There is a certain legal obligation that a doctor, nurse, or medical professional has to have a standard of treatment that they administer to their patients. Professional misconduct, mistakes or negligent actions in treatment from a physician, nurse, anesthesiologist or other medical professional can result in very severe injuries. While patients should improve from a doctor’s or medical professional’s care, negligent actions can lead to injury, illness or loss of life. In the most tragic of cases, wrongful death results from medical malpractice.
In every state, there is a statute of limitations that gives you a certain period of time in which to file your medical malpractice claim, and if you miss that window of opportunity you may lose your legal right to pursue compensation. If the signs and symptoms of your injury did not surface right away, then they will allot you a one year period from the time that you became aware of the injury. In the state of California, you are given one year to file your malpractice case from the date that you sustained your injury or from the date of wrongful death. There are however, certain exceptions to this rule in cases where the injury victim is a child under the age of six or if the hospital you were at is owned by a county or local administrative agency. It is strongly encouraged that you talk to a California medical malpractice attorney about the specifics of your case to determine the actual time period that you have to file. If you have been the victim of any form of medical malpractice, you should get in touch immediately with Attorney Steven J. Weinberg.
Looking for a lawyer for a California medical malpractice case? Mr. Weinberg has more than 40 years of experience and has dedicated his firm to representing and protecting those harmed by medical malpractice. He represents victims in their claims in Los Angeles and throughout California. If when he reviews your information and finds that you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation for your damages and losses in a civil lawsuit. Under California law, some of the damages you may be entitled to compensation for are as follows:
There are many forms of negligence considered to be medical malpractice. With his knowledge in the field, and his extensive experience with representing victims in many different types of medical malpractice, he has the capacity to properly represent you. Some areas of malpractice that he addresses include:
If you or someone that you love has been injured and is suffering from medical malpractice, the most effective action that you can take is contacting an attorney who is experienced in the field. There are actions that can be taken against doctors, nurses and health care providers who acted negligently and are responsible for your injuries.
Contact our lead attorney today if you suspect you or your loved one is a victim of malpractice in California.