Experienced California Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Doctors have a duty according to the Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm.” Unfortunately, there are instances where a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other medical professional might hurt a patient, through, for example:
- Diagnosis error
- Treatment error
- Failing to procure informed consent for a procedure
- Elder/nursing home abuse
Medical malpractice cases can be hard to prove. That’s because most states have laws to prevent patients from filing frivolous lawsuits that could inflate health care costs. However, it doesn’t mean that these cases can’t or shouldn’t be fought. If you suspect that you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice in Los Angeles, Riverside (including Coachella Valley) or San Bernardino counties, we can help. Call Randolph & Sampson, APC, toll free at 800-353-4571 to discuss your case with a seasoned medical malpractice attorney.
What To Do When Medical Help Hurts
If you think you or a family member has been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as you can. That’s because there is a statute of limitations beyond which you waive your right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If your case goes forward, it will be up to you and your lawyer to prove that a doctor with whom you had an ongoing professional relationship caused physical injury and/or mental anguish that resulted in additional medical bills or lost wages. To prove this, you will need to consult outside medical professionals who can provide a “certificate of merit,” which determines that:
- Your doctor did not adhere to standard medical protocol.
- His or her failure to adhere to protocol caused your injuries.
Most states have caps for medical malpractice awards. That means that even if you win your case, your ability to recover compensation is limited. Our firm can evaluate your case and determine what course of action might make the most sense for you.
Contact An Attorney Who Can Help Stop The Pain
With offices in Santa Monica, Rancho Cucamonga and Palm Desert, our medical malpractice attorneys serve injured clients in Los Angeles, Riverside (including Coachella Valley) and San Bernardino counties. Email us or call toll free at 800-353-4571 for your free initial consultation.