Texas Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can result in severe injuries to patients. We have all heard of cases where the incorrect limb is amputated. This is not a typical medical malpractice case. Ordinarily medical malpractice cases involve very complicated techniques or procedures.
In Texas it is necessary for the victim of medical malpractice to hire an expert witness to review the individual's medical records and form an opinion as to the existing standard of care and, most importantly, whether a medical professional violated the pertinent standard of care. Oftentimes it is also necessary to obtain an opinion from a separate expert to form an opinion that the alleged negligence of the medical professional resulted in the specific injuries. Due to the nature of the testimony required (i.e. testifying against other medical professionals), these experts routinely charge a large fee for their time. In a typical medical malpractice case, it is not unusual for the plaintiff's attorney to spend over $50,000 on expert witness reports and testimony.
Medical professionals and their insurance companies are well aware of the high cost in pursuing a medical malpractice claim and therefore, they are reluctant to settle such claims prior to the filing of a lawsuit. This policy has resulted in only the most serious claims being pursued. Unfortunately, plaintiff's attorneys cannot afford to pursue every legitimate medical malpractice because of these financial restraints.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured because of the negligence of a medical professional, please contact Kondos & Kondos today. Attorneys are available by phone, e-mail, or by clicking here.