Are You the Victim of Medical Malpractice?
Some other examples of medical malpractices cases include:
- Dangerous conditions in a medical facility
- Preventable hospital infections
- Birth injuries
- Failure to disclose, diagnose, or treat a medical condition
- Medical misdiagnosis
Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath to help their patients and to do no harm. Despite this, medical malpractice remains a leading cause of death in the U.S. If your loved one has been the victim of a medical mistake or error whether, at the hands of a doctor, nursing home, or hospital, they should be held accountable for their negligence. You might be entitled to compensation to cover your medical costs or the pain and suffering stemming from the medical negligence.
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.
Time Limits for Texas Medical Malpractice Claims
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.