Holding the Medical Community Accountable
Whether going to your family doctor for a normal checkup,getting an MRI, or having a schedule surgery, on average you will get the care you need. Overall, doctors do an excellent job at helping to keep up healthy and safe. Unfortunately, doctors can and do make mistakes, and these mistakes can lead to life altering problems or even death. When a doctor makes a mistake that they shouldn’t have, it is known as medical malpractice.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, causing over 250,000 deaths every year. When medical malpractice occurs, the victim or their loved ones are entitled to just compensation. This compensation is there to help cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and many other things that one might lose as a result of this type of event. In Texas, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as practical. Texas laws have many roadblocks set up in favor of the healthcare provider. A potential case can take a long time to work up before presenting a demand or filing a lawsuit.
Here at The Sharp Firm we investigate every case of medical malpractice that we take on to determine exactly what happened. This is important as it allows us to put together the strongest possible arguments, and secure our clients the best possible results.
Settling Medical Malpractice Cases
Many people don’t realize it, but most instances of medical malpractice never actually make it to court. This is because the insurance companies that represent doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals typically want to settle outside of court. This can work to the advantage of the victim as well because it can get them a guaranteed amount of money, without having to go through a long and drawn out legal battle.
Have You Been Approached with a Settlement?
If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, you may have gotten a call or a visit from an attorney or other representative from an insurance company or the hospital. They often try to offer you a settlement right away. DO NOT ACCEPT. These individuals are trying to settle for far less than you would be able to get if you had an attorney fighting on your behalf. If you get an offer, make sure you bring it to us to review. We will make sure you get everything you are entitled to in a settlement, and if necessary, take your case to court to ensure you get what you deserve.
If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, please contact us. We offer free consultations with all potential new clients, and will be happy to investigate the facts surrounding your case. If it turns out that there was neglect on the part of a doctor or other medical professional, we’ll take on your case and fight aggressively for everything you are entitled to.