San Antonio Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Lawyers
Medical Malpractice

San Antonio Medical Malpractice Lawyers

We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

When the trust you place in medical providers and medical facilities is violated and you are injured as a result, you are left with many questions and uncertainty about where to get the answers you need. At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., you will find straightforward answers, trusted advice, and high-quality representation. We are here to help you through every step of the process so that you can enjoy a favorable outcome.

You may be wondering:

  • How could this have happened?
  • How will I be able to pay for my additional medical bills that resulted from my injury?
  • Can I hold the person or entity that caused my injuries accountable?
  • Where can I turn for help?

Have you been the victim of medical malpractice? Call us at (210) 361-2997 today to discuss your case during a free consultation.

The Many Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a broad term for any kind of action (or lack thereof) that causes a patient harm.

We are equipped to handle all types of medical malpractice claims, including those that involve:

  • Hospital negligence
    Hospital negligence occurs when any medical provider within a hospital setting fails to take the proper care and precaution for their patients. Learn more about hospital negligence and how we can help you today.
  • Nursing home negligence
    Neglect of nursing home resident’s medical needs can have very serious repercussions. If you suspect your loved one is not being cared for properly read about your legal options and how our team can help you today.
  • Emergency room negligence
    You are at your most vulnerable when seeking help in an emergency room, if you were further injured to negligence, learn how our team can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
  • Medication errors
    Medical providers are responsible for ensuring the medication they prescribe is correct and will not harm their patients, if they fail to do so they can be held accountable. Learn more on our medication errors page today.
  • Surgical errors
    Surgical errors can result in devastating injuries, taking a toll on patients affected both physically and emotionally. Our team is standing by to help you if you have been injured by a surgical error, call us today to arrange a free consultation.
  • Misdiagnosis
    When medical professionals fail to properly diagnose a patient, the results can serious, sometimes causing irreversible damage. Our team is experienced in handling these types of claims and are ready to help you.
  • Delayed diagnosis
    For some illnesses, every day counts so when medical professionals fail to diagnosis a problem right away, further complications and problems can arise. If you have affected by a delayed diagnosis contact our firm today to discuss your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.
  • Inappropriate course of treatment
    We trust medical professionals to know what course of treatment is best for us when they fail to act appropriately severe damage can result. Our team I ready to help you if you have been injured by an inappropriate course of treatment, call today!

When these or other types of malpractice lead to birth injuries, disability, or any other type of life-altering consequences, you need to seek help as soon as possible. Count on Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. for reliable and unyielding representation.

How Long Do I Have to File A Medical Malpractice Claim?

In the state of Texas, a person who has experienced medical malpractice may generally have two years to bring the claim to court. However, many exceptions may apply. Some parties to a lawsuit may have different deadlines with which to provide appropriate notice of the claim, which can be as little as six months.

Generally, the statute begins running on the date the negligence occurred, which may or may not be the day of the injury. When the date of the negligence is not ascertainable, a further intensive analysis of the facts and law is required before concluding the appropriate start date for limitations. The deadline to file a claim can be incredibly complex. The statute of limitations can depend on a number of factors:

  • Who you are suing
  • The type of claim you have
  • External factors, such as applicable notice periods and the facts of the claim

Because the statute of limitation requires an examination of all of the above, and usually much more, it is important to contact an attorney familiar with medical malpractice to best advise you of any impending deadlines you may have in order to preserve your rights.

Am I A Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Generally, medical malpractice may occur if the care provided is below the standard of care and results in an injury to the patient. The standard of care may be described as the level and type of care that a reasonably prudent healthcare professional, with a similar background and in the same medical community, would have provided under the circumstances. However, it is important to know that a bad outcome is not always due to medical negligence.

The substandard care must be causally related to the injury. If the injury would have happened regardless of the substandard care there may not be enough to meet the legal standards in Texas. Texas requires that expert report(s) be provided upon filing suit to continue litigating medical malpractice claims. If an expert report is not obtained or is deemed deficient by the court, a patient’s case may be dismissed permanently. If you think that you have experienced medical malpractice, it is important to consult an attorney who is familiar with what is required to proceed with medical malpractice claims.

What to Do If You Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice in San Antonio

Investigate Your Injuries

At first, you will feel alone, but you need to think through the question of whether malpractice occurred. Discuss with family members and friends. If you are confident that negligence was a factor in the injury, ask the hospital or clinic to investigate. Expect them to be protective of their own, but let them know you are concerned. Realize that medical malpractice cases are never resolved overnight. You are really at the foot of a mountain and your next step is crucial.

Don't Wait to Begin Your Claim

Do not ponder your health problem for too long. The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases is generally two years, but there are many situations in which it can be much shorter. Once you have reached that point, you are out of luck. Because of the complexity of the differing statutes of limitations, it is vital to contact a San Antonio medical malpractice attorney as soon as you recognize the problem so you know exactly how long you have to file a claim.

Requesting the relevant medical records may be extremely helpful in clarifying what exactly happened – it may also assist our team in determining what future steps may be necessary. The next step is to speak with a lawyer experienced not just in malpractice cases, but in your specific kind of case: Birth trauma, surgical errors, medication mistakes, and so forth.

The Different Types of Damages Awarded

There are three main types of monetary awards that plaintiffs may receive if a medical malpractice lawsuit is ruled in their favor. Damages (monetary awards) are paid out based on economic, noneconomic damages and punitive damages. Economic damages are paid to reimburse a plaintiff for medical expenses, wages lost as a result of the malpractice, and other damages that may be readily assessed with an economic value, such as loss of household services.

Non-economic damages are awarded for pain, suffering, and mental anguish that resulted from the negligence. Punitive damages are funds awarded to punish the defendant and deter them from repeating the negligent behavior. It is important to note that Texas has numerous statutes that dictate caps on potential damages. As such, it’s important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice firm to determine what, if any, damages may be recoverable, and what limitations may apply.

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

At Maloney Law Group, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in San Antonio can provide you with the answers and advice that you need to navigate through this difficult time in your life. We are well-versed in complex medical malpractice claims and know how to help our clients seek justice when those they have entrusted with their care cause them harm.

As trial attorneys, we will not be intimidated by the negotiation tactics that medical facilities and insurance carriers use to attempt to limit their liability. We will take your case as far as necessary in our attempt to hold those whose negligence hurt you accountable for their actions. From our office in San Antonio, we serve medical malpractice clients throughout the region and across Texas.

Get a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers in San Antonio by calling us at (210) 361-2997 or contacting us online.

Client Testimonials

  • The “Best” Maloney Law Group

    “The office staff was extremely responsive and professional. The complex case was resolved expeditiously and a settlement was reached. If you want the “Best”, I recommend the Maloney Law Group.”

    - Nitch Campos
  • Erica Maloney and the firm were very compassionate.

    “Erica Maloney and the firm were very compassionate in that they came by our house to explain the process and provided details as to how the case was going to go forward. The outcome was exceptionally good.”

    - Bonnett Family
  • Impressive, professional and honest!

    “Thank you so much for helping my brothers and I settle my Mom's case. I felt like you really cared and worked hard and fast to settle her case. Your office kept me informed with phone calls since I don't live in San Antonio.”

    - Dolores Guerra
  • Your lawyer skills are top-notch!

    “I already knew your lawyer skills are top-notch, and now I know your character also is. Thanks again for your hard work in vindicating my mom's accident.”

    - Richard L.
  • We will forever be grateful for the quality service, knowledge, professionalism this team posed during our journey.

    “The Law Firm treated my family and me with the utmost respect. They were truly God sent. We will forever be grateful for the quality service, knowledge, professionalism this team posed during our journey.”

    - Maria
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Verdicts & Settlements

  • $7,000,000 Birth Injury

    Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421

  • $5,750,000 Birth Injury

    Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28

  • $5,000,000 Head-on Collision

    With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89

  • $4,290,000 Carbon Monoxide Leak

    Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00

  • $3,600,000 Construction Accident Death

    Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00

  • $3,000,000 Trucking Accident

    Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32

  • $1,820,000 Failure To Diagnose

    Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39

  • $1,600,000 Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis

    Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00

  • $1,450,000 Ceiling Collapse

    Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23

  • $1,370,000 Failure To Diagnose

    Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33

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What Makes Maloney Law Group Unique?

  • Family History

    • We have been a part of the San Antonio Community for decades.

  • Boutique Law Firm

    • You will receive personalized and dedicated attention.

  • Experienced & Prepared

    • We are equipped to handle the most complex cases.

  • Reputation for Success

    • We have earned a reputation for relentless advocacy.

Do Not Let an Injury Set You Back

Contact us online or give us a call to learn more about our firm or to schedule a free consultation with our team.

(210) 361-2997