People want to be able to trust their doctors when they undergo treatment and procedures. Unfortunately, if medical professionals fail to meet the standard of care, serious injury, or even death, can result.
In these instances, it may be possible to pursue a claim against the healthcare professional that rendered the treatment or care. Under California law, a medical malpractice claim may be brought against more than just doctors; chiropractors, nurses, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories are also potential defendants. A medical malpractice claim is viable where you establish that the injuries resulted directly from the medical professional’s negligence. Thus, if you suffer a side-effect of a procedure or treatment, or the outcome of the procedure or treatment was not as expected, it may not be sufficient to bring a lawsuit.
A medical malpractice claim may seek recovery for medical bills, including future medical costs, lost earnings, as well as pain and suffering damages. Punitive damages may also be available if it can be proved that the medical professional committed oppression, malice or fraud.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury at the hands of a medical professional, KTL may be able to help. Our team thoroughly investigates each case, including all medical records, in order to set up the case for the best chance of success.