Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Houston

Do you think you have a legal case because of a medical error?

When a patient sees their healthcare provider, they trust that the medical professional’s years of training and experience will provide the individual with the proper care. Unfortunately, for some patients, this is not the case. As a result, a negligent act or omission by their doctor or other medical professional may result in damage or harm to the patient.

Malpractice is a complicated area of personal injury law involving legal and medical analysis. You need an experienced attorney with the resources and skills on both sides of the issue.

We Will Carefully Assess Your Situation To Determine Your Legal Options

The trust between a patient and a doctor is a sacred one. A small error can result in serious personal injury or even wrongful death to the patient. If a medical professional fails to deliver care that meets normal standards and practices, a patient can be permanently harmed, endure great suffering, or even pass away. Anyone injured by malpractice knows that it can be a traumatic experience for the victim and their family. 

If you have been affected by improper medical treatment or failure to diagnose, you have the right to pursue legal action. You must speak with an experienced Houston medical malpractice lawyer who will evaluate your case and determine that your legal rights will be fully assessed and protected.

Malpractice lawyers deal with issues such as:

  • Improper medical treatment
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Delay in medical aid
  • Inappropriate or delayed follow-ups
  • Failure to treat
  • Injury from drugs prescribed by the physician

Signs You May Have Grounds to Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim

A medical malpractice claim can stem from many different scenarios, too numerous to list in full. However, signs you might have grounds to pursue a malpractice lawsuit could include: 

  • A doctor who performed an additional procedure you did not agree to
  • A health care provider who did not sufficiently explain the risks of a treatment, which may have influenced your decision to proceed with or decline the treatment
  • Your health care provider did not follow up when you raised concerns about your treatment
  • You developed an infection after surgery
  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Prescription or medication errors
  • Unnecessary surgery or surgical mistakes
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Practicing without proper licensure

It is not always easy to know if your injury was caused by malpractice or not. We can analyze your situation at no charge to you to determine if you can pursue recovery. 

Our Attorneys Will Help You Prove Medical Malpractice

In medical malpractice lawsuits, the burden of proof rests with the plaintiff. This means you or your lawyer will need to gather evidence to demonstrate the following legal elements: 

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed, and acceptable standards of care established
  • The care provided fell short of acceptable standards 
  • The patient was injured as a direct result of substandard care 
  • The patient suffered physical, emotional, or financial damages as a result of their treatment by a negligent health care professional

We can help you gather the following types of evidence to build a strong case:

  • Evidence of your injury
  • Medical and hospital records
  • Healthcare policies and regulations
  • Video evidence
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Incorrect prescriptions
  • Diagnostic test results
  • Witness statements
  • Records of damages
  • Injury victim’s account of their experience

While it may seem daunting to file a malpractice lawsuit, our legal team is on hand to guide you step by step through the claiming process, answer your questions, and cut through legal jargon. We will also handle most of the paperwork and communications so you can focus on your recovery.  

What Types of Damages Are Awarded in a Malpractice Claim?

Financial awards can be granted for your injuries or illness after proving malpractice, which can include damages for the following:

  • The cost of your current and ongoing medical bills and rehabilitation 
  • Lost wages if your employment is affected
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish 

Your case could be subject to the statute of limitations imposed by Texas law. In Houston, this means you generally have two years to file a medical malpractice suit after you were injured. However, conditions could alter the deadline. As such, we would advise you to seek legal advice sooner rather than later to learn more about how the statute applies to your circumstances.

Medical Malpractice Cases Can Be Made Against Any Health Care Provider

Doctors are frequent medical malpractice defendants, but lawsuits can be filed against nurses, hospitals, medical facilities, dentists, pharmacists, and therapists.

In Houston, your medical lawyer can explain what to expect when pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. An experienced medical malpractice attorney in Houston will take action on your behalf.  

The malpractice attorney in Houston, TX, will research the law in your state, collect records, meet with expert consultants, plan the legal strategy and negotiate with insurance companies and the opposing counsel to ensure that you receive your fair recovery.

The Anatomy of a Houston Medical Malpractice Case

  • Initial consultation with client and Intake staff member(s) to obtain relevant information; identify target defendant(s); notice letters sent to target defendant, and further investigation initiated.
  • Malpractice attorney personally meets with a nurse expert to ascertain damages resulting from malpractice and to identify what type of expert will be required prove the case.
  • Nurse expert obtains medical authorization and marshals the medical records for transmission to a medical expert.
  • Nurse expert obtains a report from the medical expert concerning: (a) liability; and (b) damages resulting from the malpractice.
  • Malpractice attorney meets with their client to discuss the amount of demand to the insurance company. The malpractice attorney will meet and prepare a demand letter for transmission to the insurance company. Most medical cases are not resolved through standard negotiations but usually require litigation.
  • At this point, the case is presented to the Litigation Review Committee. The malpractice attorney reviews the file and meets with the nurse expert to discuss litigation strategy.

If you feel that you have been a victim of malpractice, call or fill out the contact form on this page as soon as possible.

It’s not always clear to an untrained eye whether your injury is due to malpractice or not. We will analyze your individual case facts and determine if you have a malpractice case at no charge to you.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Legal Firm for a Free Consultation

Don’t be a helpless victim of the medical system. If you’ve been harmed by medical care, take action and call a medical malpractice attorney in Houston today! If you have been injured, you may be entitled to financial recovery, but you must act fast. Your case could be subject to the statute of limitations. Contact an experienced malpractice personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Miller & Associates, PLLCTM will evaluate your malpractice personal injury case at no cost to you. If our attorneys determine you have a personal injury claim, we will handle your case and pursue the financial recovery you need.

Call (713) 850-8600 to determine whether you might qualify to file a financial claim due to malpractice.