Dedicated to Medical Malpractice

Colleen Carboy is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, and is also a Registered Nurse who specializes in complex litigation involving health care. With Ms. Carboy's experience and other qualifications, she has the unique ability to master the medical issues in cases while effectively exposing health care provider's careless errors. Ms. Carboy has successfully handled numerous complex cases involving physician errors, hospital negligence, pharmaceutical mistakes and nursing home neglect. In addition to achieving successful settlements and verdicts for her clients, she vigorously strives to improve health care in Texas by negotiating settlements that include changes in hospital policies and mandatory continuing education for defendant health care providers. Ms. Carboy is also a frequent invited lecturer for attorney and health care organizations.

Ms. Carboy has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM rating. This rating is the highest recognized level of professional excellence and is based upon a peer review process. Ms. Carboy has also been named to the "Super Lawyers" list in Personal Injury Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice from 2009 to 2016. Super Lawyers Magazine identifies the top 5% of attorneys in each state as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Ms. Carboy's cases have been featured on Dateline, and she has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The O'Reilly Factor and WFAA, the Dallas ABC Affiliate.

Ms. Carboy recognizes that patients and their family members place their trust in health care professionals. When this trust is betrayed and results in a serious injury or death, Ms. Carboy utilizes her extensive experience and resources to uncover the truth and seek justice.

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine sounded the alarm when it found that as many as 98,000 Americans are killed each year by medical errors. The Institute hoped that by highlighting the number of preventable deaths occurring each year, the crisis would be addressed and deaths would go down. They didn’t. In fact, a new study published in the BMJ, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, estimates that medical errors now claim 251,000 lives annually. Policymakers have largely failed to respond to this crisis, and in many states have actually weakened accountability for the healthcare industry rather than addressing the underlying problem.

Medical errors are causing the same number of deaths that would occur if five 737 jets crashed every day. We wouldn’t tolerate that from the airline industry and we shouldn’t tolerate it from the healthcare industry, either. Not only do these deadly errors occur, they are investigated in secret by the healthcare industry and the results are never revealed to the public or even to the family of the person killed. This week’s study demonstrates the urgent need for transparent investigations and accountability. Policymakers must start focusing less on protecting the healthcare industry and focusing more on protecting patients. Lives depend on it.

Source: American Association for Justice (www.justice.org)

Quick Facts:

  • Registered Nurse and Attorney
  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM Rating
  • Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Named to the "Super Lawyers" List, by Thomson Reuters, in Personal Injury Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice 2009-2016
  • Member, "Nation's Top One Percent" by National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2016

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