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Tips for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

If you think you might have a claim for medical malpractice, it’s important to talk with an experienced California medical malpractice lawyer immediately.  Medical negligence issues are complex, often requiring significant analysis and review.  While it may not be possible to provide a quick answer to the question “Do I have a case for medical malpractice,” a few tips can help as you begin the process. 

First, it is important to remember that not all poor outcomes are the result of negligence. In some instances, despite a medical providers best efforts, a patient does not respond as well as hoped to a medical procedure or treatment.  However, where a doctor, nurse or other medical provider fails to act up to the standard of care expected (i.e. acts negligently) and a patient sustains harm, then it might be possible to file a claim.  Many times, the patient or the family member may not know exactly what mistake or error was made.  This is where a resourceful medical malpractice law firm can help.  They will begin gathering records and performing an investigation into the factors surrounding the patient’s care.  Often, an expert opinion is required to determine whether the actions taken were adequate and provide answers as to what went wrong. 

It is also important to note that all lawsuits are governed by statutes of limitations, meaning that a lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time.  The time frame varies depending on numerous factors such as where the incident occurred, the type of facility, and the age of the patient. 

Due to the seriousness of medical malpractice claims, and all of the factors involved in pursuing an action, its best to contact a skilled Los Angeles medical malpractice law firm if you have any questions concerning a potential case.

For more information, please contact the dedicated Los Angeles medical malpractice team at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate and confidential consultation.



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