At the Law Firm of Ralph B. Wegis, we firmly believe that patients who have sustained severe or fatal injury due to negligent health care providers deserve substantial compensation. Ralph Wegis has helped medical malpractice victims in California and throughout the United States and is prepared to do the same for you. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice in The United States
Medical malpractice is when an individual was injured by a health care provider while receiving medical treatment because the professional failed to perform their medical duties. The laws regarding medical malpractice vary by state, but there are general principles that apply to most medical malpractice cases.
For instance, in all medical malpractice claims, you must prove that a doctor-patient relationship existed, that the doctor was negligent, and that their negligence resulted in your injury.
It’s essential for you to understand that a doctor must’ve been negligent with your diagnosis or treatment for you to sue for malpractice. You cannot file an injury claim just because you’re unhappy with the results of your medical treatment. You must prove that the physician who treated you caused harm in a way that a competent doctor, in the same circumstances, wouldn’t have.
Moreover, you need to prove that the medical professionals negligence resulted in your injury. In many malpractice cases, the patients involved were already sick or injured, so there is often the question if the doctor’s actions, negligent or not, really caused the damage. You have to show that their incompetence more likely caused the injury.
Most states require the affidavit of a medical expert to explain the appropriate medical standard, how the defendant deviated from that norm, and that the doctor’s negligence caused the injury.
Compensation for Your Case
Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to recover compensation for economic damages like your past & present medical bills, as well as payment for intangible injuries like your pain and suffering.
In wrongful death cases, compensation for your injuries could also include funeral expenses, lost income of the deceased, and payment for loss of companionship.
Legal Representation for Your Case
Several situations can lead to a medical malpractice claim, including a doctor’s failure to diagnose, improper treatment, and failure to warn a patient of the known risk of a procedure or course of treatment. If you or a loved one suffered injury because of medical malpractice, filing an injury claim can help you get the justice and money you need to get back on your feet.
However, it’s essential that you understand that filing a medical malpractice suit isn’t easy. Most states have complicated rules and procedures regulating malpractice claims that must be followed correctly. Other requirements include expert testimony, special notice requirements, and medical malpractice review panels which can be challenging to acquire by yourself.
Luckily you don’t have to face this legal battle alone. Ralph Wegis has helped many clients bring their medical malpractice suit to a successful conclusion and is prepared to do the same for you. With decades of experience, Ralph has the knowledge and tenacity necessary to fight your case to the very end. You’ve already been through so much. Let our firm handle the heavy legal work so that you can focus on recovery.
Contact our office to schedule a free consultation and get started on the brighter side of justice.
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