If a misdiagnosis caused you to suffer an advancing illness or additional injuries, you could have a strong medical malpractice case against the doctor or facility where the negligence occurred. Our Plano misdiagnosis lawyer can help you understand your options and build a case for compensation. It may be possible to recover money for your medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
At Underwood Law Office, our medical malpractice team offers free consultations. You can learn how our Plano personal injury attorneys handle cases similar to yours with no upfront costs for victims. We can assess your options and answer your questions today.
How Underwood Law Office Attorneys Handle Plano Misdiagnosis Cases
Our team from Underwood Law Office understands Texas medical malpractice, how it works, how to prove it, and how to hold the liable parties responsible. We navigate this process and represent clients who suffered injuries from medical negligence regularly.
Our reviews show that our clients feel confident in our ability to win their cases, and many even recommend our firm to friends and family who need us later. Our case results also demonstrate our dedication to pursuing—and winning—just compensation for our clients. If we represent you, count on us to fight for your best interests and fair compensation throughout the process.
We represent clients based on contingency. We do not ask you to pay a retainer or any other fees up front. Instead, we charge fees only after the case ends and we have won. If we do not win a settlement or court award for you, you will not pay any attorney’s fees. When we win, we receive a portion of your fees as payment.
For a free legal consultation with a misdiagnosis lawyer serving Plano, call (972) 535-6377
Building a Plano Misdiagnosis Case and Filing a Claim
Medical malpractice generally occurs whenever a doctor or another medical professional deviates from the usual protocols, and this causes a patient’s injury. When it comes to a misdiagnosis, this injury is generally a worsening of their condition or preventable complications.
Sometimes, they receive treatment for an incorrect diagnosis that makes their initial condition worse or fails to address it. Some conditions—heart attacks, strokes, and cancer, for example—are deadly when treatment is delayed.
If a doctor misdiagnosed you and you suffered harm, you could have a strong case against the doctor or hospital. According to Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, this is possible when:
- There is a doctor-patient relationship, creating a duty of care
- The doctor failed to provide the level of care required
- The doctor’s action or inaction caused harm
- The victim suffered physically, psychologically, and financially
As attorneys, we do not have the expertise required to know how a physician should act based on the specific details of your case. Neither will the judge or jury. This is why we work with a network of medical experts who provide affidavits, depositions, and testimony in these cases.
A medical expert can review the evidence in the case and explain:
- How they would handle the case given your symptoms
- Where your doctor deviated from an acceptable standard of care
- How this led to your injuries
- Whether they believe medical malpractice occurred
Our team understands the Texas medical malpractice laws in Sec. 74 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. We know how to navigate the process and how these laws affect the compensation our client can recover. At Underwood Law Office, we develop strong cases on our client’s behalf. We assign liability and fight for the fair compensation they deserve.
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Damages Available in a Misdiagnosis Medical Malpractice Case in Plano, TX
The goal of filing a claim or lawsuit is to recover fair compensation for our client. We want to ensure they do not struggle financially because of preventable injuries or additional health concerns caused by medical negligence.
The expenses and losses endured differ in every case. There is no standard cost for a misdiagnosis. Instead, we document each expense and loss and seek compensation based on the case’s unique facts. Examples of common damages include:
- Medical bills for advanced illness or complications
- Ongoing costs for support and care, if necessary
- Income losses
- Diminished earning capacity if they cannot return to work
- Related expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering is a noneconomic damage suffered by almost everyone who is a victim of medical malpractice. Under Texas law, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301, there is a cap on noneconomic damages. They are generally limited to $250,000, although exceptions exist.
Wrongful Death From a Plano Medical Misdiagnosis
Under some circumstances, victims of a misdiagnosis pass away. This can occur when the initial condition was fatal because of the lack of treatment or because treating the wrong condition caused deadly complications. Texas law allows immediate family members—a surviving spouse, children, and parents—to seek justice through a wrongful death action.
Our team handles these cases for families like yours. Let us review your case for free today.
Timeline for Suing When Necessary in a Plano Medical Malpractice Case
We recommend contacting us as soon as you realize medical malpractice occurred. We must meet specific deadlines if we need to sue in your case. This includes a two-year deadline for starting a lawsuit based on injury or wrongful death, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003.
We can assess the timeline in your case based on the facts of what happened, when you discovered the misdiagnosis, and other details. Let us determine your options during a free consultation with our team.
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Discuss Your Plano Misdiagnosis Malpractice Case With Our Team for Free
The Underwood Law Office team provides complimentary case reviews for those who believe they were victims of medical malpractice. We can assess your case for free and explain your options for pursuing a case against the doctor or hospital.
Contact us today to speak to a team member about your next steps.