account for a largest percentage of preventable injuries in the United States. Victim of traffic accidents believe they can count on medical doctors and nurses in emergency room will be able to properly treat their injuries. Unfortunately for many the injuries sustained in a car accident ate only compounded by the negligent medical care of practicing physicians. Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered grievous harm due to the medical negligence of physicians.
Types of Medical Malpractice Following a Car Accident
- Medical Mistakes made by the paramedics
- Emergency Room visit malpractice
- Failure to diagnose e medical illness
- Failure to properly treat injuries
- Failure to perform needed medical procedures and surgeries
- Medication Errors
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Who Can be Held liable for post auto accident Medical Negligence Injuries
Under the common law doctrines of “eggshell plaintiff” and “approximate and foreseeable causation” the original negligent party (ie the driver at fault in the auto accident
) can be held liable for all superseding negligent causes of other individuals within the chain of actions. In other words the defendant at fault for injuries during a car accident is also liable if medical malpractice during the treatment of those injuries. Other parties that can be held partially liable for medical negligence during the treatment of injuries following an auto accident include
What is Medical Malpractice:
- Emergency room staff including ER physicians
- Hospitals and Clinics
- Manufacturers of defective medical products
Under California State Law
medical malpractice takes place when a medical doctor, physician, or medical facility fail to provide an emergency room patient with the appropriate level of care as defined by the standard of care provided by other doctors, and medical facilities within that specialty. For example if a radiologist fails to perform a test which doctors within the field of radiology ought to after a car accident victim is complaining of chest pain test then medical malpractice can be established.
Compensation for Your Injuries – Filing a Lawsuit
Victims and Medical Malpractice have the right to seek monetary compensation from all liable parties including
- All past and future medical costs
- Cost of rehabilitation and revision medical procedures
- Lost wages and future loss of income
- Nursing and disability care
- Pain and Suffering including metal anguish and post traumatic stress
Our team of litigators is available to answer any legal questions you may have regarding your case 24 hours per day 7 days per week. All initial consultations regarding your legal matter are completely free of charge.