Approaching any type of medical malpractice claim can be daunting, and the right attorney in Irvine, CA, is an invaluable source of support and guidance during this challenging experience. When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your medical malpractice case in Irvine, we can immediately set to work gathering the evidence you may need to firmly establish fault for your damages. We can consult other medical professionals to obtain the expert witness testimony needed in your case.
Once we have established fault and proven that medical malpractice has indeed occurred, we can guide our client through the preliminary requirements for filing their case and prepare them for the proceedings ahead. Our goal is to help our client maximize their recovery in the shortest possible timeframe, and this typically means settling their case outside of court. However, we are prepared to represent you in litigation if necessary.
You have a time limit in which you must file your claim, and it may take longer than you expect to gather the documentation and materials needed to file a successful medical malpractice suit. The sooner you connect with legal counsel you can trust, the easier it will be for you to meet these deadlines and the more likely you will be to succeed with your claim.
Q: How Much Is a Medical Malpractice Case Worth in Irvine?
A: The plaintiff in a medical malpractice suit has the right to seek full repayment of all economic damages they sustained from the incident. While state law does not limit pain and suffering compensation for most personal injury cases, there is a cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. Your Irvine medical malpractice lawyer can advise you of the full potential value of your claim if you succeed.
Q: What Is the Pain and Suffering Cap for Medical Malpractice?
A: California legislators recently increased the cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice suits from $250,000 to $350,000, and for wrongful death from medical malpractice, the cap has increased from $250,000 to $500,000. These caps will continue to increase incrementally each year for the next several years until the cap reaches $1 million. These caps apply even if medical malpractice results in permanent disability or death.
Q: What Are the First Steps in Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in Irvine?
A: You cannot approach a medical malpractice case the same way you would approach any other personal injury claim. You must provide the defendant with advance notice of your claim with a Notice of Intent to File Suit, and you must also send an affidavit from an appropriately qualified medical professional explaining how the defendant violated the standard of care that applied to the situation.
Q: Why Should I Hire an Irvine Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
A: Even if your case seems perfectly straightforward, the reality is that the average person would struggle significantly to succeed with any type of medical malpractice suit on their own. When you have an experienced legal team on your side, they can ensure you meet the procedural requirements for your case and that every avenue of compensation is uncovered. You’re more likely to win your case and more likely to maximize your total compensation with their help.
Q: How Much Will It Cost to Hire an Irvine Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
A: There is no need to worry about overly expensive legal fees if you choose Easton & Easton to represent your medical malpractice suit in Irvine. We take these and other personal injury cases on contingency, meaning you only pay a percentage of your final case award as our fee, so there is no risk of your legal expenses overtaking your compensation. Additionally, you only owe this fee if we win your case.
The team at Easton & Easton has years of professional experience helping our clients in Irvine with a variety of civil claims, and we are ready to apply this experience to your impending medical malpractice suit. If you are ready to learn what our firm can do for you in your case, contact us today to schedule your consultation with an Irvine medical malpractice lawyer and start working toward your recovery with confidence.