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California Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Have You Been The Victim of Hospital or Doctor Malpractice? Attorney Samer Habbas Can Help!

medical malpracticeMedical Malpractice means negligence by a health care provider (such as a hospital, doctor, nurse, or other medical professional) that causes injury or death to a patient. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider violates the governing standard of care when providing treatment to a patient, resulting in the patient suffering an injury.

The California personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas will fight for a settlement you deserve and will be there to help you through this tough time. We handle medical malpractice lawsuits in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino.

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Common cases of medical malpractice include:

  • Improper diagnosis or failure to diagnose, a disease or medical condition
  • Failure to treat a medical condition appropriately
  • Unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition
  • Prescribing or administration of the wrong drugs or treatment, and surgical errors.

Medical Malpractice – Adults:

California law requires that medical malpractice actions be commenced within one year from the date that you knew, or through the exercise of reasonable diligence should have known, of the injury (including death) (usually from the date suspicion first arises), and of its negligent cause, or three years from the date of the actual injury, whichever comes first. The same applies to other adult family members who may have a right to sue for such matters as loss of consortium, emotional distress, etc. The three-year limitation period may be extended if fraud is involved or intentional concealment by a defendant, or when a foreign object which had no therapeutic purpose is left in the human body.

Medical Malpractice – General:

California law provides in certain situations that by serving a written notice on a health care provider, within the 90 days prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations period, the time limit period provided by statute may be extended by 90 days. In other words, the time periods set out in the above paragraph could be extended 90 days if notice is given in accordance with applicable law. However, there is much uncertainty concerning these limitation periods and, therefore, compliance with the shortest possible period applicable, without regard to the notice provision, is recommended.

Medical Malpractice – Minor

The time period to bring actions for injuries to minors is very much dependent on the facts, such as whether the injury occurred during or after birth, the age at which the child was injured, whether fraud is involved, and a number of other considerations. Some of these considerations include:

  • The periods of limitation for medical malpractice apply to minors six years of age and older
  • For minors below the age of six, the action must be filed within three years of the date of the injury or before the minor’s eighth birthday, whichever period is greater.

Medical Malpractice – Arbitration:

If you received care under an agreement (such as the Kaiser plan) requiring controversies to be submitted to arbitration, such agreements generally require that you request arbitration within the applicable statute of limitations or as provided in the contract. You should immediately review and comply with the health plan agreement in this regard, provided all negligent parties are working for the health group.

California limits non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000.00.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas. We specialize in handling personal injury cases, and have the experience to help you recover your lost wages, medical expenses and other costs from an accident or violent crime.

Please call 1-888-848-5084 to discuss your case or you can fill out our free personal injury consultation form.

Samer Habbas Medical Malpractice Lawyers: we can help you put you life back in order.

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I had such a great experience with Samer Habbas & Associates from the very beginning of working with them. The process was so easy from the start. They came to me to get the details of the accident, they asked me for a few additional documents which I scanned in, and then they took it over completely. In a time of need, they were amazing with taking all the burden off of me and eventually getting me a great result as well. I would highly recommend them to anyone.read more
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I was involved in a major car accident in 2015 and was referred to this law firm by an acquaintance. Samer and his team handled my case for over 3 years. During this time, I felt at ease knowing that I was in good hands. I was able to move on with my life and let my attorney’s office handle the rest. Samer and his team educated me on what to expect in the process and guided me through every step of the way until the settlement. They were always professional and quick to respond to my requests and worked tirelessly to get the compensation I deserved.I highly recommend this law firm to anyone seeking legal counsel on auto accidents. A huge thank you to Samer, Corbin, Mike and the rest of the team!read more
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I was in an accident a week before Christmas, my car was totaled and my arm was broken in several places. Therefore I was in need of a couple of pretty serious surgeries. Having never been in a car accident and being completely lost as to where I even begin, I was referred to Samer' Law Firm by a co-worker. Within hours of being released from the hospital they had sent someone to my home to take a statement, to began what was a seamless process that surprisingly required very little from me which I was thankful for considering I was out of work for the next 5 weeks with my injuries. I worked closely with Selena Bazan and Mike Habbas, they were both extremely patient in explaining what was completely a foreign process to me. Throughout the entire case I had plenty of questions or needed clarification, they were a phone call or email away to answer and to take the time to explain any and everything to me in detail and address any concern I had. Even when returning back to work if there was something that needed to be taken care of in person they came to me at my office. I was warned by several people who have been in accidents how matters like this can take months on months, even years. As of today my case is resolved! While maintaining professionalism and ensuring that I knew how important my case was to them, I always felt as though they genuinely cared for my well-being and that I received both the medical attention, after care and compensation I deserved. I couldn't be happier with the outcome and the treatment that I received from Samer habbas and Associates.read more
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Amazing law firm! Contacted them about an unfortunate accident late last year and they took my case immediately. They've been great about communicating and settled the case faster than anticipated! I will be recommending them to anyone in need for the future.read more
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I had an awesome experience at this office. Stephanie was one of the kindest and efficient people I've had the pleasure of dealing with.
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