If you, or a loved one, has suffered an injury or emotional distress due to an incorrect diagnosis, failed surgery, complications after surgery or after receiving medical care, doctor’s fraud, prescription errors, or a breach of the doctor-patient confidentiality agreement, an experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer from Robert L. Starr Law can help.
There is a certain ‘standard of care’ and level of medical treatment that is expected from a licensed physician or professional medical facility. 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 feel as if you have been mistreated or misdiagnosed by your physician you should immediately contact a professional Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer from the Law Offices of Robert L. Starr.
Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer Robert L. Starr Can Help You
When a healthcare provider fails to provide the standard level of care when providing treatment to a patient, that is considered Medical Malpractice. Typically there are two broad areas of that fall under malpractice. 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. The second 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.
Robert L. Starr is an experienced Los Angeles Medical malpractice lawyer that can help you recover just compensation if a number of circumstances have occurred. Types of common medical malpractice incidents in Los Angeles 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
The Law Is On Your Side
Deciding to proceed with a medical malpractice suit is one way to receive just compensation for financial losses. Depending on the details of your malpractice case, Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyer Robert L. Starr may be able to help you seek compensation for existing medical bills, future medical expenses and, loss of income due to not being able to work, pain and emotional suffering.
In most malpractice cases compensation is awarded on behalf of the medical professional’s insurance company. If, for whatever reason, the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate or recognize the claim, then the next step is to proceed by holding the hospital, physician or healthcare professional accountable for the injuries sustained.
Have you been injured due to medical malpractice in Los Angeles?
Any medical professional or licenses physician has a duty to uphold an acceptable standard of care established by the medical industry requirements. 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 Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers at Robert L. Starr have thousands of hours of courtroom experience in finding fair and just outcomes for those that have been victims of poor healthcare services. 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
If you feel you were you a victim of medical malpractice in California you should contact a professional Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer immediately. A person injured by medical malpractice may be eligible for compensatory and punitive damages in some cases.
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