Texas Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving the Greater Houston Area

Health Care Providers, including physicians, osteopaths, radiologists, surgeons, podiatrists, dentists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, optometrists, nurse practitioners and nurses, have a duty to meet the medical standard of care in the community with respect to examining, evaluating, diagnosing, treating or caring for a patient. A Health Care Provider is negligent and commits malpractice if they do not meet the standard of care. If you have experienced a serious personal injury or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury or death as a result of physician malpractice, nursing malpractice, hospital malpractice, nursing home malpractice, dental malpractice, or podiatry malpractice, Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC will investigate your case and take legal action to pursue all responsible parties seeking to recover damages for past and future medical bills including bills for treatment, surgery or rehabilitation, past and future mental anguish and physical pain, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, disability, past and future loss of income and loss of earning capacity.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has been representing medical malpractice victims in Texas for over 20 years. Our legal team and medical experts can quickly evaluate the facts of your case to determine whether you may have a claim for personal injury damages to pursue. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice you should be aware that there is a 2-year statute of limitations in such cases that generally begins to run on the date of the malpractice.

Personal injuries or damages caused by the malpractice of a health care provider can be recovered by making a legal claim under the provisions of the Texas Health Care Liability Act. Medical malpractice cases involve complex issues of medicine that must be explained by qualified and competent expert testimony from a health care provider in the same field of practice.

Expert testimony from a physician is also required to prove that personal injury or death was caused by the specific act of malpractice committed. A written report from a competent and qualified health care provider expert and physician must be filed in a medical malpractice lawsuit within 120 days from the date the lawsuit is filed. The report should address the standard of care in such cases, the specific act of negligence, how the negligence constituted a breach of the standard of care and how such breach of standard of care caused injury or damage.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC relations with testifying medical experts allows us to efficiently evaluate and pursue your claim for personal injury and damages. Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has worked with consulting and testifying medical and health care provider expert witnesses in Texas and throughout the United States in virtually every field of medicine. This includes anesthesiologists, cardiologists, critical care medicine physicians, dentists, dieticians, endocrinologists, emergency medicine physicians, gastroenterologists, internists, neurologists, nephrologists, nursing home experts, registered nursing, orthopedics, obstetricians, plastic surgeons, podiatrists, pulmonologists and radiologists.

Under Texas law a malpractice victim can recover economic damages including, past and future medical expense, past and future custodial care, past and future loss of wages and loss of earning capacity. Sweeping changes were made to Texas medical malpractice law during the 2003 legislative session. One of the most significant changes of the 2003 legislation is that intangible personal injury damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, disability, physical impairment and exemplary damages are capped at a maximum of $250,000. In a case where there was malpractice committed by a physician, a nursing home nurse and a hospital nurse or other health are provider the cap may be as high as $750,000.

If you have suffered a personal injury or a family member has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death caused by medical malpractice, please contact our office for a free assessment and evaluation of your case.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has offices located in Houston and Lufkin Texas and serves clients throughout East Texas as well as many other states.
*Principal office in Lufkin, Texas