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Medical Malpractice

 Medical malpractice refers to care by a medical professional which follows below the standard of care that should be expected from that professional. If you or a loved one was injured or killed by a medical professional whose actions (or failure to act) fell below what should be expected of that professional you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately.


Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

There are numerous ways in which a medical professional may cause harm to an individual in their case. However, some of the most common injuries caused by medical malpractice are:

  • Failure to diagnose a serious condition

  • Failure to remove surgical tools from the body 

  • Improper or incomplete surgeries or surgeries on the wrong body parts

  • Medications errors

  • Birth injuries to a mother or child during or after childbirth

  • Failure to properly warn patients of risks of treatment 


If you are injured by a medical professional you may be entitled to compensation:


  • Medical Bills – You are entitled to compensation for both your past and expected future medical care. Understanding your future medical needs is one of the most important aspects of ensuring that you are fully compensated for your injuries.

  • Loss of Earnings – You are entitled to compensation for time you have missed from work and for time you will miss from work in the future. Additionally, you are entitled to compensated for your loss of earning potential in the future if any of your injuries may inhibit you from advancing in your profession. 

  • Pain, Suffering and Emotional Distress – You are entitled to be compensated for the physical pain, suffering, humiliation, inconvenience, anxiety, disfigurement and emotional distress caused by the defective product. In California, the amount of compensation an injury victim may be entitled to due to a medical malpractice claim is governed by the Medical Compensation Reform Act of 1975.

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