When you feel ill and visit a doctor you expect to receive an accurate diagnosis and competent medical care. Unfortunately, there are times when doctors, even specialists, discount their patients’ symptoms or miss important signs of more serious conditions or fail to order important tests. In the meantime, for the patient, the disease can progress beyond the point of recovery or result in life long physical disability.
This is only one type of medical negligence — there are literally thousands of possible scenarios where the carelessness of a doctor or staff member can lead to serious injury and even death.
This is the time when you need to immediately consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as a result of medical negligence, reach out to the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Drake & Associates. We have the medical expertise, trial skills, and litigation resources necessary to obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
Kenneth Drake has over thirty-five years of medical malpractice trial experience in Woodland Hills, California and the San Fernando Valley area, and has received among the highest professional ratings among his peers for the depth of his medical knowledge and trial skills.
Equally important, Ken is dedicated to providing each and every client with personal care, responsiveness, and a deep sense of compassion rarely found in today's busy legal profession.
If you live in Woodland Hills, California, or the San Fernando Valley area and wish to find out more about your case, you can call us toll-free and receive a no-charge initial case consultation by one of our attorneys. Call 800-627-6566 or contact us through our confidential Case Information Form and one of our attorneys will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Under medical malpractice law, when doctors are proven negligent, you are entitled to recover full and fair compensation for all your damages reasonably caused by the doctors negligence including money damages for past and future pain and suffering, reimbursement for past/future lost wages, and payment for past and future medical care proximately caused by the doctors negligence.
There are no fees or expenses, unless and until, there is a financial recovery in your case. Be mindful, however, that every potential claim has critical deadlines in which to file your case. Delay in bringing your case to us as soon as possible can prevent you from the right to ever sue or recover damages relating to your injuries.
To better serve you, if you or a loved one is physically unable to visit our office, one of our attorneys will visit you at your home or hospital. The time we take in reviewing your case and travel time is without charge or obligation.
Determining whether medical malpractice has been committed is not always obvious to the layperson. Here are just some of the types of malpractice cases we handle:
Colon Cancer – Diagnosis Delay
Medical Misdiagnosis And Delay
Medication Error – Wrong Dosage
Melanoma – Failure To Diagnosis
Mental Retardation – Birth Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries
When you seek medical care, doctors are required to make the right diagnosis and to properly treat your condition in sufficient time so that you can recover as quickly as possible. Doctors that make the wrong diagnosis or delay in making the right one, can lead to serious injury and even death.
In diagnosing your condition, doctors are expected to order and/or perform all reasonably necessary tests in order to formulate an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for you. Doctors must also competently treat you and follow your progress through recovery.
If your doctor does not possess the necessary expertise to competently diagnose and treat your condition, your doctor must refer you to one that does. Failure to make a timely referral to the right medical specialist is a common form of medical negligence.
Before accepting a medical malpractice case, law firms are required by law to perform a diligent investigation into the facts and legal issues presented in your case. Sometimes we need to first order and obtain your medical records and it may be necessary that we consult with medical specialists about your case. These steps take time.
Therefore, if you suspect that you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, reach out to us as soon as you can and receive a no-charge consultation by one of our medical malpractice attorneys. Call 800-627-6566 or fill out a Case Information Form and one of our attorneys will promptly respond to your inquiry.