At the Law Offices of Brent W. Caldwell, we hope that our clients remain safe and healthy at all times. Occasionally, though, illnesses and injuries may result in hospitalization, surgery, or extended in-patient care. Patients expect to receive high quality, efficient, and effective care from well-trained physicians, nurses, and hospital staff. Unfortunately, this is never guaranteed. When our clients believe they have been wronged by a hospital or its staff, we offer our services. Medical malpractice can be a frightening experience, but our years of experience will help clients seek the justice they deserve.
What Can Go Wrong
Medicine is a science. Professionals in the medicinal field are instructed in exact procedures and steps to take in diagnosing and treating an enormous variety of medical ailments. When these steps are not followed correctly, however, the scientific research that backs medical decisions is not being accurately and effectively used. Doctors are people, too, and they make mistakes. A bad day, an argument, a family crisis, or a problem with work-related issues can cause a physician or nurse to make huge mistakes when treating patients. Patients, however, have the right to receive high quality medical care. There is no excuse for medical malpractice, but it happens every day. Many patients are convinced by hospital staff that they have no reason to complain. Do not let a hospital tell you your rights. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe that you have been a victim of medical malpractice.
There are many different types of medical malpractice, and all of them are handled differently. Neglect is a very common type of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or your loved one died because of medical neglect, you may be entitled to compensation. Misdiagnosis is another common type of medical malpractice. Often, physicians rush through diagnoses and offer incorrect solutions which can result in greater damage. Faulty equipment, bad drugs, incorrect prescriptions, and even poor facilities can all be grounds for medical malpractice. There are four elements which must be established in a medical malpractice case:
- A duty must be owed: It is the duty of the hospital to diagnose and heal a patient that is placed under a physician’s care.
- A duty must be breached: This means that the responsibility of the hospital to serve its patients to the best of its abilities must have been neglected by either action or omission. In other words, something was done incorrectly or something was not done that should have been done.
- The breach must cause an injury.
- The injury must lead to damages.
An Attorney Can Help
You trust the physicians and nurses who attended to your medical care. You believed that your interests were being considered and met on a regular basis. If you discover that these assumptions were untrue, you may be feeling lost, angry, hurt, or helpless. You are not helpless. A qualified attorney can review your case and help you seek compensation for medical malpractice, neglect, or failure. If you’ve been injured further by the medical community, you may need compensation to deal with additional medical bills, emotional trauma, physical rehabilitation, lost work, lost property, and other expenses.
At the Law Office of Brent W. Caldwell, we have years of experience handling the medical malpractice cases of our clients. We know that medical malpractice issues are hurtful and can shatter your trust in professionals. This is why we approach these cases with compassion and understanding. We want to show you what a trusting relationship is, and we will do our best to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
If you are concerned about the medical care you received or have any questions about a medical malpractice case, please call our law offices to set up a free consultation. You can meet with a licensed attorney to discuss the ins and outs of your case, ask questions, receive answers, and walk away with confidence that your case will be handled honestly and professionally. There is nothing that can undo the poor treatment you received, but you can be awarded a sum that will help you to move forward with your life.
Contact the Law Offices of Brent W. Caldwell, Huntington Beach Medical Malpractice Attorney, for a free consultation.