Doctors in this country offer quality medical care, but medical mistakes do occur. Medical mistakes can be catastrophic and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you have had the misfortune to be the victim of a medical error with serious consequences, you need more than a new, more trustworthy physician. You may also need a medical malpractice attorney to fight aggressively to get you the financial compensation you are entitled to receive. If you are located in The Woodlands, Houston, Conroe, or anywhere in the surrounding area, Adams Law Firm is here to fight vigorously to make sure you receive every dollar you deserve.
What constitutes medical malpractice?
Everyone, including doctors, makes mistakes. Malpractice does not involve simple mistakes. It occurs when inattention, incompetence, reckless behavior, lack of communication, or lack of supervision or monitoring result in physical harm to a patient. The distinction between mistakes and malpractice is not, however, always as clear as you would expect. If you feel you have been injured by a medical error, it is definitely worth your while to call on the skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Adams Law Firm for a free consultation.
We will determine whether you have a viable case of medical malpractice, meaning that medical negligence has resulted in personal injury, a worsened condition, unreasonable complications, or the wrongful death of someone you love. If so, we will take over all the logistics of your case — consulting medical experts, collecting and examining all of your medical records and investigating any other litigation involving the healthcare professionals and medical facility involved.
While you take the time to recover from your injury, we will file a medical malpractice lawsuit, negotiate with both the medical personnel involved and their insurance companies, and, if necessary, aggressively litigate your case in the courtroom. If you have experienced the tragedy of losing a loved one because of medical malpractice, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Depending on the specialty of the doctor who violated her/his Hippocratic Oath to “first do no harm,” there are a great many varieties of medical malpractice. Our attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging experience to handle all of them. As we know from painful experience, just about any medical procedure can go terribly wrong, resulting in:
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Hospital negligence
- Postsurgical infections
- Medication mishaps involving prescription or dispensing errors
If you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Texas, you are entitled to substantial compensation and Adams Law Firm attorneys will work with energy and perseverance to help you get it.
What type of damages can you win for medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice often causes injuries that are life-threatening and/or life-altering. The justice system recognizes that being seriously hurt by a negligent medical professional after you have put your trust in that individual’s skill, knowledge, and concern is particularly distressing. Our keen medical malpractice attorneys will one or more of the following according to the particular circumstances of your case:
- Economic damages to reimburse you for medical costs, any wages you have lost now or will lose due to your incapacity in the future, and any money you have to pay for household maintenance you can no longer do, or nursing care for a disability resulting from the mistreatment.
- Non-economic damages to reimburse you for intangibles, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, impairment, disfigurement, or loss of consortium.
Texas Malpractice Laws You Should Note
- Statute of Limitations: In Texas there is a 2-year statute of limitations, meaning that you usually have 2 years from the date the medical error to file the lawsuit. There are a few exceptions.
- While in Texas there is no cap on economic damages in a medical malpractice case, there is a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages. If more than one medical facility is being sued, there is an overall cap of $500,000 for non-economic damages, but no one facility is liable for more than $250,000.
- Advance Notice: Also, before attorneys can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Texas, they must provide the healthcare provider with notice of that lawsuit at least 60 days before filing.
- Expert Report: In addition, Texas law requires that an expert report on each defendant be provided within 120 days of filing the lawsuit. This report must provide a summary of the qualified medical expert’s judgment that the defendant in this case not only failed to meet the appropriate standard of care for this patient, but that this failure was the cause of the resulting harm to the patient. The expert report must be filed within the required time limit or the court may dismiss the case entirely.
Contact Our The Woodlands Medical Malpractice Attorney
At Adams Law Firm we are committed to working to protect you when the medical profession has let you down. We know how much worse injury of disease may feel when you know it could have been avoided by a more responsible, attentive doctor or a more well-run hospital. Get in touch with us by phone or through our website for the very best in legal representation. And remember, we will never charge you a fee until we win your case.