Medical malpractice cases in Texas can be complex, and damages are limited under Texas law. However, if you have been injured by the negligence of a medical professional, you should speak to an attorney about your legal options.
Before a patient can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff must provide written notice of the claim to each health care provider named in the lawsuit. The plaintiff must also file an expert report which summarizes the way in which the defendant committed medical malpractice. There are also strict time requirements that must be met. A plaintiff must file a lawsuit within two years of when the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
After the initial requirements have been met, whether or not the case settles or goes to trial depends on a number of factors on which your attorney can advise you. Medical malpractice trials can be lengthy, expensive, and complicated. In some cases, it is best to settle before trial. In other cases, if damages are extensive or if the defendant refuses to admit any liability, it may be best to take the case to trial.
If you have been injured by a medical professional in Texas, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.