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5 Steps When Filing Medical Malpractice

On Behalf of | Mar 16, 2019 | Medical Malpractice

Our health care system is just as challenging, confusing, and daunting as our immigration system. When we send our loved ones to the hospital the only thing we can do is pray and hope that a cure is found. While we wait for diagnosis or surgery, we contemplate things like how are we to afford such care? Or how are we to continue without the financial help of our loved one who is sick? We don’t really consider what our doctor is doing. Nor do we consider if our nurse is doing their job. When we enter a hospital or medical facility we assume that our loved one will be taken care of the same as everyone else. Because the medical community knows more than us, we are left feeling when the medical community fails us. Not only are we lost and confused during the whole treatment, but even more so when the treatment fails or gets unnecessarily complicated.

Our California medical malpractice attorney at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation is here to assess your situation and provide our legal guidance if you have medical malpractice worth fighting for. Unfortunately, most medical malpractice cases don’t make it because the process is very long, expensive, and stressful. However, when you have a legal team who is willing to put in the work and supports you and your family, the process isn’t so bad.

Here are 5 steps to consider when filing medical malpractice suit:

  • Contacting Medical Professionals: Just like any other legal issue, you must interact with the person who wronged you. You must talk to the medical professionals to determine what went wrong and how they plan on rectifying the situation.
  • Contact Medical License Board: In doing this you are taking a step in ensuring that the doctor or medical staff has been notified of a complaint. The board can’t issue compensatory damages, but they can provide warnings to the medical staff.
  • Medical Assessment: In order for your case to really pack a punch there must be other medical staff willing to assess your situation and provide you with answers as to what should have happened.
  • Consider the Statute Of Limitation: If you believe something has gone wrong then you have a strict timeline to get everything in order to put forth a claim. You have three years to discover that some injury has occurred due to medical negligence. Once you discover this then you have one year to file suit. After those three years, you are not allowed to file a suit.
  • Consider Settlement: It is rare for cases to go to trial as most are settled out of court. If you are willing to compromise then your success is within reach.

Don’t file medical malpractice on your own. Our professional attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation are here to help you every step of the way. We have the resources and education to get steps 1-5 sorted. Call 818-783-5757 or click here to speak to our professional attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation in California today.