Medical malpractice lawsuits help injured patients hold negligent doctors and healthcare professionals accountable. If there is one area of our society where negligence must be addressed, it is in the medical industry. People deserve to be treated by competent, responsible healthcare professionals. If our medical industry fails to provide this basic standard of care, something has clearly gone very wrong. If you have experienced this type of misconduct, you can file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages. A recent string of incidents throughout California highlight the prevalence of medical malpractice.
California Man Impersonates Doctor for Years
On April 25th, it was reported that a man in California had finally been brought to justice after successfully impersonating a licensed doctor for decades. Over these years, he had treated thousands of patients. Some of these patients believed they were receiving reliable treatment for serious, life-threatening cancers. His clinic, located in North Hollywood, performed blood tests, gave advice, and offered treatments for cancers, infections, and a range of other conditions.
He was only caught when an undercover investigator had him perform a test. The fake doctor then failed to detect high levels of a certain hormone that would indicate a serious medical condition. He was never actually arrested, but legal consequences – including possible lawsuits – are likely to follow.
Doctor Surrenders License in Coachella Valley
On May 1st, it was reported that a doctor in Coachella Valley had voluntarily surrendered his medical license after leaving a woman with scarring and other complications. This was just one example of what the California Medical Board calls “repeated negligent acts.” These acts date back to 2003, and many have resulted in medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s unclear why this doctor was able to practice medicine for so long despite these persistent mistakes.
Plastic Surgeon Charged With Murder
Patients may die under a surgeon’s care for a number of reasons. In some situations, surgeons do everything they can to save their patients – and it is still not enough. In these cases, the surgeon is not guilty of negligence. But in other cases, surgeons make terrible mistakes that lead to the deaths of innocent people. These incidents typically lead to medical malpractice lawsuits. In rare situations, surgeons may even be charged with murder in addition to facing civil lawsuits.
On April 10, 2023, a plastic surgeon in Bonita was charged with murder after leaving a patient suffocating for hours in an operating room. While this victim was struggling to breathe, the doctor was in the next room consulting with new patients. Evidently, he was more concerned about lining up his next appointments than with the safety of patients currently undergoing operations. The victim – a mother of two – died while undergoing a breast augmentation procedure.
Where Can I Find an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in California?
If you need help with a medical malpractice lawsuit, then you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney in California. Choose the Knez Law Group, and you can explore your legal options and strive for the best possible results. A medical malpractice lawsuit can provide you with compensation for medical expenses, missed wages, emotional distress, and any other damages you might have incurred. Book your consultation today to get started.