​​Dallas Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Are you struggling with debilitating injuries because you were the victim of medical malpractice in Dallas, Texas? Our experienced Dallas medical malpractice lawyer can help you fight to get every cent you deserve. Call Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers at (214) 855-1420 to schedule a free consultation today.

When you choose the Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers, you get an award-winning Texas trial attorney with 25+ years of experience. For decades, Jay Murray has been taking on tough hospitals, medical providers, and insurance companies and winning big for his clients.

His results are a testament to his hard work and dedication, with millions in settlements and jury awards recovered.

Do not settle for less than your medical malpractice case is worth. Contact Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers and put a top-rated Texas litigator in your corner. Our Dallas law office provides a free consultation, so call to get started today.

How Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Dallas, TX

How Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Negligence in Dallas, TX

It can be intimidating to accuse a doctor of malpractice and take on a powerful hospital. The good news is that you don’t have to go on this journey on your own.

Dallas personal injury attorney Jay Murray is ready to stand beside you and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Benefits of working with the Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers include:

  • A thorough and exhaustive investigation into your medical care and resulting injuries
  • Careful analysis of medical records, charts, provider communication logs, hospital policies, video footage, and other evidence relevant to your case
  • Interviews with medical staff, medical experts, and witnesses who might be able to offer detailed insight into your case
  • Obtaining an affidavit of merit from a respected medical profession to support your case
  • Aggressive negotiations with defendants to secure a top-dollar payout on your behalf
  • Passionate advocacy for you at trial if you’re not offered a reasonable settlement

Jay Murray is an acclaimed and respected litigator who will fight for you as if you were family. Call his law office in Dallas, TX, to discover more about the benefits of having him in your corner. We offer a free case assessment and work on contingency, so reach out to get started today.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a medical professional’s failure to use the level of education, knowledge, and skill that’s expected of them, which, in turn, causes a patient’s injury or death.

In other words, medical malpractice refers to a doctor’s negligence

Many things can contribute to medical malpractice, including:

  • Staff miscommunication
  • Provider fatigue
  • Understaffing
  • Failing to perform an adequate patient history
  • Failing to listen to a patient’s concerns
  • Premature discharge
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Provider inattention

When a healthcare provider makes a mistake, they can be held legally and financially responsible for the resulting harm through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

What Do I Have To Prove To Win My Dallas Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice is a type of negligence. So, to win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have the burden of proving that your healthcare provider (or another liable party) was negligent.

Specifically, you must establish the following elements:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed, which resulted in a duty of care owed to the patient
  • The doctor breached the duty of care by failing to meet the standards expected of them under Texas state law
  • The doctor’s actions or inactions caused you to suffer an injury or lose a family member
  • You’ve sustained identifiable damages, as a result

What’s the standard of care expected of physicians in the State of Texas? There’s no set definition. However, when evaluating a situation for malpractice, we’ll consider what a reasonable and prudent medical professional of the same specialty would have done under the circumstances. Did your doctor’s conduct fall short? If so, they likely failed to meet the standard of care expected and breached the duty of care to you.

At the Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers, we have decades of experience building successful medical negligence claims against powerful hospitals and reckless medical caretakers. Let us help you fight to win your medical malpractice claim, too.

We Handle All Types of Medical Malpractice Cases in Dallas, TX

Medical malpractice can take many different forms, including:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Object left in the body during surgery
  • Anesthesia error
  • Emergency room errors
  • Prescription medication errors
  • Birth injury
  • Failure to treat

You can benefit from Jay Murray’s considerable experience and in-depth knowledge of Texas medical malpractice law by calling his law office in Dallas today.

What Types of Damages Can I Get In a Medical Malpractice Claim?

When you file a medical malpractice claim, you’re generally permitted to request damages for your financial losses and related pain and suffering.

Under Texas law, these are known as compensatory damages and can include money for:

  • Current medical bills
  • Follow-up medical treatment and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Nursing assistance
  • Costs related to medical travel
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Chronic physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring

Texas does limit how much compensation can be awarded in medical malpractice cases. There’s no cap on economic damages, but non-economic damages are limited to $250,000 in situations involving individual provider negligence. If multiple defendants are involved, the cap on non-economic awards is $500,000.

If there’s evidence that a provider acted with malice or gross negligence, a Dallas jury might also decide that punitive damages are appropriate.

The hospital and its insurance company will work hard to downplay your injuries and limit your financial recovery. When you choose the Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers, you’ll protect yourself from these underhanded and often manipulative tactics. Our medical malpractice attorney in Dallas will fight to secure a result that accurately represents what your case is worth and provides financial stability for life.

Understanding Liability for Medical Malpractice in Texas

Liability isn’t limited to one careless doctor. Ultimately, anyone involved in your medical treatment can potentially be on the hook for your resulting injuries and trauma. Under state law, liability is directly proportionate to fault.

Depending on the specific details of your case, liability might extend to one or more of the following parties:

  • Primary care physician
  • Emergency room physician
  • Specialists, such as an OBGYN or oncologist
  • Surgeon
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse
  • Nurse practitioner (NP)
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical staff
  • Hosptial administration

Dallas medical negligence attorney Jay Murray will carefully consider the facts of your case, determine who contributed to your injury, and work hard to hold each and every liable party accountable.

What’s the Statute of Limitations for Texas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

Under Texas law, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits is two years.

Thanks to the state’s discovery rule, the statute of limitations doesn’t begin to run until your injury or illness is discovered. So, if there’s some time between an act of negligence and the discovery of a related injury, the statute of limitations is tolled until then.

However, there is a 10-year statute of repose that applies to medical malpractice cases. With very limited exceptions, all claims for medical negligence must be brought within 10 years of the date of the negligence. 

Once the deadline passes, you will lose the opportunity to pursue compensation from a negligent medical professional. Don’t let that happen. Call the Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers for help as soon as you can after you’ve discovered that your doctor has made a mistake.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Dallas Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Did you recently suffer injuries or experience the wrongful death of a family member because of a medical provider’s negligence? If so, you may have the right to file a lawsuit and hold them legally responsible for your resulting costs and suffering.

Experienced Dallas medical malpractice lawyer Jay Murray can help you fight to get the compensation you deserve.

For years, Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers has been a leading advocate for injured patients and grieving families in Dallas and across the Lone Star State. Through hard work and dedicated representation, Jay Murray has successfully obtained millions from negligent healthcare providers and hospitals. 

Contact our law office in Dallas to set up a time to discuss the details of your medical malpractice case for free.

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Jay Murray Personal Injury Lawyers
2512 State St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-1420

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