Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Medical malpractice cases are traumatic, especially to the victim and the victim’s family members. If you or someone you know have been injured because of a healthcare professional, or healthcare facility, you may have the right to file a lawsuit to get compensated for the injuries and your pain and suffering.

Many of the medical malpractice case types include:

Not only can medical malpractice result in severe catastrophic injuries, but, it may also result in death. Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys have Decades of experience representing victims of medical malpractice. Many people go to medical professionals trusting that they’ll be treating their injuries. But, what happens when a medical professional makes your injuries worse, rather than better?

We have offices located all around California and Nevada, including Los Angeles, Irvine, Corona, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, the sad part is that many people and patients do not even know that they can file a lawsuit against their healthcare professional for any negligent actions they have made. Our top-rated medical malpractice attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions if you think you may have a potential medical malpractice claim.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a legal term used to refer to a medical professional or a medical facility’s negligence. Negligence is a standard of care that medical professionals must follow. This standard of care is determined by looking at what other reasonable Healthcare professionals would have done in that same situation.

Medical malpractice puts the patient at risk of serious injury, even death. Medical malpractice lawsuits are very complex to prove, especially because they may require medical expert collaborations. Our top rated medical malpractice attorneys have very strong relationships with top rated California medical experts that can explain the standard of care to a jury.

Medical Malpractice Statistics

Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

  • More than 250,000 Americans die annually from medical errors made during surgery or treatment
  • Medical errors were the third-highest cause of death during 2016, behind heart disease (~611,000) and cancer (~585,000) but ahead of respiratory disease (~150,000)
  • Nearly 10% of all American deaths were due to medical error during the 8-year time period of the study

What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

This is one of the most common questions that our medical malpractice attorneys receive. But, in order for us to give you a better answer, we recommend that you come in for a one-on-one confidential case evaluation.

Our attorneys believe that no medical malpractice victim should have to pay for the injuries sustained. We work to make sure medical malpractice clients get some form of compensation for their injuries. Different types of damages we have assisted our clients in obtaining include:

  • Emotional pain
  • Healthcare and medical bills
  • Physical suffering
  • Lost wage and earning capacity
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of consortium

Damages are somewhat complex to prove in a medical malpractice lawsuit since you would have to show that if the healthcare professional’s actions were not negligent, you may already have returned to normal life. This takes a substantial amount of time and investigation into the accident.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

  • Failing to inform a patient of their responsibilities in terms of taking medications, cautioning the patient, or informing them of the benefits of a procedure or medication
  • Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Failure to provide timely, necessary treatment
  • Mistakes made in anesthesia timing or dosage
  • Medical professional performing a treatment or procedure above their training level
  • Performing a surgery which was unnecessary
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist doctor or facility when a general doctor can’t treat the problem
  • Failing to provide medical staff with proper supervision or training
  • Misreading or failing to use lab results
  • Financial kickbacks that result in harm to the patient
  • Negligent nursing practices
  • Delay in delivery
  • Providing the wrong treatment
  • Vital signs were not monitored, failing to act on vital sign problems
  • Failing to monitor a patient after administering treatment
  • Failing to monitor a patient after post-operative care
  • Reckless or intentional wrongdoing

When Should I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Time is of the essence. This means that you must file your lawsuit as soon as possible. Each state has a different set of rules on when you are able to file your medical malpractice lawsuit. There are a different set of time limitations depending on what type of accident you are filing a lawsuit for.

Specifically in California, a medical malpractice claim should be filed within the 3 years after the victim discovers the injury. Because this is a very short period of time, it is imperative that you contact a skilled medical malpractice attorney immediately if you suspect some type of negligence on behalf of your healthcare provider.

Would I Still Be Able to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit if I Signed a Consent Form?

This is a very common question our experienced California medical malpractice attorneys receive. Our attorneys advise that signing a consent form does not necessarily weave your rights to sue for medical malpractice. A consent form does not protect a doctor’s negligence.

Types of Medical Malpractice

Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis – This most commonly occurs when your doctor claims that you are fine and fails to treat an issue. You then discover this issue, but it may be too late and you may be needing more treatments then if it were discovered earlier. A late or wrong diagnosis can delay treatment and lead to serious injury or death in absence of the right treatment. If someone suffers harm as a result of a late or wrong diagnosis, then they have a case for medical malpractice on the grounds of negligence.

Wrongful death –Wrongful death is a claim that a victim’s family members file if the victim has passed away. The compensation from a wrongful death claim are meant to cover burial expenses, the victim’s future earnings, etc.

Birth injuries – Although there have been many medical advancements this past decade, a mother and her baby could be at risk of sustaining injuries during birth. Birth injuries most frequently occur when the infant is deprived of oxygen just after birth. This type of injury can happen when the medical professionals responsible for clearing the infant’s airway do not perform their job fully or properly.

ER or Hospital Negligence –This occurs when a hospital engages in surgical errors. For example, the surgery may have been performed incorrectly, and now has caused several internal damages, such as an infection.

Refusal to provide service or healthcare misconduct – This is also known as bad faith conduct. This occurs when the healthcare provider knows what your condition is, and fails to give you adequate treatment. Refusal to provide service can also include ending medical treatment too early, failing to inform the patient of necessary tests or treatments, failing to inform the patient of the risks associated with a treatment or procedure, and failing to provide full treatment of all conditions.

Medical Product Liability – Sometimes, the medical product may be the cause of your injuries. If the medical product was defective, you have the right to hold the product manufacturer and retailer responsible for the injuries. Contact our product liability attorneys for more information.

Reach Out to Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you or a family member have suffered as a result of a doctor’s or health care provider’s negligence, contact our attorneys today. An experienced team of personal injury attorneys is ready to help you. 

Our team of medical malpractice attorneys has decades of experience representing victims who have gone through such a traumatic experience and have been injured because of a healthcare provider. We know how hard it is to trust a medical provider, only to sustain even more injuries than expected.

Give us a call at Heidari Law Group at 1-833-225-5454 or submit your information through our contact form for a free case evaluation.

With offices located in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Irvine, and throughout California, we are ready to represent your rights.

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