Providing Answers to the Most Common Questions About Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is an extremely complex area of law, and many people do not understand their rights with regard to these situations. At the law firm of John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, we are committed to providing the information you need to make the right decisions for yourself and your family.
Our medical malpractice FAQ is designed to address the most common questions we receive about these cases. If you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to contact us to discuss your case in more detail.
What is medical malpractice? In general terms, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to meet the required standard of care. This can include providing inadequate care, the wrong type of care or no care at all. Most cases of medical malpractice involve some type of error on the part of a medical professional.
What are some types of medical malpractice? Medical malpractice can occur in many different ways. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice include surgical errors, anesthesia errors, failure to diagnose a medical condition, birth injuries and others.
Whom can I sue for medical malpractice? Hospitals, clinics, doctors, primary care physicians, surgeons, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and medical specialists such as dentists, OB-GYNs and others.
How do I prove medical malpractice? You must show that the accepted standard of care was not met by the medical professional. In a majority of cases, you must also show that you suffered an injury that occurred as a direct result of the malpractice.
Is it too late to file for medical malpractice? Under Texas law, there is a two-year statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. In many cases, the two years begins on the date that the malpractice occurred, but there can be exceptions. For example, if you did not find out about the malpractice until some time after it actually occurred, the two-year limitation may be extended.
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