A Doctor’s Mistake Can Mean A Lifelong Injury
When you go to a medical professional, you trust that everything possible will be done to take care of your medical condition. Medical care isn’t an area that leaves room for errors or negligence. When a doctor makes a mistake, it can result in a serious health problem.
Free Consultation and No Attorney Fees Unless You Recover Compensation
Winckler & Harvey, PLLC, is one of the prominent medical malpractice law firms serving the litigation needs of clients throughout Texas. From our offices in Austin, we represent clients injured by medical negligence in communities throughout the state. We have a proud record of success across a full range of personal injury and wrongful death claims involving medical malpractice.
If you were injured because of a mistake made by a doctor, hospital, surgeon, dentist or other health care provider, we are ready to help you fight for money damages. Attorneys Jay Winckler and Jay Harvey are personal injury trial specialists certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have received an AV rating* through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review process. We are proud to represent our clients in medical malpractice litigation and regularly speak at professional seminars among trial professionals.
Cases We Handle
We represent people in all areas of medical malpractice, including:
- Birth injuries impacting mother, baby or both
- Traumatic brain injuries (including injuries to newborns)
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose and treat heart attack and other conditions
- Medication errors on the part of a prescribing physician, pharmacist or nurse
Whether a medical professional’s negligence has resulted in brain injury, birth trauma, paralysis or another serious injury, or shortened life span or wrongful death, we will take action.
We will identify and take action against any and all parties whose negligence contributed to the patient’s injuries, from doctors to nurses to the hospitals themselves.
We also handle medical malpractice claims for Veterans and military dependents.
How Do You Know When It Might Be Malpractice?
Medical malpractice isn’t always obvious. The field of medicine — not to mention the human body — is exceedingly complex. In these cases, an expert review by a doctor or specialist is critical to determining whether negligence occurred.
Negligence can take many forms, including:
- Failing to make a timely and accurate diagnosis
- Making mistakes during surgery
- Cutting corners
- Misinterpreting test results
- Failing to order the right tests
- Failing to take a thorough medical history
- Overlooking dangerous drug interactions
- Administering the wrong drug (or wrong dosage)
Unfortunately, when it comes to medicine, there are a lot of gray areas. Treatments involve risks. Diagnoses may take time to unfold. Changes in symptoms may require multiple visits. And, ultimately, no outcome is guaranteed.
Learn more about what amounts to malpractice versus what doesn’t.
How Long Will Your Case Take To Resolve?
Medical malpractice cases vary by their jurisdiction. Some judges make decisions about evidence that requires additional investigation. Courts in different counties handle things in unique ways and run on different timelines. No attorney should try to tell you how long your case will take to resolve. Litigation is often complex and the health care providers and their insurance companies will do everything possible to discourage and delay a fair settlement.
From the very start, we will take care to educate you about time frames and other aspects of the medical malpractice claims process.
We Invite You To Learn More At Our Significant Cases Page
Call us toll free at 512-593-7399 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.