San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Law Offices of Thomas G. Kemmy - Over 30 years of trial experience in the field of medical malpractice.
Protecting Patients from Unsafe Hospital Policies
A hospital should not be but often is a dangerous place. We go to the hospital in our most vulnerable time; our time of greatest need. Trust and surrender are our only choices. When that trust is violated the consequences are often devastating. The medical community has a name for the unnecessary harm that hospital patients often suffer: Never Events.
These are injuries that simply should never take place and only do when someone failed to follow the safety rules that apply to hospitals. Some of the most common "never events" include: surgery on the wrong part of the body; serious injury or death from medication error; stage III or IV pressure ulcers; death following surgery in a healthy patient; air embolism, assault while at a hospital or nursing home, injury from falls and many more.
At the Law Office of Thomas G. Kemmy, we understand how painful it can be to enter a hospital only to stand helplessly by as staff members fail to properly fulfill their duties or even ignore your requests for help. The laws that apply to hospitals and physicians are different than the laws that apply to any others who cause harm. Nearly every law concerning a health care provider is aimed at freeing them from their negligent conduct so that they can continue to break the rules and harm others without consequences.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by hospital negligence then contact a Board Certified Trial Lawyer who is knowledgeable about medical malpractice. Proving what went on behind closed hospital doors is a daunting challenge and should only be undertaken by a lawyer with experience in the field of medical malpractice. We bring you that experience. It is not unusual for a patient to enter a hospital and receive care from doctors he or she has never met before. Sometimes during the transition between doctors, specialists, nurses and departments, there is a breakdown in communication and the patient falls through the cracks. Time and again we have held hospitals accountable when a family member of our client entered the hospital and then was ignored, forgotten and died unnecessarily.
One of the primary responsibilities of hospital nursing staff is to monitor patients for early detection of complications. If a patient is not properly monitored the health care providers lose the opportunity to intervene in time to prevent harm. When a patient is simply forgotten or ignored the problem is usually because the hospital is poorly managed and the medical personnel are short staffed. Ultimately, the patient's injury or death is a direct result of poor management practices and the business decision to cut corners at the risk of danger to the hospital patients.
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Tom Kemmy has spent more than 30 years successfully representing patients and families injured from medical negligence, and we are determined to fight for the highest possible compensation due under the law. Early in Tom's career he was an insurance defense counsel and was hired to defend doctors, nurses and hospitals. Tom's knowledge of the defense side of litigation proves beneficial when representing injured patients today.
When a hospital fails to follow the basic rules of patient safety and causes physical injury to a patient that professional is responsible for the harm. Our jury system allows for the recovery of damages to repair the harm when it can be repaired, and help and support the injured patient as they try to cope with loss of health or loss of the life and support of a loved one. The medical community has a name for injuries caused by medical negligence: hospital acquired injuries.
In all medical malpractice cases, our firm serves its clients on a contingency fee basis. The client pays no attorney's fee unless we win or settle your case. We advance court costs and litigation expenses that are reimbursed at the end of your case provided that you obtain a recovery. Our investment in and commitment to a case is total.
South Texas Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Law Offices of Thomas G. Kemmy represents clients throughout South Texas and Rio Grande Valley, including the following cities: San Antonio; Corpus Christi; Laredo; Austin; Brownsville; Harlingen; McAllen; Eagle Pass; Eagle Ford Shale; and Houston, as well as the following counties: Bexar County; Travis County; Karnes County; Maverick County; Cameron County; Hidalgo County; and San Patricio County. Call 210-735-2233 to arrange a free consultation with an experienced injury attorney.
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