If you were a victim of a surgical error or another type of medical malpractice in Prosper, TX, you have rights. A Prosper surgical error lawyer from Underwood Law Office can seek compensation for your medical care and other related losses. We help our clients get justice after a doctor, another medical professional, or a healthcare facility causes them harm.
A medical malpractice attorney from our team can help you hold the surgeon or hospital liable. You can learn more during a free case consultation with our team. We will answer your questions, assess your case, and take other steps to help you understand your options. We represent clients like you regularly.
Our Prosper Surgical Error Attorneys Advocate for Injured People
Underwood Law Office represents clients hurt due to negligence daily. When the negligent party is a doctor or another trained medical care professional, the stakes are often high. Our client did not receive the necessary treatment for their illness or injury, suffered serious complications, and now lives with additional pain and suffering.
We fight for the justice and compensation they deserve because of preventable pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, and other losses. We understand how difficult it can be to manage a legal case while also recovering and living with lasting complications. We can take on your claim so you can focus on what is important.
We Offer Help if You Were Injured at One of These Institutions
At Underwood Law Office, we know that malpractice can and does happen even at trusted institutions. If we have the necessary evidence to show malpractice occurred and our client suffered damages, we will not back down from seeking justice on their behalf. We are not afraid to look into allegations of medical negligence at any hospital or surgical center near Prosper, including:
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — McKinney
- Methodist McKinney Hospital
- Texas Health Frisco
- Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — Frisco
- Texas Health Presbyterian
We offer our insights even if you don’t see your particular institution listed above.
Our Lawyers Extend Help on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Our attorneys represent clients based on contingency fees. We do not ask for a retainer or any other upfront fees. Instead, we charge clients only after we secure compensation in their case, whether through a negotiated settlement or a court verdict. Our attorneys do not charge attorney’s fees unless we win.
We Follow All Case-Related Deadlines in Your Medical Malpractice Case
You can count on Underwood Law Office to protect your rights, build a strong case for compensation, and pursue a fair settlement from the negligent party.
We often settle these cases outside of court, but we sue when necessary. Our trial lawyers are not afraid to go to court and fight for the justice our clients deserve. The deadline to sue is generally two years from the medical error or its discovery, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. However, there are exceptions, and you could have more or less time to sue.
For a free legal consultation with a surgical error lawyer serving Prosper, call (972) 535-6377
Damages Recoverable in a Prosper Surgical Error Case
Compensation could account for your economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical bills for any additional treatment necessary
- Future care and support expenses
- Loss of income while you’re out of work
- Diminished earning capacity if you cannot return to your job (or work in the same capacity)
- Out-of-pocket damages, such as transportation costs
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
Texas has a non-economic damages cap codified under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 74.301. This cap restricts how much malpractice claimants can recover for their pain and suffering. The law generally limits this to $250,000, although there are exceptions.
In some cases, victims of surgical errors pass away from their injuries. When that occurs, their surviving loved ones can pursue damages under the state’s wrongful death laws. Our team can assess your options and help you seek justice if this happened to your family.
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Your Surgical Error Attorney Can Determine How Your Injury Happened
Even experienced doctors make mistakes. However, medical negligence is more than a simple error. Medical professionals have procedures and protocols they must follow to prevent injuries and complications. If they deviate from these measures, the patient could suffer harm. This is the doctor’s duty of care to the patient, and any breach that causes an injury could support a medical malpractice case.
When a doctor-patient relationship exists, the doctor has a duty to provide an acceptable level of care, which is generally the care they would receive from most doctors with the same:
- Geographic location
This is why we work closely with our network of medical care providers and experts in these cases. Another doctor or surgeon can confirm what the at-fault doctor should have done, what happened instead, and how this led to our client’s injuries. They provide a sworn affidavit—written testimony—that serves as key evidence to support our claim or lawsuit.
Errors That Lead to Surgical Complications
When it comes to surgical errors, there are a few things a surgeon or another care professional could do that rise to the level of malpractice. This could include:
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Performing the wrong surgery
- Failing to operate on the right body part
- Injuring other body parts during surgery
- Making major surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Retained foreign objects, often instruments or sponges
- Preventable infections
- Pre- or post-operative errors
- Failure to consider allergies or contraindications
Our team is here if you suffered preventable injuries during surgery in Prosper. We can gather evidence to document your case and navigate the process as required by law.
Discuss Your Case With Our Prosper, TX, Team
At Underwood Law Office, our medical malpractice team provides no-obligation case evaluations for potential clients. If you have questions about your case or want to pursue compensation, we are here to assess your options and explain the strategies we use. Our initial consultations are free, and we do not charge any upfront fees for clients.
Contact us about your case today. We have someone to take your call now.