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What mistakes should I avoid if I believe medical malpractice occurred?
The other day, a lady contacted our office. She believed that she had been injured through her doctor’s negligence. She had some ongoing health problems and conditions that she was certain was related to some of the advice given to her by her doctors. However, the problem was that it had been nine months since she had been given that advice. Here in California, you only have one year to file a claim against a doctor for any sort of perceived medical malpractice. By waiting nine months, she effectively cut off anyone’s ability to get records and investigate the claim, and make a decision or a determination about whether the doctor did commit malpractice, before having to file. This is a common mistake that many people make; they wait too long to find an attorney.Another mistake people make is they will just hire any attorney off the street, somebody that’s not necessarily really familiar with medical malpractice claims and how they work. That can also work against you in that things can take longer than they should, cases do not get worked up like they should, and so you end up putting less in your pocket at the end of the day.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to the fault of a medical professional and have questions about the mistakes to avoid after a medical malpractice injury in California?
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Out of Town Legal Resources
We primarily help people in California, but we are constantly looking for quality attorneys and online resources that can help people across the country. We found a medical malpractice firm in Tampa, FL that has created a lot of great online resources. If you or a loved one is injured by a medical professional or hospital in Florida take a look at their Florida Medical Malpractice Guide.