If I have suffered a minor injury because of a doctor’s actions, should I file a medical malpractice claim in Texas?

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Unfortunately for Texans, it can be very difficult to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Texas and win. In most situations, this means that it is often not worth filing a lawsuit unless you have a very significant amount of damages. Even in that situation, it’s likely that you will not be fairly compensated.

Most medical malpractice cases can take between two and three years. Doctors win a high percentage of medical malpractice cases that are brought. For most attorneys, the time and money involved in pursuing a medical malpractice case can mean that it’s not ideal to bring one unless there is a very good chance of winning a significant amount of damages.

In addition, damages from medical malpractice cases in Texas are capped at $250,000. Because of the uphill nature of medical malpractice cases, many law firms will not pursue them. This is unfortunate because patients get injured by doctors on a daily basis. It’s been estimated that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Doctors and nurses are often expected to work long hours, which can lead to fatigue and mistakes.

If you have been harmed by a doctor or another health care provider in Texas, you do have legal options. Call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help you evaluate whether or not you should consider a medical malpractice lawsuit. Call us today or visit our YouTube channel to learn more. 

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