Medical malpractice can take many forms – failure to treat, surgical errors, medication errors, and more. If a provider failed to offer you an appropriate standard of care, they could have to pay for your losses.
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complicated personal injury cases. However, we don’t shy away from tough cases. Our lawyers serving Lubbock can help keep you informed, ensure that your case contains compelling evidence that a provider harmed you, and fight for your compensation.
How do You Know When You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Medical malpractice cases involve a situation where a medical provider’s action or inaction directly led to your injury, illness, or worsened health condition. You may have a case if you can show a direct link between what your provider did (or failed to do) and your health problem.
Keep in mind that malpractice cases can involve any medical practitioner, including:
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A Failure to Act and Medical Errors Could Mean Malpractice
You may assume that a malpractice case entails taking the wrong action. However, there are many forms of medical malpractice that involve situations where a provider did not act as they should have – and this failure to act could have led to your injury or illness.
Malpractice can result from scenarios involving:
- Failure to treat
- Delayed treatment
- Improper administration of medication
- Surgery on the wrong site
- An object left in the body
For instance, if a doctor failed to monitor a mother in labor, this could result in a number of birth injuries for the child. If you were hospitalized and a doctor failed to monitor changing symptoms of your traumatic brain injury, you could face serious consequences, such as infections, according to Mayo Clinic.
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When Should You Contact a Lawyer’s Office for a Malpractice Case?
You do not have to wait to contact a lawyer’s office when you have been injured by a medical provider. We can help you get clarification and understand your next legal steps during a free case review.
Get in touch with us if:
- You’re unsure about whether or not you have a case.
- You want to learn what forms of compensation you could seek.
- You want to understand the process of a medical malpractice case.
- You want to know more about your legal options.
Medical malpractice cases tend to be especially complicated. While you can try to represent yourself, we do not recommend that you take on a medical malpractice case without guidance.
We can help you demonstrate the provider breached their duty of care, prove that your provider caused your injury, and much more. The sooner you get in touch with our team, the more time we have to build a compelling case before the statute of limitations runs out.
What does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Entail?
One of the central aspects of proving medical malpractice will revolve around showing that the provider did not offer you an acceptable standard of care and that you were harmed accordingly.
We will work to build evidence proving the following three elements:
- That the provider owed you a duty of care
- That they breached this duty of care
- That their action (or inaction) led to your injuries and losses
Some malpractice cases may be more straightforward than others. For instance, if a doctor operated on the wrong site, this form of malpractice may be more clear. However, some cases are far more complicated and may require expert testimony to show how your condition was worsened or created by a provider.
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How Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Help You with Your Lubbock Case
You don’t have to prepare an affidavit of merit, understand medical malpractice law, or gather crucial testimony on your own. We will ensure that your case is on track and that the legal details are taken care of.
Calculate Your Case’s Value
We will consider all of the costs and losses that resulted from your malpractice case. In your case value, we will work to include compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future medical costs, income losses from time missed at work due to your injuries, and more.
Collect the Evidence Necessary for Your Case
We will work to gather all forms of documentation that will show the extent of your injuries. This could include both your past and current medical records, reflecting changes in your health and demonstrating the extent of your injuries or illness.
We will also gather testimony from doctors who are able to speak to your condition and verify that a doctor did not provide you with an acceptable standard of care in your case.
Handle All Third Party Communications for You
We will handle all necessary communications in your case, including any calls with other lawyers, insurance companies, or medical experts.
While you recover, you don’t need to be involved with these calls and emails. Just as importantly, we don’t want you to have to risk saying anything that could be used against you in your case. We know how to speak to these third parties on your behalf to ensure your case progresses smoothly.
Ensure Your Case Complies with the Statute of Limitations
In Texas, a statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § Section 74.251(a), you have two years to file a suit.
We will make sure that your case is on track to meet any important deadlines.
Call in the Strong Arm to Fight for Your Fair Compensation
You don’t have to be intimidated by the complexity of a medical malpractice case. Our lawyers will not back down in the face of a tough case.
We will help you seek the compensation you need to recover from any injuries caused by medical malpractice. We will fight hard to ensure that your past, present, and future costs and losses are reflected in your case’s value.
You can call us for a free case review to find out if you have a claim, learn what damages you may qualify to seek, and how we will get to work for you. We are proud to serve injured victims in Lubbock and across Texas. Call someone from Loncar Lyon Jenkins at (877) 239-4878 today.