Why A Lawyer Is Important If You Are Experiencing Medical Malpractice

medical-malpracticeMedical malpractice includes diagnostic errors, severe injuries caused by physicians and surgeons, and even deaths. In fact, 300,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. To win a case, you need to prove negligence or violation of a medical standard of care caused an injury. Such cases are challenging and complex, which is why you need a medical malpractice attorney to represent you.

Injuries associated with such a case are more complex than personal injury claims. These often involve orthopedic injuries like broken bones, or soft tissue injuries. Medical malpractice can involve harm anywhere in the body, and lead to lawsuits for sometimes hard-to-prove claims such as:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Unnecessary surgeries
  • Surgical errors
  • Misinterpretation of lab results
  • Prescribing wrong medications and dosages
  • Premature discharge
  • Lack of follow-up care
  • Infections due to unsanitary equipment
  • Neglect to obtain one’s medical history

A regular personal injury lawyer is not experienced with the requirements of proving a medical malpractice claim. Our Los Angeles attorney at OakTree Law can help because:

  • Medical malpractice cases involve more complex medical issues.
  • Medical malpractice insurers often only cooperate with qualified attorneys.
  • We know how to find qualified medical experts to back your claim.
  • Our attorneys can find witnesses to review the defendant physician’s work.
  • Medical malpractice lawyers can bear the costs of a trial, which can cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Finding a medical expert can be a challenge. Most doctors won’t testify against a colleague or another physician. Lawyers in the field may know medical experts who can evaluate a case. Medical expert witnesses may also be on staff at the law firm. The expert’s duty is to determine whether the treating physician knew or should have known whether the injury they allegedly caused was preventable, and if medical negligence can be proven.

If you do win a medical malpractice case, the compensation can be substantial. You may be compensated for all past, current, and future medical bills associated with the injury in question. Past and future lost wages may be covered as well.

Legal compensation can include damages for disfigurement, scarring, and pain and suffering as well. Your attorney may also seek damages for loss of enjoyment of life. If you require assistance finding work, you may get damages for occupational retraining. Even more rights to compensation may factor in if you are permanently disabled or a loved one dies due to an injury caused by a doctor’s negligence.

OakTree Law: Your Door to Medical Malpractice Compensation

Our Los Angeles attorney is available to provide legal services within the medical malpractice field. If you or a loved one has been injured, or worse, by a physician’s negligence, we can help you win your case and receive full compensation. A medical malpractice attorney is prepared to fight for you. We are also experienced fighting insurance companies and finding expert medical witnesses to review every detail. Request a free evaluation today to get started.