San Antonio Medical Malpractice Attorney - Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits can arise when people are injured by careless or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, hospital, or other healthcare provider.
When these actions cause an injury to another person they are said to be a "tort," or civil wrong, which can provide the basis for a lawsuit. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory damages. Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. In some cases, punitive damages are also awarded in these lawsuits. Punitive damages are intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others in the future.
Our firm handles a variety of medical malpractice claims for clients, including those arising out of:
- Missed Diagnosis
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Lack of Informed Consent
- Birth Injuries
- Healthcare Provider Errors
- Misread X–ray, Slides, and Ultrasounds
- Medical Device Errors
- HMO Misconduct
- Medication / Pharmaceutical Errors
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Dental Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Injuries suffered as a result of medical malpractice can be severe and life altering. Chapa Law Group PC understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure the responsible party will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. Contact us for a free legal consultation.
San Antonio Medical Malpractice Attorney - (210) 298-5500