We rely on doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals and facilities to provide us with proper medical care. In fact, medical practitioners have a duty to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are only human, and they can make mistakes. When these mistakes cause a new injury, exacerbate an existing condition, or result in death, the victim and his/her family can take legal action.
A medical malpractice claim seeks to hold negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals and facilities accountable for the harm they cause. However, these claims can be incredibly complex, as it can be very difficult to prove that your injuries or the death of your loved one was the result of a doctor’s mistake, negligence, or intentional wrongdoing. It is a good idea to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer in California about your unique situation.
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What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?
As previously mentioned, any time a doctor, nurse, hospital, or another type of medical professional or facility fails to uphold the duty of standard care, medical malpractice may have occurred. While mistakes fall under the umbrella of medical malpractice, the victim will have to prove that the mistake was avoidable, that his or her injuries resulted due to the mistake, and that, had the mistake not occurred, the victim would not have suffered the same injuries/complications.
Some examples of the most common types of medical malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Birth injuries (to both the mother and the child)
- Medication errors (including incorrect dosage)
- Failure to take the patient’s medical history into account
Nursing home abuse/neglect may also fall under medical malpractice if the abuse/neglect was committed by a trained medical professional. If you believe you or your loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, contact our office to discuss your legal rights.
Fighting for Your Fair Recovery
Often, medical malpractice can result in serious damages for the victim and his/her family. For example, a surgical mistake may lead to a life-threatening infection, requiring further surgery and treatment. A delayed cancer diagnosis may result in the death of the patient when early detection and treatment could have saved his/her life. Not only are these mistakes costly in the financial sense, but they also have far-reaching physical and emotional consequences.
At Torem & Associates, we believe that doctors, nurses, and hospitals should be held accountable when they fail to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care. We can help you understand your legal options and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for your losses. Our California medical malpractice attorneys have more than 35 years of experience handling all types of complex personal injury claims. We are prepared to serve as your dedicated advocate throughout the legal process.
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