Although in the majority of situations, doctors perform admirably and help prevent you from getting sick and heal you when you are injured, occasionally things don't go as planned at a patient is harmed. Determining whether an injury is a known risk, an unavoidable consequence, or the result of medical malpractice can be difficult. Many people faced with this situation don't know where to turn. While some doctors will come forward and say, "I am sorry" and provide an explanation of what happened, many times medical professionals are discouraged from having an honest conversation and disclosing the existence of medical errors. As a result, if you believe that you have been hurt as the result of medical malpractice, the best course of action is to contact an experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney.
Contacting an attorney can begin the process of discovering just what happened in your matter, and even if you do not wish to file a lawsuit, you may find answers and closure for your situation. During an an initial consultation, you can tell your story and explain the circumstances surrounding your matter and what you believe occurred - and who or what may be responsible for your or your loved one's injuries. The attorney will then begin an investigation, which typically includes ordering medical records from all of your health care providers, then conducting a review of these records. This is typically performed by an expert in the particular area of medicine relevant to your matter. Based on the review, the attorney can gain important knowledge about what happened and whether medical negligence occurred. If you believe that it did, depending on the circumstance in each case, it may make sense to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
For more information, or if you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence, please contact the experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.