Medical Malpractice Litigation

Texas Medical Malpractice Litigation

The term "medical malpractice" refers to any act by a health care professional that forgoes the accepted standards of services and practices of the medical community. These actions can cause injury to the patient. Medical malpractice can also be referred to as "professional negligence". Medical malpractice lawsuits are similar to a typical lawsuit, comprised of both a plaintiff and a defendant. A plaintiff in a medical malpractice case is typically the patient, or anyone legally assigned to act on the behalf of the patient. In the case that the patient has passed away, or in case of a wrongful death suit, the administrator of the deceased's estate may accept the responsibility of the plaintiff. The defendants in a medical malpractice lawsuit are the health care officials and/or the institutions for which they work. Therefore, depending on the circumstances and severity of the case, hospitals, corporations, and managed care institutions may all be defendants in med mal lawsuits. Defendants may also include dentists, nurses, therapists and other health professionals. In order for a medical malpractice case to be successful, one must prove that a legal duty of care and treatment was intended to be undertaken by a health care institution. The case should also prove that the duty was not fulfilled and the provider did not perform their duties in line with the necessary standards of care. The case must also prove that this duty was breached. This may be proven by sworn testimony or visible and proven indicators, such as injury. Medical malpractice trials are comparable to other tort cases. The plaintiff or the plaintiff's attorney files a lawsuit and the time between the filing of the suit and trial is referred to as discovery. Discovery may include depositions, requests for documents or interrogations. After discovery, if a mutual understanding is not be reached, the case will go to trial. These trails will typically have expert witnesses. It is important that the expert witnesses be qualified based on their professional experience. An expert witness must have the necessary education and knowledge of the specific issue to be deemed an expert in a medical malpractice case. A medical malpractice attorney will have the requisite experience and expertise to prove the truth in court. Have you suffered an injury, harm, mistake or accident at the hands of a medical professional? Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online, or call our offices anytime at 1-877-659-1620 to discuss your situation with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys. In the complimentary consultation, our attorneys will review your experiences and situation and provide you information regarding your legal rights, options, and responsibilities.


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The Texas personal injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm represent clients throughout Texas, including Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, Kauffman, Lubbock, San Antonio and Tyler. Our personal injury lawyers handle a various types of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, nursing home abuse, product liability, defective products, premises liability, day care abuse, maritime injuries, workplace injuries, overtime pay, social security disability benefits and securities fraud.

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