As we all deal with the rising cost of healthcare in the United States, medical providers would like nothing better than to convince you that lawsuits against negligent doctors, hospitals and surgeons are responsible for rising costs.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Many studies put those costs at 5-10 percent. Meanwhile, costs are increasing at a rate of 15 percent a year.
And thousands of California residents are seriously injured or killed each year by medical malpractice. The Anaheim medical malpractice lawyers at Howard Law fight for the rights of clients who have been injured or killed by doctor or hospital error throughout the Los Angeles area, including Riverside and Santa Ana.
When a doctor, hospital, surgeon or other healthcare provider deviates from the accepted standard of care, they can and should be help responsible for the injury or death they cause to patients in their care.
The medical profession’s own medical journal calls the problem of surgical and medical errors an “epidemic,” in a 2003 report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that estimated malpractice deaths at 98,000 a year.
Other reports estimate the number of hospital deaths due to preventable medical error at between 100,000 and 200,000 per year.
California law provides a statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims, mandating that they must be filed within one year of discovery of the negligent act but no more than three years from the date of the injury.
The Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys at Howard Law represent clients in a wide range of California medical malpractice cases, including:
- Birth Injuries
- Erbs Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Failure to diagnose heart attack or stroke
- Surgical complications, bleeding, laceration and infections
- Failure to Manage
- Drug-toxicity/Drug interactions
- Anesthesia Reactions
- Doctor Negligence
- Failure to Treat
- Insurance/HMO Denials
- Wrong Surgery
- Surgical Error
- Blood contamination
- Hospital Negligence/Malpractice
- Outpatient Malpractice
- Surgical Malpractice/Negligence
- Pharmacy Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
If you and your family are dealing with the injury or death of a loved one as a result of medical malpractice, contact Howard Law today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call (800) 872-5925 for a free consultation