Hablamos Español

Close this search box.

Legal Safeguards: How Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help Victims Reclaim Control

Suffering an injury resulting from medical negligence is a traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of your life. While this experience can feel isolating, a medical malpractice lawyer can help you regain control of your life. 

Our Malpractice Attorneys Fight for Patient Rights and Compensation for Medical Errors

Medical malpractice laws are legal safeguards allowing injured victims to get the compensation they need to move forward and prevent similar incidents from occurring again. To fight for compensation in a medical malpractice case, your personal injury lawyer must prove the following: 

  • The medical professional owed you a duty to uphold their industry’s standard of care. This is typically easy to establish, as the existence of a doctor-patient relationship will prove they owed you this duty.
  • The medical professional breached this duty of care by failing to act as another medical professional in a similar field would have acted. For example, perhaps your surgeon did not take you off your blood thinner before surgery. We can have a medical expert witness testify that another reasonable medical professional would have taken you off the blood thinner days before the surgery and performed blood work the morning of the surgery to ensure you were able to undergo the procedure safely.
  • This breach caused you to suffer harm. Because the doctor did not take you off blood thinners, you may have sustained severe blood loss during the procedure and suffered a stroke.
  • You sustained damages. Because of the medical error, you incurred economic and non-economic losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

The trauma from an injury caused by a medical procedure can make it impossible for victims to trust medical professionals. Holding the doctor liable can help you regain control. Your medical malpractice attorney can handle every aspect of your case, allowing you to be as involved as you want. We can:

  • Gather evidence
  • Hire expert witnesses
  • Communicate with the medical professional’s insurance company
  • Negotiate for a fair settlement
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary

Recoverable Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Whether you are the victim of a surgical error, medication error, or other medical mistake, our legal team will fight for fair compensation for all the following economic and non-economic damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Miscellaneous accident-related expenses (e.g., transportation costs to and from appointments, the costs of renovating your home or vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair, etc.)
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress, inconvenience, mental anguish, depression, and anxiety

If you lost a loved one due to a medical professional’s negligence, we can seek justice for them and you through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. We can fight to recover: 

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost financial support
  • Medical bills
  • Household services your loved one performed before they passed
  • Loss of benefits and gifts
  • Loss of love, companionship, and comfort
  • Loss of care, assistance, and protection
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of guidance

We are prepared to assist you in any way possible. Recovering financial compensation for medical errors isn’t the only beneficial outcome out of these cases. Putting the spotlight on negligent medical providers can help prompt more safeguards that can make others more certain about the efficacy of their medical care.

How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action After Medical Negligence?

According to CCP § 340.5, you generally have three years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in California. If you do not file before the statute of limitations expires, you may be unable to recover monetary compensation. 

There are a few exceptions to this time limit, such as if: 

  • The medical professional intentionally concealed their actions.
  • The medical professional left a foreign body that “has no therapeutic or diagnostic purpose or effect” (e.g., a surgical sponge) inside your body.
  • There is a presence of fraud. 
  • The medical malpractice victim is a minor.

Our team will walk you through the legal process and help you determine how long you have to file a medical lawsuit.

Our Law Firm Helps Victims of Medical Malpractice With No Upfront Fees

You deserve to know that someone cares as much about your case as you do. When you work with us, you can be sure of that. We charge you no retainers, upfront fees, or hourly fees for our help. You only pay our attorney’s fees if we win, and our compensation will come from your settlement or court award. 

If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. This way, you can be sure we’re dedicated to the outcome of your case.

See How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You Regain Control of Your Life After Medical Malpractice

Our legal professionals want to help you reclaim control of your life and health. We can help you fight to hold negligent medical practitioners liable for the harm they caused you and help you move forward. 

Get help with no financial risk today. Call KJT Law Group today for a free consultation and legal advice: (818) 507-8525.

We Will Fight For You

Contact our firm to get started.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.