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The fact that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States - just behind heart disease and cancer - is sobering. Every year, medical malpractice costs taxpayers billions of dollars. More importantly, the toll on human life is much too high. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, it is crucial that you speak with a lawyer at Bennett Johnson, LLP as soon as possible.
The Definition of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a healthcare practitioner to maintain the recognized standard of care in treating a patient. The standard of care is how a reasonably able and judicious healthcare practitioner would act under the circumstance. Was your provider grossly negligent? If so, you could have a medical malpractice case on your hands. However, California medical malpractice law is rather broad in its definition of “treatment” when determining whether a case is grounded in negligence.
How Do I Know if I am a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
If you have reason to believe that you were injured by medical malpractice, your first step should be to speak with our Oakland personal injury lawyers for more information. We can help you establish liability.
Examples of medical malpractice cases include:
- Birth injuries
- Diagnostic errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Prescription errors
The Importance of Acting Quickly
Since each state has a statute of limitations, it is imperative that you contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Bennett Johnson, LLP as soon as possible. Under California law, a patient can only file a medical malpractice claim within one year of discovering the act that caused the injury, or three years from the date the injury occurred (whichever comes first). Our attorneys can help ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and may be able to help you receive compensation for your injuries.
For the trustworthy legal assistance you need, turn to Bennett Johnson, LLP for help.