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California Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical professionals are required to uphold certain standards when they are providing care for patients. Unfortunately, there are times when medical professionals are careless or negligent and cause harm to those under their care. At Mancini & Associates, we are standing by to help if you need a California medical malpractice attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to the actions of a healthcare professional, we will investigate your case and work to secure full compensation for your losses.

California Medical Malpractice Attorney
What Is Medical Malpractice
in California?

Data available from Johns Hopkins researchers shows that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US annually. According to researchers, preventable medical errors claim more than 250,000 lives each year, and millions more are injured due to these mistakes. Medical errors occur in a wide variety of ways in and around the Sherman Oaks area. The medical malpractice lawyers at Mancini & Associates have experience helping victims who have been injured or become ill due to the following:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat a patient’s condition
  • Defective or improperly implanted medical devices
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Prescription medication mistakes
  • Birth injuries
  • Healthcare-acquired infections

This is not an all-inclusive list of the ways that medical errors occur. If you have any questions about your case or the injury or illness of a loved one, contact our attorneys for a free consultation today.

Time Limit to File Medical Malpractice Claims in California

When we turn to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5, we can see that the statute of limitations in place for medical malpractice lawsuits can complicate these cases. The law states that a victim must file a medical malpractice claim within one year after they discover, or should reasonably have discovered, their injury.

However, there is also an overall statute of repose for these cases of three years. This means that all medical malpractice claims must be filed within three years from the date the injury or illness occurs, regardless of when the victim discovers they have been harmed. The only exception to this overall three-year deadline are cases in which a foreign object has been left behind inside of a person’s body. In these cases, the lawsuit may be filed within one year after the discovery of the foreign object, regardless of how long ago their procedure was.

Contact A California Medical Malpractice Lawyer For A Free Consultation

If you or somebody you care about has been injured or become ill due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, contact Mancini & Associates for help with your case today. Our team will not hesitate to investigate your claim and work to secure full compensation for your losses. This can include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses caused by the medical error
  • Lost wages if you cannot work while you recover
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
  • Loss of quality of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a California medical malpractice attorney, you can reach out to us on our website for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-783-5757.

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