If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, no matter the severity, it is your right to seek compensation for the damages. By holding medical providers accountable for their actions through medical malpractice claims, it improves accountability and medical care for everyone. Call our legal team Roberts Markland LLP at (713) 630-0900 to discuss your medical malpractice case to see how we can help.
Are You the Victim of Medical Malpractice?
Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath to help their patients and to do no harm. Despite this, medical malpractice remains a leading cause of death in the U.S. If your loved one has been the victim of a medical mistake or error whether at the hands of a doctor, nursing home, or hospital, they should be held accountable for their negligence. You might be entitled to compensation to cover your medical costs or the pain and suffering stemming from the medical negligence.
Medical malpractice cases are all different. Serious harm can be caused by something as simple as a medical records error, where a patient ends up receiving a medication they’re allergic to or a pharmaceutical interaction is overlooked. Some other examples of medical malpractices cases include:
Dangerous conditions in a medical facility
Preventable hospital infections
Failure to disclose, diagnose, or treat a medical condition
To get the favorable verdict you need in your case, you need an expert legal team with experience trying medical malpractice cases. Since medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, it is imperative that you only work with attorneys that understand the whole process. This includes negotiating settlements, securing medical experts to testify on your behalf, and working with malpractice insurance providers.
To pay for your medical bills or living expenses associated with your medical malpractice claim, it is important to have a lawyer that will make the process as quick and seamless as possible. If a favorable settlement can be reached between the doctor’s or facility’s malpractice insurance policy, it is ideal so you can get the money you deserve quickly. A skilled attorney with knowledge in the space and a track record of success can often make the difference between a drawn-out legal process and a fast settlement.
Time Limits for Texas Medical Malpractice Claims
In the state of Texas, an injured patient has two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit before the statute of limitations. This two year period starts when the injury happened, when it was discovered, or on the last day of treatment. However, in some cases, medical malpractice cases may be filed up to 10 years after the act of negligence occurred under the state’s statute of repose legislation.
Proceeding with a medical malpractice requires experience, dedication, and expertise. Make sure that any lawyer you’re considering has practice area expertise in medical malpractice. Contact Roberts Markland LLP to discuss your medical malpractice suit today by calling (713) 630-0900 or stopping by the office at 2555 N MacGregor Way, Houston, TX 77004.