medical professional is negligent, a patient is left hurting physically and financially. We hold negligent professionals responsible and make them pay.

We will seek compensation for your past and future medical expenses related to your medical malpractice injury. In addition, we will seek compensation for lost income if the injury kept you out of work. We may be able to pursue other damages also, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship and disfigurement. In some cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, serving the greater metropolitan Houston area in Texas, we can help victims of medical malpractice obtain the compensation they deserve for damages due to the negligence of a health care provider.

Our firm is known in Texas for our unrelenting trial representation and the financial recoveries we are able to achieve for our clients.

Results matter here. We give each client individual, personalized attention because we focus on getting the best outcome possible. We'll go over all your legal options with you. Your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.