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TIRR Hermann Memorial Lawsuits

TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) Memorial Hermann is one of the largest specialized medical centers in the Houston area, as well as one of the most well-regarded providers of neurological rehabilitation services in the entire country. However, even the most highly rated healthcare facilities do not provide perfect results for every patient. Sometimes physicians employed by these facilities even cause preventable harm to their patients through legally actionable negligence.

When you believe you or a family member suffered serious physical harm because of misconduct by someone working at TIRR Hermann Memorial, you should strongly consider reaching out to an experienced medical malpractice attorney to discuss your legal options. TIRR Hermann Memorial lawsuits are not unprecedented, but they can be difficult to win, and support from a dependable personal injury attorney could make a world of difference in your claim.

Proving Negligence by Someone at TIRR Hermann Memorial

While medical malpractice claims are built around the same broad legal theory of “negligence” as most other personal injury cases, physicians are not legally negligent unless they breach a “standard of care” they owed to a particular patient. As opposed to a broader “duty of care” that might play a role in a different type of claim, the “standard of care” for a medical professional is the level and quality of care which an equally capable physician (in terms of knowledge, skills, and practical experience) would have demonstrated under similar or identical circumstances.

TIRR Hermann Memorial primarily provides treatment to patients dealing with serious neurological illnesses and injuries. Thus, a breach in the standard of care for a physician might look like a failure to diagnose a specific condition properly, giving someone the wrong type or dosage of medication, failing to monitor a patient’s condition for unforeseen problems, or simple miscommunication or poor judgement between individual doctors and assistants. Given that TIRR is a teaching hospital as well, misconduct by a resident physician could give rise to a lawsuit just like misconduct by a licensed medical doctor could.

Demanding Compensation for Specific Damages

If a patient can prove a specific physician—and, in some cases, TIRR Hermann Memorial as a whole—is legally liable for an injury or illness they sustained because of subpar treatment, that patient can demand civil restitution for both economic and non-economic consequences. This can include, but is not strictly limited to:

  • All expenses for additional medical care, including rehabilitative and maintenance treatments, as well as costs of assistive equipment like wheelchairs
  • Lost working capacity or work income and benefits
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Emotional and psychological distress
  • Lost overall quality of life, potentially including lost consortium

Importantly, Texas state law “caps”—or limits—compensation for non-economic damages in these claims at $250,000 for a single person suing a single physician or healthcare facility, and $500,000 for a single person across their entire claim. There are also strictly enforced notice requirements, merit requirements, and filing deadlines for these claims which a legal professional could explain in more detail during a confidential consultation.

Talk to a Houston Attorney About a Possible TIRR Hermann Memorial Lawsuit

Just because TIRR Hermann Memorial is widely known for providing high-quality care does not mean they are perfect in every situation. That said, you still have important legal rights after being harmed by negligence from a physician at TIRR or any other healthcare facility, and a lawyer could help you enforce those rights.

TIRR Hermann Memorial lawsuits are not the kind of thing you want to take on without a skilled medical malpractice lawyer on your side. Call our team today to learn more.

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