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Hospital Malpractice Defense

Aggressively Defending Texas Hospital Malpractice Claims

In the complex field of healthcare, mistakes are made. 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 an expensive cost of doing business. When hospitals face allegations of professional negligence or malpractice, experienced legal representations and guidance are essential.

Don Karotkin, Attorney at Law, is a trial lawyer with hands-on experience in both hospital malpractice and insurance law. Contact us by e-mail or at 713-963-0533 for an initial consultation with an attorney.

Bringing Powerful Advocacy to the Table

Don Karotkin brings more than thirty six 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:

  • Nurse error, including medication or dosage errors
  • Nurse misconduct, including allegations of neglect or abuse
  • 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, Attorney at Law is available to mount a tough, thorough and smart defense in hospital malpractice claims. Contact us today for a free consultation with the attorney.


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Don Karotkin, Attorney at Law
675 Bering Drive, Suite 660
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-581-8406
Toll Free: 888-627-9213
Fax: 713-963-0544
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