Medical malpractice kills a quarter of million people in the United States every year. That’s an alarming fact to keep in mind the next time you decide to go to the hospital.
But shocking statistics about medical malpractice doesn’t just end there. In fact, medical error is the third leading cause of death in our country, right behind cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
In addition to the disturbingly high death rate, medical negligence also puts a strain on the U.S. budget. An estimated over $3 billion is spent on medical malpractice payouts every year.
Fun fact: estimations show that medical error-related payouts come every 43 minutes in our country.
What’s the biggest medical malpractice payout in California history?
And one such payout stole the state news spotlight in California last month, when a Los Angeles jury awarded a man over $61 million in a medical malpractice verdict, making it the largest medical malpractice verdict in state history.
The man was awarded the multi-million verdict after filing a med mal lawsuit accusing two doctors and a hospital of providing negligent treatment that led to the amputation of his right leg.
No one would want to lose their leg due to medical error, and no money in the world can bring back any of your limbs, be it your left/right arm or leg, or any of your organs, for that matter.
But how do you determine if a doctor and/or hospital provided you with incorrect treatment or diagnosis that caused minor or severe injuries?
Today, our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney will answer this question and provide an insight into how to get maximum compensation for the injuries and damages suffered as a result of negligent medical care.
Q: Am I a victim of medical malpractice? What amounts to medical negligence?
A: Medical malpractice oftentimes leads to an injury or damages to a patient. However, a bad outcome isn’t the only evidence of medical negligence that entitles you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Los Angeles or anywhere else in California.
Some doctors might provide you with an incorrect diagnosis, which may result in your hundreds of thousands of dollars going down the tubes.
Patients in Los Angeles have had success with these types of medical negligence claims, and so could you. Contact our Los Angeles medical negligence attorney to get a free initial consultation today.
Q: What should I do if I suspect negligent care on the part of my doctor or hospital?
A: If you suspect medical negligence in your treatment or diagnosis, don’t hesitate to seek the legal advice of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
The litigation process in med mal cases is quite time-sensitive and requires loads of evidence to get a favorable verdict, which means you have no time to waste.
A Los Angeles medical negligence attorney will conduct a thorough review of all details in your particular case, including every interview you had with your doctor and hospital staff.
Q: What is the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit in California?
A: According to California’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed within one year after you discover the injury, or within three years of the date of the injury, whichever comes first.
If you have any reason to believe that you were a victim of medical negligence, call a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney immediately to get a bigger chance of obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we have the greatest respect for physicians and doctors and the challenges that they face on an everyday basis.
However, our malpractice attorneys will never tolerate medical errors that may cause serious harm to patients. Let our Los Angeles medical negligence attorneys protect your rights and health in and outside of court.