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Dallas Medical Malpractice Insurance Attorney

Medical mistakes often lead to severe injuries or illnesses for patients, and they can cause long-lasting disabilities and even death. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our Dallas medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of medical mistakes secure the compensation they are entitled to. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, reach out to us for a free consultation immediately.

Do medical mistakes occur regularly in the Dallas area?

Pinpointing exactly how often medical mistakes occur in specific geographic areas can be difficult. Data indicates that medical mistakes have long been underreported, though Johns Hopkins researchers have stated that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country. Millions more are injured due to these mistakes and are left dealing with severe consequences.

There are various ways in which medical errors can occur, and the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC regularly helps clients who have been harmed due to the following:

Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of ways, and any of the following medical practitioners could be held liable in the event they make a mistake:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • and more

The elements of a successful medical malpractice claim in Dallas

There are four basic elements that need to be in place for a medical malpractice lawsuit to be successful. This includes:

  1. A duty of care is established between the medical professional and the patient.
  2. A breach of duty of care on the part of the medical professional.
  3. Proof that the breach of duty directly caused the patient’s injury or illness.
  4. Actual damages suffered by the patient due to their injury or illness.

Is there a time limit to file a medical malpractice claim?

It is important to keep in mind that there are timelines in place dictating how long victims of medical mistakes have to file lawsuits. The Texas medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date the mistake occurs or from when the victim discovers (or should have reasonably discovered) they were harmed by a medical mistake.

There is also an overall statute of repose of ten years after a medical mistake occurs. This means that no medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed beyond ten years, regardless of when the mistake is discovered by the victim.

Contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Dallas for a free consultation

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of the medical professional, contact the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC for help today. We will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This can include:

  • Coverage of any medical bills related to the malpractice
  • Compensation for any future medical care needed due to the error
  • Lost income if you are unable to work while you recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

When you need a Dallas medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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