If you sought medical help, only to experience harm due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. A Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you pursue civil action.
A serious medical mistake can leave you with a new set of medical problems that only compound your original ones. Medical malpractice can change your life and cause you unnecessary harm.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you through this difficult time. We can investigate and identify all parties responsible and potentially liable in your case. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we provide a free case evaluation and we require no money upfront. We secure our fee if and when we win your case. Call us now to learn more: (800) 794-0444.
Types of Medical Malpractice
A medical mistake can result in additional care and medical costs that can drain your finances and affect your career. A study by Johns Hopkins University found that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Medical mistakes are a part of medical malpractice. Here are just a few examples of how your medical attention can go wrong:
A misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures. As your original health complaint worsens, you face hours of time undergoing unnecessary treatments and even surgery.
A never event is just like it sounds—an event that should never happen. Such an event when it comes to medical malpractice can involve:
- Removal of the wrong limb.
- Operating on the wrong side.
- Sponges left in body after surgery.
These are just a few examples of never events that seem too impossible to happen, yet when they do, they are devastating.
These types of mistakes occur when patients miss their daily dose of medications or receive the wrong type of medication. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are more than 100,000 cases of medication mistakes reported to the administration each year.
Health Care-Associated Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports that on any given day, one out of every 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). The most common types of HAI are:
- Urinary tract infections.
- Surgical site infections.
- Ventilator infections.
- Bloodstream infections.
Dangerous germs within a hospital setting can transfer from patient to patient, from reused medical equipment, and from unwashed hands. These germs can develop into HAI in patients.
Medical malpractice is also a serious danger during childbirth. Medical malpractice during delivery can disrupt oxygen to the brain, leaving the child with a debilitating head injury.
If you were the victim of medical malpractice, you may have legal options. Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit with the help of a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer is one of those options. While each case is different, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Let Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Protect Your Best Interests
Hospitals or any other type of medical facilities are often represented by large insurance companies. These companies work to protect the best interests of those they represent by closing claims quickly.
An insurance company may contact you and pressure you to accept a settlement. If you decide to accept it, you may lose your right to pursue civil action later should your medical condition worsen later on. Do not sign or accept an insurance company’s offer without considering how it may affect your future rights. A lawyer can guide you through the process.
You may feel stuck and uncertain about what to do as you deal with your health problems. It is important to seek legal representation in order to protect your best interests.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we are familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to settle cases for low dollar amounts. By representing your best interests, we negotiate a fair settlement amount on your behalf. We are not afraid to take on tough cases and we are ready to go to trial if necessary.
A medical malpractice case is something you should not try to handle alone. It is a very serious matter that deserves legal representation.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
The time for pursuing civil litigation regarding your case is short. California law limits the amount of time allowed for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
To prepare the best case possible, our team needs time to collect and review all evidence. The days and weeks following your discovery of medical malpractice can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. Let us handle the details of your case. Knowing your case is in good hands can allow you to focus on your health and healing.
If your loved one suffered from a serious medical malpractice incident that resulted in their death, contact us. You may be entitled to a wrongful death claim and lawsuit.
Entrusting medical professionals with our lives is necessary. From prescribing medication for a cold to delivering your child, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in the medical profession have a responsibility for your safety.
A Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer can help you through this difficult time. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm we work hard on behalf of our clients to seek the best outcome of your case possible. Mistakes that impact your health demand accountability and compensation.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation. There is no fee unless we win your case. If you suffered a dangerous medical condition due to malpractice, our staff is here to serve your legal needs. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now at (800) 794-0444.