A medical malpractice lawsuit is a serious case in which a patient alleges that a doctor made a mistake while treating the patient and harmed the patient by making that mistake. Texas has several laws that are specifically directed at medical malpractice claims filed in the state’s civil court system. One of those laws establishes the time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim, called a “statute of limitations.”
Texas’ medical malpractice statute of limitations establishes how much time a person who suffered an injury from medical malpractice has to file a complaint. In Texas, a person has two years to bring a lawsuit to court. The two-year clock begins running on the date the injury occurred or from the date of the alleged malpractice.
If it can easily be discerned when the injury was or could have been discovered, it will be equally easy to determine when the statute of limitations starts running. However, in a medical malpractice case it is often difficult to determine the statute of limitations because of the inherent complexities in the facts of a particular case. Therefore, it is best to consult with an attorney experienced in handling medical malpractice cases for a proper analysis of the case.
Robert Greening is the principal attorney at Greening Law, P.C. He has dedicated his 24 years of practice to the litigation of wrongful death and serious injury cases. If you have any questions about your medical malpractice or personal injury case, contact Greening Law, P.C. at 972-934-8900.