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  • What is the Time Limit to File a Medical Malpractice Case in Texas?

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making any d...

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  • How Are the Damages Split Up Between Wrongdoers in a Texas Medical Malpractice Case?

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making ...

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  • Why Do Texas Hospitals Claim They Are Not Responsible For Their Negligent Physicians?

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making any d...

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  • What is the Significance of Expert Testimony in a Texas Medical Malpractice Case?

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making any d...

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  • Are Damages Limited in Texas Medical Malpractice Cases?

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making any d...

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  • Are Government-Owned Hospitals Immune From a Lawsuit in Texas Even if They Hurt My Child?

    This Legal Guide is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice or consultation. Instead, it is intended to provide a general background of the issues presented. One should always obtain a formal consultation with an appropriately Board Certified attorney before making any d...

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  • If I obtain a favorable verdict am I allowed to recover pre-judgment interest in a Texas case?

    Pre-judgment interest is recoverable in personal injury and wrongful death cases at the same rate as post-judgment interest, currently the prime rate, but restricted to a low of five percent and a high of 15 percent. It accrues without compounding; beginning the earlier of the 18...

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  • Can the insurance company in a Texas Medical Malpractice case make payments instead of paying cash?

    In general, if you file a medical malpractice case in Texas, there are some circumstances in which the insurance company can force you to accept future periodic payments instead of paying up front in cash. In medical malpractice cases filed on or after September 1, 2003, if the f...

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  • Interventional Cardiology Malpractice

    Interventional cardiology is a subspecialty of cardiology wherein cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and/or treated using catheters and other hardware inserted into blood vessels of the heart. Successfully performed, these procedures often avoid the need for surgery. Interventio...

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  • Texas Pharmacy Malpractice Issues

    In Texas, a pharmacist is defined as a Chapter 74 (CPRC) health care provider. The deadline for bringing suit against a pharmacist is two years from the date of the negligence. A notice letter should be sent at least 60 days before suit is filed. When a notice letter is sent prio...

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