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Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Austin Medical Malpractice LawyersHave you or a loved one been injured due to negligent medical care in Austin, Texas? If so, it is critical that you discuss your legal options with an experienced Austin medical malpractice lawyer. You may have the right to recover compensation for your injuries and suffering. However, the process of getting compensation can be challenging. FVF Law Injury Attorneys can help.

Collectively, our attorneys have over 80 years of experience and have won millions of dollars for clients just like you. We are ready to invest whatever time and resources are needed as we stand up to hospitals, insurance companies, and negligent healthcare providers on your behalf.

Your first case evaluation is 100% free, and there’s no obligation, so reach out to our law office in Austin, TX, to arrange a time for you now. Contact us at (512) 982-9328 to schedule your free consultation.

How FVF Law Injury Attorneys Can Help If You’ve Been Harmed Because of a Medical Mistake in Austin

How FVF Law Injury Attorneys Can Help If You’ve Been Harmed Because of a Medical Mistake in AustinYou got hurt because your doctor or a medical facility in Austin made a mistake. The care you received just wasn’t up to par. But what do you have to prove to hold them accountable?

Things are tough enough right now without the added stress of a lawsuit and these types of questions. That’s where FVF Law Injury Attorneys comes in.

We are award-winning trial lawyers dedicated to getting you financial justice. Let us stand up to powerful insurance companies in hospitals on your behalf. This gives you the opportunity you need to focus on your physical and emotional recovery.

While you get better, our Austin personal injury attorneys will:

  • Conduct an independent investigation into your medical care to determine how you were injured, how it could have been avoided, and who’s at fault
  • Consult with respected medical professionals and specialists in Austin and throughout the state of Texas
  • Gather critical pieces of evidence that will serve as the foundation for your claim, including medical records, witness statements, expert testimony, photographs, and more
  • Handle negotiations with at-fault parties and their insurance carriers
  • Reject insulting lowball offers and bring your case to a judge and jury in Travis County

Medical bills may be adding up while you’re watching your income decline. You might be worried that you just can’t afford to hire an attorney. At FVF Law Injury Attorneys, we work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid for our hard work until we win your case. That means there’s no risk in getting us in your corner.

Please give our Austin law office a call to discuss your case today and to see how we can help. Your first consultation is, as always, absolutely free.

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

You might’ve heard that medical errors are a leading cause of avoidable injury and death in the United States. In fact, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers, they are the third leading cause of death in the United States. It’s estimated that more than 250,000 people die because of an act of medical negligence every year.

Medical errors are typically avoidable. They shouldn’t happen. Doctors go through years of education and training, which is supposed to prepare them for the important task of keeping patients healthy, safe, and alive.

Medical malpractice, sometimes referred to as medical negligence, is a healthcare provider’s failure to provide a reasonable level of care. The physician’s conduct deviates from the standard of care that’s expected of them.

What’s the Standard of Care in Medical Negligence Cases?

So what is the standard of care that’s expected of a doctor or healthcare provider in Texas?

Ultimately, you have to consider what a healthcare provider of reasonable and ordinary prudent would do under the same or similar circumstances.

In other words, would you still have gotten hurt if another doctor of the same specialty or concentration had been in charge of your care?

When a doctor fails to meet the standard of care that’s expected and causes a patient to suffer, victims can

file a lawsuit seeking damages.

We Handle All Medical Malpractice Cases in Austin, TX

At FVF Law Injury Attorneys, we are proud to represent clients in all different types of medical malpractice cases in Austin, Texas.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance if you’ve been harmed or Lost a family member as a result of:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical error
  • Anesthesia error
  • Medication error
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injury
  • Failure to treat
  • Failed procedure

It is important to seek legal assistance as soon as you can after you are the victim of medical negligence in Texas. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal team for help right away.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Medical Errors?

Leading causes of medical errors and medical malpractice include:

  • Communication errors
  • Charting or patient history errors
  • Refusal to listen to a patient’s complaints
  • Failure to order diagnostic tests
  • Premature discharge
  • Fatigued healthcare providers
  • Staffing issues
  • Defective medical equipment
  • Inexperienced healthcare professionals
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Failure to identify potential complications or warning signs

Doctors must be held fully accountable when they make the steaks. Our Austin medical malpractice attorneys are here to make that a reality for you. You don’t have to suffer alone. We are here to help during your time of need.

What’s My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

No two medical malpractice cases will be worth the same. Every situation is incredibly unique. However, there will be many factors that will be relevant in identifying the value of every medical malpractice case.

  • What type of medical error was made?
  • What types of injuries have you suffered?
  • Are you expected to make a full physical recovery?
  • How serious are your injuries?
  • What are your out-of-pocket costs?
  • What kind of evidence do you have to prove that your doctor was negligent?
  • What kind of mental anguish or emotional distress have you experienced?

The more your life changes because you were a victim of medical malpractice, and the more expensive it is to recover, the more your case will tend to be worth.

It will be important to discuss the details of your situation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Austin. Speak with a member of our law office to learn more today.

What Damages Can I Get If I’m Injured Because of Medical Negligence?

In a Texas medical malpractice case, you can seek compensatory and punitive damages from a negligent healthcare provider.

Compensatory damages fall into one of two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages are paid to offset the financial burdens and costs you experience because of your injury, such as:

  • Present medical expenses
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Nursing care
  • Rehabilitation

Non-economic damages are paid to compensate for the trauma of your experience.

Often referred to as pain and suffering damages, this can include money for:

  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Embarrassment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life

Damages can also be awarded to punish a healthcare provider or facility for their reprehensible conduct. Known as punitive damages or exemplary damages, these can be awarded when there is clear and convincing evidence that your harm resulted from fraud, malice, or gross negligence.

Texas state law caps punitive damages at the greater of:

  • Two times the value of your economic damages plus non-economic damages (up to $750,000), or
  • $200,000.

Our medical malpractice lawyers in Austin will aggressively pursue all damages available to you under Texas state law.

How Long Will I Have to File a Texas Medical Malpractice Claim?

In Texas, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of discovering your injury. Generally, you will have up to 10 years from the date you were actually injured to take action.

Once the statute of limitations and/or statute of repose expires, so does your right to file a claim and demand financial accountability for your injuries and suffering.

Contact an experienced attorney the moment you suspect that you have been a victim of medical malpractice in Austin, TX. Getting in touch with an attorney can help to safeguard your rights and increase the odds of a win and a meaningful financial payout.

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Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Austin Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Have you recently suffered an injury or lost a family member because of medical negligence? The experienced Austin medical malpractice lawyers at FVF Law Injury Attorneys are here for you.

We will put 85+ years of combined experience behind your case and work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome. We won millions for clients like you, so don’t hesitate to contact us to discover how we can help you during this difficult time.Your initial case evaluation is 100% free. Our team is standing by to take your call now.

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