We put a lot of faith in our doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. We trust these people to approach our cases with compassion and professionalism. Your medical issues may be complex, and patients often need extended care or extensive treatment. It can sometimes be difficult for our medical conditions to be resolved quickly, and as well as we would hope. However, medical professionals must always treat us responsibly and carefully because negligent medical care can cause incredible harm. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a medical professional’s reckless mistake, Begum Law Group and our medical malpractice lawyers know how to help you and your loved ones.
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Medical malpractice suits are in many ways similar to other legal claim caused by negligence. The main difference is that large hospitals and powerful insurance companies often try to avoid responsibility. There are even some Texas laws that favor the medical industry. But by demonstrating how a negligent or reckless medical professional caused your harm, our San Antonio personal injury lawyers can help you recover everything you need and deserve. Given the complexity and serious nature of a medical malpractice action, it’s important to not delay in calling your attorney.
Contact Begum Law Group to speak with a knowledgeable San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer about your case. We understand how difficult and stressful a medical problem can be for you and your loved ones. Call The Law Giant today at 210-921-2200 or submit a request online. We handle malpractice cases on a contingency basis, so you won’t pay until we recover damages.
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A medical malpractice lawsuit involves a person who was needlessly harmed due to the actions of their medical caretaker. Many people are uncertain about the definitions of malpractice vs. negligence. Negligence is the failure to take proper care when doing something. You can sue someone whose negligence directly resulted in harm that you sustained. Malpractice is when a professional acts improperly, illegally, or negligently in their field of expertise. This allows you to sue a medical professional if they cause you physical harm through an illegal act such as assault. However, it also lets you pursue medical malpractice claims on the basis of medical negligence. In these cases, the injured person argues that their health care provider treated them with a standard of care below the profession’s accepted standard, and this resulted in injury.
There are countless ways you can be harmed by medical malpractice. Every case is different, but some of the most common types of malpractice occur due to:
Texas law allows for any health care provider to face legal action if they perform negligently or maliciously. This means that you can seek a malpractice claim against a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, dentist, hospital, or nursing home. In some cases, it can be difficult to determine if a malpractice legal action is appropriate. For example, was the harm inflicted upon you done by someone in their professional capacity? If you are unsure if your circumstance meets the legal definition, it is best to consult an experienced medical negligence lawyer, who can explain how Texas law will apply to your case.
Many tens of thousands of patients suffer avoidable deaths or injuries in Texas hospitals every year. Incidences of medical accidents in Bexar County and South Texas have been on the rise for numerous years. Some cases are certain to go unreported. Hospitals, pharmacy groups, and nursing homes are known to fight aggressively against allegations of negligence or wrongdoing. The Texas Medical Board receives almost 10,000 complaints about health care providers every year. However, fewer than half of these complaints are investigated, and the state’s medical board does not pay compensation out to victims.
As malpractice lawyers with years of experience, we understand that there are many cases of medical negligence in the San Antonio area. Some common types of harm caused by medical malpractice can include:
The Steps Of A Medical Malpractice Claim
Dealing with an injury due to doctor malpractice can become very complicated. The hospital has vast resources, and their lawyers will aggressively fight to reduce their liability. Your lawyer must know how to handle every part of a malpractice claim. This includes navigating the complex and technical aspects of your case. Texas law adds certain requirements to medical malpractice claims that make them unique from other lawsuits. These are meant to reduce frivolous claims by people who unfortunately suffered medical complications that may not have been caused by negligence.
Steps that your lawyer must take when pursuing a medical malpractice suit include:
Texas’ statute of limitations law requires that an injured person bring a claim for compensation within two years of the injury. If you wait beyond this date, your case may be dismissed. Statute of limitations laws are meant to protect defendants from accusations originating in the distant past. While you may think that two years is a long time to think about your options, it’s not. All medical malpractice claims are complicated. Your lawyer will have to gather evidence and consult with expert witnesses. That’s why it’s important to act fast and call your lawyer.
Many injuries caused by medical negligence are not easily noticed. The law allows for this and lets the two-year statute of limitations window be delayed if it took longer to notice the harm done. However, the court must find it reasonable that you were unable to notice your injury at first. If you were injured by medical treatment that took place over a long period, the two-year window can begin when the treatment ended. Texas’ statute of repose law states that medical malpractice suits must always begin within ten years of the negligent act. This even applies to cases where the injury is not evident for a long time. If you wait over ten years, your case will most likely be dismissed before you win compensation.
Your injuries can be severe, and you may need medical help for months or even years. Furthermore, the harm that you sustained may keep you from returning to work. Many people fear that they will be limited as to how much they can win in a malpractice lawsuit. Fortunately, Texas law does not cap economic damages that you sustain. These are the financial damages that can be clearly defined and calculated. They include medical bills, lost wages, and future lost earnings among many other things. Your lawyer will have to be able to demonstrate all of these expenses if you are to recover compensation.
Unfortunately, Texas law does place caps on non-economic damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Non-economic damages are those meant for things that cannot easily be assigned a dollar figure. They include things such as pain and suffering, or loss of companionship. These damages are capped at $250,000, or $500,000 if there are multiple defendants.
Suffering from a medical complication can be very difficult on your entire family. After all, you placed your trust in a doctor, nurse, or institution, but these incidents are all too often common. Negligence on the part of medical professionals is rising, but you still have rights and option under the law. You can file a claim for damages if you were hurt due to your doctor failing to treat you with a reasonable standard of due care. But, do not delay in calling a skilled medical malpractice lawyer in San Antonio.
of these cases are ever investigated, with no compensation for victims. A financial recovery requires a medical malpractice claim.
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You deserve the chance to be made whole again. Let Begum Law Group get to know you, investigate your case, and ensure that you get that chance. Contact us to speak with an experienced San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer. Call The Law Giant today at 210-921-2200 or online to schedule free, no-risk consultation. We don’t charge upfront fees, and you won’t owe us anything unless you obtain compensation.