Orange County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Whenever you seek medical treatment, there’s a chance that your care provider will make a bad decision—it’s human nature. But when a care provider goes against their training and education to make choices that no other provider would, you may be dealing with a medical malpractice issue. At DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, LLP, we help victims of medical malpractice throughout Orange County.
Our team of Orange County medical malpractice attorneys bring decades of experience to the table, and our extensive knowledge of California medical malpractice law gives us the advantage we need to handle your claim. In one medical malpractice case, we represented the family of a baby who died at birth due to the doctor’s poor judgment.
While no amount of money can change the outcome of a tragedy like this, fair compensation holds the liable party accountable and helps the family seek closure. With appearances on national and international media, 95% of our cases coming from referrals, and recognition from Martindale-Hubbell®, it’s clear that we deliver on our promises. Ready to explore your options after a bad medical experience? Call DeWitt Algorri & Algorri at 855-WINNING.
Have You Suffered a Bad Outcome After Seeking Healthcare?
Thousands of people across the United States experience poor outcomes after seeking medical treatment. Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, and many people never even know that their doctor made a careless mistake.
However, as you consider a medical malpractice claim, it’s important to note that not every mistake is medical malpractice. Mistakes are to be expected, and the law does not punish doctors for not being perfect.
When does a medical error become medical malpractice? It all depends on whether or not the doctor met the standard of care. The court will look at what information the doctor had and what a doctor of similar training and knowledge would have done in the same situation. If your care provider acted in a way that was significantly different than what could be expected from another provider, they may have engaged in malpractice.
For example: you go to a care provider complaining of several different symptoms. They do some preliminary testing over a period of time and never find anything pointing to a diagnosis. Your condition worsens and you seek care from another doctor. That doctor orders a test based on your symptoms and immediately diagnoses you. If the first doctor should have known to order that test based on your symptoms and your condition got worse because of the delay in diagnosis, you may have a claim.
Specialties with High Malpractice Rates
Medical malpractice can occur in any specialty, but claims are much more common in certain areas of medicine, including:
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Thoracic-cardiovascular surgery
You May Be Entitled to Compensation—Here’s How We Can Help
Compensation is divided into several categories in a medical malpractice claim. Some reflect the direct losses you’ve experienced because of your poor care, such as your medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning capacity. Other types of compensation help with losses that are harder to quantify, such as your pain and suffering.
At DeWitt Algorri & Algorri, we understand how a poor medical outcome can change your life forever. Whether a surgery meant to improve your mobility has left you with a permanent limp, a missed diagnosis has led to invasive care you might not have needed, or reckless obstetric care has caused your baby to suffer lifelong injuries, we know that you deserve justice.
Not only does your case help you get the closure and peace you deserve, it can also deter healthcare professionals from making similar mistakes in the future. When medical providers, hospitals, rehab hospitals, and administrators know that they can be held accountable for their grave mistakes, they are more likely to take steps to prevent them.
An Orange County medical malpractice lawyer from our team will tackle your case aggressively from day one, using our extensive knowledge of medical malpractice law and medicine as a practice to determine potential liable parties and your damages. At every step of the way, we’ll inform you of your options, give our professional advice, and make sure you understand the outcomes of each option. Your care providers have an army of lawyers ready to find holes in your claim, discredit you, and fight to deny you fair compensation. Choose DeWiit Algorri & Algorri for a team that will fight back even harder.
Pursue Justice with the Team at DeWitt Algorri & Algorri
Take a stand now. Contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri to plan your next steps in your medical malpractice claim. You deserve dependable treatment from care providers you can trust. If your care providers have failed to deliver, let’s sit down and discuss what comes next. Call us at 855-WINNING or contact us online to schedule a meeting.