Medical malpractice defense can be complex, requiring the ability to seek and manage expert-medical testimony, maintaining an in-depth knowledge of a specific area of law, and mastering the skills to transform complex medical terminology and issues into persuasive arguments that can be understood by a jury. We are skilled in appropriately addressing juries when dealing with the types of injuries and losses that are often present in these cases. CMW lawyers work closely and collaboratively with our clients to develop effective defense strategies. Throughout the engagement, we keep our clients informed of the case’s developments and offer empathetic counsel as they confront difficult circumstances.
Our clients have included institutions such as acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, mental health facilities, Long-Term Acute Care facilities, nursing homes (skilled nursing facilities) assisted living centers, and blood banks, as well as individual doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors and health care professionals in correctional institutions. We regularly handle cases throughout Texas.
Medical professionals have a great deal at stake in malpractice cases. While your financial exposure may be mitigated by your malpractice insurance coverage, you may still suffer professional licensing consequences and damage to your reputation based on the amount of a settlement or if you are found liable for malpractice. Medical facilities and centers are equally at stake based on possible licensing implications and negative publicity. We understand the importance of consistently advocating for our clients’ best interests while complying with the budgetary, billing, and reporting guidelines of their insurance carriers.
We have extensive experience defending against a broad range of medical malpractice claims, including:
- Allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or improper relationships
- Diagnostic errors or omissions
- Failure to timely assess, diagnose, or treat illness or complications
- Failure to recognize and treat significant changes in a patient’s condition
- Failure to communicate critical information to other health care professionals
- Failure to monitor and supervise
- Failure to report to regulatory agencies or boards
- Improper charting and failing to document appropriately
- Improper testing
- Improper wound care and pressure and decubitus ulcers prevention and treatment
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Violations of statutes, regulations and policies
In addition, our attorneys have represented heath care professionals before their licensing boards and assisted health care facilities responding to investigations by licensing and regulatory agencies.