Medical malpractice occurs whenever a medical or healthcare professional deviates from the accepted standard of care for his or her field of medicine. All medical professionals and health care providers have an ethical and legal obligation to give every patient responsible and safe treatment and care. If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligent care at the hands of your doctor, you may have a legal claim.
Medical malpractice often results in severe injuries that can leave a patient debilitated for life. It is also one of the leading causes of wrongful death in California.
Common examples of injuries resulting from negligent medical care include:
- Birth injuries
- Elder abuse
- Wrongful death
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Failing to provide treatment in a timely manner
- Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
- Failure to provide standard follow-up care
- Misinterpretation of lab results or lab mistakes
- Failure to order necessary test
This list is not exhaustive. To determine if you have a claim for medical malpractice, speak with one of our experienced malpractice attorneys.
If you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. At The Dennis Law Group, we will aggressively fight to protect your rights and help you secure the compensation that you deserve. Recoverable damages may include:
- medical costs (and future medical costs),
- pain and suffering,
- mental anguish,
- lost wages,
- other associated costs.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact the malpractice attorneys at The Dennis Law Group today.