Orange County MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Attorney
An Orange County medical malpractice attorney at Accident Lawyers can help by first reviewing your case and working to determine whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place.
Medical Errors in Orange County, CA
Orange County Medical Mistakes Attorney
A medical error may be committed in relation to the diagnosis, treatment, surgery or postoperative care that a patient receives. Any deviation from planned medical treatment or an improper plan in the first place may constitute a medical error, typically stemming from simple mistakes or acts of negligence on the part of any health care professional. For example, a doctor may forget to review a patient's medical history and note that he or she has an allergy to penicillin. The doctor may therefore prescribe penicillin as a part of the patient's treatment, causing a severe allergic reaction. This may constitute a medical error.
Were you the victim of a medical error in Orange County, California? Involving an attorney as soon as possible is important. You may have the right to file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or other health care professional that committed the medical error and caused you injury. However, these cases are often complex and technical in nature, and proving that a doctor deviated from providing standard treatment can be difficult. With the right resources and access to professionals to investigate your case and act as expert witnesses on your behalf, an Orange County medical malpractice lawyer can help you address this matter swiftly and effectively.
Avoiding Medical Errors
There are steps a patient can take to help ensure he or she avoids medical errors in the first place. Taking an active interest in the medical care you receive is the primary way to avoid errors. Asking questions about the medication you are prescribed, offering information about your allergies and concerns to each person involved in your care, and essentially staying involved in the medical treatment you receive can help you avoid injuries caused by medical errors.
Find out more about medical errors and what you can do if you or a family member was injured as the result of any medical mistake or error. Contact an Orange County medical errors attorney at our firm today.