In the state of California, Victims of medical malpractice are allowed to file a lawsuit and claim compensation for the damages committed against them. Medical professionals are expected to meet a strict standard to receive a license to practice.
California is known for its reputation as being one of the most stringent state having exceptionally high standards for medical practitioners to meet, in order to obtain a license to practice. However, doctors are human and can be imperfect, making them capable of making mistakes.
The injuries arising due to medical malpractice can be grave and incapacitating. These injuries may result in having a huge impact on the life of both the victim and its family. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, do not hesitate and contact us a Khashan Law firm for a free consultation.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
The Medical malpractice statute of limitations is different for each state in United States of America. In California, the statute of limitations covers three years from the date of actual injury or one year from the date of the discovery of the injury, whichever applies first.
The statute of limitations imposes a time limit in which a victim is required to file a lawsuit. If the lawsuit is not filed within the timeframe mentioned, the victim loses the right to make a claim. The statute of limitations California imposes very strict time frames, Hence the medical malpractice injury lawyers need to be very diligent and prompt in handling these cases.
Depending on the kind of malpractice, each medical malpractice lawsuit has a different statute of limitations applicable. In most cases, a lawsuit can show an obvious injury or wrongdoing to file a claim. However, under medical malpractice claims it is not so simple as the injuries or damages arising from a medical malpractice are very difficult to diagnose.
It can take months or years after a medical negligence to realise that something wrong has occurred. Therefore the ‘discovery rule’ under the statute of limitations allows a victim to file for a claim from the date of the injury’s discovery. Hence It is very important you have the guidance and expertise of medical malpractice lawyers who can handle your case and fight for a rightful compensation for you.
Are you a victim of medical malpractice? The Attorneys at Khashan Law are experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers in California who can stand up & fight for you. Our experienced team will work on your case and help you relieve your financial strain by fighting for your compensation from the guilty medical practitioners. Contact us for a free consultation at (951) 461-2387.