Inherently, we place a large amount of trust in our doctors. The medical school system instills doctors with knowledge, skill, and confidence in their subject matter. We all understand the obstacles to achieving a doctor’s license are rigorous and challenging. As patients, we rarely question our doctors on their procedures, diagnoses, and general counsel. While doctors can seem untouchable, we inevitably are reminded time and time again that our doctors are only human. Medical malpractice cases can arise from surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors, failure to diagnose, birth injuries, and other forms of medical negligence. Additionally, a doctor may also simply fail to treat a patient, advising them that no professional care or treatment is needed at the time. Regardless of whether a doctor’s mind and care are in the right place with a patient, any form of medical malpractice needs to face real consequences. Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for their damages and losses.
Unfortunately, there are cases of malpractice that do not meet its justice right away. If you’re not already familiar, one of the most infamous cases of medical malpractice comes from the career of Christopher Duntsch, a former neurosurgeon who was ultimately responsible for injuring over thirty patients he treated. This included maiming several patients’ spines in surgery and even two patient deaths. Duntsch’s career is just one of many examples that our healthcare system is not bulletproof for unqualified medical students to receive their licenses. Duntsch is also one of the countless examples of why we need qualified legal guidance when dealing with the aftermath of malpractice. If you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice, it is in your best interest to contact a Santa Monica medical malpractice lawyer that’s right for you. At Cohen Legal, we see any level of malpractice as a serious offense and understand the sufferings of malpractice may be severe, permanent, and life threatening.
Medical malpractice is a legal term used to describe situations where a healthcare professional deviates from accepted standards of care, resulting in injury or death to a patient. It encompasses a broad range of medical errors and negligence. Doctors are taught that there’s simply no room for negligence when working with a patient, so it’s important that any victim of this negligence receive the deserved justice for their case. An attorney will work hand-in-hand with you and your loved ones to build your case against this negligence. It can be daunting to analyze every angle and detail possible during the process. Our attorneys are passionate about removing this exhausting legal process from your shoulders, because victims deserve the right to focus on their physical and mental recovery. Let a lawyer do the hard work for you and ensure you receive compensation for medical treatment and any pain and suffering. Medical malpractice is a horrific event in anyone’s life, and collaborating with a malpractice lawyer is one of the best steps you can take towards getting your life back as a victim.