Medical Malpractice Cases
in the State of Texas

Medical Malpractice Laws

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There are many things you should be aware of if you are thinking of filing a medical malpractice case in Texas. Laws can be vastly different for each individual type of violation, so here are some of the most vital and important points to familiarize yourself with.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Time Limits

Texas has strict statute of limitations lengths which mandates the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. The reason for these limitations is because information and evidence can become stale over time causing a weak legal case. Ask your personal injury lawyer to review your situation and determine if you have a valid case.

Filing for Unknown Injuries

If you have been medically diagnosed incorrectly, or have been given the wrong medication, the injuries may not be evident for quite a while. This is why there is also a separate filing limit for unknown injuries. The statute of limitations will not begin until a medical problem has been discovered by a patient, then the two-year filing limitation will begin.

Medical Standards Must Be Met

All providers of health care are required to meet certain standards of care for all the patients they treat in their office or hospital. In order to have a malpractice case against a provider, you must prove that this standard of care has been violated or ignored and, as a result of this breach, it caused you physical harm. Any questionable injuries should be reported.

Medical Malpractice Settlements Take Time

Filing a medical malpractice case can be complicated and drag on for many years in the court system. It is good to research and know all of the laws and regulations in Texas that pertain to your particular situation. If you feel you have a case, hire an injury attorney.