In any state in America, there is the danger of medical malpractice. A medical malpractice claim can be any sort of claim where a doctor, nurse, or medical staff person failed to provide care that was expected or necessary to a person in need. Medical malpractice cases also entail cases where unnecessary procedures were performed, a condition was misdiagnosed, or a person was harmed by a faulty surgery. In California, the amount of medical malpractice claims has dwindled in recent years.
According to The Medical Board of California, there were 10,445 complaints filed during 1999-2000 and only 6.359 in the year of 2009-2010. This may be in part because it now takes the investigators with The Medical Board of California an average of 122 longer in order to investigate a medical malpractice claim than it did back in 2000. If you file a claim, chances are that it will take the board an average of 328 days before they will reveal a complete report. There are about 99,900 licensed physicians and surgeons in the state of California, and all of them are held to the same high standard of care. In 2010, 349 medical personnel were punished by The Board because of their actions, 167 of these physicians were punished specifically for negligence in a surgical or medical station.
There are a wide variety of medical malpractice claims that you can file if you believe that you have been wronged in a doctor-patient or nurse-patient type situation. Here is a list of just a few of the many different situations which could be considered medical malpractice:
Whether you were mistreated by a doctor in an inappropriate manner, or experienced a surgical error when your physician operated on the wrong body part or mixed up your files with another person's and performed the wrong procedure, you deserve compensation. Medical personnel are supposed to help enhance your health, not damage it through lack of attention to their craft. If you can prove that a doctor should have been able to perform a task correctly under reasonable circumstances, then chances are that you will be able to obtain compensation from the party at fault.
There are also a variety of different types of claims that can be filed based on the different personnel in the office. For example, you can file a claim against a chiropractor or against a secretary in a medical office that was not ethical. You can also file claims against dentists, osteopathic physicians, nurses, optometrists, and hospitals. As well, if you were over charged for treatments and have not been able to prove this, then you may want to take this issue before The Medical Board of California with the assistance of a hardworking and dedicated attorney. You will want to have someone on your side who knows how to gather evidence and develop a convincing argument in your favor.
If you believe that you deserve compensation for a medical malpractice error, then don't hesitate to contact an attorney at P.A.I.N today for more information. The Santa Clarita personal injury attorneys at this firm have been able to obtain more than $1 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients and have a cumulative 25 years of experience to put to your case. With creativity and hard work, they may be able to develop a case which they can bring to The Medical Board of California on your behalf.