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Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligent or wrongful actions of a medical practitioner, including a doctor, nurse, dentist, surgeon, psychiatrist, pharmacist, or other medical professional, it is important to seek justice via fair compensation with the help of skilled medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles. There are few attorneys with the skill and experience necessary to properly handle medical malpractice cases. Facing a hospital or health care system, and their malpractice insurance companies, is complicated.
We are committed to our clients and our local community, helping those who need it most. Working as a team, out clients benefit from the full force of our combined experience and knowledge. We have spent decades caring for our clients and can offer you the same attention and knowledge to help you seek the justice you deserve.
Cases We Handle
The Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield is a forerunner in handling medical malpractice cases in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and beyond. We work hard to prove that a medical professional has breached their duty of care, and by doing so, you or a loved one were injured.
We handle all types of medical cases including:
- Birth injury
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Misdiagnosis or a failure to properly diagnose a condition
- Surgical or anesthesia errors
The Statute of Limitations
Due to California’s statute of limitations, you only have one year from the date you discovered your injury or three years from the date that the injury occurred to file a claim for compensation. There are few exceptions, such as when a foreign object was left in a patient’s body and found years later, but it is still important to seek legal help as soon as possible.
Because of the complexity of medical malpractice cases, the sooner our team can begin working on your case by gathering evidence, such as medical reports and second opinions, medical bills, and testimony regarding your former and current quality of life, the stronger your case may be. We will leverage our years of experience and knowledge, as well as our impressive tack record of results, to help you seek the full compensation you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one may have suffered from a medical professional’s negligent, the Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield has the qualifications and experience to help you. Contact us online or call (818) 999-2220 to schedule a free consultation.
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Compensation for California Medical Malpractice Cases
Compensation in medical malpractice cases includes both economic and non-economic damages. The former includes:
- The cost of medical care, including rehabilitation, pharmaceutical help, and surgery
- The cost of therapy
- Future medical costs
- Lost wages for victims unable to work due to their injuries
Non-economic damages cover costs that are less easily quantified. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
- Mental anguish and impairment
- Loss of future earning capacity, if the injury led to permanent disability
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It is important to note that recent changes in the law will shape how much a victim may receive for a successful medical malpractice case. Before state bill AB 35, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2022, potential non-economic damages in a medical malpractice case were capped at $250,000. As of January 1, 2023, victims may seek up to $350,000, which will increase annually over the next 10 years. If the malpractice resulted in a wrongful death, the cap has been increased to $500,000, with annual increases.
While this new cap allows the most vulnerable plaintiffs, such as the elderly, children, and those who have sustained severe harm, seek more compensation to help cover the costs of corrective medical care, it is vital to keep in mind that a cap does still exist, which makes it vital to work with an attorney. Our Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyers can help build a strong case to seek the full and fair compensation you need.
If you or a loved one may have suffered from a medical professional’s negligent, the medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles at Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield has the qualifications and experience to help you. Contact us online or call (818) 999-2220 to schedule a free consultation.
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