Waco Personal Injury
Thanks to tort reform, medical malpractice is extremely tough to make a case on. If you are harmed by medical malpractice, your damages are now capped based on who did the harm. Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, section 74.301, damages for noneconomic damages are capped at $250,000. That number is increased or reduced based on the consumer price index from 1977 so it may be lower (or higher) at the time you suffer your injury. However, keep in mind that the limit is not on top of the costs you will have to hire expert witnesses to prove your case. Because of this, it is extremely difficult to recover any noneconomic damage money for the victim of medical malpractice. Noneconomic damages would include your pain and suffering, loss of use of parts of your body, and other injury to your body.
Economic damages are not capped, and they are pretty much the only way to put any money in your pocket if you are harmed by a doctor in Texas. Economic damages include your future lost wages, future medical bills, future needs (such as wheel chair, medication, therapy, etc.).
We do offer a free consultation for medical malpractice cases. Keep in mind that if your case has been turned down by other attorneys, we will probably also turn you down. Please contact us for a free consultation:
Gary Cunha, P.C.
Attorney and Counselor at Law
100 N. 6th #604
Waco, TX 76701