Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Time Limits
Texas has strict statute of limitations lengths which mandates the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. The reason for these limitations is because information and evidence can become stale over time causing a weak legal case. Ask your personal injury lawyer to review your situation and determine if you have a valid case.
Filing for Unknown Injuries
If you have been medically diagnosed incorrectly, or have been given the wrong medication, the injuries may not be evident for quite a while. This is why there is also a separate filing limit for unknown injuries. The statute of limitations will not begin until a medical problem has been discovered by a patient, then the two-year filing limitation will begin.
Medical Standards Must Be Met
All providers of health care are required to meet certain standards of care for all the patients they treat in their office or hospital. In order to have a malpractice case against a provider, you must prove that this standard of care has been violated or ignored and, as a result of this breach, it caused you physical harm. Any questionable injuries should be reported.