Were you or a loved one injured by the hands of a medical professional? Check out these 3 medical malpractice tips, then call our San Antonio lawyers today.
1. Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
A lot of people that call with medical malpractice cases here in Texas want to know: how long do I have? You have two years, but don’t take the full two years to act. Medical malpractice cases are complex cases. They require thorough investigation. All of your medical records need to be reviewed. They need to be reviewed by an experienced malpractice lawyer that knows what they’re looking at. Then they need to be reviewed by a doctor.
I tell my prospective clients this all the time. I’m not a doctor, but I’ve spent 30 years reading medical charts. I know a thing or two. I can get an idea, but then I’ve got to have an expert say we can go ahead. That doesn’t happen overnight.
You have two years to file a claim, but you really need to act quickly because there are many cases. Many potential clients that call me and say, “I’ve got two boxes full of records, but the two years runs next week.” I can’t help those folks. I wish I could, but I can’t do the job that you’re expecting of me unless I have the time to inform myself and you of what your rights are.
2. Will My Medical Malpractice Case Go to Trial?
One thing that clients ask me all the time is about if they will go to trial. The answer to that is probably not. Malpractice cases are a little different. You see, doctors don’t like to admit their errors. Hospitals don’t like to pay for their mistakes.
If you hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer; someone who knows the medicine, understands all of the standards expected of a physician, of a hospital, of a nursing home, then preparing your case for trial usually results in those parties accepting responsibility and making a reasonable offer of settlement. If they don’t, you need an experienced law firm with the resources to go to trial because if they take your case, they need to be willing to try it.
3. Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice case in Texas? I get that question all the time. There are a lot of different kinds of damages because there are many different injuries. There are a lot of different harms. There are a lot of different impacts on your life following medical malpractice.
You’re entitled to recovery for the medical bills that you shouldn’t have paid. You’re entitled to a recovery for time missed from work. Medical malpractice cases more often than not have devastating and long-term injuries. Those types of compensation require an experienced malpractice lawyer. They require somebody who knows to hire the right experts, who knows to hire people who can look into the future and make a projection.
The experts should be able to tell you, “Your injury is going to require this much therapy for the rest of your life. It’s going to require another surgery five years down the road. It’s going to require companion care or more.” Every impact on your life from this malpractice has an impact on your recovery. It takes an experienced medical malpractice lawyer here in Texas who understands all avenues of relief.
Were you or a loved one injured by the hands of a medical professional and have questions about our 3 medical malpractice tips? Contact a San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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