Medical Malpractice FAQs

If you have been injured due to a doctor's mistake - or due to the negligence of another medical provider - you deserve to learn about your legal rights.

At the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we help people who have experienced all types of medical malpractice.

To schedule a time to meet with one of our lawyers in Houston, please call 800-580-9121 or 713-587-9668. Otherwise, read answers to frequently asked questions about medical malpractice below.

Q: In Texas, how long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

A: After the incident - or after the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice - you generally have two years to file a claim. However, it is advisable to take action sooner, if possible.

Q: I lost a family member due to a doctor's error. Can I file a wrongful death claim?

A: Yes. If the death of your family member was caused by the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider, you may be eligible for compensation. A medical malpractice attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim.

Q: If I sue my doctor for medical malpractice, will he or she lose a medical license?

A: Filing a medical malpractice claim against a doctor (or other medical provider) does not result in license revocation or job loss. The purpose of a medical malpractice claim is to compensate the victim.

Q: I think I may have a medical malpractice case, but I'm not sure. What should I do?

A: It can be difficult to know if you have a case - especially when you aren't getting answers from your doctor and other health care providers. It can also be challenging to question medical professionals when you don't have a medical background yourself.

It is important to rely on your intuition in this situation. Something may seem off. Doctors may not provide straight answers.

If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, it is advisable to speak to a medical malpractice attorney about your situation.

Q: Do attorneys need medical knowledge to handle medical malpractice cases?

A: While it is technically not a requirement for attorneys to have medical training, it can prove very beneficial to a case.

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we have a Nurse Attorney on staff. She lends her knowledge to build strong and well-researched cases on behalf of clients.

If you have a choice between two law firms - one with medical resources and one without - it is advisable to choose the law firm that brings medical knowledge to the table.

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