All patients deserve the highest level of medical care. That is why The Lanier Law Firm is passionately dedicated to pursuing justice for Houston medical malpractice victims.
Thousands of serious injuries and deaths occur each year due to medical malpractice. The National Academies of Sciences estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals every year because of medical errors – more than the number of deaths caused by other major killers such as breast cancer and car accidents. Medication errors account for an additional 7,000 deaths yearly, exceeding the number of deaths from workplace injuries.
With decades of combined experience, The Lanier Law Firm’s attorneys are prepared to zealously defend victims of Houston medical malpractice. At The Lanier Law Firm office in Houston, medical malpractice claims are handled by a skilled set of attorneys that include Dara Hegar, Charles F. Herd Jr., Dr. Robert Leone, and Lawrence P. Wilson.
Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, recently handled a Houston medical malpractice case that is receiving national attention. Mr. Lanier’s client contracted a severe infection caused by contaminated surgical instruments used during rotator cuff surgery. An investigation revealed six additional patients from the same hospital who suffered similar infections. Though medical devices and instruments often are intended to be reused, improper designs and faulty cleaning instructions may leave devices tainted with blood, tissue, or other contaminants, even after sterilization. Dozens of preventable infections are caused this way each year, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mr. Lanier is dedicated to stopping these unnecessary illnesses by holding doctors, hospitals, and equipment manufacturers accountable.
The Lanier Law Firm takes on a variety of medical malpractice cases, including claims involving surgical errors, anesthesia errors, prescription errors, and complications during childbirth. Successful firm verdicts include a case on behalf of a client who lost a child when doctors failed to diagnose the infant’s fractured skull, which resulted in the child dying of a bacterial meningitis infection. Successful firm settlements include a case on behalf of a client who became paralyzed after a doctor took no effective action when blood began pooling at the client’s spine during surgery.
If you feel you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, contact our Houston medical malpractice attorneys today for more information.