When you need to place your welfare in the hands of a medical professional, you enter into a relationship that is almost fiduciary in the degree of trust that you must place in the people who are treating you. You need to rely on their expertise, experience and training to properly diagnose your injury and illness and to implement a proper course of treatment, for unless you, too are a doctor it is likely that you will not know enough to question the opinion of those to whom you have entrusted your care.
But you should never forget that doctors, surgeons, nurses and other health care workers are human beings, and as such they are not immune from errors of judgment or even negligence. And when they make mistakes, the consequences can be grave, expensive to rectify, and long-lasting.
The disparity in the power relationship between you and your health care provider can carry over if a dispute arises over whether you have been the victim of an act of medical malpractice. Hospitals are large institutions that are going to be represented by insurance companies with large legal budgets. As an individual, you may not have the financial wherewithal to take them on in court on your own; the medical malpractice insurers are well aware of this disparity, they can and will fiscally bleed you to death as part of their defense strategy to force you to either abandon your claim or to accept a settlement on their terms.
It is in part to help counter this power mismatch, we at the Marynell Maloney Law Firm serve our clients on a contingency fee basis. You owe us nothing unless and until we prevail on your medical malpractice claim. This gives you the ability to take your case as far as it needs to go to secure the best possible outcome in settlement negotiations or litigation, and because our interest is tied directly to yours you can be assured that we will be vigorous and relentless in pressing your claim.
If you believe that you have experienced an incident of medical malpractice in Texas, then we encourage you to view our webpage on this subject to find out how we can help you to recover for the harm done to you, and to contact us to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys.