Patient abandonment can be viewed by the court as a type of medical malpractice. Patient abandonment happens when a doctor terminates your doctor-patient relationship without providing you reasonable notice of the severed relationship with your physician, or without at least providing you with a reasonable explanation for the severance. When a doctor fails to provide a patient with a reasonable opportunity to identify another qualified physician who is taking new patients, and who can be brought on board the patient's healthcare team by the patient as the replacement health care provider, the doctor may be guilty of patient abandonment. If the lack of medical care in the interim results in an injury to the patient that needed to be prevented by that doctor's care, then the doctor may be found liable for medical malpractice.
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What Compensation is Available for Medical Malpractice Victims?
If you are injured as a result of California doctor's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation under California medical malpractice laws. Compensation may include:
- Emergency room treatment
- Other visits to the hospital
- Inpatient or outpatient treatment at a physician's office, or elsewhere
- Pain and suffering for physical and/or mental impacts from an injury caused by another person
- Lost current and future income, if you cannot work because of the injury, you may be entitled to compensation for income you would have earned if you had not been injured during that time.
- Punitive damages, if the court finds it appropriate to assess an award for the purpose of punishing the negligent party
What Should You Do If You Have Been Injured Due To Medical Malpractice?
If you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence by a California doctor, you need to do the following three things:
- Act quickly to protect your rights. — Your claim needs to be promptly initiated in the California state civil court system. The statute of limitations for filing a California personal injury claim is limited.
- Reject uninformed ideas about presenting your own case in court. — Keep in mind that insurance companies have a large force of investigators, medical experts, and various other professionals protecting their profit margins against claims like yours. You need your own financial strong advocate fighting on your side to help protect your interests and obtain the maximum compensation allowed by California medical malpractice law for your injury .
- Contact only an experienced California personal injury lawyer. — Work only with an attorney who has a proven track record of success in medical malpractice cases. You need the strength of a successful law firm, and a lawyer whom you can be confident will aggressively fight to protect your rights and do all that is necessary to help ensure that you receive every dollar of compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Contact Johnson Attorneys Group for a Free Medical Malpractice Case Review in California
We take all of the time needed for every client throughout the case, to ensure that the injured person fully understands the California legal process. And, although you may not be expecting other kinds of assistance from us, we will help you through your healing process. If you do not have insurance, we will help you find the doctor you need to work with you throughout your entire medical treatment process. We will also handle your medical bills.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of California medical malpractice, call Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538 to discuss your situation with an experienced California personal injury attorney. Ask for your complimentary case evaluation. We don't charge any legal fees unless we win your case in court, or obtain a successful settlement for you. Hablamos Español.