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by Jeff Rasansky - November 30, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Of all of the professionals that you’ll ever deal with, doctors are probably in the position to do the most harm out of being negligent. Medical negligence can end up costing people anything from their quality of life to their career, or even their life itself. When doctors fail their patients and end up no taking actions that they should have taken or taking actions that they shouldn’t have taken, you may want to consider contacting a Texas malpractice lawyer. It’s very difficult to get a hospital or doctor to listen to you on your own, no matter how valid your claim. Most often it takes an attorney to help wronged patients get the compensation that they are entitled to.

How Can They Help?

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The medical malpractice lawyer will have to meet with you to determine if they can help you at all. Generally, you can meet a medical malpractice lawyer at no cost for an initial consultation. After you consult with a lawyer’s office, they may need to do additional research to determine whether or not they can help you argue your claim in court. They may determine that you do not have a claim, of course, and this is something you have to keep in mind when you’re considering filing a medical malpractice claim.

Time Limits

If the attorney does decide to take you on as a client, it’s likely that they will want to speak with you right away about determining how much you want to seek in damages so that they can get the case filed as soon as possible. There are limitations on how long you have to file a medical malpractice claim in Texas, so it’s vital that you act in time. If you’re not sure how long you have remaining, contact an attorney and just ask them if you have time left or not. They will most likely be more than happy to tell you whether you have additional time to consider the matter or whether you need to act quickly.

Settlement Offers

There are some instances when the physician or the healthcare facility that you are suing decides to offer you a settlement. This is something that you should go to your attorney about. If you have been offered a check by a doctor or a healthcare facility and have not even filed a lawsuit, you should definitely speak with an attorney. The fact that they offered you the money is an indication that they’re worried about being sued and, if they are, it may mean that they are aware that they were negligent in one regard or another.

Talk to an attorney to determine where you stand and what your options are moving forward.

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