Errors made by medical professionals can lead to significant health setbacks for patients. In many cases, individuals are able to recover compensation for their losses after a medical error. At Callahan & Blaine, we are here to help if you need a Santa Ana medical malpractice attorney. We understand the complexities involved with these claims, and we have an extensive track record of success helping clients in your situation. Let us help you recover the compensation you need.
A few years ago, researchers at Johns Hopkins released a study that claims as many as 250,000 individuals die each year in this country due to medical mistakes. This alarming statistic places preventable medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the country.
Medical errors can occur in a wide variety of ways, and our team is ready to step in and help individuals who have been harmed due to the following:
There is no set amount of compensation available for a successful medical malpractice claim. Rather, various factors will influence total compensation payouts through an insurance settlement or as a result of a medical malpractice jury trial. Some of the most common types of compensation awarded to victims include, but are not limited to, the following:
California does place time limits on how long individuals have to file medical malpractice claims against a negligent medical provider. According to California Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5, we can see that these claims must be filed within one year after a person discovers or should have discovered, through reasonable due diligence, that a medical error caused their injury or illness OR within three years from the date the injury or illness occurred, whichever comes first.
There are various situations where the deadline could be extended. One of the main exceptions includes a case of a foreign object left behind inside of a person’s body. When this happens, individuals still have one year from the date of discovery to file their claim, but there is no overall time limit.
Another exception to the medical malpractice statute of limitations in California includes injuries or illnesses caused by medical errors that occurred to children younger than six years old. Even if the overall three-year timeframe has passed, the medical malpractice claim can still be filed so long as it is before the child turns eight years old.
Finally, the time frame can be expanded if the defendant intentionally hit the medical malpractice from investigations or committed fraud.
At Callahan & Blaine, our team handles Santa Ana medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means clients do not pay any legal fees until after we successfully recover compensation for their losses. If we do not win the medical malpractice claim, our clients do not pay any legal fees at all.
If you or somebody you love has been harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional in Santa Ana, reach out to the attorneys at Callahan & Blaine for help today. Our team of Santa Ana wrongful death lawyers can help you hold the negligent party liable for the loss of a loved one after a serious medical mistake. We have the resources needed to fully investigate every aspect of your medical errors case. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Santa Ana will rely on assistance from trusted medical professionals who can assist us in adequately calculating your total expected losses. When you need a Santa Ana medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (714) 241-4444.