My friend fell and broke her knee. The surgery she had is not holding up as it should and she has constant pain. She wants to sue but does not know where to start. She has medicaid and a small SS chk every month. What advice can you give me for her? Possibly an atty that could talk to her about this? She is 63 yrs old.
Malpractice cases in Texas are incredibly difficult to win. The main reason is there is a $250k cap on non-economic damages. Most doctors / hospitals have nothing to lose by fighting the case to the end. The end result is almost no one will be willing to try this case. Is there any chance that she slipped and fell due to someone else's negligence? If that is the case, she may have a potential claim against the liable party, which includes costs for botched knee injuries. I hope that helps. Any questions please do not hesitate to ask or leave a comment. Good luck to you and your friend.