Riverside, California, residents who have been victimized by the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional may be in for a tough legal fight if they choose to seek compensation for their injuries. For professional reasons, many doctors will not admit to medical malpractice even if the case is pretty clearly stacked against them.
Furthermore, proving medical malpractice requires that an injured patient show that a doctor did not act in accordance with an established standard of care; this evidence is usually provided in the form of expert witnesses. In any event, a victim cannot simply point to the fact that they did not get better but got worse after a treatment, as seeking medical help in no way guarantees improvement.
With over 60 years of experience between our California trial attorneys, our law office knows how to interview and work with experts in order to establish that a patient's injury or illness is not simply a "bad outcome" but is indeed the responsibility of the medical professional who treated the patient. Of course, this effort requires thorough knowledge of the law and attention to detail, both of which are qualities all of our attorneys and staff pride themselves on.
Although it may be tempting after a medical mistake to try to go at it alone and get the case resolved quickly, such a choice may mean a California resident winds up with a much smaller settlement than what they truly need to make up for lost income and expenses. Often, it is hard for a person to know where to start in cases like these, especially given that malpractice cases also require a knowledge of medical jargon.
If you have a potential medical malpractice claim and recognize the possible pitfalls of handing your claim alone, you are invited to explore the various types of malpractice cases we typically accept.