Medical Malpractice

When a doctor or healthcare professional deviates from acceptable standards of care, patients can suffer serious injuries or complications. In some cases, their medical negligence can result in health issues or even death. You may be suffering pain, discomfort, disability, and emotional distress.

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of care. That means that whoever is responsible for your injuries, from doctors to nurses to every other specialist or employee who provided treatment to you, did not act in a way that a similarly trained and reasonable professional would have under the same circumstances.

A patient may have a valid medical malpractice claim whenever a healthcare professional’s failure to provide reasonable care leads to damages, but some errors in judgment are more common than others. The more common medical malpractice cases that California attorneys see are:

Childbirth Deaths and Injuries

OB/GYN malpractice puts babies and mothers at great risk. Waiting too long to induce a patient, perform a C-section, or treat postpartum issues can cause the death of a mother or child.

Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

These claims occur when a doctor fails to diagnose an illness properly or makes a diagnosis so late that a patient’s condition worsens. This is extremely common in the world of medical malpractice and often leads to a patient receiving unnecessary care or not getting the care they need. We see these cases many times with cancer cases where timely diagnosis is key to prognosis.

Failure To Treat

When doctors do not order proper diagnostic tests, allow patients to leave without treatment, or do not support patients in follow-up care, they may be accused of failing to treat patients properly.

Medication Errors

These errors include giving the wrong medication, giving it in the incorrect form, providing it to the wrong patient, and using an incorrect dosage.

Surgical errors:  Surgical errors can happen with infections from not following proper sterile technique and protocols, doctors who operate on the incorrect body part, or fail to follow proper safety protocols.

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Medical malpractice law is a very complex area of ​​law. Lawyers in this field require extensive knowledge of both law and healthcare and medicine.  Without an attorney to fight for you, you are at the mercy of a health care system that has wronged you. They have been known to collude with other medical professionals to hide material evidence, making it nearly impossible to receive fair compensation through direct communication with service providers.   Contact Green Law Group today for a free consultation.