Everyone makes mistakes. But when doctors or other medical professionals do something wrong, the outcome can be tragic.
Coast Law Group attorneys take tremendous pride in helping San Diego malpractice victims and their families achieve justice. These can be highly technical cases presenting a variety of legal hurdles not encountered in a typical negligence action. It’s thus critical to retain experienced legal help as soon as possible.
Proving Medical Malpractice Cases
While medical malpractice can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, typical cases include failure to diagnose an injury or disease, misdiagnosis, surgical errors and prescription mistakes. In addition to proving that a healthcare provider made an error, it must be proven that the error actually caused harm. If, for example, a doctor misdiagnoses a patient but shortly thereafter another doctor renders the correct diagnosis, it may be difficult to prove the first doctor’s error caused any harm.
Our San Diego medical malpractice lawyers begin the process of building a case by securing the facts from our clients and reviewing their medical records. An independent expert review is often needed to determine the nature and consequences of any errors. Given the considerable resources necessary to effectively prove a malpractice case, it is imperative to contact an attorney without delay if medical negligence is suspected.