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What Damages Can You Sue for in a California Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you were injured by your medical provider, you may have a case to sue for medical malpractice in California. It is important that any patient who was harmed speak with a California medical malpractice attorney immediately. An injured patient only has one year to pursue a claim, which is not a lot of time at all. This one-year timeframe after discovery is California’s statute of limitations. The Torrance medical malpractice attorneys at AgnewBrusavich will help you with your California medical malpractice claim and gather all the relevant evidence to support your case so that you can obtain the maximum amount of compensation under the law.

What Can A Victim of California Medical Practice Sue For?

Medical malpractice can come in many forms including:

  • Childbirth injuries
  • Improper medications
  • Anesthesia mistakes
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis

Medical malpractice is very common and very serious. According to the statistics, it happens so frequently that it has become the third leading cause of death in the country. Close to 200,000 patients will succumb to their medical malpractice injuries while in hospitals across the country every year. These deaths didn’t have to happen and the medical mistakes that were made were completely preventable. 

When you have been victimized by a medical provider in California, pursuing a California medical malpractice lawsuit gives you the means to be compensated for your damages. All healthcare providers have the potential to make mistakes and cause harm to patients. Doctors, specialists, nurses, clinics, hospitals, pharmacists, and psychologists are some examples of medical providers that can be sued if they make errors for any reason that brings about harm to their patients. When this happens patients have rights and the ability to seek legal justice through a medical malpractice claim. A victim can sue for the following damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages from injuries that render a patient unable to work
  • Home health services
  • Reduced or lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Other non-economic damages

The amount you can sue for will depend on the depths of your damages and the details of your situation. There are caps on the amount you can sue for with respect to non-economic damages because these elements cannot be concretely valued. The cap to non-economic damages is $250,000. Outside of these damages, all other costs that can be easily quantified are not capped. This means that settlement amounts can vary which is why it is so important that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney so that you can receive the most compensation for all of the damages you sustained.

Speak with a California Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

AgnewBrusavich is a California medical malpractice law firm that can help you with your claim after you have been injured by a medical provider or at a medical facility. When mistakes were made by your healthcare provider and you or a loved one suffered trauma, AgnewBrusavich will provide you with the legal representation you need to be successful. Call AgnewBrusavich today to schedule your free consultation at (310) 928-9081.

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