Aggressive Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Injured People
Do you know someone who has experienced injury due to medical malpractice? If you live in California, there’s a fair chance that you do. From 1990 to 2003, there were 20,562 medical malpractice claim reports filed against physicians in our state. That’s an average of 1,582 per year and well over 100 per month. If that sounds like an unusually high number to you, you’re right. Our state leads the country in incidents of medical malpractice every year, and many cases of malpractice go unreported. If you or a close family member has been injured by a negligent medical professional or facility and want to speak with a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer, please call us today to schedule a free consultation.
Do you have questions you need to ask a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney? Call us today at 888-848-5084 or fill out the contact form for a fast reply!
Not All Injuries are Grounds for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Doctors have a great deal of prestige in our communities, and we rightfully hold them to a higher standard of conduct and professionalism. We also understand that they are human like the rest of us and make mistakes from time to time. However, when a doctor, nurse or other professional makes a mistake, the results can be tragic. That said, not all mistakes are malpractice. From a legal standpoint, medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider is negligent and that negligence causes someone under his or her care to suffer injury or death. Another element of building an effective malpractice case is proving that the provider failed to provide the standard of care that another provider would under similar circumstances. Examples of medical malpractice include the following:
- Birth injuries
- Medication dosage errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Failure to provide appropriate care for a medical condition
- Anesthesia errors
- Failing to check medication allergies
- Many others
Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you believe that you or a close family member suffered an injury due to medical practice and would like to know more about your legal options, call us today Law office of Samer Habbas at 888-848-5084 or fill out a contact form. We will give a much more detailed description of what is and is not medical malpractice and explain California laws so that you can make informed decisions about what will be best for you and your family. Contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.