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People trust in medical doctors, nursing staff and various health care professionals to accurately diagnose illnesses, properly execute surgical procedures and deliver careful care when we are sick. Regretfully, there are instances in which procedures do not go as planned and in these instances a patient can suffer from a professional’s mistakes. Although not every negligence will be malpractice, any time a logical and prudent physician would not have performed the same way under the situation, the medical professional under consideration may be accountable for malpractice. Fortunately, receiving compensation can be an option for many of those who have suffered as a direct result malpractice.
If you think that you or a loved one have suffered neglect at the hands of a health care provider which has has detrimentally affected you, reach out to The Snapka Law Firm’s medical malpractice lawyers in Texas. Our team of personal injury attorneys have decades of experience dealing with challenging medical malpractice lawsuits. We’ve brought 100s of doctors to trial and helped victims receive the settlement that they deserve.
You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer That Specializes In Medical Malpractice Litigation
Medical malpractice lawsuits are much more complex than typical personal injury. Most of these cases are complex in nature; for example, there’s the statute of limitations and the medical review commission requirement to consider – and those are just two of the necessities that will need to be understood. You’ll also often have to work against the medical insurance company in question, who will likely try to reduce your claim at the very least. Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer can make the claims process easier on you and your family. It will also benefit you when making settlement negotiations.
Countless patients across Texas who have suffered as a result of negligence have received compensation, thanks to the help of our team of experienced personal injury attorneys. Thousands of individuals in Texas have come to us for legal counsel and assistance because of our extensive victories and medical malpractice expertise. With offices in Corpus Christi, San Diego, San Antonio and Harlingen, we are able to help injured Texas across the state. And if you’re unable to travel, our attorneys will come to you!
How An Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help Your Case
There are a range of reasons why getting the help of an experienced lawyer for a medical injury case can be a good idea.
Lawyers help gather evidence, but this goes further than it does for the average person representing their own case. An expert will take the time to investigate every angle, using their knowledge to find anything that you may have otherwise overlooked. This results in a thorough collection and documentation of various forms of proof for your case.
Hiring the Help of an Expert Witness
Aside from proof, expert witnesses can often make a difference with their professional opinion on the case at hand. In most cases the defendant’s legal team will evaluate the hired witness and alter how they pursue their case depending on who the expert is. A good attorney will know the expert witnesses that can add the most credibility to your case. However, the Texas medical malpractice lawyers at the Snapka Law Firm are also not afraid to search nationally for the best expert witness when it means helping our client’s as best we can.
Based on their extensive medical experience and their knowledge in healthcare, the testimony of an expert witness will help reveal if negligence is believed to have occurred. In medical malpractice cases, an expert witness provides technical, healthcare-specific insight that could prove negligence. Having a second opinion can help to identify discrepancies in the evidence in question resulting in a better case for the client.
Helping Clients Reach a Settlement
Medical malpractice attorneys also handle settlement negotiations. Not all personal injury cases immediately go to court and in most cases it is beneficial to attempt to negotiate a settlement before involving the court at all. Both independent medical experts and hospitals will have the option to make negotiation settlements through their insurance. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Texas are often able to help you to decide whether or not a settlement is reasonable, depending on your level of damages and suffering. We can help you to communicate with claims adjustors and negotiate offers on your behalf.
Experiencing a medical malpractice injury could result in permanent damage for the patient and a lifetime of treatment. This can have both a financial and psychological impact on victims that should be considered when seeking compensation for injuries. If you feel that you’ve been severely affected by medical malpractice contact our lawyers today to discuss your options.
How A Lawyer Can Help When Filing A Medical Malpractice Claim
When deciding whether to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice, do your research before initiating the process. We can help you gather the information you need and provide a free consultation from one of our personal injury lawyers. The information that we can provide could help you to decide whether your case will be viable.
Regardless of your choice to pursue additional legal advice from a lawyer, you should file your claim after consultation. This often involves personally filing the appropriate forms with your local court. Remember to do this within your own state’s statute of limitations, which dictates the timeframe a claimant has to file.
Depending on your specific case, the evidence-gathering stage could have already started. For example, you may have kept receipts associated with treatment and/or therapy needed to manage injuries caused by the malpractice. Request all your medical records as well since these can depict a more detailed sequence of events than receipts alone. Continue gathering evidence through pictures, past physician correspondence, and any other form of documentation supporting your case.
Damages In A Medical Malpractice Claim
When you file a claim you need to include a statement of how exactly the negligence occurred and the damages you suffered. Recoverable damages in a medical malpractice claim can include:
- Suffering with physical pain
- Lost wages
- Injuries that prevent you from earning similar wages
- Medical bills to repair damage, including medication and other associated equipment
- Costs of therapy
- Loss of important relationships
- Impacts on your social abilities
Medical malpractice cases are often emotionally distressing because of their personal nature. Many individuals are also able to get compensation for the emotional and psychological difficulties associated with their injuries as well as physical damages.
Connect With A Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyer Right Now
Contact us as soon as you can after realizing you or a loved one could be the victim of medical malpractice in Texas. You could be eligible for compensation if you or someone close to you has been injured through a medical professionals negligence. Give us a call right now for your free consultation. We have four convenient locations across Texas and if you are unable to travel, we will come to you!
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At the Snapka Law Firm, we understand the devastating consequences of a serious injury resulting from another's negligent actions. Not only do we provide tenacious legal representation, we help you get through this trying time by dealing with the burdens of your personal injury case on your behalf. Every case we accept is handled personally by one of our attorneys who will be committed to helping you understand the process while preparing your case for resolution. As a small but highly focused firm, we provide a more personalized attention to detail that you won't often find with larger law firms. With decades of courtroom experience, the Snapka Law Firm has delivered our clients millions of dollars in compensation as a result of successful verdicts and settlements. With our personalized touch, extensive experience, and strong relationships with investigation specialists and industry experts, you'll be represented by one of the best personal injury law firms in Texas.
Kathryn Snapka is one of the few attorneys in Texas that is board certified in personal injury trial law and her firm has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Super Lawyers, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American College of Trial Lawyers, and American Board of Trial Advocates. Our firm has won hundreds of cases for injury clients resulting in a reputation amongst defense attorneys that deters them from taking their case to trial against us. When working with the Snapka Law Firm we fight for the highest compensation for your losses and damages with the least amount of inconvenience to you. If you have been a victim of a serious injury, contact us for your free personalized consultation today.
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