Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
Have you been let down by your physician, medical staff, or a medical facility? Have you been misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or injured due to the actions of an individual or entity in a medical setting? If so, Attorney Lanease Fuller can help you.
She works with her clients on a wide range of legal issues. It is the professional responsibility of physicians and caretakers to provide you with the highest level of care, when they do not take this duty of care seriously, they should be held responsible for their actions.
Our law firm is here to help you with your case and represent victims of malpractice including:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
- Unnecessary surgery
- Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
- Improper medication or dosage
- Poor follow-up or aftercare
- Premature discharge
- Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
- Failure to order proper testing
- Failure to recognize symptoms
If any of the above standards fit your situation, you may have a case. Reach out to our law firm today to learn more about how we can help you recover compensation for your situation.
The Texas Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Texas has a specific “statute of limitations” that puts a time limit on an injured patient’s right to file a medical malpractice case in court.
In Texas, a person injured by medical negligence has two years to bring a lawsuit to court. The two-year clock begins running on the date the malpractice occurred. If the medical error occurred as part of a course of continuous medical treatment, the two-year statute of limitations “clock” usually begins to run on the last day of that treatment.
If the injured patient was a child under the age of 12, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed on the minor’s behalf anytime before the child’s 14th birthday.
It’s important to note that Texas courts don’t give much weight to whether or not the injured patient could have known (or in the eyes of the law should have known) that he or she had been harmed by a health care provider’s error. The key date for purposes of the statute of limitations “clock” is the date on which the error occurred (one big exception seems to be cases in which the health care provider’s error was fraudulently concealed).
Medical Malpractice Attorney in Houston
Attorney Fuller is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing a wide range of clients. This includes individuals who have suffered an injury due to another’s actions, individuals facing criminal charges, those who have been arrested for DWI, individuals who have found themselves in a civil litigation dispute, and those looking for legal guidance in business.
After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.
LANEASE D. FULLER LAW
4615 S. Frwy St. 820
Houston, TX 77051