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Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a term used to describe the negligent or substandard care provided by a doctor or other medical professional, when this causes injury to a patient.

What are some of the more common types of medical malpractice claims?
There are various types of medical malpractice claims that may be filed, but the most commonly known include those that involve medication errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, surgical errors and general medical errors.

What is my Oakland medical malpractice case worth?
The value of your particular medical malpractice claim will vary depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. For example, the extent of injury you sustained will greatly impact what your case is worth, as will medical expenses, lost wages, and future expenses or injuries you may experience.

When should I consult an attorney?
We recommend consulting an attorney as soon as you suspect or discover that your injuries were caused by medical malpractice or medical negligence of any kind. An Oakland medical malpractice attorney will play an important role from the very beginning, working to investigate the matter and determine whether you have grounds for a claim or lawsuit against the responsible doctor.

What can an Oakland medical malpractice lawyer do to help with my case?
A lawyer will have the resources and knowledge to properly file your lawsuit against the doctor or facility responsible for your injuries and can then work actively to protect your rights and your interests through every step of seeking the financial compensation you need for medical care and so much more. If you'd like to see how we can help with your particular case, call our offices at 800-670-8142.

What are the things I will need to prove in my medical malpractice claim?
There are several key factors that will need to be proven in any Oakland medical malpractice claim:

  • The doctor had an obligation to you, the patient, to provide standard care.
  • The doctor violated this obligation in some way.
  • You were injured.
  • Your injuries resulted from the doctor's violation of standard medical care.

Learn more about your particular case. Contact an Oakland medical malpractice attorney at Pacific Attorney Group today.

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