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What damages are awarded in a medical malpractice case?

If you think you have a medical malpractice case in California, you may wonder if it is even worth going to court. While many people approach this type of case as a way to ensure it does not happen to anyone else, it is also important to recoup damages for the pain, suffering and expenses that were caused by the physician's negligence. Here is a look at how damages work in this type of case.

How risky are routine surgeries?

The chances are good you have had or known someone who has had a routine operation or procedure in California. Such medical care is called "routine" because it is something done quite often and therefore a procedure that doctors know how to do well. However, despite this, there is always a chance something could go wrong. No surgical procedure is without risk.

Addressing a nursing home injury

If you are living in a nursing home or recently helped your loved one move into an assisted living facility, you could be struggling with different challenges. For example, you might be going through strong emotions such as depression or feel stressed out because of the changes. Moreover, those living in nursing homes may face a number of hardships. Unfortunately, our law firm understands that some residents become injured due to negligence in these facilities and we believe it is paramount for victims to pursue the justice they deserve.

The shocking medical malpractice statistics

California residents who have suffered a medical malpractice injury or illness likely believe that theirs is a rare experience in what is an overall excellent health care system. Unfortunately, such is not the case. The Washington Post reports that medical errors are commonplace today and may account for as many as 251,000 deaths a year, making them the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Modern medicine offers hope to children with cerebral palsy

Decades ago, a diagnosis with cerebral palsy usually meant a child would have limited options in the future. Medicine wasn't able to do much for children who developed this condition, either due to a birth injury or issues en utero. Thankfully, modern medicine has made some impressive advances for those with this condition.

Cerebral palsy doesn't have to limit your child's potential

Discovering that your child has a lifelong disability is often one of the most difficult things for a parent to experience. You probably did everything you could to ensure your child was developing properly during your pregnancy. Now, months after the birth, your child is showing symptoms of cerebral palsy, which could be the result of a birth injury.

Medical malpractice and handling your emotions

From surgical mistakes to a doctor’s failure to diagnose a condition, medical malpractice takes a plethora of forms. In San Bernardino, and in other California communities, it is essential for victims of medical mistakes to do everything in their power to remain strong and recover as much as possible. If you are suffering because of medical malpractice, you may have strong emotions, such as anger or even depression.

The consequences of a medical professional’s failure to diagnose

Various forms of medical malpractice have been examined on this blog, including surgical mistakes, medication errors and misdiagnosis. However, failure to diagnose is another serious problem that you or someone close to you may encounter. If you are struggling with the repercussions associated with a medical professional’s failure to diagnose your condition, you need to assess your options instantly. The San Bernardino lawyers of Kampf, Schiavone & Associates know the multitude of troubles that victims of this major problem often face in California and across the whole country.

Why do adverse events take place?

If you will soon undergo a medical procedure or have a loved one who is going to spend time in the hospital for any reason, you may have a variety of worries. For example, you could be concerned about the long-term outlook of a particular health condition or the financial cost of medical treatment. Unfortunately, In San Bernardino, and other sections of California, adverse events occur at an unacceptable rate and sometimes leave patients with serious health problems or even claim lives. It may be helpful to understand why these events occur, especially if you are worried about medical professional negligence.

A glance at nursing home abuse statistics

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, the elderly population in the United States is projected to grow at a notable rate. Sadly, as there are more elderly people in San Bernardino, and cities in other parts of California, more instances of nursing home abuse are likely to arise.

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