At Roberts Markland, LLP, we know holding healthcare providers accountable is an integral part of maintaining integrity in our health care system. Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath to help their patients and to do no harm. A recent John Hopkins study claims medical malpractice is the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer in the United States. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a medical mistake or error whether, at the hands of a doctor, nursing home, or hospital, you need the guidance of a Houston medical malpractice lawyer. By holding medical providers accountable for their actions through medical malpractice claims, it improves accountability and medical care for everyone. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
  • Improper medication or dosage
  • Poor follow-up or aftercare
  • Premature discharge
  • Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
  • Failure to order proper testing
  • Failure to recognize symptoms

Medical malpractice cases are all different. Serious harm can be caused by something as simple as a medical records error, where a patient ends up receiving a medication they’re allergic to or a pharmaceutical interaction is overlooked. Medical malpractice can take many forms. To get the favorable verdict you need in your case, you need an expert legal team with experience trying medical malpractice cases. Since medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, it is imperative that you only work with attorneys that understand the whole process. This includes negotiating settlements, securing medical experts to testify on your behalf, and working with malpractice insurance providers.

In the state of Texas, an injured patient has two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit before the statute of limitations. This two-year period starts when the injury happened, when it was discovered, or on the last day of treatment. However, in some cases, medical malpractice cases may be filed up to 10 years after the act of negligence occurred under the state’s statute of repose legislation. Contact Roberts Markland LLP to discuss your medical malpractice lawsuit today by calling. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also fill out a contact form here and we will reach out to you at a time of your convenience to learn how we can help.