When a doctor acts negligently and causes preventable injuries, the patient could have a valid medical malpractice case. If this happens to you, our Allen surgical error lawyer can help you understand your rights and options. It may be possible to seek and secure compensation after a surgical error.
At Underwood Law Office, our Allen personal injury attorneys handle malpractice cases similar to yours. We represent victims of medical negligence, including surgical errors. We can often get justice for our clients by securing compensation to cover their economic and noneconomic damages.
Our Attorneys Handle Allen Surgical Error Claims and Lawsuits
Our team of attorneys knows how to navigate the medical malpractice claims process in Texas. We build and prove these cases and then demand fair and just compensation. We understand the rules set by Sec. 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and what we need to do to protect our client’s best interests and recover compensation for them.
At Underwood Law Office, our team knows how commonly medical malpractice occurs. We regularly see it in cases we review, clients we represent, and Collin County courtrooms. We will investigate allegations from any hospital, surgical center, or facility in the area, regardless of their reputation. This could include:
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
- Medical City McKinney
- Methodist McKinney Hospital
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial
We work based on contingency fees. We never charge a client before their case is closed, and there are no attorney’s fees unless we win. Attorney’s fees always come from the settlement or court award we secure. If you do not receive compensation, we do not get paid.
For a free legal consultation with a surgical error lawyer serving Allen, call (972) 535-6377
Building an Allen Surgical Error Malpractice Case
When a surgeon or another doctor deviates from the required protocols or process, it often causes injuries or complications for the patient. Medical professionals must provide an acceptable level of care to all patients. It could support a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit if they fail to do so.
There are many ways negligence can occur during surgery. When any of the involved care professionals fail to follow the safety protocols or required procedures, the patient could suffer injuries. Some ways this occurs include:
- Performing an unnecessary or inappropriate surgery
- Failing to warn the patient about serious risks
- Committing anesthesia errors
- Ignoring Allergic reactions or contraindications
- Injuring another body part by mistake
- Performing a wrong part or wrong patient surgery
- Failing to prevent infections
- Leaving foreign objects inside patients
- Not acting to stop preventable pre- or postoperative complications
Our team builds strong cases and can often settle outside of court. A settlement or trial win requires us to show:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor failed to provide an acceptable standard of care
- Their failure caused significant injuries
- Our client suffered physical, psychological, and financial damages
The most important evidence in these cases is often medical expert testimony. Our team has a strong network of experts we call to:
- Review our client’s relevant medical records
- Determine the acceptable standard of care
- Explain what caused the injuries
- Offer their advice on whether medical malpractice occurred
Frequently, the medical experts will provide sworn written testimony, known as an affidavit, to support our client’s case. This allows us to assign liability, show what happened, and pursue fair compensation.
The liable parties, insurers, and legal team are often willing to extend a fair settlement when we have a strong case. This is not always the case, though. Sometimes we need to sue to hold the liable parties accountable. When this occurs, Texas law usually gives us up to two years under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. There could be exceptions to this rule.
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Damages Recoverable in an Allen Medical Malpractice Case
Our medical malpractice attorneys get justice for our clients by demanding a fair payout. We seek compensation based on their related expenses and losses, which we document as a part of our investigation into the case. Each case is unique, so we cannot assign a possible settlement range to a case before we investigate it and understand the victim’s damages. These damages could include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Other future care and support costs for lasting injuries
- Income losses for time lost at work
- Reduced earning ability if they cannot return to work
- Related expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering damages
Pain and suffering damages are intangible by nature. Our team uses our knowledge and experience with similar cases to assign a value. In addition, Texas has a noneconomic damages cap, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301. Most claimants can only recover up to $250,000 for their pain and suffering.
Seeking Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
Under Texas law, if an injured party passes away before filing a lawsuit, the deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, and/or parents can pursue justice through a wrongful death case. This type of case allows them to recover damages to cover economic and noneconomic losses and expenses, including loss of household income, medical bills, and more.
Underwood Law Office represents clients in these cases and will fight for justice for you and your family if your loved one died after medical malpractice. Call us today for a free case consultation and to learn how these cases work.
Talk to a Team Member About Your Allen Surgical Error Case for Free
Underwood Law Office provides free consultations for those with questions or concerns about an Allen, TX, surgical error. We can assess your options, offer advice, and lay out our strategies to manage similar cases. We are here to help you protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact us for your free initial consultation today. We have someone available to talk to you now.