Essential Tips for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to the negligence of a hospital, doctor, or other health care professional, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. If you’re interested in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Obtain Your Medical Records
  • Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Gather Evidence
  • File the Lawsuit

What Defines Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a situation where a healthcare professional or facility fails to provide the standard level of care, which results in harm or injury to a patient. We pride ourselves in obtaining the best results for our seriously injured clients and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our many personal injury clients.

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What are the different types of medical negligence or medical malpractice?

  • Birth injuries: A medical mistake can cause lifelong cognitive, neurological, or musculoskeletal problems for both the baby and the parents.
  • Surgical errors: Even the slightest error can affect a patient for life, and we hold all parties accountable for negligence and mistakes.
  • Medication errors: Doctors and pharmacists can be held accountable for the medical issues caused by prescribing unnecessary medications, incorrect dosages, and failing to check for interactions.
  • Suicide in psychiatric care: Doctor and hospital negligence can lead to preventable inpatient suicides, and we will hold the negligent party accountable.
  • Failure to diagnose: The earlier a diagnosis is made, the better for the patient in most situations. Negligent delays in diagnosis can lead to disastrous consequences.

We have the experience and ability to effectively litigate and bring complex medical malpractice cases to trial, which can result in fair and substantial compensation for our clients. If you are concerned about a doctor, hospital, or healthcare facility's negligence, please get in touch with our experienced medical malpractice lawyer in San Antonio to learn how we can help. 

What Should I Know  About Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in San Antonio, Texas

In a medical malpractice case, the victim alleges their injury occurred due to carelessness or incompetence by a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare providers. Medical malpractice cases typically require considerable research and careful presentation of evidence to be successfully prosecuted.

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the alleged negligent incident or a “reasonable time” after an injury is discovered if the injury could not have been discovered during the two-year period of limitations. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, depending upon the circumstances of the case.

A successful medical malpractice attorney must prove the following:

  • A doctor, health care provider, or hospital has a duty to the patient.
  • The task was violated because the doctor, health care provider, or hospital did not meet established standards of care.
  • The doctor, health care provider, or hospital’s actions (or lack thereof) caused the patient harm.

Sometimes it is difficult to prove that all three medical malpractice elements are present in a case. This is one of the many reasons why it is so crucial that you have a skilled medical malpractice attorney on your side.
Glenn W. Cunningham has spent over 30 years proving how medical mistakes have caused specific injuries. He is one of the most highly experienced attorney in Texas. He has secured millions of dollars for deserving clients, and his impressive victories show how committed he is to ensuring safe medical care for his fellow Texans.

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Am I a Victim of Medical Malpractice? 

Due to tort reform laws passed in the early 2000s, filing, proving, and winning medical malpractice cases in Texas is more difficult now than ever.

In Texas, in addition to proving a medical provider negligently caused harm to the patient, we must also prove that the medical professional was more than 50% responsible for the patient’s damage. Please contact us if you believe this might have occurred to you or someone you love. We will answer all your questions and assist you in getting started with filing your medical negligence claim. 

Why Choose The Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham?

Top Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Antonio

Glenn W. Cunningham is dedicated to medical malpractice law and exclusively advocates for those who have suffered trauma or death due to negligence. With over 30 years of experience, Glenn W. Cunningham is one of the best San Antonio medical malpractice attorneys, and he successfully uses the information gathered to pursue the highest possible compensation on your behalf.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to medical negligence. You need a lawyer, like Glenn W. Cunningham and his team on your side. Contact us online or call our office for unmatched legal advice and representation. We offer free initial consultations.

Let's hold health care professionals accountable when their neglect severely injures or kills a loved one.

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