When you suffer any type of harm due to the negligent behavior of a medical service provider, you have the right to file a claim and be compensated. Damages can include injury, illness, or even the loss of a loved one. More than financial losses will be considered when starting the legal process to obtain compensation. A legal claim would also consider the emotional suffering caused to the victim and/or their relatives.
The first recommendation for such a situation is to contact the responsible medical personnel and try to find a solution that does not involve a legal claim and going to trial. However, if you cannot reach this agreement, the best route is to start your lawsuit as soon as possible. It is also important that you contact the Medical Licensing Board. This institution protects patients in cases like this and could guide you with the procedure.
We know that the process of filing a claim can be complicated, especially while you or your loved one has been harmed. However, it is essential to note that, under California law, such lawsuits must be filed within three years from the date the medical personnel committed the negligent act. In situations of this type, it is also crucial to receive specialized legal advice to prepare a solid case and receive the compensation you deserve.
After contacting a personal injury attorney, the first step is to gather as much evidence as possible. Some examples of evidence you will need are medical reports, prescriptions, hospital bills, studies, among others. Subsequently, your lawyer will prepare and file your claim within the appropriate timeframe for it to be valid.
In this way, the process will follow its course, and with specialized legal help, you will be able to obtain the best possible solution. If you have questions and require support, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys at Guerra & Casillas.