Like any other city, state or country in the world, negligence usually occurs between people and can cause one or more of them to perish, whether due to a car accident, during the workday, while at home, and even due to medical malpractice.
During the year 2019-2020, the state medical board received 10,868 complaints or reports in relation to this area or in matters of health due to reasons such as, gynecological and obstetric personal injuries; due to poorly performed orthopedic or plastic surgery, misapplied anesthesia, etc.
Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in California
-Wrong diagnosis or failure in the diagnosis: That is, the doctor or health specialist gives a medical assessment to the person who has suffered the accident, wrong or inaccurate of what he suffers.
-Prescription of medications not according to the patient: Which can cause side effects to the body such as kidney failure, changes in blood pressure, dizziness, and even the death of the person if they take it for a long time and do not produce any improvement in their injury .
-Surgical errors: They generally occur due to poor planning prior to the patient’s operation, which can cause infections or medical complications in the short, medium or long term.
-Badly administered anesthesia: If a specialist in this area exceeds the dose of tranquilizers or painkillers that correspond to the patient before an operation or surgery, he can put his life at risk by leaving him or her in a coma or leading to accidental death.
-Inexperience or carelessness during childbirth care: If the hospital staff does not have or receive adequate training so that a pregnant woman can have her baby without complications, the lack of experience or knowledge can cause the mother a temporary injury or permanent, just like your son.
How much time do I have to formalize my claim if I want to do so?
In accordance with the laws of the State of California, you will have up to 3 years after the accident or discovery of the injury, to present your case to the local authorities.
In the event that a person has died due to medical negligence, their relatives will have the same term to file the claim from the moment of the death of the loved one.
Remember, if you have collected evidence about your illness or the events that caused the death of another person for this reason, you can show it or take it with you to support the reasons for your claim and thus be able to take legal action as soon as possible.
How long does a California medical malpractice case take to reach a verdict?
Take into account that this will depend on each situation or circumstance in which the accident occurred, so it can take up to 5 years to conclude.
However, keep in mind that you can reach an agreement with the institution before or before you decide to formalize your claim before a local or national institution.
If you want more information on the subject in case you want to need it, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation and provide you with coherent solutions to what you want and need.