Accidents happen every day; it’s an unavoidable aspect of humanity. Deadlines are missed, anniversaries forgotten, and phone calls left unreturned. Most of the time, these omissions or mistakes lead to an annoyance or a minor inconvenience. There are times, however, where an act or omission can have a severe impact on your life, especially when that mistake was from a trusted physician or nurse. All too often we write it off as a simple mistake and live with the consequences. The law, however, provides a potential remedy for those injured due to others’ mistakes or carelessness. Under current Texas law, there are ways to protect your rights and to ensure that any mistake of which you were a victim of will not cost you out-of-pocket.
Mistakes by physicians or nurses often have lasting impacts in our lives. Sometimes these consequences could be as simple as a rash or as severe as physical or mental impairment. No matter how harmless or severe the mistake, the law protects you as a patient. Doctors and nurses owe patients a certain duty under the law and when that duty is breached by the doctor or nurse, patients get hurt. The law states that if you are injured due to the mistakes of a doctor, you are entitled to a monetary recovery. Money alone cannot undo the harm that you are living with, but the money can help pay for past and future medical expenses and other out-of-pocket losses that you may not have considered. The injuries sustained due to medical mistakes often require extended or additional care. The cost of the required extra care should not be shouldered by the patient who trusted the doctor or hospital; it should be shouldered by the doctor or hospital that caused the injury.
In Texas, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to hold these physicians and nurses accountable. The way in which the laws are written require very specific actions to be taken before you can bring your claim to court. To ensure your rights are protected, it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you think you may have been injured by a doctor or nurse. Here at the Talaska Law Firm, our attorneys are nationally recognized experts in medical malpractice. We are able to evaluate your case and answer any questions that you may have.
For a free case evaluation, call the Talaska Law Firm at 713-896-1240. The Talaska Law Firm represents clients throughout the State of Texas and across the country. Don’t forget that the law limits the time you have to bring your case, so call today.