San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Over 30 years of trial experience in the field of medical malpractice.
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.
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. Losing a loved is one of the most devastating experiences in life. When it's caused by someone else's negligent conduct it is unbearable, because it simply should not have happened. This is exactly why our community has required safety rules and medical standards. If another individual has caused death to your loved one because they failed to follow fundamental safety rules, then that individual must be held fully responsible so it never happens again.
Our firm understands how painful it can be to enter a hospital and only to stand helplessly by as staff members fail to properly fulfill their duties or even ignore your requests for help. Unfortunately, the laws that apply to hospitals and physicians are different than the laws that apply to others who cause harm. Nearly every law concerning a health care provider is aimed at protecting them from their negligent conduct, which allows them to continue to break medical standards and harm others without consequences. If you believe your loved one wrongfully died because of hospital or physician negligence, then you need to contact a Board Certified Trial Lawyer who is knowledgeable in medical malpractice, because proving what went on behind closed hospital doors is a daunting challenge and it should only be undertaken by a lawyer who has the experienced to do so. With over 30 years in the field, Tom Kemmy brings you that experience.
Types of Damages for Wrongful Death
It is not addition to damages for your own emotional trauma, your wrongful death claim could also include the following damages:
- The deceased individuals' medical bills;
- Loss of past and future income or wages;
- Loss of consortium and spousal help;
- Pain and Suffering on behalf of the deceased;
- Costs for funeral arrangements; and
- Punitive damages if the wrongdoer was grossly negligent.
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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or to set up a free consultation. Call Toll Free at (210) 735-2233 and speak with Tom Kemmy directly, or email us below. All case evaluations and appointments are free and confidential.
Experience In the Field
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 Representation
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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