When you undergo surgery or another medical procedure or treatment, you entrust your well-being to the medical professionals who treat you. If you suffered from a misdiagnosis or improper medical care in Beaumont, you may qualify for compensation.
Our lawyers can help you pursue a claim or lawsuit to recoup your losses associated with any injury or medical complication that arose from medical malpractice. We can determine how the medical professional breached the standard of care while treating you and calculate your damages so you do not have to shoulder the burden on your injury on your own.
Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Improper medical treatment can result in a new injury or exacerbate an existing medical condition. When this happens, you may recover damages to help pay for your losses.
We can help you seek damages for:
- Doctor and specialist’s visits
- MRIs, X-rays, and other diagnostic tests
- Transportation to and from your doctor
- Home modifications
- Out-of-pocket medical expenses
- Lost wages if you missed time from work due to your injuries
- Reduced earning capacity if your injuries alter the way you can work
Losses may not only include medical expenses. Consider the following non-economic damages you may receive:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
Wrongful Death Resulting from Medical Malpractice
If you lost a loved one in a Beaumont medical malpractice case, our lawyers can also seek damages for:
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering before their passing
- Your loved one’s medical bills they accrued due to their injuries
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of inheritance
No amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, but a financial award may help ease your troubles after their demise.
For a free legal consultation with a Medical Malpractice lawyer serving Beaumont, call 877-239-4878
You Must File Your Lawsuit within Two Years
When you bring a medical malpractice case to court, you have to do so within two years, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.251. The two years usually start counting down on the day you discover your injuries or illness resulted from medical malpractice.
We can help you abide by this deadline, but it is important to take action as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases usually begin with making an insurance claim, and negotiations can take more time than you may expect.
The sooner you begin your case, the more time you give a lawyer from our firm to work on your case. If you file after the statute of limitations passes, you may lose your right to seek compensation through a court-awarded offer.
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Forms of Negligence that Could Leave a Medical Professional Responsible
Proving medical malpractice is not simple, but our firm understands the standard of care applied to all medical professionals. We may discover your practitioner violated this standard in a way that another professional would not have. If this violation proves to be the cause of your injuries or complications, we can hold them liable for your losses.
Some of the ways a medical professional can prove negligent during treatment include:
Failure to Diagnose
There is a chance that your injury began due to a medical professional failing to diagnose your illness. This can result from a lack of diagnostic testing or poor judgment on the part of the medical practitioner. If we can prove that another medical professional would have caught your condition and treated it, we may be able to hold the negligent party liable.
If your medical professional diagnosed you with the wrong illness or injury, the subsequent treatment they administer can cause a two-fold problem. First, they fail to address the original illness, and second, their unnecessary treatment may cause you a new injury.
According to Medical Principles and Practice, surgery leaves much room for error. Medical professionals may operate on the wrong side of the body, leave a surgical tool inside your body, or cause injury during a procedure. When this happens, you may have to undergo an additional surgery to fix their mistakes, and this can be costly.
If your doctor prescribed you the wrong medication, calculated the wrong dosage of a medication, or caused an adverse reaction with another medication you are taking, this may constitute medical malpractice.
When a doctor prescribes a medication or performs a medical procedure, there may be things the patient needs to know. If your medical professional failed to communicate how to take your medicine or what to do after a procedure, it may have caused you further injury and illness.
We can help determine which type of medical error makes your provider liable for your losses when we discuss your case. Keep in mind that a liable party may include other medical professionals, such as nurses, medical aids, and hospital staff.
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Work with Loncar Lyon Jenkins after Medical Malpractice in Beaumont
You should not have to foot the bill for injuries your medical provider could have avoided if they observed the standard of care. You may be eligible for both economic and non-economic compensation in your medical malpractice case. We can help you determine if you have a case and how much it may be worth.
You can take advantage of our free consultation to learn more about your legal options. Additionally, we take cases on a contingency-fee basis to help our clients afford legal representation. When we take on your case, we:
- Only collect our attorney’s fees if we are successful in securing compensation for you
- Do not charge any upfront fees to begin your case
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