I am very sorry for your loss. Infection cases are often difficult because infection is a common risk of surgical procedures. However, if the physicians and/or nurses should have caught it sooner AND if sooner detection and treatment would have changed the outcome, you may have a valid claim.
In Texas, the claim would be limited by the caps put in place by our Republican Congress (the so-called "tort reform") because your mother was likely not working at age 75, and this limitation may prevent significant recovery. Despite that, there are still some firms willing to look at such a case. I would be happy to speak with you about this loss, and would be willing to review the records for you. Feel free to call: 713-255-2055
I'm sorry to hear about your mother. You may very well have a claim against the medical providers. However, Texas laws are not friendly towards med mal cases and they are difficult to prove. I would like to know some more circumstances surrounding this unfortunate situation. 512-472-8318
I am sorry for your loss. Medical records will need to be reviewed by a M.D. to see if there is a malpractice case.
DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT A LAWYER
You should not give a statement, give access to your mom's medical information or sign any insurance company forms without speaking to a lawyer.
The insurance company is not your friend and is not concerned with your injuries and pain.
Their goal is to make $ by paying as little as possible on the claim. They will frustrate you by delaying payment, giving you a low offer, or denying claim hoping you will get mad and go away.
I should know because I worked as a lawyer for medical malpractice insurance companies for 10 years.
I would be more than happy to talk with you about your mom's case. I can be reached at (214) 800-3454 and my office is in Dallas. We handle cases all over the DFW area.
Please visit the links below for free information about medical malpractice and wrongful death. You can also send a confidential e-mail to my website at www.kiplawfirm.com.