San Bernardino Medical Malpractice
Dealing with an injury due to a doctor’s negligence can be infuriating and time-consuming. Additionally, if you’ve never had to deal with a lawyer before, it can be very intimidating. Dr. Fagel makes it feel easy. He’s compassionate and understanding, and he knows what you’re going through. He takes on these cases because he cares about his clients and he wants to be sure that negligent hospitals and medical professionals are held accountable.
Dr. Fagel wants to be certain that the institutions that fail you are required to provide you with the compensation you deserve for hospital bills and future treatment, as well as the pain and suffering they’ve caused you. Call 800-541-9376 today for a free consultation.
How Are Pain And Suffering Damages Calculated?
Trying to prove how much you are entitled to for pain and suffering can be complicated. It’s obviously a very subjective situation, but there are objective ways to make the calculations. When you hire an experienced medical malpractice attorney, they will consult with experts and review your medical records so that they can come up with an amount they believe you are entitled to. The following is an example of some of the ways this calculation can be made:
- Obtaining and reviewing medical records
- Studying x-rays and other imaging
- Taking photos of your injuries and sharing it with the court
- Looking over notes from doctors, physical therapists, and other medical professionals that have treated you as a result of the injuries you’ve suffered
- Getting a descriptions of activities that you used to do before the injury that you’re no longer able to do
- Providing the court with testimony from friends, family, co-workers, and employers about how your life and work productivity has changed
- Expert testimony regarding your level of pain
So often, nothing can totally fix what has happened to you or make it right, and no amount of money will truly restore you to the way you previously were. However, the correct type of evidence can help you come up with a monetary amount that you can believe is fair, given what happened to you.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
In California, there is a limit of $250,000 for non-economic damages, such as pain, suffering, loss of consortium, and other damages that cannot be quantified into a specific dollar amount. For economic damages, such as medical bills and lost earnings, there is no limit to the amount of money you can be awarded.
Are Medical Malpractice Cases Worth Pursuing?
Many people are concerned that lawyers and their firms won’t want to take on their medical malpractice case in California because of the cap on non-economic damages. Remember, there is no cap on economic damages, so you could still be awarded a significant amount of money, which would also make it worthwhile for an attorney to take on the case. If you’ve been injured and believe you have a claim, reach out to a lawyer immediately.
It’s Always Worth It For Dr. Bruce Fagel
For Dr. Bruce Fagel, taking on a legitimate medical malpractice case in California is always worth it. He cares deeply about all of his clients and making sure that doctors and hospitals don’t continue to injure people because of a lack of accountability. He has experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases, and if he believes your case will be successful, he’s happy to help you every step of the way. If you were injured due to a medical professional’s negligence, you always deserve to be compensated. Call 800-541-9376 today for a free consultation.