Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Los Angeles
Fighting for Injured Clients in Southern California Since 1998
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider breaches the standard
of care when providing treatment to a patient. If you feel have were mistreated
or misdiagnosed by your physician, you should contact a Los Angeles medical
malpractice attorney from The Law Office of Robert Starr, APC. Our team
has decades of experience fighting for our clients, and we have won
hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf.
The “standard of care” refers to the accepted procedures and
practices that all healthcare practitioners in the California should follow
when treating a patient suffering from a specific disease or ailment.
In order to establish liability for medical malpractice, the breach of
the standard of care must have directly caused injury to a patient.
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A person injured by medical malpractice may be eligible for compensatory
and punitive damages in limited cases. If you feel you were you a victim
of medical malpractice in California you should contact a professional
Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney immediately.
Medical malpractice can occur through two broad areas of conduct:
Carelessness or mistakes made during the course of a procedure or treatment
resulting in injury: An example would be if a surgeon performs a procedure for a hernia and
unknowingly cuts the patient's intestines, causing the abdominal cavity
to be infected due to contamination.
A provider fails to diagnose a condition which results in an injury: An example could be a provider who fails to diagnose the fact a patient
has cancer by not following the standard for care of diagnosis.
Overprescribing of Medication
Certain short-term medications have become more frequently prescribed to
people for long periods of time. These types of medications are supposed
to be administered on a short term basis and be accompanied with a treatment
plan to treat the underlying issues over the long term. However, doctors
are commonly prescribing these medications without a treatment plan, usually
to the detriment of their patients who become dependent on these dangerous drugs.
The most frequently misused and overprescribed medications are those that
are intended to treat acute anxiety and pain. These medications are not
intended to treat to the underlying problems that cause these acute bouts
of anxiety and pain. Unfortunately, doctors frequently prescribe these
medications without a treatment plan to treat the root issue, causing
their patients to become dependent on the drugs themselves while the original
cause of the anxiety or pain may be left unaddressed.
If you need help filing a medical malpractice claim, get help from The
Law Office of Robert Starr by calling
(800) 561-8627 now.