Doctors generally help prevent you from getting sick and treat you when you are injured. Sometimes things do not go as planned and a patient is harmed or dies. Determining whether or not the resulting injury or death is attributed to medical malpractice can be difficult. Patients and their loved ones in this situation often do not know where to turn.
While some medical professionals come forward and say, “I apologize” and give an explanation of what went wrong, many times doctors fail to have an honest conversation and disclose that a medical error occurred. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, your best course of action may be to contact a knowledgeable Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer.
A medical malpractice attorney will begin the process of finding out just what happened to you and whether or not your doctor may be held accountable. Even if you do not want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may get answers and the closure you desire. During your consultation, you will be given the opportunity to tell your story and explain the facts and circumstances surrounding your situation and what you believe may have occurred.
If the attorney believes the claim may be valid, the attorney will begin an investigation, which starts with ordering medical records from your health care providers. The records will then be reviewed by an expert in the area of medicine relevant to your medical malpractice claim. The attorney will review the results of the investigation with you and help determine if filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is in your best interests.
For more information concerning medical malpractice claims, or if you think that you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence, please contact the experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice attorneys at Karlin & Karlin for a no-cost case evaluation.