If your doctor’s treatment choices were not reasonable and caused you pain, you could be eligible for damages through a medical malpractice claim or suit. Malpractice can be a complicated area of law, but a medical malpractice lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help.
We serve victims in Wichita Falls and other areas of Texas, helping compile evidence, fight against claim denials, and negotiate settlements.
Any Injury-Related Costs Could be Eligible for Compensation
Medical malpractice is a blanket term for several acts that could cause harm to patients. Yet, regardless of the form your malpractice took, you will need medical help to return to health following your injury.
Monetary compensation may cover the cost of these losses, helping you pay for:
- Specialist appointments
- New diagnostic testing
- Prescription medication
- Hospital stays
- Corrective and cosmetic surgeries
- Aggressive treatments
- Follow-up care
- Lost income
All personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, are focused on mitigating, alleviating, or repairing any consequences related to the negligence that caused your injury. That includes treating every aspect of the injury, from diagnosis to medication to counseling as you deal with the aftermath.
Texas’ Cap on Non-Economic Damages
Not all consequences of medical malpractice directly translate into cold, hard numbers. That doesn’t mean those aspects don’t apply to your pursuit of damages.
You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Changed quality of life
- Loss of consortium
While the exact amount will be subjective and depend on your unique circumstances, Texas does limit the amount you can receive for these non-economic damages to $250,000, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301.
However, this amount is in addition to reimbursement for economic damages, such as bills and losses. Talk to the Loncar Lyon Jenkins team if you have any questions about your possible non-economic damages.
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Don’t Let a Complicated Malpractice Case Prevent You from Seeking Help
The highly specialized nature of medicine sometimes intimidates malpractice victims from coming forward to pursue justice. You may not fully understand what exactly happened to you and how your doctor made an error. Don’t be discouraged. Part of our job is to contact medical experts who can evaluate your case and explain the nuances.
In fact, expert witnesses are often central to medical malpractice cases, helping explain the finer details of your situation to you, insurance companies, or jury members.
This can include providing insight into:
- Surgical techniques
- Diagnostic steps
- Accepted procedures
- Shared negligence
We don’t just act as an intermediary between you and the negligent party’s insurance company or lawyers. We also act as an intermediary between you and the experts who can shed light on and explain the complicated aspects of your case.
Our Malpractice Attorneys Support You in the Big and Small Moments
Your injury or illness is a part of your everyday life now. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we know that and strive to provide a service that makes you feel supported through both the minor and major milestones of your case.
In addition to consulting medical experts, we also offer:
- 24/7 call service
- Free case review
- Regular updates on your case
- Settlement review and negotiation
- Research and investigation
- Filing and trial prep
While many cases settle before ever going to trial, we plan to fight hard for your right to damages all the way to the end, including in court. Throughout the process, we will remain mindful of the two-year statute of limitations, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.251. We can make use of that time to research your case to the fullest and file within the deadline.
We are also willing to travel all over Texas for our clients. If you suffered malpractice in Wichita Falls, our medical malpractice lawyers can come to your aid. Our track record proves it.
We Explore All Possible Negligent Parties
We can pursue malpractice cases against more than just medical doctors. Healthcare involves people making choices at several stages of diagnosis and treatment, and your case may have been a combination of poor decisions from several parties.
As we research your case, we will look into the possible involvement of:
- Lab techs
Perhaps your medical procedure was performed well, but you were injured by a defective product, such as hernia mesh. You may also have been diagnosed and treated correctly but received poor after-care or were neglected.
Depending on the case, we may hold a hospital or care facility liable for a doctor or staff member’s actions. We can explore these possibilities to help you receive as much compensation as possible.
Medical Malpractice Comes in Many Forms
You may be unsure if your case constitutes malpractice. It is an umbrella term for any negligent action or inaction by a healthcare provider that results in injury.
This means that:
- The doctor owed you a duty of care
- They behaved in a way that another doctor would not have behaved and violated that duty of care
- Their behavior led to your injury
- Your injury caused you losses
Common examples of malpractice are:
- Surgical errors
- Objects left in the surgery site
- Unnecessary surgery
- Defective medical devices
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Poor follow-up care
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication dosage errors
Errors in the medical field, in whatever form they take, carry a heavy toll. They also rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. They also tend to be underreported. Speak up today to help shed light on your suffering and the suffering of others.
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Call the Strong Arm if You Were Injured By a Negligent Healthcare Provider
Loncar Lyon Jenkins’ medical malpractice lawyers can provide support to Texans in Wichita Falls who have been injured by the healthcare system. Call our office today to take advantage of our free initial consultation and get started on a plan of action for pursuing damages: (877) 239-4878.