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California is ranked fifth in the United States for its quality of healthcare, and residents of the Inland Empire enjoy access to a range of highly-ranked general practitioners and specialists. But this doesn’t mean that healthcare in California is a utopia—residents going in for emergent and routine care are still at risk of being the victim of a careless or negligent doctor. At DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, LLP, our team of medical malpractice attorneys in the Inland Empire help wronged patients get the justice and compensation they need to move forward.

Our background in personal injury law makes us the right choice for your medical malpractice claim in San Bernardino or Riverside. Former clients, other attorneys, and even judges are so impressed by our level of service that 95% of our clients come from referrals.

Our team doesn’t settle just to close your case and move on—several of our attorneys are part of the American Board of Trial Advocates, highlighting our commitment to what is best for our clients. We strive to secure positive outcomes for our clients facing a number of malpractice issues. In one case we took, we helped a grieving family get a jury award of $268,000 after a negligent doctor caused the death of their newborn baby. Whatever type of medical malpractice you’ve experienced, don’t face it alone. Call DeWitt Algorri & Algorri at 855-WINNING to schedule a consultation now.

California Medical Malpractice Laws

As you begin your claim, take some time to familiarize yourself with medical malpractice laws in California. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case is three years in California. If the injury is not immediately discovered, the patient has one year from the date of discovery to file a claim. Exceptions include cases where there is proof of fraud, intentional concealment, or the presence of a foreign object in the patient’s body.

One facet of medical malpractice law is the notice of intent to sue. The plaintiff is required to notify the potential defendant of their intent to sue at least 90 days before moving forward with the suit.

Prior to May 2022, Californians could recover no more than $250,000 in non-economic damages for a medical malpractice claim. A law passed in 2022 will increase that amount to $350,000 in 2023 and gradually increase over the next decade until it reaches $750,000.

What Type of Compensation Will I Get?  Medical malpractice compensation is split into economic and non-economic categories. Economic compensation refers to losses with easily measured costs, such as medical bills and lost wages. With careful accounting and documentation, you can prove exactly how much an injury cost you in these areas.

Non-economic damages seek to make victims whole for losses that are harder to measure. In particular, this refers to pain and suffering—how do you put a dollar amount on pain and suffering? While this may be challenging, it’s one of the reasons you have a San Bernardino medical malpractice lawyer. These cases often cause victims substantial physical and mental pain, and you deserve to be compensated for it.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

 Claims can cover any type of negligence on the part of a doctor or other care provider, but some types of claims are more common than others. Many claims relate to:

  • Missed and delayed diagnoses. These mistakes can be tragic for patients. Consider a patient who seeks treatment for odd symptoms. The doctor misses the telltale signs of a specific type of cancer and does not perform proper diagnostic tests. By the time the patient is diagnosed by another care provider, their cancer has progressed to the point that more aggressive treatment is needed.
  • Birth injuries. Birth is a dangerous time for mother and baby, and care leading to the loss or permanent injury of either may be malpractice.
  • Medication errors. This includes administering the wrong medication, prescribing medication that interacts with another of the patient’s medications, or giving medication on the wrong schedule.
  • Anesthesia errors. When anesthesia is not properly administered or monitored, patients may suffer strokes, heart attacks, brain damage, or even death.
  • Surgical errors. Performing surgery on the wrong body part, leaving a surgical instrument inside the body, or failing to take proper sanitation and hygienic precautions are all serious errors that can endanger patients.

Schedule Your Consultation with DeWitt Algorri & Algorri Now

If a medical error has destroyed your trust in healthcare providers and changed your life, it’s time to talk to a medical malpractice attorney in the Inland Empire. We’re committed to finding out what really happened and how much compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 855-946-6464 to talk more about your case.

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