Texas can be a difficult state in which to pursue medical malpractice claims. The maximum payouts are lower than in most other states, which can discourage many victims from attempting to obtain justice for their situation.
However, if you believe that you were injured because of the wrongful actions of a health care professional, you should speak with an attorney. Many victims of medical malpractice never come forward because they have doubts over whether or not they have a case. In order to succeed in a medical malpractice case, you need to be able to show that the doctor, hospital, nurse, or other caregiver failed to act with the same skill as a similar professional would have, and that you were harmed as a result.
Some of the most common wrongful actions that can lead to a medical malpractice case include a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose a condition, errors during surgery, misinterpreting test results, injuries during birth, and medication errors. In any of those situations, the health care professional can be held liable for the wrongful actions that led to harm.
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If you have been injured in a health care situation in Texas, don’t assume that you cannot bring a case. Instead, consult with an attorney who can offer you an assessment of your situation. If you’re in the Houston area, call our attorneys at Kennedy Law Firm.