Do you have an Orange County medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice is a term that encompasses a variety of acts by a medical professional or medical institution that cause injury or wrongful death. Any action where the professional or facility failed to exercise adequate care, skill or diligence while providing medical care or where the professional or facility deviated from the accepted standard of care and caused harm may be considered medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice includes actions by:
• Nurse’s aides
• Outpatient clinics
• Medical offices
• Extended care facilities
• Any other medical professional or facility
Victims of medical malpractice may suffer physical disability, illness, infection, disfigurement, physical pain, mental anguish, and even wrongful death. There are many forms of medical malpractice. They include:
• Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
• Misdiagnosis and diagnostic errors
• Medical procedure errors
• Surgical mistakes
• Anesthesia errors
• Medication and prescription errors
• Adverse drug reactions
• Wrong treatments
• Hospital negligence
• Lack of follow-up care
• Surgical fires
• Strokes after chiropractic treatment
• Radiation errors
• Birth injuries
Many medical procedures do contain risks; however, it is the doctor’s job to explain the normal risks of a procedure and to do everything he can to minimize those risks. Medical malpractice includes dangers that are not part of the normal risk for a procedure, such as surgery on the wrong side or having an instrument left in the body.
A personal injury attorney with experience in California medical malpractice cases can help you determine if you have a medical injury case. The Orange County personal injury law firm of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie offer a free guide to choosing a Southern California personal injury attorney. Request your free copy of Avoid Lawyer Advertising Hype! A Lawyer’s Method for Finding a Lawyer. If you have any questions, contact our office at 866-981-5596.