Medical Malpractice Attorney in Los Angeles
Medication Errors, Misdiagnoses, Birth Injuries & More
We rely on doctors, surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists and other health care professionals to provide the level of care that will give us the best opportunity for living long and healthy lives. While most medical professionals work diligently to provide standard care to their patients, there are some who are negligent and commit wrongful acts that cause patients harm.
Our legal team at Pacific Attorney Group is committed to representing patients who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones as a result of medical malpractice – the failure of a medical professional to provide standard care. If you were misdiagnosed, sustained a surgical injury or otherwise experienced harm from a doctor you trusted, a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney at our firm may be able to help.
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Patients who have been injured due to substandard medical care may be able to seek justice against the at-fault doctor or facility. They may be able to seek financial compensation for medical treatment, ongoing care, lost earnings, loss of future earnings and emotional trauma stemming from the event.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can be defined as a medical professional’s failure to provide standard or reasonable care in the circumstances, when this causes a patient harm. To determine whether malpractice occurred, one could ask the question: would a reasonable doctor have made the same act/choice in the same or similar situation? If the answer is no, the injured patient may have grounds for a viable medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent party.
There are many different types of medical malpractice claim. Our Los Angeles firm is equipped to take on any type of malpractice case, including those involving:
- Birth injuries
- Medication error
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical error
- Dental malpractice
- Anesthesia malpractice
- HMO malpractice
- Doctor negligence
- Hospital negligence
In any of these cases, we will need to thoroughly investigate the matter to build a compelling case against the party we believe is responsible for our client’s injury. This typically includes proving that the defendant had a duty to the patient, the defendant breached that duty and the patient was injured as a result. Though it may seem simple at first glance, the medical field is highly technical and determining whether a “breach” occurred can be a painstaking task. That is why we often involve medical professionals, economists, private investigators and other experts to investigate and give testimony regarding their findings.
Help for Medical Malpractice Victims in Los Angeles
If you are ready to find out whether you have a valid case, please call our offices to arrange a free consultation. With a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer from our firm, you can rest assured that you can get the information you need to make the right choices about your case. And if we represent you, you pay no legal fees unless we win. Call today!
Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney
Doctor negligence occurs when a doctor fails to provide a level of care based on acceptable medical standards at the time. A more specific description would be a doctor who acts or fails to act in the manner that a competent and experienced medical professional would act. As a doctor essentially holds a patient’s life in their hands in many situations, they will be held to a higher standard of legal accountability. As such, a patient who has suffered at the hands of a careless or negligent medical professional may seek legal recourse by way of a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
If you are interested in learning more about negligence and your legal options in this situation, a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer at our firm may be able to help. At Pacific Attorney Group, we represent clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area in all types of malpractice and negligence claims of this kind, including:
- Birth injuries;
- Cerebral Palsy;
- Medication errors;
- Emergency room errors;
- Hospital negligence;
- Surgical malpractice;
- Misdiagnosis; and
- Failure to diagnose.
Seeking Justice in Your Los Angeles Medical Negligence Lawsuit
When a patient is injured due to doctor negligence, he or she may seek assistance from an attorney in order to take legal action against that doctor. A lawsuit may be filed in civil court, where damages may be awarded for the cost of medical care, any lost earnings, future medical expenses, and possibly much more. Emotional trauma and pain and suffering are intangible damages that a victim of doctor negligence may experience, and compensation may be awarded for these as well.
Negligence at Los Angeles Hospitals
In some medical malpractice cases, the hospital or other medical care facility where the injury or wrongful death occurred may be held responsible. Hospital negligence in this manner may include carelessness or a lack of reasonable care in hiring and training employees as well as in performing background checks or implementing and enforcing rules and procedures that would protect patients from malpractice and therefore serious injury. Virtually any medical care center, including a hospital, nursing home, dental office, outpatient clinic, physical therapy clinic, plastic surgery center, psychiatric hospital or other facility may be held responsible for negligence on the part of its employees, depending on the particular case.
Are you a victim of hospital negligence?
Hospital negligence is a serious matter. If you or a loved one was injured in a Los Angeles hospital or other medical care center, please do not hesitate to contact a lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group. Our legal team is here to offer you the support and guidance you not only need but deserve. When you work with a personal injury attorney at our firm, we will work with you to address your unique concerns and build a tailor-made legal strategy to seek justice and financial damages for your injuries.
Our Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorneys Hold Hospitals Liable
We take on all types of cases of this kind, including those involving birth injuries, surgical malpractice, doctor negligence, emergency room errors, anesthesia malpractice and more. If you or someone you love suffered injury or lost their life as a result of hospital negligence, it is important that you consider seeking legal counsel. At Pacific Attorney Group, your initial consultation is free. We will take this time to inform you of your options and conduct an evaluation of your case to see what we can do to assist.
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