If a surgeon caused preventable injuries during your Denton, TX, procedure, you may have a viable medical malpractice case against the doctor or hospital. There are many ways medical negligence can cause a problem during surgery. Our Denton surgical error lawyer knows how to investigate what happened, prove malpractice occurred, and recover compensation for our clients.
At Underwood Law Office, we offer free case consultations. You can speak with a team member to learn more about your options, how our Denton personal injury attorney approaches medical malpractice cases, how our fees work, and more. We will discuss your injuries and answer your questions.
How Our Denton Surgical Error Attorneys Help Clients Get Justice
When you sign a contract to work with Underwood Law Office, our team of attorneys will take the necessary steps to develop a strong case against the doctor or hospital and hold them legally responsible for the injuries you suffered. As you can see when you read our client reviews, we are known for providing individualized attention to each case while having the necessary resources and knowledge to handle a case against any institution in or near Denton.
Regardless of a hospital’s reputation or the story spun by the legal team representing the doctor or facility, we do not back down. Some of the hospitals where surgical errors could occur near Denton include:
- Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
- Medical City Denton
- Baylor Scott & White, The Heart Hospital – Denton
- Atrium Medical Center
We can also pursue cases based on malpractice at any other medical care facility in the area.
We represent our clients based on contingency. We do not ask for anything up front. Instead, we charge a portion of the settlement or court verdict. If we do not win the case, our clients do not pay any attorney’s fees.
For a free legal consultation with a surgical error lawyer serving Denton, call (972) 535-6377
How Do I Know If a Denton Surgical Error Was Medical Malpractice?
Doctors owe patients a certain duty of care. Failure to uphold that duty and provide the same care available from other doctors with similar training and experience in the same geographic area is medical negligence. In short, malpractice occurs when a doctor or another care provider deviates from the usual practices, procedures, and protocols, and a patient suffers injuries.
How do we prove that occurred? We need evidence to show:
- How other doctors would have behaved under the same circumstances
- How the doctor in question behaved
- How this caused injuries
To this end, we work with a network of experts who review cases for our clients. This includes surgeons, specialists, and other doctors who can review relevant medical records and other evidence and offer their opinion. They then write a sworn affidavit or agree to testify in court for our client.
The types of surgical errors they often uncover in medical malpractice cases include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Ignoring allergies, drug interactions, and other contraindications
- Damaging another body part
- Unnecessary surgery or failing to perform a necessary surgery
- Preventable infections and complications
- Retained foreign objects, often instruments or sponges
- Other pre- or postoperative mistakes
Our medical malpractice attorneys know how to pursue damages in a Denton surgical errors medical malpractice case. We regularly work within the laws outlined in Sec. 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code and navigate the claims process for our clients. They can focus on dealing with their injuries and healing while we handle the case.
Our clients count on us to collect evidence to support their claims, accurately assign liability, and move forward with their cases. We demand a fair settlement and often recover just compensation based on their expenses and losses. This requires aggressive negotiations in many cases. Sometimes, we need to sue the liable parties and ask a judge and jury to help us recover the money our client deserves.
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Damages Recoverable in a Denton Surgical Error Claim or Lawsuit
A medical malpractice claim or lawsuit could allow the victim to recover significant compensation for their expenses, losses, noneconomic damages, and more. Our team documents the client’s losses before filing a claim and demands fair compensation.
The recoverable damages in these cases could include:
- Medical care costs and future treatment and support expenses
- Loss of income
- Diminished earning ability
- Miscellaneous related expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering
Noneconomic damages—pain and suffering—are subject to a cap in Texas malpractice cases. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301, these damages are generally limited to $250,000. Exceptions exist in some cases.
Wrongful Death Due to Surgical Errors
Some surgical errors are so severe that the victim dies from their injuries or complications. When this occurs, their surviving loved ones can pursue compensation under the Texas wrongful death laws. Our attorneys represent families in these cases. Let us review your case with you for free.
Filing a Lawsuit in a Denton Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Sometimes, our lawyers need to sue the liable doctor or hospital in a Denton surgical error case. This could occur for several reasons, including difficulty negotiating a fair settlement or because the deadline is approaching. We will advise you if we believe a lawsuit is necessary in your case.
We generally have two years to sue in a malpractice injury or wrongful death case under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. There are exceptions, and the law is not always exact when determining when the clock starts ticking. Let our team assess the timeline in your case. Contact us as soon as you realize the malpractice occurred.
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Underwood Law Office provides free consultations to victims of medical malpractice in and around Denton. We will review your case with you and discuss your options for justice and compensation. We can answer your questions, talk about how we approach similar cases, and handle your case from start to finish.
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