To successfully prosecute a case of medical malpractice in Texas, you will need expert testimony from a physician familiar with the area of medicine involved in your case.
At the law firm of Hampton & King in Houston, we have resources and contacts in the medical community to help us identify qualified expert witnesses from all over the country. We will advance the cost of hiring the best expert for your case. If we are not successful, you will owe us nothing.
Why Experts Are Necessary
Determining whether a health care provider met the standard of care in your case is a complicated issue, and such a determination can only be made by a doctor who practices in that area of medicine. In Texas, you must get an expert's medical opinion before you can prosecute a lawsuit.
The expert who testifies in your case must address:
- Whether the physician, nurse or other medical professional met the standard of care
- Whether the failure of the medical professional to meet the standard of care caused injury
For example, just because a doctor failed to meet the standard of care in diagnosing your illness or injury does not necessarily mean that you have a case. Through expert testimony, your attorney would have to prove that the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis caused the injury.
Under Texas law, anyone filing a medical malpractice claim against a doctor or hospital must serve one or more expert reports, along with the curriculum vitae of the experts on the defendants. Without an appropriate expert report, your case will be dismissed.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers about your potential medical malpractice case, call the Houston office of Hampton & King at 713-574-8660. You can also send us an email.