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Mother brings medical malpractice claim in California

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of doctor errors and medical malpractice. The mother of a child who suffered a broken arm because of medical negligence recently brought a medical malpractice claim. The claim was brought in California asserting negligence. The lawsuit asserts that the medical center violated its duty of care and is seeking $325,000 in damages.

In her claim, the mother of the boy asserts that she brought her son to the medical center in question for medical treatment. According to the lawsuit, the medical staff left her son unattended without securing him to the examination table which resulted in him falling from the table and breaking his arm. The woman is seeking compensation for the damages suffered because of the medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury protection available to victims who have been harmed by medical negligence. Doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical professionals can all be liable for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can include a variety of circumstances when the medical care provided falls below the standard of care that would be reasonably expected in similar circumstances. Depending on the situation, and the nature of the harm suffered, victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Because medical malpractice can have a significant impact on the lives of victims who have placed trust in the medical treatment they are receiving, personal injury legal options are available. A medical malpractice claim holds the negligent medical care provider accountable and helps ensure victims receive the help they need with the physical, financial and emotional damages oftentimes associated with medical malpractice.

Source: Northern California Record, "Mother alleges son's broken arm result of negligence at Valley Health Care Network," Jenie Mallari-Torres, Jan. 18, 2017

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