Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Are You a Victim of Physician Negligence?
Gill Law Group represents victims of medical malpractice. A physician's actions must be in compliance with the standard of care in his or her medical specialty. Carelessness or neglect of a physician or another healthcare provider can have harsh consequences for yourself and your loved ones. If you have been injured by the neglect of a careless medical provider, you should immediately contact a medical malpractice attorney at our firm.
What Is a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases are unique injury claims against medical professionals for injuring a patient with their negligent or careless conduct. A negligent healthcare provider can be a doctor, physician assistant, nurse or other such professional. Medical professionals are held to a strict standard of care by law and if they fail to satisfy the standard of care, and a patient is injured, they must be held liable for the suffering they cause.
Medical malpractice cases require aggressive representation and must be brought in a timely manner. California law requires medical malpractice cases to be brought within six months to two years of the date of injury. In some cases, the period of time may depend on the discovery of an injury. If you believe that you have been injured by the carelessness of a physician, contact a Fullerton medical malpractice attorney at our firm to discuss your case.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases from a wide array of physician errors. A malpractice case can involve something range from the amputation of a wrong limb to prescribing a medication that the patient is allergic to. Medical professionals are overworked, in some cases, to maximize their profits, leading to debilitating fatigue that can sometimes cost dearly to a patient's health.
Some of the common medical malpractice claims in Fullerton include:
Types of Damages Recoverable
Most medical malpractice suits include damages for both physical and emotional loss. The damages also include medical bills for the procedures that caused the loss and also the medical and surgical treatment that may be required to correct or treat the injury caused by the careless physician. Damages might also include compensation for lost wages resulting from the injury.
Compensation varies based on the injury sustained. Compensation for lost wages often involves complex calculations with variables including the nature of the disability, the likely duration of disability as well as health and other abilities of the injured patient.
Limits on Medical Malpractice Cases
The doctors have lobbied real hard to protect themselves from paying for their own mistakes. The California law currently limits non-economic damages, meaning physical and emotional pain and suffering to a total of $250,000. This can be discouraging to many individuals with good cases against their medical providers. It should be noted that the $250,000.00 cap is only applied to the non-economic portion of damages, in many cases, economic damages will make the value of any given case much higher than this amount. Contact the skilled and experienced attorneys at the Gill Law Group to discuss the type of damages you may qualify for depending on the facts of the medical malpractice case.
Hiring an Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney
We do our best to limit our medical malpractice cases to Brea, Fullerton, and surrounding areas of Orange County. This allows us to be more effective in representing our clients in medical malpractice cases arising from negligence of doctors in the local area.