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As a culture, we place a great deal of trust in doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to do the right thing to keep us safe and healthy. That trust is rewarded in the vast majority of our interactions with the medical profession. Unfortunately, some medical mistakes fall below the proper standard of care and result in seriously adverse consequences.

Patients have the right to seek legal representation from a Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney when injured by a careless or negligent provider. Medical malpractice attorneys know the most common medical errors and injuries in these types of cases. They have the skills and knowledge to obtain compensation on your behalf.

Highly experienced representation in Los Angeles

With over 35 years of successful personal injury experience, we have become a premier law firm in Los Angeles. We make physicians and the appropriate medical specialists review their medical records and the facts of the case. All violations of the applicable standards of care are properly identified and prosecuted. We ensure all the parties involved are held accountable for their negligence.

Attorney Howard Craig Kornberg is skilled at presenting complex medical evidence in terms that resonate with judges and juries. Our reputation for success is a valuable asset in settlement negotiations. We do not hesitate to take a case to trial when it is in the best interests of our clients. Our goal-oriented approach is always focused on winning.

How Often Do Medical Mistakes Occur?

Medical mistakes occur at an alarming rate in the United States. According to resources at Johns Hopkins, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country each year. These researchers claim that more than 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to medical errors. This number, while astounding, does not account for the millions more who are injured and left dealing with the consequences of the negligence of a medical professional.

Most Common Types Of Medical Mistakes?

There are various ways in which a patient can be injured or become ill due to the mistakes made by a medical professional. Some of the most common medical errors that the Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg help clients with include the following:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Prescription medication errors
  • Healthcare-acquired infections
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat a patient’s condition
  • Defective or improperly implanted medical devices

Time Limit To File A Medical Malpractice Claim In Los Angeles

Each state is responsible for setting a time limit for how long victims of medical malpractice have to file lawsuits against in alleged negligent medical providers. The California medical malpractice statute of limitations is one year after the patient discovers, or should have discovered through reasonable diligence, that a mistake occurred, or within three years from the date of the mistake.

Put simply, a person who has been harmed due to a medical error needs to get their case filed in the state’s civil court system within a year of discovering the error. If a person does not discover the mistake until after three years have passed, they will essentially lose their right to recover compensation.

What Kind Of Compensation Is Available And At Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Case?

If you or somebody you care about had been injured or become ill due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical provider, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, our Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers regularly help clients recover the following:

  • Full compensation for medical bills arising due to the mistake
  • Coverage of any future expected medical expenses
  • Compensation for any necessary in-home care
  • Lost income if a victim cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the medical provider or agency

The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the facts related to each particular situation. In California, there is no limit to how much compensation a person can receive for “economic damages” such as medical bills and lost wages. However, the state does apply a $250,000 limitation on “non-economic damages” such as pain and suffering and mental anguish compensation.

Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney protecting your rights

Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney Howard Kornberg, is deeply committed to the community, including having a passion for the integrity of the medical profession. He is known for his work on the Board of Directors Committee for Continuous Quality of Care Improvement at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. When medical negligence results in substantial harm, our firm is well-prepared to protecting the rights of clients in Los Angeles and neighboring cities.

Our long-standing law practice is built on ethics and integrity. We do not promote false hope when the facts of a case do not support it. To speak directly with a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles who will help you understand your rights, call today for a free case review.

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