Medical Malpractice

Justice During Difficult Times

Mark Twain once said, “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.”

No matter how we live and what kind of health we achieve, though, one mistake from a health practitioner can wipe it all away. Once something bad happens with your medical practitioner, you basically have two choices: (1) ignore the mistake and continue paying for and managing any additional problems that arise, hoping that no major hidden, resulting problems surface in the future, or (2) seek compensation for your past, present and future losses so that you are not the one paying in every respect for someone else’s negligence.

Ignoring your medical practitioner’s mistake and attributing your loss to “human error” is very kind but can be very costly. As soon as possible after a medical accident or injury, it is critical to find legal representation so that you may reduce the risk of more loss – financial and medical. Chad Pinkerton is ready to discuss how you can possibly address the wrongs that resulted in your pain and suffering with a medical malpractice claim.

The Law Concerning Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, hospital, lab or some other medical practitioner is negligent in their treatment of a patient or fails to take action when necessary. Some examples of malpractice are misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, failure to provide required treatment and unreasonable delay in treatment.

The cause of action is usually one based in negligence, and the statute of limitations for suing someone in Texas for medical malpractice is two years after the date of accident or injury.

Money Damages from Medical Malpractice

A good medical malpractice attorney will help guide you in your quest for Financial recovery. Financial recovery can include past, present and future medical bills. Other potential areas of compensation, depending on the facts of the situation, are mental pain and suffering damages, lost past and future wages, permanent impairment/disfigurement, punitive damages, wrongful death damages and loss of enjoyment of life.

Finding the right lawyer to protect your rights and address the wrong that has occurred in your or your loved one’s life is critical step.

“Nothing is settled until it is settled right.”
United States Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis
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