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Texas Healthcare Liability Claims Attorney

When you turn to a medical professional for health care, you hope that they will do everything in their power to make you whole. And while many doctors do exactly that, sometimes things do not go as planned. Talk to a healthcare liability attorney if your doctor provided care that you suspect was below the appropriate standard of care.

Do I Have a Healthcare Liability Claim in Texas?

Under Texas law, you have one if your claim is against some type of health care provider, it deals with treatment or the failure to treat which then leads to an injury or death, and; there is a departure from accepted medical and health care standards.

Does this sound like the situation you have found yourself in? If so, contact our injury attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., and let’s talk about your potential claim.

Healthcare Liability Claims Cover More Than Malpractice

When the Texas legislature enacted the Health Care Liability Act, they expanded the laws regulating traditional instances of medical malpractice to cover a wide variety of injury claims that occur during the provision of medical care but may not even be directly related to medical care. Here are some examples of  personal injury claims that may now fall under the Health Care Liability Act depending upon the circumstances:

The Texas Health Care Liability Act blurred the lines between traditional tort claims and medical malpractice claims. This is very important to be aware of because any claims falling under the Health Care Liability Act are subject to a stringent set of rules and notice requirements that must be met for you to proceed with a Health Care Liability Claim. Failure to follow the rules could result in your claim being dismissed and forever barred. This is why it is critical that you have an attorney you can trust to understand the difference and to look out for your best interests. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. at (713) 932-0777.

Do I Need a Healthcare Liability Lawyer?

A healthcare liability lawyer is critical to protect your rights when a negligent medical provider causes you harm.  Texas laws are full of traps and pitfalls designed to defeat healthcare liability lawsuits before they even get off the ground if you do not present expert testimony of a medical standard violation from the start. Trying to bring a lawsuit against a healthcare provider without hiring a lawyer is reckless.

What Does a Healthcare Liability Attorney Cost?

Most healthcare liability attorneys work on a contingency fee basis since healthcare liability law is a subset of personal injury.  That means that they get paid out of what they recover for you.

What You Need in a Healthcare Liability Attorney

Now that you know you could benefit from enlisting the aid of an attorney, you need to understand what sort of lawyer you should be looking for. Make sure the attorney you call on:

  • Understands health care liability law — You certainly do not want a divorce lawyer handling your health care liability claims. Sure they might be a great lawyer, but you need someone regularly handling personal injury claims.
  • Is one of integrity — Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. is a Christian law firm. What does that mean to you? We operate with the utmost integrity. That means any move we make on your behalf, or anyone we put you in contact with, will handle your case with compassion in an upright manner. Your well-being is our number one responsibility.
  • Fights with extreme aggression — When it comes to filing health care liability claims, you cannot afford to hire a lawyer who sits back and lets events unfold. Instead, you need a trial lawyer who prepares for your case as if he is going to have to fight all the way to the courtroom—even though you have a solid chance of settling long before.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation Today

If you think you have a legitimate claim, we can help. Finding a medical malpractice lawyer in Texas can be difficult due to the changes in the law passed under the banner of tort reform. Caps on damages and strict requirements in the law can make handling these cases challenging. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., if your case is one in which we cannot assist you, we will try to help you find a health care liability claim lawyer that handles your type of case. As a result, some cases are likely to be referred to another attorney for handling–with the client’s permission.



If you have a personal injury case and would like to know whether it is something that our law firm can help you with, please fill out the form to the right and submit your information or pick up the phone and call us between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM  and 5:00 PM on Friday and out intake team can go help evaluate your case and determine who the best person is for you to talk to about your case. Consultations are 100% free and you have no obligation to hire us.


Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., rooted in Christian values, exclusively handles personal injury cases, advocating for the rights of accident and negligence victims. Our Houston-based team, dedicated to compassion and excellence, handles cases across car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and other types of cases with a commitment to personalized care. Upholding integrity and client-focused service, we strive for impactful legal outcomes. For a detailed understanding of our approach and team, visit our attorneys page.

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