What can you do if Texas Children's Hospital misses the mark?
Understand your child's legal rights at Texas Children's Hospital
As a Houston, Texas medical malpractice attorney, I represent clients of all ages in lawsuits against hospitals all over the Houston area.
When it comes to pediatric patients, many people think about Texas Children’s Hospital, which is located at 6621 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030, in the Texas Medical Center.
U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked Texas Children’s Hospital as one of the top pediatric hospitals in America, both generally and in specific specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, pulmonology, nephrology (kidney), neurology and neurosurgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, urology, cancer, and diabetes and endocrinology. Many attending physicians at Texas Children’s Hospital are on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine.
Texas Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive services to patients, including an emergency room, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, aerodigestive program, AIDS and retrovirology treatment, allergy and immunology, nutrition, anesthesiology and pain medicine, Angelman Syndrome Clinic, asthma treatment, Autism Center, bariatric surgery, Biliary Atresia Clinic, bleeding disorders, Brachial Plexus Program, Breast Clinic, cancer and hematology, Cardiac Developmental Outcomes Program, cardiology, cardiovascular genetics, cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU), Celiac Disease Clinic, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Colorectal & Pelvic Health Program, Complex Urological Reconstruction Program, Congenital Heart Surgery, Coronary Anomalies Program, Craniofacial Clinic, critical care, dermatology, ear, nose and throat (ENT or otolaryngology), electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, Fetal Center, hepatology, genetics, Hand Program, Headache Clinic, Heart Center, Heart Failure Program, heart transplant, hematology, infectious disease, interventional cardiology, Kangaroo Crew, liver care, diagnostic radiology, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), nephrology, Neurogastroenterology and Motility Program, neurology, neurosurgery, Obesity Clinic, obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), orthopedics, Pancreaticobiliary Program, gynecology, Pediatric Stroke Clinic, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, Progressive Care Unit (PCU), sports medicine and surgery, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinic, and weight management and obesity.
In addition to the main campus in the Texas Medical Center, the Texas Children’s system operates Texas Children’s Pediatrics offices, Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics, Texas Children’s Fetal Center, the following other hospital locations:
Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, located at 17600 Interstate 45 South, The Woodlands, TX 77384
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, located at 18200 Katy Freeway (I-10 and Barker Cypress), Houston, TX 77094
Quality of care concerns
Even famous hospitals that generally provide quality patient care have occasions where they miss the mark. When that happens, and a patient is seriously injured or dies, it is important to hire an experienced Texas medical malpractice lawyer.
As a former hospital administrator, I know how hospitals work. As an attorney focusing on medical malpractice cases, I know how to meet the exacting standards that Texas law imposes on patients when they sue a doctor or hospital.
Our experienced medical negligence attorneys are here to help. Click here to send us a confidential email via our “Contact Us” form or call us at 281-580-8800.
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Robert Painter is a medical malpractice attorney at Painter Law Firm PLLC, in Houston, Texas. He is a former hospital administrator who represents patients and family members in medical negligence and wrongful death lawsuits against hospitals, physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers. A member of the board of directors of the Houston Bar Association, he was honored, in 2017, by H Texas as one of Houston’s top lawyers. In May 2018, the Better Business Bureau recognized Painter Law Firm PLLC with its Award of Distinction.
Robert Painter is a medical malpractice lawyer at Painter Law Firm PLLC.
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