Talk to an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney in Long Beach
Whether you are sick with the flu, have a serious ailment requiring ongoing medical care, or you’ve been in an accident and need to go to the emergency room, you have every expectation that you will receive a certain standard of care. There is an implied contract between you, doctors and hospital staff that they will render that care to the best of their ability to give you the best possible chance to return to health as soon as you can.
However, sometimes medical treatments fall short of our expectations, and what is the normally acceptable level of care. Instead of healing a condition or resolving an acute care situation, medical staff can make a wrong diagnosis, leading to a worsening of the problems at hand and lengthening our road to recovery. Like it or not, many doctors and hospitals misdiagnose health issues or render care that can have a negative impact and occasionally devastating results.
When this level of care is breached, patients have the right to file a medical malpractice suit, seeking damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and punitive damages.
Because the nature of medical malpractice suits is highly complex and generally takes a long time to resolve, patients who are victims need to retain an experienced medical malpractice attorney. The attorney should have several years of trying similar cases and a well-established track record of success. Knowing where, when and how to tap medical experts to support a claim is a key element that the attorney must possess, as well as the ability to be a top-notch negotiator. This is because the vast majority of cases never make it to trial. Instead, most cases are settled beforehand, speeding the outcome, saving patients money and the stress of having to go through a trial.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.