Medical Malpractice Attorney California
According to a study conducted by leading Johns Hopkins, medical error is the third highest cause of death in the U.S. — and accounts for 10% of all U.S. deaths. These numbers are staggering and don’t even account for the millions of people injured each year by medical error.
If you or a loved one have been injured by someone in the medical field — and you SUSPECT medical error — contact a medical malpractice attorney in California who will fight aggressively for a fair and full settlement — or take the case to trial.
Medical malpractice errors can be life-altering, leaving you with irreparable damage, a shortened life-span, the inability to return to work, loss of normal bodily functions, or loss of limb or life.
Plus, the injuries caused by negligent medical care can place a financial and emotional burden on you that lasts a lifetime.
Whether your injuries were caused by prescription errors, surgery/anesthesia errors, failure to diagnose a disease or condition — or more egregious errors like operating on the wrong patient, amputating the wrong limb, or removing the wrong organ — you have a right to demand compensation from those who harmed you or your loved one.
Find an Aggressive Medical Malpractice Attorney in California
Generally, medical malpractice claims occur when a medical professional (or facility) deviates from established standards of care in the medical community in a way that causes a person to be injured or killed.
There may be one — or multiple — responsible parties, including doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other healthcare workers.
If you’ve been injured by the careless actions of a medical providers, you’ll need an aggressive medical malpractice attorney who understands the tactics defense attorneys use to help limit, discredit, or defeat your claims.
When Lerner Law Firm handles your case, we will:
- Fight aggressively from start to finish to ensure you received full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses;
- Thoroughly investigate your malpractice case to seek damages from the liable parties;
- Find every lawful avenue of compensation you are entitled to; and
- Pursue maximum physical, emotional, and financial recovery.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Injuries in California
Medical errors can happen at all stages of medical care: diagnosis, treatment, surgery, anesthesia, post-operative care, health management, long-term care, in nursing care, and any other medical treatment or setting.
Below are some common medical errors that warrant contacting a medical malpractice attorney in California as soon as possible:
- Surgical errors;
- Failure to diagnose;
- Delay in diagnosis;
- Birth injuries;
- Prescription errors;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Nursing errors;
- Patient abandonment;
- And more.
If you have suffered injuries you suspect result from a medical error, contact a medical malpractice attorney in California as soon as possible. Acting fast is critical to identify, secure, and preserve evidence in your case.
What Can You Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case in California?
California has a $250,000 cap on “non-economic” (also known as “general) damages in medical malpractice cases. These damages include pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and loss of consortium.
However, there is no recovery cap on “economic” damages. Lerner Law Firm will investigate and pursue the full extent of your medical malpractice claims for past, present, and future economic considerations, such as:
- Past and future medical bills;
- Rehabilitation (e.g., chiropractic, physical therapy, etc.) expenses;
- Loss of wages and future earning capacity;
- Long-term care;
- Funeral and burial costs;
- And more.
What to Expect When Lerner Law Firm is Your Medical Malpractice Attorney in California
First, you can expect a FREE consultation with an experienced injury attorney to discuss your case. You will be treated like a real person, and your health and financial recovery will be our number one priority.
You can expect regular updates on all important aspects of your malpractice injury case.
A real person will answer your calls, emails, or texts within 24 hours in most cases. All questions will be answered as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
We will work with you on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t win at trial or settle your case, you pay us nothing.
And most important, Lerner Law Firm will fight strategically to recover maximum physical, financial, and emotional recovery for your medical malpractice injuries and losses — from every party at fault.
We serve the following communities: Los Angeles, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Chatsworth, Northridge, Beverly Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, Agoura, Canoga Park, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Glendale, San Pedro, Torrance, Compton, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Kern County, Santa Barbara County, and San Diego County