Aggressively Defending Texas Hospital Malpractice Claims

Health care providers who are employed by hospitals make mistakes. No one expects any hospital or healthcare facility to operate error-free at all times. Mistakes in patient care, breaks in procedure and deficient documentation do not necessarily equate to negligence.

Hospital malpractice claims are financially threatening. When hospitals face allegations of negligence causing injury or death, experienced legal representation and guidance are critically important.

Don Karotkin is a trial lawyer with decades of first-chair experience in representing hospitals in discovery, motion practice, at trial and in settlement negotiations. Contact Don by email or at 713-963-0533 for an initial consultation.

Bringing Powerful Advocacy To The Table

Don brings over 35 years of experience in insurance defense and personal injury law to the table. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Don defends hospital malpractice claims involving allegations of patient injury and wrongful death. Many claims focus on issues such as:

  • Nursing error, including administration of wrong drug or wrong dosage
  • Nursing neglect
  • Staffing inadequacies
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Inadequate or erroneous policies and procedures
  • Failure to follow policies and procedures

Whether the claim is brought against the professionals involved, against the hospital, or both, Don provides effective defense in negotiation and at trial. He will negotiate aggressively for a speedy, economical resolution. If an appropriate resolution is not available through negotiation, he is ready to defend you forcefully in court.

Don can also advise your hospital or healthcare organization on how to put effective policies and procedures in place that can help you manage your risk and maximize loss prevention.

Working With Key Witnesses

When hospital malpractice lawsuits are tried, any member of the hospital staff may be called as a witness - nurses, scrub technicians, respiratory therapists, and anyone else involved in patient care.

Hospital staff may be intimidated by the prospect of testifying. Some are fearful of repercussions affecting their jobs or professional licenses. Others may simply fear or be resentful or distrustful of the legal process.

When your interests depend on the quality of employee testimony, it's good to know that Don can provide skillful witness preparation. Hospital staff learn how to answer questions from lawyers in relaxed one-on-one sessions, so they can effectively communicate with the jury from the witness stand.

Don Karotkin is available to mount a tough, thorough and smart defense in hospital malpractice claims. Email Don today for a free consultation to discuss your case.