Medical malpractice remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While deaths and severe illness from Covid-19 dominated 2020, the epidemic of preventable deaths from medical malpractice has been a persistent issue for more than a decade. While not all poor medical outcomes are considered “medical malpractice” or “medical negligence”, fatal errors and mistakes are, and leave families devastated, with unanswered questions and concerns about what options exist.
Medical malpractice refers to the failure of medical professionals to perform their duties up to the standard of care expected of them. When they fail to meet this duty, and harm occurs, it may be possible to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit for damages. Damages may include medical fees and expenses, along with lost wages and emotional distress.
The leading types of medical malpractice include failures to diagnose, misdiagnoses, surgical errors, and birth injuries.
For more information or if you or a loved one have suffered harm due to possible medical malpractice, it is important to contact an experienced medical malpractice law firm as soon as possible to begin an investigation into all of the factors that may have led to the injury.
For more information please contact the compassionate Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for a confidential consultation.