How Do I Start a Medical Malpractice Case?
If you suspect you have fallen victim to medical malpractice, your first move should be to contact the doctor who caused the injury. Let them know your concerns. If it is something that can quickly be remedied, they may do it for you at no charge to resolve the issue. If they say they did nothing wrong, or that they cannot do anything about your injuries, it’s time to talk to an attorney.
Often, a medical malpractice attorney will provide your first consultation free of charge. During that meeting, they will take notes of everything that happened to decide the best way to proceed. During this meeting, be sure to bring any medical records, proof of injury, paystubs showing loss of income and anything else that may help bolster your case. Essentially, if you have documentation of any consequences of your injury, bring it with you.
From there, your attorney will perform many different actions. They will begin interviewing other medical professionals to see if negligence played a factor in your injury, file the proper paperwork with the courts and do the other legwork to make sure you get fair compensation. It’s important to remember that, in Texas, you have two years from the time of your injury (or longer, depending on the situation) to file a lawsuit. Don’t wait to act.