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Medical Malpractice Attorney Santa Ana

Santa Ana Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice

Did your medical doctor, surgeon, specialist, dentist, chiropractor, physical therapist, optometrist or other medical physician injure you? Call us to see whether you can be compensated for medical malpractice.

Medical professionals as described above are required to meet certain standards of care. Failure to meet that standard causing injury can result in injuries. Medical malpractice happens when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or failure to act, causes harm to a patient as the result of failing to meet that standard of care. The negligence might be the result of errors in procedure, staffing, treatment, prescribing, diagnosis, post care, or other health management.

Common types include misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose

  1. Unnecessary surgery
  2. Incorrect surgery
  3. Early discharge from care
  4. Failure to order appropriate tests or to act on results
  5. Failure to follow up after a test or other procedure.
  6. Prescribing the incorrect medication or incorrect dosage
  7. Forgetting objects in patient’s body during surgery
  8. Infections acquired in the hospital
  9. Misdiagnosis
  10. False positive diagnosis
  11. Missed diagnosis

Medical professionals have a lot of leeway to make mistakes because the practice of medicine is not an exact science. That does not mean they are allowed to be reckless or even careless. They must abide by high professional standards.

Medical malpractice cases are difficult to win because they require expensive experts and the insurance companies fight them all. Especially where the injuries are severe or resulted in death. The insurance companies will try and fight you all the way to jury trial. Also, many doctors will not testify against each other so you need to find a particular expert doctor willing to stand up for you. Our team can find one of these experts for you.

In California, pain and suffering is capped at $250,000.00. You can, however, recover for economic damages such as medical bills and lost income.

If you feel you were injured as a result of negligence, you only have one year from the date of the injury or the date you should have known of the injury to file a suit. If you do not, you are forbidden from filing a lawsuit to recover for your injuries. Call now to see whether your doctor failed to meet the standard of care and caused you harm. All consultations are completely 100% free!