Medical Malpractice Attorney in Houston, Texas

It can be devastating when the medical care that was supposed to help you ends up hurting you. Alarmingly, between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients die every year due to poor hospital care. The large amount does not even include the number of personal injuries from the fault of a doctor’s office or dental clinic.

In fact, unintentional injuries rank third among the leading causes of death in the United States. Whether a loved one died after receiving faulty medical care or you were harmed personally by a doctor or nurse, my law firm can provide representation.

I am proud to provide legal services to clients in the greater Houston area, as well as Pasadena, Cedar Lake, Friendswood, League City, Alvin, Dickinson, Bacliff, Kemah, Seabrook, Santa Fe, and Webster, Texas.

Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Under Texas law, medical negligence means that a healthcare provider treated you in a sloppy way that fell short of industry standards. This may mean that a nurse’s treatment or a doctor’s care was below Texas medical standards. My law firm can ask a medical expert to prove that your doctor made a mistake or your nurse forgot to do something that they should’ve done.

I can also take your claim a step further and build a medical malpractice case. This means that I could show that your personal injuries or your loved one’s death would not have happened if the medical treatment had been done properly.

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Houston Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

When you are suffering from bodily injury or mourning the loss of a loved one, you’re probably not thinking about filing a lawsuit. It is in your best interest, then, to ask a Houston lawyer for advice about your legal rights.

When You Can Sue for Malpractice in Texas

Some injured patients who want to sue in Houston courts lose their chance because they missed the deadline. The statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Texas is generally two years. That means that if a patient is hurt by a medical provider who did not meet their duty of care, they only have two years to take legal action.

There are other special due dates for medical negligence court proceedings as well, so it can help to allow a local lawyer to keep track of the deadlines for you. At my firm, I can provide you with personalized service by keeping a calendar of the due dates for your individual case.

Whom You Can Sue Under Texas Law

When you visit a Pasadena hospital, a doctor’s office in South Houston, or a pharmacy in Dickinson, you might be handled by more than one person. So if you are harmed because of negligent treatment, you might feel confused about where to turn for help. The good news is that you can sue any healthcare provider whose negligent conduct caused your injury. Healthcare providers who might be liable for your harm include:

  • Registered nurses
  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Chiropractors
  • Some independent contractors

Additionally, my law firm may be able to prove the liability of an entire healthcare institution on your behalf. This means that you could recover money damages from a hospital, hospice care center, or even an ambulance service. My law firm has been dealing with such matters for many years, and we have had plenty of practice with drafting lawsuits that position our clients for successful outcomes.

Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Houston, Texas

Because most Texas medical malpractice cases need to be filed within two years of the date of the injury or death, it can be advantageous to have an experienced legal professional on your side. A winning case could lead to high-dollar money awards. When you have lost a loved one or suffered a permanent bodily injury, this tragedy cannot be reversed. But hopefully, I can help you with making the medical staff pay you for their faulty treatment. Contact Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, today to discuss your rights. I can provide service to clients in Pasadena, Cedar Lake, Friendswood, League City, Alvin, Dickinson, Bacliff, Kemah, Seabrook, Santa Fe, Webster, and throughout the greater Houston, Texas area.