Medical Malpractice Attorney in Corpus Christi, Serving Galveston, Laredo, and Brownsville
Physicians and other healthcare professionals are required to deliver a minimum standard of care to each and every patient. When care falls below this standard, they may be charged with medical malpractice. Attorney Scott Nelson represents individuals from Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Galveston, and other South Texas communities in complex medical malpractice matters. He is committed to helping victims obtain the compensation they need to begin rebuilding their lives. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence, our medical malpractice attorney can help you obtain the justice you deserve. With a growing record of success, Scott Nelson has earned a reputation as a trusted attorney. Contact the Law Office of Scott A. Nelson to arrange a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice Claims
To win a medical malpractice claim, an attorney must demonstrate that the healthcare provider failed to act with reasonable care compared to other medical professionals in the same or similar circumstances.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a broad legal area that encompasses a range of mistakes or injuries that can be attributed to the negligence of healthcare professionals. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice cases include:
- Surgical Error – Surgical errors can occur from preoperative planning to the surgery itself; they include such negligent actions as leaving surgical instruments in patients, amputating healthy limbs, or improper administration of anesthesia.
- Hospital Negligence – Hospital staff members are responsible for ensuring that the treatment environment is kept clean and safe. Administrators must make sure that their staff is not overworked or too tired to use good judgment and make sound decisions.
- Failure to Diagnose / Misdiagnosis – Physicians must make a reasonable to attempt to diagnose a disease or illness. Making an early and accurate diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. Failure to do so can result in a patient becoming too ill to treat.
- Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect – Nursing home staff members are required to provide humane care to their patients. Mistreatment, including physical and emotional abuse, and outright neglect are just some of the instances of medical malpractice associated with nursing care.
Any case of medical malpractice can result in permanent impairment or even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical negligence, contact medical malpractice attorney Scott Nelson at his Corpus Christi office assisting Galveston, Brownsville, and other South Texas communities.
Another form of medical malpractice, birth injuries can result in lifetime impairment for a child, requiring continued medical care, treatment, and therapy. The financial implications can be frightening and overwhelming for many families.
Cerebral palsy is a birth injury characterized by seizures, learning disabilities, speech problems, hearing problems, vision impairment, and intellectual limitations. It is caused by damage to the cerebrum, which is the area of the brain that controls motor and sensory functions as well as cognition. This damage often results from infections in the mother, premature birth, or lack of oxygen. Doctors who fail to perform a caesarian section when necessary, improperly use forceps or a vacuum extractor, or do not adequately protect a newborn from illness during birth can be held liable for any injuries an infant may sustain.
Erb's palsy, also known as brachial palsy, results when unnecessary force or improper procedures are used to extract an infant from the birth canal, damaging an important grouping of nerves in the shoulder called the brachial plexus. Traveling from the spinal cord and through the shoulder and arm, these nerves control movement all the way down to the fingers. The stretching or straining of these delicate nerves during delivery often causes Erb's palsy. Children affected by this condition suffer full or partial paralysis in the arm, hand, and fingers. With accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, many are able to recover a full range of motion. Unfortunately, for others, the condition results in a lifetime of physical impairment.
Other Birth Injuries
Cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy are not the only forms of birth injury. Physician negligence can lead to other medical malpractice–related birth injuries, including infections, paralysis, spinal cord damage, and bone fractures.
Contact Medical Malpractice Attorney Scott Nelson
Medical malpractice litigation can be complex, but an experienced attorney can help victims navigate this complicated legal area. In this time of need, recovery should be a victim's only concern. For experienced, compassionate representation of your medical malpractice claim, contact attorney Scott Nelson in Corpus Christi, helping Brownsville, Galveston, and communities throughout South Texas.