El Paso Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Serving Victims in El Paso
There are few people in your life whom you likely trust with your health: one of them is surely your doctor.
Most of us turn to the medical professionals in our lives for sound advice and the guidance we rely on to protect our wellbeing. This is part of the reason why suffering harm at your doctor’s hands can be so shocking and upsetting; you have a reasonable expectation that your doctor will treat you with a high level of care, and that any care rendered will leave you better off, not coping with injuries that you wouldn’t have otherwise suffered.
In Texas in 2015, there were 7,150 medical malpractice complaints made, and only 24 percent were closed.
At the law offices of Thomas J. Henry, our El Paso medical malpractice lawyers understand what you’re going through, the fear you’re experiencing about the future, and your anger and frustration. Our team is here to help you recoup compensation for your losses.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a legal term that refers to a breach of the medical standard of care that results in patient harm. Indeed, in order to bring forth a successful medical malpractice case in El Paso, an injured party must prove that:
- Their doctor owed them a duty of care;
- The doctor breached the medical duty of care owed to them; and
- The party suffered an injury or harm that they would not have sustained but for a breach of the duty of care.
The crux of a medical malpractice case is establishing the medical standard of care owed to the patient, and proving that it was breached.
The medical standard of care is the level of care that a physician of similar training and education would exercise in a comparable situation. For example, if a patient is exhibiting certain symptoms, a reasonable physician may suggest that they undergo blood work. Or, if a patient is taking a certain drug, a reasonable physician may refrain from prescribing another medication that has been known to have a poor interaction with the drug.
24.4 per 1,000 residents are victims of medical malpractice in Texas.
Those who are pursuing a medical malpractice case will need to work with experts who can speak to the level of care expected and the breach of this duty.
The Statute of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Case
Our El Paso medical malpractice attorneys can help you to understand the state’s statute of limitations, which places a time limit on how long you have to file a medical malpractice claim against a physician or other healthcare provider.
As found in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 74.251, no party may bring forth a medical malpractice claim after more than two years have passed since the cause of action. While the two-year time limit may be extended in some cases (such as in the event that harm isn’t discovered until a later date), in no case shall a claim be brought more than 10 years after the date of the act of malpractice.
Contact an El Paso Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you believe that you have suffered harm due to your nurse’s, doctor’s, surgeon’s, or pharmacist’s negligence, you should meet with an El Paso medical malpractice attorney at the law office of Thomas J. Henry as soon as possible.
Our El Paso medical malpractice lawyers have the skill set, experience, and determination that you deserve when you have been seriously harmed. We will fight for your right to your full compensation award.
A consultation with our law firm is always offered free of charge. Reach us today by phone, or tell us more about your case and what you’re going through by sending us a message via our website today.
- Phone number: 915-566-0788 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
- Address: 221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 700, El Paso, Texas 79901 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
This law firm was very on top of everything always made sure I knew what was going on and helped me get what I deserved I recommend this law firm for any body who has had a injury
– Kourtnie L., 3/22/2018