San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney
As patients, we trust our healthcare providers with our lives. All doctors, nurses, hospitals, and medical professionals have ethical and legal obligations to their patients to give them safe, responsible medical care.
Sometimes healthcare providers fail to live up to that proper standard of care. Serious injuries can happen as a result – even death. On top of everything, insurance companies may try to deny your claims for additional treatment for your new injury.
If you or a loved one have been injured over the course of medical treatment, you have rights. You don’t have to shoulder this burden alone. You could have a medical malpractice claim.
The point of a medical malpractice lawsuit is to “make you whole” as if your injury never happened. Legally, this takes the form of damages to compensate you for your losses.
Unfortunately, some injuries can never fully heal. Patients may need medical treatment, therapy, or nursing care for their entire lives. An injury resulting from medical malpractice could create a financial burden that no one can truly prepare for, not to mention the mental toll it takes.
Although a settlement can never undo the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, compensation can help you deal with the financial realities of your injury.
If you have a medical malpractice lawsuit, you could be entitled to:
- Past and future medical costs and expenses
- Compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish
- Costs of treatment or rehabilitation
- Lost wages and other expenses
Harlan Law is an experienced medical malpractice law firm local to San Diego, Los Angeles, and the greater Southern California area. We handle cases statewide across California, national cases, and class actions. Our attorneys have seen first-hand the damage these types of cases can cause – not just physical and financial, but mental and emotional too.
Call our offices at (619) 870-0802 for your first, free medical malpractice lawsuit consultation.
- Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
- Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?
- How to Sue for Medical Malpractice in San Diego and California
- How to Prove Your Medical Malpractice Claim
- How to File a Medical Malpractice Suit in San Diego and California
- Calculating Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
- Hiring a Nationwide Medical Malpractice Attorney
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Not all bad outcomes in medicine are malpractice. Sometimes, bad results happen despite all of our healthcare providers’ best efforts. Not all illnesses respond to treatment and almost all medical treatments come with risks that you must accept before proceeding.
Medical errors are not always malpractice, either. Some errors come with the risk of treatment. Medical malpractice happens when:
- The standard of care falls below accepted standards, and
- Causes a patient’s injury or death.
Dealing with a medical malpractice injury can be difficult for patients and their families. You have to deal with your new injury and the healthcare system at the same time. Hospitals and insurance companies do not want to be held responsible for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, that means they are not looking out for your best interests.
If you’ve been harmed by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or another healthcare provider who has failed to perform their medical duties, you could have a case for medical malpractice.
If you think you have a case for medical malpractice, you should speak to a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
Medical malpractice could happen for a number of reasons.
Failure to Diagnose
You could have a medical malpractice claim if your doctor failed to diagnose your illness or misdiagnosed you – causing you to have a worse outcome. Your healthcare provider’s failure to diagnose may have made you delay your treatment, which harmed your health.
To win a medical malpractice claim based on a failure to diagnose, you must show that another doctor performing the proper standard of care would have discovered your illness or would have made a different diagnosis.
By failing to diagnose your illness, your doctor failed to provide the proper standard of care.
Improper treatment is another type of medical malpractice. You could have a claim if your doctor treated you in a way that no competent doctor would.
Improper treatment could also mean that your doctor selected the right treatment for you, but was incompetent in carrying it out.
Failure to Warn
Informed consent is one of the pillars of United States healthcare law. Every patient deserves to know the risks of medical treatment before they can agree to it.
In the U.S., your doctor has an ethical and legal duty to warn you of the known risks of a procedure or treatment. This is the duty of informed consent.
You could have a claim for medical malpractice for failure to warn if:
- Your doctor failed to warn you of a known risk,
- If you had known of this risk, you would not have chosen the procedure,
- You were injured by the procedure, and
- Your injury is the type your doctor failed to warn you against.
Failure to warn can also apply to medication and medical devices. A pharmaceutical company may hide the known risks of a drug they want to put on the market, causing patients who take it to fall ill. A medical device manufacturer may fail to put proper warnings on their packaging, causing someone to hurt themselves while using their product.
At Harlan Law, we fight for victims of all types of medical malpractice, including drug injury and product liability.
Defective Medical Devices
Modern medicine has life-saving medical tools. But when a medical device is defective or used negligently, it can result in serious harm to patients.
Sometimes, problems with medical devices don’t come up until years down the line, especially with devices that are meant to stay in the body for a long time. At that point, there could be millions of patients affected by a defective product recall.
Types of Medical Devices
- Diagnostic devices, like stethoscopes or MRI machines.
- Devices used in or on the body for managing health conditions, such as stents, pacemakers, vascular grafts, surgical lasers, or orthopedic pins.
Defective medical device cases can involve medical malpractice and/or product liability claims. Sometimes these claims come hand-in-hand. Sometimes they could even involve class action cases with millions of other affected patients.
A medical device could be defective in a few ways:
- The defect is a product design flaw
- The defect comes from the manufacturing process
- The medical device does not come with the proper warnings or instructions
Sometimes, medical malpractice involves negligent use of a medical device, such as:
- Failing to sterilize a medical device before implanting into a patient
- Failing to properly insert or position the medical device
- Failing to monitor the medical device for proper function
- Knowingly implanting a medical device that’s defective
If you have been harmed by a medical device, you should find an experienced lawyer. A good attorney can navigate you through this complex area of personal injury, medical malpractice, and defective products liability law.
Harlan Law has handled these types of products for our clients for years. Call us at (619) 870-0802 to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer about how to best approach your case.
Prescription Drug Injuries
Prescription medications help millions of people every day live longer, healthier lives. But not all pharmaceuticals are safe, even if they’ve been approved by the FDA.
Sometimes, a doctor or medical professional can be negligent in prescribing you a drug that’s otherwise safe. Even the safest drugs could cause harm if used incorrectly.
If you suffered an injury as a result, that could mean your physician failed to provide you with the proper standard of medical care. You could have a case for medical malpractice.
Other times, the drug itself is the problem. Some prescription drugs have caused serious injury, lifelong illnesses, and even death. In some cases, the risks of some prescription drugs came to light only after these medications had been on the market for years.
How does this happen?
Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies put profits ahead of patients. They might drag their feet before recalling a dangerous drug. They might put new drugs on the market or lobby for their approval before enough research has been done about their safety.
Some pharmaceutical companies have even hidden or buried studies questioning the safety of their products from the FDA and other health organizations.
What Is a Pharmaceutical Error?
The United States makes up more than 45% of the worldwide pharmaceutical market. Prescription medications play a huge role in our lives. Drugs are tested and regulated by federal agencies.
Even with all the precautions we take, drugs aren’t perfect. Pharmaceutical errors still happen. Some drugs could even be defective. These cases can be especially complex because most pharmaceutical injuries are preventable.
A pharmaceutical error or defective drug could involve:
- Drug recalls
- Mislabeled drugs
- Wrong prescriptions
- Adverse side effects
- Failing to recognize drug allergies
Some drugs fail to have the proper warning labels and side effects visibly listed on the bottle or container. Some medications fail to provide the benefits they promise. This could lead to direct negative consequences to your health.
For example, if you take medication to help lower your blood pressure but the drug fails to do what it was made to do – your health could be at risk. You could have a pharmaceutical injury case on your hands.
Common Types of Pharmaceutical Injuries
A defective drug could cause irreversible side effects and illnesses, even death.
When pharmaceutical drugs are released without proper testing, labeling, or marketing, consumers can be at risk for some of the following common injuries:
- Heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, or blood clots
- Diabetes or other metabolic diseases
- Addiction, depression, anxiety or other mental illnesses
- Internal organ damage, cancer, or even death
Even if a drug is FDA-approved, that’s not a guarantee. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been known to inadequately test products, resulting in unsafe release to the public.
Drug labels can also be misleading, which can lead patients to unknowingly abuse their prescriptions. This is a huge issue right now with opioids leading unsuspecting users to addiction.
Who Is Responsible for a Pharmaceutical Injury?
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a pharmaceutical drug, multiple actors could be responsible. This includes:
- The drug manufacturer
- The pharmacist who filled the drug
- The marketing representative that sold the drug
- A laboratory involved in making the drug
- The prescribing doctor
- The hospital where you were given the drug
Drug manufacturers can be held liable for damages when they fail to properly test the drug or try to hide the dangerous side effects of the drug.
A pharmacist may be responsible if they give someone the wrong prescription or dosage.
A physician could be liable if they prescribe the wrong medication or dosage.
Because so many different parties could be responsible, pharmaceutical drug lawsuits can be complex. You also need to act fast because of the statute of limitations – this is the amount of time you have to file a claim from when your injury occurred.
The attorneys at Harlan Law can handle all the aspects of your case – from filing paperwork to collecting medical records – so you can focus on your health and recovery.
Call the experienced team at Harlan Law today at (619) 870-0802 for your confidential, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Birth and Pregnancy-Related Injuries
No delivery is without risks and some complications of childbirth are unavoidable. But birth-related medical malpractice happens when doctors, hospital staff, or other medical staff cause injury due to negligence over the course of pregnancy or childbirth.
Birth injuries can happen if medical staff fail to provide a reasonable standard of care for the mother or child during pregnancy or childbirth.
If a child is hurt during delivery, his or her injuries could have lasting effects for years – sometimes their whole lives. They may need special treatment, medical care, or rehabilitation.
Types of Birth-Related Medical Malpractice
Birth injuries are different from birth defects. Birth defects are not preventable – there was nothing that medical staff could’ve done to avoid it. Around 7% of children have birth defects.
On the other hand, birth injuries are preventable. A birth injury is caused by the actions of medical staff, including their failure to act.
- Personal injury cases are the most common birth-related medical malpractice claim. An injury could happen to either the mother or child during pregnancy or childbirth.
- Wrongful birth cases happen when the parents would have avoided or ended a pregnancy had they known about the risk of birth defects.
- Wrongful pregnancy cases come up when the parents try to avoid or end a pregnancy, but their attempt fails due to negligence.
- Drug injury cases can arise from a pregnant mother taking prescribed medication that ends up injuring the child.
If a loved one has died because of birth-related injuries caused by medical malpractice, you might have a claim for wrongful death.
Birth-Related Personal Injuries to Mother or Child
Often times, birth injuries happen because medical staff fails to respond properly to a situation that arises during delivery. Birth injuries can also be caused by improper prenatal care.
Common birth-related errors could include:
- Failing to perform a cesarean section when needed
- Failing to properly respond to signs of fetal distress
- Improperly diagnosing the baby’s health
- Improperly using forceps, vacuum, or other devices
- Head or brain injuries to the baby
- Birth fractures that could have been avoided
Common prenatal care errors could include:
- Failing to diagnose a condition that could cause complications during childbirth
- Prescribing medication that adversely affects the baby
Drug-Related Birth Injury
If your child is injured because of a drug you were prescribed during your pregnancy, you might have a failure to warn claim against the manufacturer, pharmacist, and prescribing doctor.
To prove your case, you would have to show:
- You used the drug during your pregnancy,
- You were prescribed the drug by a healthcare provider,
- The birth injury is likely not genetic,
- The drug can cause birth defects, and
- The drug actually caused the injury.
If your case results in monetary compensation for your child, the damages may be paid in structured settlements or a trust in your child’s name.
Parents can recover by filing a lawsuit for emotional distress arising from the child’s injury.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and bringing home a new baby are challenging enough. A preventable birth injury can be devastating for you, your child, and your family. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. We are here to help.
Call the experienced birth injury medical malpractice lawyers at Harlan Law today at (619) 870-0802 for your free, confidential consultation.
Elder Care and Nursing Home Abuse
More than 2 million cases of elder abuse are reported every year. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Guide, almost 1 out of every 10 elderly individuals will experience some form of abuse in what’s supposed to be their golden years.
In long-term care and nursing home facilities, residents are often unable to defend themselves or fight back against bullying. They might become isolated or completely dependent on their caregivers. Unfortunately, some people take advantage of this vulnerable population.
Nursing home abuse occurs when residents of nursing home facilities suffer harm from neglect or intentional acts of abuse by their caregivers. Sometimes abuse can go on for long periods of time, as victims may find it hard to speak up and reach out for help.
At Harlan Law, we fight against neglect and abuse – verbal, physical, or sexual. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of abuse, you have our deepest sympathies. No one deserves to be treated this way.
You trust the managers and employees of nursing home facilities to care for your loved ones. It’s terrible when that trust is broken. To ensure your loved one’s safety, you need a California nursing home abuse attorney on your side.
Our attorneys are here to help your family during this difficult time. Call our offices today at (619) 870-0802 for a free, confidential consultation.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Physical abuse – can refer to any type of physical harm a resident suffers at the hands of a staff member. This could include:
- Battery – hitting or other physical force
- Excessive or unnecessary use of restraints
- Overmedicating or denying medication
- Force-feeding or denying food
Emotional abuse – can be verbal threats or mental harm. A victim of emotional abuse could experience withdrawal, mood swings, seclusion, low self-esteem, confusion, depression, anxiety, and other health consequences. Emotional abuse could include:
- Intimidation by yelling or making threats
- Humiliation, ridicule, or insults
- Gaslighting, blaming or scapegoating
- Ignoring, neglecting, or denying needs
- Isolation from friends or group activities
- Sarcastic remarks or micro-aggressions
- Fear tactics, terrorizing or menacing behavior
Sexual abuse – involves being tricked or forced into unwanted sexual contact with another person. This may be another resident, a visitor, a family member, or a facility staff member. Residents may also be too weak or sick to give consent. Sexual abuse includes:
- Forced undressing
- Sharing sexually explicit material
- Forcing a resident to watch sex acts
Financial abuse – involves stealing money, property, or other assets. Financial abuse can come in many forms, including:
- Forcing patients and residents of long-term facilities into agreements or contracts for the personal gain of others
- Cashing checks without proper consent
- Confusing residents into signing new will documents
Elder neglect – can happen when long-term care or nursing home facilities fail to properly care for their residents. The most common forms of neglect often include:
- Failing to help with personal hygiene
- Failing to provide food or adequate medical treatment
- Failing to acknowledge health hazards and safety concerns
What Are the Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
Are you worried that your loved one may be experiencing nursing home abuse?
Speaking up about abuse can be incredibly difficult for victims. That’s why it helps to know the warning signs of improper care, neglect, or abuse. This could include:
- Bedsores, bruising, or bleeding
- Malnutrition, dehydration, or physical discomfort
- Infections or diseases
- Emotional withdrawal
- Financial difficulties
- Changes in will
Who Is Responsible for Nursing Home Abuse?
Nursing home abuse claims can be complicated depending on the parties involved and the type of abuse taking place.
Nursing homes have certain duties to their residents:
- To provide thorough background checks on every staff member,
- To ensure all workers are properly trained, and
- To provide a safe environment for all residents.
That means a nursing home could be responsible for abuse caused by third parties inside the facility, such as staff members, other residents, or visitors. The facility may also be responsible if residents are neglected because they are understaffed.
However, if a resident is harmed by a medication error, the physician, pharmacy, or pharmacist may be responsible.
Determining and proving fault can be tricky when there are multiple parties involved. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney can make the process easier.
If you suspect nursing home abuse in California, we can help your family heal and move forward from this ordeal. Call us now at (619) 870-0802 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Wrongful Death Caused by Medical Malpractice
If a patient dies because of medical malpractice, their family may have a claim for wrongful death. Usually, this falls to the closest surviving relative. This could be a spouse, parent, or child.
A surviving relative filing a wrongful death claim is often entitled to the same amount of damages as a standard medical malpractice case. They may also be entitled to additional damages that they’ve suffered as a result, such as loss of support or consortium.
It might feel impossible to consider your legal options when you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys are here to help you during this difficult time. We treat our clients like family. Our firm is here to take the burden off of your shoulders.
Other Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Harlan Law regularly works with clients and families who have suffered millions of dollars in losses. We are an experienced trial law firm with your best interests at heart. We are here to make you whole to the best of the law’s ability.
We handle all kinds of medical malpractice cases for our clients. Other common types of medical malpractice cases include:
- Delay in diagnosis or treatment
- Errors with medication
- Surgical or anesthesia negligence
- Improper or unnecessary surgery
- Giving a patient the wrong treatment
- Staff, training, or supervising issues that cause harm to patients
- Failing to monitor patients or send them to specialists for follow up
- Failing to inform the patient on all the benefits and risks of a treatment
- Kickback or other financial arrangements that cause harm to patients
- Insurance bad faith, where insurance companies refuse to pay legitimate claims
The medical field is complex and no injury is the same. That’s why the specific facts and details of your case matter when it comes to medical malpractice. At Harlan Law, we listen to our clients. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients and their families.
Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?
Not all medical mistakes qualify as medical malpractice. You have to establish certain things to file a successful medical malpractice claim.
You also have to file your claim before the statute of limitations runs out – so the faster you contact a medical malpractice lawyer, the better.
How to Prove Your Medical Malpractice Claim
To prove your medical malpractice claim, you must show:
- That the defendant had a legal duty of care to the patient,
- That the defendant breached their duty of care by failing to act the way a reasonably competent professional would have acted in the situation, and
- That breach of duty was the actual and proximate cause of the injury.
What is a reasonable standard of care? This is a technical way to describe generally accepted practices and procedures for healthcare providers in a certain area and field of medicine.
You may have to prove other facts depending on the type of case you have. This is where an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help.
Finally, you must also have enough evidence to present a compelling case. This includes medical records that show the degree of medical error and the injuries you suffered as a result. Your attorney can help guide you on what evidence best supports your case.
Oftentimes proving your case means getting medical experts to testify on your behalf.
Medical Experts in Medical Malpractice Cases
Experts play a crucial role in medical malpractice cases. They’re often called as witnesses to:
- Review medical records and determine what a reasonably competent medical professional should have done to avoid the injury
- Present their expert opinions about the effects of the injury
This is why an experienced medical malpractice lawyer is the best choice for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The medical world is unique and requires a high amount of knowledge and expertise. A good lawyer can guide you to respected experts in the field related to your injury.
How to File a Medical Malpractice Suit in San Diego and California
California has a broad definition of “treatment” for medical malpractice cases.
Statute of Limitations for California Medical Malpractice Cases
Every state has its own statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice lawsuits. Harlan Law takes cases nationwide. Your state’s Statute of Limitations may vary, which is why it’s important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
A statute of limitations is the deadline for filing a claim after the injury has occurred. If you miss the statute of limitations window, you can no longer file a claim.
In California, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is:
- Up to 1 year after you discover or should have discovered the injury, or
- Up to 3 years after the date of the injury – whichever happens first.
That means as soon as you find out you’ve been injured by a medical mistake, you have one year to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you wait for more than 3 years, you lose your right to file a claim – even if you don’t discover the injury until later.
The California statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits involving minor children is 3 years from the date of the injury. Lawsuits on behalf of children under the age of 6 must be filed within 3 years or before the child’s 8th birthday – whichever is the longest.
California Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Exceptions
You may have an extended filing deadline where:
- A healthcare provider committed fraud to hide the medical mistake, or
- The case involves a foreign object left inside of a patient
If you’re injured it’s important you act fast and contact a medical malpractice lawyer right away. Call Harlan Law at (619) 870-0802 as soon as possible – our experienced California attorneys can help you begin the lawsuit process and file your claim on time.
Providing Notice of Lawsuit in California
When filing a medical malpractice claim in California, you must formally notify the healthcare provider you’re planning to sue at least 90 days in advance.
Calculating Medical Malpractice Damages
Civil lawsuits like medical malpractice claims exist to “make the injured party whole” – as if the injury never happened.
In cases of medical injury, sometimes it’s impossible to undo the damage that has been done. This is where compensation comes in the form of monetary damages. Damages can help injured patients pay for the treatment they need and make up for other losses they experience.
Medical malpractice cases can result in economic or non-economic damages. Depending on the state you live in, your non-economic damages may be capped at a maximum amount.
Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Economic damages are also known as special damages. These are losses that can actually be calculated and quantified into monetary value. This could include:
- Lost income and earning capacity
- Cost of medical treatments for your injury
- Other expenses and financial losses as a result of your injury
Economic damages compensate you for both present and future earnings and expenses.
Non-Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Sometimes called general damages, non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify in monetary terms. They could include:
- Pain and suffering as a result of your injury
- The mental and emotional effects of the harm you experience
- Loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium
Is There a Cap on Medical Malpractice in California?
California state law enforces a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
This rule does not limit economic damages like medical or treatment expenses, lost earnings or potential earnings, and other quantifiable losses.
Punitive Damages in California
Punitive damages exist to punish the most reckless medical malpractice offenders.
In California, you can recover punitive damages in a malpractice case if you can show oppression, malice, or fraud with clear and convincing evidence.
In professional negligence cases like medical malpractice, this means:
- The behavior was despicable, and
- The behavior was either intentional, reckless, grossly negligent, or carried out with a conscious disregard for the rights or safety of others.
California does not have a cap on punitive damages for medical malpractice claims.
California Shared Liability Rules
In a medical malpractice case, the healthcare provider can argue in defense that you are responsible in part for causing your injuries – such as by not following your doctor’s instructions or by some other form of negligence on your part.
California is a pure comparative negligence law state. If you are responsible in part for your injury, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your fault.
Hiring a Nationwide Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt because of medical malpractice, you deserve to be compensated for your pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. You also deserve freedom from the financial hardships caused by someone else’s actions.
An injury may make it impossible for you to do your job at your previous capacity. You may struggle to support yourself or your family. You may have to take time off for treatment or even hire extra help to function on a daily basis. Your insurance company may give you the run-around and you may struggle to keep up with mounting bills.
Claiming the settlement you deserve could be crucial to you and your family’s future.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases are not easy for the injured. You’re already dealing with the physical and mental consequences of your injury. The injury may have caused you stress or financial strain. You’re trying to adjust to a new reality while the hospital and insurance companies have dozens of lawyers whose job is to downplay your claim. They want to avoid lawsuits and settle for the lowest amount possible.
Patients rarely have the resources to match such powerful institutions. You need a tenacious, caring advocate on your side. Someone whose sole duty is to fight for your rights while you focus on getting better. Someone experienced in medical malpractice cases specifically – someone who knows how the medical system works.
Jordon Harlan has trained to specialize in medical malpractice defense and is dedicated to his clients. At Harlan Law we tailor our services to the needs of each individual case. No two cases or clients are the same. We care about you and we have a record of success.
Free Consultation and Contingency Fee Basis
At Harlan Law, we already know the financial difficulty that comes with a medical malpractice injury. That’s why we offer free consultations and take cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay us until we recover for you.
Have you been hurt over the course of your medical treatment? Has a loved one been injured by medical malpractice? You have rights under the law but you have a limited time to claim them. Call the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Harlan Law today at (619) 870-0802. We want to hear your story and we’re here to help.
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