Medical Malpractice Attorneys
At E&L, LLP, our medical malpractice lawyers know how difficult it is for our clients to wrap their heads around the fact that they were injured while seeking care from a professional.
We understand that the point of pursuing medical care is to improve your quality of life not to further injure you. Unfortunately, medical malpractice occurs more than you think.
Last year alone, over one million people suffered injuries from medical malpractice in the U.S., and an estimated 250,000 people lost their lives to medical errors.
If you were injured while seeking professional medical care of any kind, or tragically lost a loved one to negligent medical care, contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
Our senior medical malpractice attorneys in have been nominated as Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, an acknowledgment that is received by the top 2.5% of attorneys that means 97.5% of other Southern California attorneys do not qualify.
We have the experience, resources, and skills our clients need to complete the complex investigation necessary to build a strong case and provide the level of proof the court requires to pursue real results in medical malpractice cases.
What is Considered Medical Malpractice?
At E&L, LLP, our medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles provide straightforward legal representation, so our clients know what they are up against when taking on these complex cases.
First, we must establish that medical malpractice occurred during their pursuit of care.
That starts by proving there was a violation in the standard of care in the specific medical profession where the injury occurred that will allow us to establish that negligence occurred.
Next, we must prove the patient our client was injured because of that negligence.
Finally, we must prove that the patient – our client – suffered significant damages from the injury that was caused by medical negligence.
Pursuing medical malpractice requires us to prove a medical professional/patient relationship existed when the injury occurred.
That includes a relationship with any of the following professionals, who may be found liable for medical malpractice when negligence is a factor in their care:
- Plastic Surgeons
- Medical Support Staff
- Hospitals, Medical Facilities, and Surgical centers
- Pharmaceutical Companies
If you have been injured while seeking medical care, contact our Beverly Hills medical malpractice attorneys today to learn more about your legal rights and options in holding the liable person or parties responsible for your complete recovery.
What are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Injuries?
Medical errors can occur in any type of facility without notice, which is what makes their occurrence so devastating.
Our clients seek professional medical care to pursue solutions for what ails them. They follow the advice given to them to ensure they are doing all the right things to improve. And when they are met with an injury because of negligence, their lives are turned upside down.
Our medical malpractice lawyers want to help our residents recover from injuries that could have been avoided if the proper care was taken by their medical professionals.
Common medical negligence, medical malpractice, and medical errors that occur include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis
- Anesthesia Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Failure to Recognize Symptoms
- Emergency Room Negligence
- Premature Discharge from the Facility
- Lack of Informed Consent
- Hospital-acquired Infections
- Disregarding or Not Taking Appropriate Patient History
- Poorly Defined or Required Follow-up Care
- Failure to Order Proper Testing
- Unnecessary Surgery
- Retained Surgical Instruments
- Surgical Errors or Wrong Site Surgery
- Defective or Improperly Prescribed Medication
- Improper Medication or Dosage
- Misreading or Ignoring Lab Results
- Medical Product Liability
At E&L, LLP, our medical malpractice attorneys in Los Angeles know that medical professional negligence is far-reaching and can include the healthcare facility’s involvement when they abandon proper hiring protocols, operate their facilities understaffed, or fail to remove incompetent healthcare personnel.
We will review each aspect of your medical malpractice circumstances to ensure each party that has some responsibility for your wellbeing is held liable for their role in the negligence that led to your injuries.
Can I Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim in California if My Child Has a Genetic Disorder?
The State of California is one of only a few states that allow genetic disorders to be viewed as medical malpractice when negligence kept the medical providers from identifying a birth defect or genetic disorder.
When couples become pregnant, they consistently consult with their physicians about the health of the child, which may include genetic testing to gauge their odds of having a healthy child.
Often, further tests are pursued to identify potential health issues that will allow the parents to make informed decisions about their family’s future. After all the reassurances they need to pursue the birth of a healthy baby, parents can be blindsided by their child being born with a debilitating genetic disease.
The emotional, physical and financial costs to the whole family can be devastating.
That is why California allows parents to file wrongful birth claims, to recover the expenses they never expected to incur because of medical negligence.
Another type of medical malpractice claim is called wrongful life, which allows the child the person suffering from the genetic disorder to pursue a case against the negligent medical providers on their own.
Each of these assertions is complex and requires an experienced medical malpractice attorney to build a strong case against the negligent medical providers that caused our clients’ harm.
Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
Our experienced personal injury attorneys at E&L, LLP focus on the health and wellbeing of our clients after they have been hurt by the negligence of a medical provider.
We know how difficult it can be to take on a physician network or healthcare facility, as their insurance companies and corporate lawyers will immediately resist any implication of liability. And when they do, we will aggressively build your case to ensure your voice is heard.
If you have been injured while seeking medical care from any type of professional, contact our skilled Los Angeles County medical malpractice attorneys at E&L, LLP today by calling at (213) 213-0000 to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation.