The injuries suffered during medical malpractice can be devastating. At the law firm of Charles J. Argento & Associates, our staff has witnessed what the suffering families endure first hand, and have made it our duty to represent these individuals in a court of law to help them regain justice. Medical malpractice is considered negligence by a healthcare provider during treatment – or lack of treatment – while a patient was under their care. If you believe a physician or facility has been negligent to you or a loved one, our attorney can help you compile a detailed case against the responsible party.
Our medical malpractice attorney, Charles J. Argento, has represented numerous clients and their families who have suffered from medical negligence. Our goal is to assist each client in obtaining a settlement that will allow them to heal fully, while pursuing compensation from the negligent party that will cover not only their current expenses and lost wages, but future earnings and healthcare needs.
Examples of Medical Malpractice & Negligent Care
Although each case is unique, some examples of negligence claims in this area of law include:
Failure to Diagnose: Disregard in investigating symptoms reported by patient of long-term illnesses, including cancer, respiratory issues, debilitating diseases that could have been treated before causing severe or even life-threatening damage.
Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: Physicians are obligated to explain each risk associated with their treatments, whether it is surgical or related to dangerous side effects of a prescribed medication. When physicians fail to do their due diligence, the patient suffers as a result.
Surgical Error: A preventable mistake made by a doctor such as: performing a surgical procedure on the wrong patient, operating on the wrong part of the body or insufficient or excess use of anesthesia, leaving a surgical instrument inside of patient or other kinds of damage that wasn’t present prior to the surgery.
No matter where the healthcare malpractice treatment occurs, whether by the physician, nurses, assistants, anesthesiologist, pharmacist or even a personal information/data breach, the healthcare industry that is charged with your care can be held responsible for their failure to comply to reasonable care.
Childbirth Injuries of the Mother or Infant
Another risky area of care that should tolerate no room for error by the physicians is labor and child birth injuries. Charles J. Argento & Associates has extensive experience in pursuing justice against hospitals, physicians and their staff when negligence occurs during pregnancy or childbirth, causing avoidable injury to mother or child (or both), had the health care provider applied the necessary attention and care. Some instances of birth injury can include, but are not limited to:
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Birth Defects
- Birth Injuries
- Birth Related Seizure Disorders
- Brachial Plexus Palsy; Erb’s Palsy
- Brain Damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fetal Brachycardia
- Forceps Injuries
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Nerve Damage
- Perinatal Asphyxia
- Perinatal Hypoxia
- Prenatal Asphyxia
- Shoulder Dystocia
Medical malpractice attorney, Charles H. Argento, understands that cases against the healthcare industry can be difficult to pursue. With a team of lawyers that represent insurance companies, medical groups and hospitals alike, our attorney ensures that our clients feel confident in their claim, not intimidated. Our attorney will fully investigate each possible medical malpractice case individually, while allowing you, the patient, to focus on your recovery.
If you or a family member has experienced what you believe to be negligent medical care in Houston or the surrounding areas, despite your background or ability to pay an attorney up front, call us today. Our staff is friendly, bilingual and able to understand the complexity of any case beginning with a free initial consultation. Contact our office today at (713) 225-5050 to discuss your case and find out more about your rights to assist you in recovery while holding the negligent healthcare professional responsible for your injuries. You and your family are under no obligation to choose our firm even after we have an assessment of your case. We are simply here to help you understand how to proceed with a potential claim and offer assistance with the tedious and intimidating legal process.