San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Your visit to a doctor could be for a variety of reasons including a routine check up, a cold, or even surgery. The last thing on your mind is that you will leave the doctor’s office immediately worse off or be left worse off weeks or months down the line because of the doctor’s negligence. While this can be shocking for some, it is a reality for hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States per year. 250,000 Americans die per year from preventable medical errors. If medical malpractice victims never gets the appropriate legal representation they may never be compensated for a doctor’s negligence.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or healthcare professional negligently acts or does not act in a manner that injures a patient. A doctor, hospital, or health care professional acts negligently when they act or do not act in a manner that a reasonably prudent doctor, hospital, or healthcare professional would act.
Should a Doctor be Held Responsible for Negligent Acts
Ultimately the decision of whether doctors should be held responsible for their negligent acts is left to the injured victim, or unfortunately, the relatives or estate of a person who died because of a doctor’s negligence. However, from a lawyer’s respective, Stolmeier Law has seen far too many medical malpractice victims refuse to file a personal injury lawsuit because they like their doctor. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit is 2 years. So once 2 years passes from the date of your injury or the date you discover your injury you can no longer file a personal injury lawsuit. These victims that refuse to file a lawsuit begin to regret it as they are left with mounting medical bills as a result of the doctor’s negligence and can no longer work because of the injuries caused by the doctor. No one should be immune from their mistakes, not even doctors.
Contact Stolmeier Law, San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyers
We are San Antonio medical malpractice lawyers. Stolmeier law has over 35 years helping medical malpractice and personal injury victims in San Antonio and South Texas. We have the experience and knowledge to maximize your compensation. Do not let other law firms take advantage of your situation by delegating you to inexperienced lawyers. These law firms are only looking to make a quick buck. They will not put their best lawyers on the case and will instead put their young, overworked and underpaid lawyers on your case. These lawyers will treat you as just another case number or another billable hour. At Stolmeier Law you can rest assured you will be represented by a Stolmeier. Finally, the same lawyer that represents you will be the same lawyer whose name is on the building. So if you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a doctor’s negligence, Contact Stolmeier Law, San Antonio medical malpractice lawyers.