Health Care Liability Lawyer
Texas Health Care 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.
Do I Have a Health Care 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 Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., and let’s talk about your potential claim.
Health Care 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:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Pharmaceutical negligence
- Slip and falls in medical facilities
- Sexual assault by a medical or dental professional
- Auto accidents involving ambulances or medical transports carrying patients.
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 Health Care Liability Lawyer?
A health care 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 health care liability lawsuits before they even get off the ground if you do not present expert testimony of a medical standard violation form the start. Trying to bring a lawsuit against a health care provider without hiring a lawyer is reckless.
What Does a Health Care 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 Health Care 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.