You may be wondering what the best course of action is if you are the victim of medical malpractice, and the answer is that you do have recourse if this happens. Filing a lawsuit for malpractice can allow you to have access to compensation. Here’s what you need to know about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in San Diego or elsewhere in southern California:
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is any action where a physician or another medical professional goes against the standard practices of the field, which results in harm to the patient or wrongful death. So, if you have been harmed by actions that go against protocol in the medical field, you could successfully sue for medical malpractice. Here are some examples of medical malpractice:
– A patient who had a surgeon operate on the wrong region of the body.
– A patient who suffered harmful effects as a result of an interaction between two drugs that shouldn’t have been prescribed together.
– Situations where a doctor failed to diagnose a medical condition, which went untreated and resulted in serious harm to your health.
Luckily, a skilled lawyer will be able to help you determine if the doctor did deviate from the standard protocol in the medical field. This will help you to determine whether or not you will be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and a skilled lawyer can also give you an estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled to.
What if the treatment that was given followed the standards in the medical profession but was harmful anyway?
All treatments can cause harmful side effects, and all tests have the potential to be inaccurate. However, malpractice involves one or more of the medical professionals treating you not following protocol. In some cases, this could be the cause of these errors even if you are not aware of it, which means that you should contact a lawyer even if it does not appear that the mistake was caused by an act of negligence.
What should you do if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice?
If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to make sure that you talk to a lawyer. Luckily, you can count on Guy Levy to give you the results that you need. We have lots of experience in the courtroom, which means that you can be sure that we’ll give you the best possible representation.
How much compensation could you receive?
The amount of compensation that you can receive varies greatly from one case to another. The amount that you receive will depend on several factors, which include the amount that you paid in medical bills as a result of the malpractice and your pain and suffering.
Another factor that influences the compensation that you can receive is the loss of projected future earnings. Even if the injury was only temporary, lost earnings for the time period that you were unable to work can be factored into the compensation that you’re able to receive.
In many cases, compensation for medical malpractice can be in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Wrongful death lawsuits can result in compensation of a million dollars or even more. This could be life-changing for both you and your loved ones.
Get in touch with us to start your malpractice case today!
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, give us a call or contact us online to get started with your malpractice lawsuit. We’ll start working on your case right away, and we’ll work hard to get you the results that you need.