What should I expect the process to be like?

After the initial consultation, our lawyers will evaluate your claim. If we cannot take on your claim, you will receive a decline letter explaining why. If we can assist, we will ask you to complete forms and provide us with copies of relevant materials. For medical negligence claims, we will consult with medical experts after our initial investigation and review of medical records to determine if the case can be pursued. We will then prepare the case for a claim to be filed.

What or when do I have to pay?

Lyons and Lyons offers free consultations and works on a contingency fee basis. If we are not successful in obtaining a favorable monetary outcome, you do not owe us a fee or for our expenditures.

Is there a time frame I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within?

In Texas, a person who has experienced medical malpractice generally has two years from the date of the incident to bring the claim to court. It is advisable to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible to preserve your claim.

What information should I provide the lawyer when I call?

Please provide the date of negligence, who was negligent, what they did wrong, and what injuries occurred. With this information, Lyons and Lyons can help determine if your case is entitled to compensation.

Do I need to obtain my medical records?

It is often better for the patient to attempt to get their own medical records first. A review of the medical records is essential to our evaluation of your case.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, omits to take an appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. Lyons and Lyons handles a wide range of medical malpractice claims:

  • Birth injuries — We seek compensation for parents whose infants suffer fetal distress, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, hypoxia, and other birth injuries.
  • Surgical errors — Our firm works to hold surgeons accountable for anesthesia errors, nerve damage and wrong-site surgery mistakes, among other forms of surgical malpractice.
  • Medication mistakes — If you were given the wrong drug, prescribed the wrong dosage or harmed by other pharmaceutical errors, we will seek the full compensation you deserve.
  • Failure to diagnose — When doctors fail to diagnose serious conditions such as cancer or heart disease, that failure can be life-threatening.

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