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Woman brings medical malpractice claim in California

Medical malpractice resources are available for the protection of victims. A lawsuit was recently brought in California against the Veteran's Administration (VA), United States government and others for medical malpractice. The victim filed a lawsuit asserting that the VA failed to properly diagnose her ear condition. She asserts that she suffered from an untreated ear condition because the VA did not properly prescribe the correct medication for her ear condition or provide proper medical treatment for her ear condition. The victim is seeking $1 million in compensation for the variety of damages she suffered as a result.

Medical malpractice can occur when doctors or other medical care professionals fail to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition. Medical malpractice can include prescription medication errors, improper diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, hospital errors and other negligence or medical mistakes that result in harm to the victim. Medical errors and medical malpractice can be costly both physically, financially and emotionally for victims and their families.

Medical malpractice legal options are available for the protection of victims and their families. Based on the circumstances, a medical malpractice claim may require a negligent doctor or others to compensate the victim for the physical, financial and emotional damages commonly associated with improper medical treatment and care. Victims of medical malpractice can find themselves in a vulnerable position as patients which is why the legal process seeks to protect them when they have been harmed by the negligence or carelessness of medical staff.

Medical malpractice claims can be complex and there are special complexities associated with bringing a claim against the government which is why it is important for victims of medical malpractice and their families to be informed concerning their options. It is important for victims of medical malpractice to know that they may be able to hold doctors and medical staff responsible for their negligence which harmed them.

Source: Northern California Record, "VA center in Palo Alto sued for alleged medical malpractice," Wadi Reformado, Oct. 25, 2016

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