Common Questions About Medical Malpractice

Common Questions About Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims represent some of California's most serious personal injury cases. Medical malpractice exists when a medical professional fails to act in accordance with the requisite standard of care and harms a patient. Unfortunately, medical malpractice occurs far more often than many realize. In fact, statistics show that roughly 200,000 people across the United States die each year as the result of medical errors.

However, despite the prevalence of medical negligence, many people do not understand their rights when affected by medical mistakes, and fail to seek the compensation they are entitled to.

First, although nonecomomic damages are capped by the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), recovery for other types of damages is possible. This includes future medical bills, which may be significant.

Additionally, in most situations, you do not need to pay out of pocket to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. Rather, most med mal lawsuits are brought on a contingency fee basis. This means that you only need to pay if you win your claim.

For more information or if you believe that you may have been harmed by medical malpractice, please contact the experienced California birth injury lawyers at Bostwick Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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