Every health care professional is obligated to provide care that meets their field’s accepted standard. When the care they provide falls short of this standard, they can be held financially liable for any negative outcomes to their patients’ health. If you or a loved one received substandard care at the hands of a medical professional and suffered losses as a result, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), some examples of substandard care include:
- Incorrectly diagnosing a medical condition
- Disregarding laboratory test results
- Conducting surgery that was not required
- Making errors during surgery
- Supplying an improper dosage or medication
- Supplying inadequate follow-up care
- Prematurely discharging a patient
- Failing to consult a patient’s medical history
A Lubbock medical malpractice lawyer from Loncar Associates can serve as your legal advocate while you focus on your health and family. To start a free case review, call us today at (800) 777-7777.
POSSIBLE LIABLE PARTIES IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
One of the first responsibilities your lawyer will undertake is determining who can be held accountable for your losses. Depending on the facts of your situation, multiple parties could be held responsible for your injuries or condition.
- The doctor who treated your condition
- The nurses who aided in your medical care
- The pharmacist who filled your prescriptions
- The technicians who conducted your lab tests or imaging scans
- The administrators at the facility where you received treatment
There could be additional parties that your legal team can hold accountable for your substandard care.
RECOVERABLE DAMAGES IN A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
After receiving substandard medical care, you may be wondering about the types of damages you can recover. Compensable losses vary per case. You might be looking to recover damages that may not be available to another person in a very similar situation. Your lawyer can review the facts of your case and estimate the cost of your malpractice-related expenses.
Your case may comprise both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are items that have a verifiable monetary value.
Some examples of economic damages in your case may include:
- Your medical bills
- The cost of rehabilitative care
- The cost of assistive devices, such as crutches or a wheelchair
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
Noneconomic damages are losses that do not have a monetary value. Your lawyer will be able to calculate the cost of these losses based on the facts of your case.
Some examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired quality of life
You may be able to recover damages that are not included here. To learn more about your financial recovery options, reach out to Loncar Associates today.
WHAT A LUBBOCK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER CAN DO FOR YOU
Being subjected to medical malpractice can be a traumatizing experience. However, you do not have to recuperate from the incident alone. A lawyer from Loncar Associates can stand by your side throughout the legal process so that you do not feel overwhelmed or stressed out.
To help you recover compensation for your malpractice-related damages, your legal team can:
- Manage the filing and paperwork involved in your case
- Consult with third-party medical professionals regarding the incident that harmed you
- Determine how the liable party’s actions (or inactions) resulted in your losses
- Negotiate with the involved insurance companies on your behalf
- Assign a monetary value to your economic and non-economic damages
- Advise you on your legal options
- Represent your interests in court, if necessary
Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not need to pay us anything at the beginning of your case to get started. We only get paid for our services if we recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more, reach out to our team today at (800) 777-7777.
THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT
When pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit in the state of Texas, plaintiffs usually have two years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, as stated in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §74.251. However, the circumstances of your situation will ultimately determine how long you have to file a lawsuit under the state’s statute of limitations.
For instance, if the injured party was younger than 18 years old at the time of the error, they may be granted additional time to sue. Furthermore, the date of when you discovered your malpractice-related injuries will also factor into how long you have to act.
If you are planning on suing a health care provider that is owned and operated by a government entity, you might have less than two years to take action. Your Lubbock medical malpractice lawyer can review the facts of your situation and determine how long you have to file a lawsuit for damages.
If you do not take action within the state’s statute of limitations, you could be barred from pursuing compensation, regardless of how compelling your evidence is. For that reason, we encourage you to reach out to Loncar Associates today. The sooner you call in the strong arm, the sooner we can get to work on your case.
CALL LONCAR ASSOCIATES TO BEGIN YOUR FREE CASE REVIEW
If you or a loved one were injured by a negligent party, the medical malpractice lawyers from Loncar Associates can help you fight for compensation. We offer a free case review, during which you can ask us any questions you might have regarding your situation. Our team wants to get started advocating for your legal rights today.
To begin a free case review with Loncar Associates, call our law firm now at (800) 777-7777.