I recently started persuing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Lufkin State School and found out how crappy the State of Texas is with this issue.
Here is an intresting tidbit. Read below the response from a law firm........
Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, we will be unable to pursue a medical malpractice claim on your behalf. As a result of legislation passed during the 2003 session, many cases of true medical negligence cannot be prosecuted economically.
The legislation, which was the result of a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign by insurance companies, HMOs and corporate interests, immunized negligent conduct in many instances and put harsh caps on the amount of recoverable damages. It was supported by Gov. Perry, House Speaker Tom Craddick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Because of this legislation, we will not be able to represent you. You may also want to contact Texas Watch, a citizen group that fights for Texas families. By lending your name, your story and your support to this effort, you may make a difference.
Texas Watch can be reached at 1-888-738-4226 or at www.TexasWatch.org. We encourage you to seek another opinion, if you wish to do so. It is possible that another law firm may have a different opinion. Bear in mind, however, that there is a strict two-year statute of limitations in Texas. That means that you have two years from the date of the negligent act within which to bring suit. Again, thank you for giving us the opportunity to review your case. We wish you the best.
I say, we just put a big, fat, huge sign over Texas to all incompetent doctors who received their license from the same Cracker Jack box I got my lick on tattoo out of and say,
"Come practice your bullshit here!!! As long as don't kill anyone, you are OoooooKaaaaaayyyyy!!!!"
I think I am going to medical school. I can get a fat paycheck and peddle any drug I want for whatever reason. I don't even have to give a good diagnosis.