Medical Malpractice

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.

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    Robert Starr

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    For more than 20 years, Attorney Robert L. Starr has been the Los Angeles lemon law attorney clients can trust to protect their interests and ensure they are treated fairly. As the founder of The Law Office of Robert Starr, APC, he has handled thousands of cases and earned hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. As a former auto trader and enthusiast, he knows the industry inside and out, allowing him to communicate with both vendors and manufacturers on your behalf.
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    Adam Rose


    Since 2000, Attorney Adam Rose has dedicated his legal career to helping his clients receive fair treatment, no matter their situation. Whether advocating for a tenant against a landlord, protecting a consumer from a defective product, or litigating a class action lawsuit, Mr. Rose has earned a reputation as a Los Angeles lemon law attorney his clients can trust.
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    Karo Karapetyan

    Of Counsel Attorney

    Karo Karapetyan personal experience as a real estate broker, business owner, and financial adviser enables him to provide his clients with tried and tested insight into real estate litigation and transactions, employment, and personal injury law.
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    Theodore Tang


    Attorney Theodore Tang interned for Justice Epstein at the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Los Angeles. He gained trial experience early as a certified law student under the direction of the Riverside District Attorney’s office and through the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Academy of Justice Program.

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