Adam T. Funk's answer It really depends on the federal court and the judge. Some judges allow the period to last up to 30 days prior to the trial. Others cut it shorter. Some judges allow you 6 months while others provide you with 18 months. It really depends on a number of factors.
Adam T. Funk's answer Negligence is defined as the beach of the standard of care. If a reasonably prudent audiologist would have caught it and the additional damage caused you more injury, then there might be a claim of negligence. You should speak to a qualified medical malpractice attorney in Texas as soon as possible.
Adam T. Funk's answer You can file against a county hospital, however, you must get permission first. The Texas Tort Claims Act applies here. The Act requires that you send a claim notice letter to the county first before you can file a lawsuit. There are many rules and caveats you must follow and therefore contacting an attorney is crucial.
Adam T. Funk's answer You are right that you need to get her correct address. When you sue someone, you must provide the defendant with notice of the lawsuit so they may defend themselves. You can find her information through voter registeries, property records databases, or hire a private investigator.
Adam T. Funk's answer You may have a case against the doctor or even possibly the makers of the drugs. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the medical treatment. You need to get the records reviewed by a physician and a lawyer to see if there is a case. You have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas from the date of death.
Adam T. Funk's answer You are right that you only have two years to file a lawsuit against the hospital. There are a number of factors involved with this type of case and you should find an attorney as soon as possible if you still want to file a lawsuit.
Adam T. Funk's answer It all depends on what was done during the initial surgery. If there was malpractice committed, then you may have a case against the doctor. If there was a defective product used, then you may have a case against the manufacturer of the device.
Adam T. Funk's answer In Texas, the only time you cannot talk on the phone and drive at the same time is while going through school zones. Some cities have enacted laws prohibiting talking/driving completely.
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