Unfortunately, it can be difficult to prove a doctor committed medical malpractice in Los Angeles. Unlike with many other kinds of lawsuits, normally medical malpractice requires expert testimony. Experts will often testify about the expected level of care for patients in the same situation and whether the doctor delivered that level of care. Typically, both sides have their own experts who often reach different conclusions.
Generally, four things must be proven in order to be successful in a medical malpractice case. First, you must be treated by the defendant. The defendant must have failed to deliver the appropriate level of care. As a result, you must have suffered damages. Finally, you must be able to prove that those damages are a result of the defendant’s poor level of care.
Often, medical malpractice cases are difficult to prove and can take a long time to complete. However, that does not mean that if you are harmed by a medical professional you should not attempt to obtain compensation for your injuries. Some of the most common types of medical malpractice include mistakes during childbirth, surgical errors that result in damage to the surrounding areas of the body, a failure to diagnose a condition or making the wrong diagnosis, or an error with a prescription medication.
If you are harmed by a medical professional in the Los Angeles area, you should speak with an attorney who handles medical malpractice cases. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.