What is Medical Malpractice?

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Medical malpractice results from a healthcare provider’s negligence. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from a standard of care that that is recognized in the medical community when treating a patient. This means that a healthcare provider’s standard of care must conform to the standard of care practiced by other doctors in the state they practice in. In other words, a healthcare provider must act reasonably when treating a patient.

A healthcare provider’s failure to act reasonably when treating a patient can rely on many different factors. These factors can include:

  • A patient’s age
  • A patient’s weight
  • A patient’s allergies
  • A patient’s pre-existing conditions
  • A patient’s own self-care
  • Reasonably expected complications from medical treatment

How Soon Does a Medical Malpractice Victim Have to File a Claim?

Like other negligence claims in Texas, a medical malpractice victim must file a claim no later than two years after a victim is injured or no later than two years after a victim discovers the injuries sustained from the medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims can be discovered immediately such as when a healthcare provider negligently injures a patient during a procedure or surgery. However, a medical malpractice injury may only present itself over a period of time, such as when a healthcare provider negligently prescribes the wrong type of medication. It is vitally important to contact Stolmeier Law once you discover injuries sustained from medical malpractice. If a lawsuit is not filed within the two year time period, then your cause of action will be barred and you will not be able to recover any damages.

Contact Stolmeier Law

Stolmeier Law has over 35 years of experience serving medical malpractice and other personal injury victims in San Antonio and South Texas. Unlike big law firms that will treat your case as another billable hour and pass your personal injury claim down to the most inexperienced and overworked attorney at the firm, Stolmeier Law treats your case as if we were the one injured. At Stolmeier Law, you will actually know who your attorney is. So if you or a loved one has suffered life changing injuries from medical malpractice then do not wait contact Stolmeier Law.