There is a standard of care that your healthcare provider or physician should follow. The ‘standard of care’ refers to the accepted procedures and practices that all healthcare practitioners in California should follow when treating a patient suffering from a specific disease or ailment.
If you, or a loved one, has suffered an injury due to a poor diagnosis, failed surgery, health complications after surgery or recieving medical care, doctor fraud, prescription error, or a breach of the doctor-patient confidentiality agreement, an experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney can help. If you feel as if you have been mistreated or misdiagnosed by your physician you should immediately contact a professional Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney from the Law Offices of Robert L. Starr.
Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney Robert L. Starr Can Help You
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider breaches the standard of care when providing treatment to a patient. Los Angeles Medical malpractice can occur through two broad areas of conduct. The first involves cases in which a provider is careless or makes a mistake in the course of a procedure or treatment resulting in injury. An example of this type of California medical malpractice would be found if a surgeon performs a procedure for a hernia and unknowingly cuts the patient’s intestines causing the abdominal cavity to be infected due to contamination.
A Los Angeles Medical malpractice attorney can help you recover adequate compensation if a number of circumstances have occurred. Types of common medical malpractice incidents include:
- Errors During Surgery
- Misread X-Rays and Ultrasounds
- Anesthesia Mishaps
- Medication Errors
- Emergency Room Malpractice
- Failure to Examine the Patient’s Medical History
- Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis
- OB/GYN Negligence
- Improper or Inappropriate Testing
- Hospital Negligence and Malpractice
- Plastic Surgery Malpractice
- Failure to Accurately Interpret Tests
- Failure to Listen to their Patient
- Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Postoperative Negligence
Another common example can be found when a provider fails to diagnose a condition which results in an injury. An example of this type of medical malpractice could be found in a provider who fails to diagnose the fact a patient has cancer by not following the standard for care of diagnosis.
The Law Is On Your Side
Depending on the details of your specific case, a malpractice lawsuit can provide an opportunity to receive just compensation for financial losses. Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney Robert L. Starr may be able to help you seek damages for past and future medical bills and debt, lost income due to not being able to work, pain and emotional suffering.
In the majority of malpractice cases, your lawyer can recover compensation settling with the medical professional’s insurance company. There are a series of negotiations that lead up to settling medical malpractice suits. If the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate, your Medical Malpractice Lawyer may choose to file a lawsuit against the hospital where the malpractice was committed, the healthcare professional that was to blame, or the doctor in question.
Have you been injured due to medical malpractice in Los Angeles?
A doctor or medical professional has a duty to adhere to the accepted standard of care established by the medical profession. In a medical malpractice lawsuit, this standard is determined by evaluating how a reasonably prudent doctor would have acted in a similar situation. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor’s conduct falls short of the standard of care resulting in injury to the patient. The medical malpractice trial attorneys at Robert L. Starr Law deliver the strong, caring legal advocacy you deserve.
The legal team at Robert L. Starr Law has thousands of hours in courtroom experience and has helped provide legal solutions to the most complicated of medical malpractice lawsuits. We have extensive knowledge and understanding of the standards of care and procedures that govern the practice of medicine. We are well-versed in insurance laws and have successfully represented malpractice and personal injury clients.
If you have suffered significant injury due to the negligence of a doctor, physician, nurse or other health care worker, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
To bring a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to show that:
- The existence of a doctor-patient relationship
- The care you received fell below the accepted standards outlined
- Be able to show there was a connection between the negligence and your injuries
- You suffered serious injuries, loss of wages or emotional distress
A person injured by medical malpractice may be eligible for compensatory and punitive damages in limited cases. If you feel you were you a victim of medical malpractice in California you should contact a professional Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney immediately.
If you believe that you have been injured by medical malpractice, contact The Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Law Firm of Robert L. Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation. We offer superior legal assistance to clients throughout California. Including the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County