Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network
Medical malpractice is negligence that is committed by a trusted doctor, nurse or other medical professional where treatment falls below the acceptable standard of care and causes a patient harm. Medical malpractice can include an omission, mistake or intentional malicious act. Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or treat in time, prescription errors and improper treatment. These personal injury claims are tricky because medical malpractice is not always apparent to those who are not experienced in the medical field, so experts are needed to analyze records and provide testimony.
If you or someone you love has been injured and you believe it is the result of medical malpractice, a lawyer with medical malpractice experience from the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will attempt to find you a California medical malpractice lawyer, if your case has merit—at not cost to you.
Identifying Medical Malpractice
The first step in pursuing a medical malpractice claim case is suspecting that you are a victim. Keep in mind that a bad medical outcome does not mean you have suffered medical malpractice. Even with the best care in California, things can go wrong. If your gut feeling tells you something is amiss, you should obtain and review your medical records. This is the stage where you can contact the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC, which will try to match you with a California medical malpractice lawyer in your area. Your attorney can look over the documents with you and help you determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice case.
Winning Your Case
Generally speaking, to win a medical malpractice case in California, you must have expert testimony that no “reasonable” medical professional would have done what your health care provider did in the same situation. You must also prove through an expert’s testimony that the negligence of your health care provider directly caused your injury.
A medical malpractice claim may be pursued against various parties who provide medical care, including:
- Nursing homes
A claim may be brought against and individual provider, or an entire entity such as a health care facility or corporation.
If you have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice and you live in California, please complete the online form so that a lawyer with the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC can review your case, and attempt to find you an experienced California medical malpractice lawyer, if you have a valid case.