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.
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You will need to contact a local lawyer, but I will tell you that a bad outcome does not necessarily mean that the surgery was performed below the standard of care. Her initial injury may have been so bad that it is the cause of her pain.
She needs to consult with an Attorney in her area.
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I suggest that she start by consulting a San Antonio plaintiffs' lawyer who is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. A link to the Board's website appears below.
I wish you and your friend good luck.
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