Austin’s Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers
When we see our doctors for a routine procedure or a serious medical treatment, we expect to be treated with the highest standard of care by the people we entrust with our health and wellbeing. But sometimes, the hospitals, doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals we see for medical treatment violate our trust and breach that duty of care through negligent and reckless acts. If you are hurt during a medical procedure you may have a claim for medical malpractice. At DC Law, we have represented many clients in medical malpractice cases throughout Austin, fighting for the compensation they deserve from the medical professionals who caused more harm than good.
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“I want to give thanks to everyone at DC Law! They helped me so much with my case. They were attentive to all of my concerns and their staff was always there for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know.”CATALINAPersonal Injury Client
“My husband and I were very pleased with the care given to my case. I won't lie, I was nervous about having to consult a lawyer, but knew it was necessary when I was not getting treated by the company responsible for my accident as I felt I deserved to be treated. We couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff at DC Law made us feel comfortable in our pursuit of fairness. They were all very knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant to work with. I would definitely use them again, and recommend them to others.”MARILYNPersonal Injury Client
“DC Law have been so helpful to me and my daughter. I haven't had to worry about anything. The paralegal that's working on my case is always reassuring me every time I talk to her that they're going to take care of things, that I don't need to worry about anything. They always keeping me informed about anything new thats going on or might be coming up. I could tell they were genuinely concerned for my daughter and all the suffering that she's gone through in these last 5 months.”JESSICAPersonal Injury Client
“Dan Christensen's team did an AWESOME job coaching me through my case. This was my 1st & hopefully my last injury accident so SUPER happy I had them there to help. Definitely feel a lot better than the pain and discomfort I felt at the time of the accident. They continuously assured me that every bit of the doctors visit would be taking care of. They have a Great team and I actually received thousands of dollars more than I expected for the diligent work they did to restore my life to as close to the lifestyle I had before the accident.”DERRICKPersonal Injury Client
“Excellent service and very professional got us service very quickly. I did not have to wait to be seen, thank you to DC Law.”MARIAPersonal Injury Client
Medical malpractice is considered a form of personal injury in Texas, and the law allows for a person to file a lawsuit for damages within two years of the discovery of the injury or from the date that the injury should have been discovered. Known as the statute of limitations, if the injury was caused in the course of treatment then the clock begins ticking on the last day of treatment, unless the injury could have been discovered earlier. Texas law also recognizes a statute of repose, which means that all medical malpractice cases must be filed within ten years of the date that the injury occurred, or else risk being thrown out by the court.
Texas law also requires that a person filing a medical malpractice lawsuit give notice to each healthcare provider named in the lawsuit at least sixty days prior to filing the case. In addition, the victim of a medical malpractice case must serve an expert report on each person named in the lawsuit within 120 days of filing that summarizes the opinion of the expert as to the standard of care for the victim, how the medical professional breached that standard, and the relationship between the breach and the injuries caused. An experienced medical malpractice attorney understands the complicated requirements of a medical malpractice case and can ensure that all necessary documentation is filed with the proper people, at the proper time.
Compensation for Texas medical malpractice cases can include economic and noneconomic damages for the injuries inflicted by a medical professional. Economic damage includes current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages include costs for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability, and the loss of enjoyment of life. It is important to note that Texas courts do have a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases for noneconomic damages. The rule is a limit of $250,000 in noneconomic damages per claimant, with an overall cap of $500,000 total for multiple claimants. There is no cap on economic damages incurred.