Undergoing surgery, no matter how minor the procedure is, can be a stressful experience for anyone. Luckily, patients can expect what is known as a reasonable standard of care from a licensed medical professional and insititution when they are having an operation performed on them. Although rare, there are times when the professionals in charge fail to meet the standard of care, due to things like negligence or carelessness, which result in a medical malpractice lawsuit and a financial award for the victim of this failure. In some of these cases, the issue stemmed from a surgical error.
If you are the victim of a surgical error, contact us now to speak with an experienced Orange County personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer to learn about the options that are available for you. We understand that this is a very stressful and complicated time in your life, and we will be happy to give oyu the legal support that you deserve through this difficult process, and helping you fight for the money that you are owed. Read more below about some high-level information regarding surgical error lawsuits in California, and contact us now to speak with our team directly about your experience and learn about how we can help.
Lawsuits After Surgical Errors in California
When you undergo a surgical procedure, it is expected that the surgeon will take every step necessary to keep you safe from harm and act in the best interests of your health. Sometimes though, the surgeon or their supporting team can make errors that can lead to additional injuries or complications that are the result of their negligence. This could be something like an improper action during the procedure, but it could also be an instance where a surgical instrument was left in the body after the operation, or a variety of other problems.
Regardless of the specific surgical error, you deserve compensation for your suffering, as well as any additional economic impacts that you suffer as a result of this failure to keep you safe. Working with a personal injury attorney is the most effective way to navigate this complicated legal case while additionally focusing on your personal and physical recovery after your injuries. Contact us now to get started on your case.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases in California
There is a statute of limitations that will invalidate a victim's claim after a certain amount of time has passed after the injury without any legal action. In California, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is either 3 years after the injury occurred, or 1 year after the injury was discovered, depending on which timeline is more appropriate for the situation.
If you do not file a claim within this time, you have no legal recourse for your injuries and will be unable to seek compensation. This is why it is essential that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible following your accident in order to understand how to move forward most effectively.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one are the victims of a surgical error in Orange County, contact the team at Timothy J. Ryan & Associates as soon as possible. We will be happy to discuss your situation with you, and give you a better idea of how we have helped other people in similar situations as your own to get the money they are entitled to after a medical malpractice injury.