Children’s Medical Malpractice Cases
I make my living as a lawyer but I am primarily a father and whenever I can have any kind of a case to be an advocate for children, I welcome it. It’s something here at the firm that we have always embraced. We frankly don’t ever want a child to be hurt, or ever have a child sad, or in need of any kind of legal representation, but if that ever happens, we want to be the ones. Many lawyers don’t take into consideration that when children are involved in law suits, the suit is different because of it. It must be litigated with the child’s best interests in mind, rather than a more lucrative outcome. Instead of working with a lawyer who knows nothing about how to treat the case of a child or working with a children’s law center mill where they crank out lawsuits for children without feeling, choose a lawyer who is competent enough to take on the case but sensitive enough to understand the weight of the situation on you and your family. Whether it’s a car accident, or a dog bite, or a medical malpractice claim, we can do it.
Medical malpractice is defined as professional negligence by a health care provider in which the care given was not up to acceptable standards of medical practice and results in illness or death of the patient. Standards vary from city to city so if you are thinking about a suit against a medical professional for medical malpractice, consult a lawyer who knows the laws and standards of the city you are in. It is best to work with a lawyer who knows the ins and outs rather than try to wade through the legal and medical issues on your own.
In California, medical malpractice suits have evolved over the years, and there aren’t many lawyers that can really take medical malpractice cases so much anymore unless they are enormous cases. Most lawyers don’t want the cases for a couple of reasons: California law in 1975 changed and put a cap on recovery, damages, and they put a cap on attorneys fees. Because of that, most of the big firms don’t even do them anymore. They see them as too expensive or not lucrative enough. We don’t shy away from that. We welcome medical malpractice no matter how big or how small, we don’t really care so much, especially if it’s involving children. We’re going do everything we can to take those cases that other bigger firms won’t take if we don’t make as much money that’s OK too.