The period immediately following a malpractice error is not the time to school yourself on malpractice and personal injury law. You should be concentrating on getting well. Let a skilled lawyer, like the professionals at the Johnson Attorney Group, handle the legal work. Our California personal injury lawyer can help you get the funds you need to pay your medical bills as well as make up for the money you're losing being off of work. We can even help you find a doctor to treat you if you don't have insurance or a regular physician.
If you have sustained a surgical malpractice injury in California, our malpractice attorneys want to help you. We don't charge any fees until and unless we successfully settle your case and get you the money you deserve. For more information, call the Johnson Attorney Group at 1-800-208-3538 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.
California Medical Malpractice LawsThe State of California defines malpractice as a person or company failing to act as a competent person would be expected to act in a similar situation. This generally refers to actions, but can also apply to omissions, as when a doctor should have done something and didn't. It's not just doctors who can be held liable in surgical malpractice suits. Nurses, anesthesiologists and even manufacturers of surgical equipment or medical devices can be found negligent.
You don't want to wait to pursue a surgical malpractice lawsuit. California law states that such suits must be filed within three years of the surgery and within one year of discovering the injury.
What Type of Compensation is Available?There are a number of different compensations available under California law if you were injured as a result of surgical malpractice. These may include the following:
- Medical treatment – Money to pay for things like hospital visits, emergency room treatment and/or physical therapy
- Doctor’s treatment – Money to pay doctors, both in a hospital and as an out patient
- Pain and suffering – The trauma of having your life derailed by a surgical malpractice injury can be worth compensation
- Lost wages and lost future earnings – Money to help your family pay bills while you are out of work or living expenses if your injury causes you to not be able to work again
- Punitive Damages – In extreme cases, damages will be awarded to punish the defendant
An Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get the Maximum Recovery For Your Surgical Malpractice InjuryIf you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to surgical malpractice in California, you need an experienced malpractice attorney to help you navigate the ins and outs of the courtroom, medical tests and legal jargon. The consequences are too high to leave to the whim of an insurance company adjuster. After all, insurance company employees are paid to protect the company's "bottom line.
The Johnson Attorneys Group wants to help you to get the settlement you need to pay bills and rebuild your life after your accident. Over the past few years, we have collected more than $98 for our clients. For medical malpractice cases, we work on a contingency basis. That means that we don't bill you for our services until we collect money on your behalf and/or win your case. To learn more about how we can help you and to schedule a free case evaluation, call us at 1-800-208-3538.