The Daunting Challenges Posed by Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Civil Actions

The Daunting Challenges Posed by Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Civil Actions

Medical malpractice is another sub-category of wrongful death lawsuits. However, recent tort reform in Texas has made it significantly more difficult, but not impossible, for wrongful death survivors to win legal compensation through a malpractice lawsuit. While tort reform was intended to prevent frivolous lawsuits from tying up our state’s court system, it also made it very complicated for legitimate malpractice plaintiffs to win compensation from negligent medical professionals. And if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, damage caps now exist on amounts that may be recovered against one single medical malpractice defendant.

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This means that a bereaved family may not be able to secure a fair compensation amount for their loss that is truly commensurate to their actual incurred damages if their lawsuit is limited to one offending healthcare provider. And though damage caps and other complications surrounding medical malpractice do make it more difficult to win fair judgments, there is still a way for families of those who have suffered wrongful death to recover fair recompense Like with on-the-job wrongful deaths, When we investigate a malpractice claim that has resulted in wrongful death, we work to identify all liable parties. So if there are three identified defendants, the likelihood of receiving a more appropriate total compensation amount is much better. More on this website @

We also must share with you the fact that many attorneys no longer accept plaintiff medical malpractice claims or cases because of their challenging nature in the wake of recent tort reform, in addition to the many complicated technical aspects often involved in such wrongful death lawsuits. But our Texas wrongful death lawyers are familiar with all of the intricacies that come with medical malpractice cases. And we are fully prepared to help you seek full, fair, and proper compensation for your family’s loss due to the negligence of a medical professional that led to the untimely death of your loved one. More here on this web-page

Contact our wrongful death attorneys at our toll-free number 1(800) 862-1260 for a complimentary, confidential legal consultation. We can answer all your questions surrounding the possible pursuit of a wrongful death civil suit in Texas. Our goal is to help you come through this difficult time and strongly assert your family’s legal right to be fully compensated for your loss from all liable parties who are fully accountable for their negligent behavior. And with that peace of mind, you and your family can move forward with your lives, and you allow your deceased loved one to finally rest in peace.

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Personal Injury Law – Burn Injuries

Personal Injury Law – Burn Injuries

Everyone suffers minor scrapes, bruises, and even the occasional burn every now and again. But when someone suffers a significant burn injury, the pain, suffering, and damages caused can be serious, and even life-threatening. Learning the difference between minor burns and more serious burns is important, especially if you’ve recently suffered an accident and have been burned as a result.personal injury lawyers - burn injuries

Types of Burns

Medical professionals categorize burns based on both their cause and their severity. Here are the four main sources of burn injuries:

Thermal Burns. When most people think of burn injuries, they think of coming into contact with an open flame, a kitchen stove, or another hot object. These types of burns are called thermal burns. When you touch a hot object, the heat transfers to your skin and causes damage.
Scalding Burns. A lot of kitchen burns involve scalding burns. These burns result when your skin comes in contact with a hot liquid or gas. For example, the oil that bubbles up as you are frying chicken often results in very minor scald burns.
Chemical Burns. Chemical burns can be serious because they don’t usually involve heat sources. When we come into contact with various types of chemicals, those chemicals can cause damage to our body’s tissues. These are chemical burns. Chemical burns can arise if a person inhales noxious vapors.
Electrical burns. Electrical burns can be very serious because they not only cause obvious burn damage to exposed skin, but the electricity can also cause unseen damage to tissues and organs. Electrical burns are often some of the most serious types of burns because the readily apparent damage can be very minor, even though the total damage done to the body is far more extensive.

Burn Degrees

When health care professionals evaluate the extent of a burn injury, they categorize the burns a person has sustained in degrees. The degree of the burn, as well as other factors, will determine the types of treatment involved, whether scaring will be present, and how long the burn victim will take to recover.

*First-Degree. A first-degree burn is painful, but it is also the least serious type of burn. This type of injury only affects the outer layers of the skin, usually healing in a matter of days. First-degree burn victims usually don’t require hospitalization and do not suffer permanent side effects.
Second-Degree. Second-degree burns are more serious. They are extremely painful and can take up to 35 days to heal. Second-degree burns *can result in minor scarring, as well as discoloration to the skin. These types of injuries are often caused by chemical and scald burns.Truck accident attorneys - Burn victims
*Third-Degree. Even though it’s the most serious type, third-degree burns typically result in little to no pain. Someone suffering a third-degree burn may not fully realize the extent of the injury, but even small burns can take months or longer to heal. In the most severe cases, skin grafts will be required to treat the injury, and extensive scarring could be present.

If these burns are the result of an accident or someone’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages. To be sure, you can contact a personal injury lawyer and discuss your unique situation. Personal injury lawyers will often provide a free initial consultation and will be able to better assess your situation and determine if filing a lawsuit would be advisable.

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Wrongful Death Lawyer: Accident Attorney: San Antonio Work-Related Death Cases:

Wrongful Death Lawyer: Accident Attorney: San Antonio Work-Related Death Cases:

A work-related death can involve many different areas of the law. A few that come to mind are car accident death, 18 wheeler accident death, construction accident death, aviation accident death, boating accident death, product defect death including but not limited to toxic products, exposure to asbestos or Benzene, railroad accidents, accidents involving people served too much alcohol ie dram shop, motorcycle accidents, oil rig accidents, refinery accidents, offshore oil rig accidents, oilfield accidents, warehouse accidents, oil refinery accidents, cargo ship accidents, industrial accidents, explosions, loading dock accidents, mesothelioma related to asbestos, leukemia related to exposure to Benzene, falling objects, crane accidents, forklift accidents, structural collapse, fire or burn, equipment malfunction, crushing accidents and many more.accident injury attorneys

I can’t cover all of this subject matter, but many of these subjects are covered in other pages contained in this website. Another important consideration is whether or not the accident took place while the deceased was on the job or working in the course and scope of his employment. If so, please see our pages on “workers compensation” and “nonsubscriber cases”.Does the employer have workers’ compensation?

The critical issue concerning accidents that occur on the job is workers’ compensation. If the work-related death or accident involves an employer that has workers compensation coverage, then the family of the deceased must prove that the deceased have financial dependents and that the employer was grossly negligent.

Gross negligence caps in Texas are governed by Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 41.008. The cap on punitive damages is the larger of $200,000 or non-economic damages up to a limit of $750,000 plus two (2) times the economic damages.

How can our law firm help you with your work-related death case?

The benefit of hiring our San Antonio law firm’s wrongful death attorneys for these types of cases is that we can help you navigate the complex legal issues that you will face. There are many legal considerations that must be kept in mind so as not to allow the defendant the legal “upper hand”. Our attorneys understand that San Antonio is a city with a large population of skilled workers who are routinely put in harm’s way because of the dangerous nature of the work.

We recently represented a young man in San Antonio that got his hand caught in a meat grinder while on the job. Ultimately, the hand and arm became infected and the young man died from his injuries. Our firm was hired by the family of the deceased to pursue the San Antonio-based employer.

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Please see our pages regarding “machinery injury”, “explosions”, “loading dock”, “mesothelioma\asbestos”, and “warehouse” to obtain more detailed information. Construction work and the relating catastrophic injuries and even death that can occur receive a lot of media exposure because of the severity of the accidents. Recently, here in San Antonio, the press has reported a trench collapse accident, a death from electrocution on the construction site, and a crane accident that caused the death a young father of two small children. Cranes are used extensively at construction sites across the city of San Antonio. The crane operator must exercise extreme caution when operating such large and heavy equipment.

Practice Areas: Car Accidents, Trucking Accidents. On the Job Injuries. Wrongful Death. Construction Accidents, Boating Accidents, Premises Liability. Contact Us

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