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Medical Malpractice

Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Pursuing Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence in California

As patients, we trust healthcare providers to act in our best interests. Sadly, many medical personnel fail to uphold their obligations under the “first, do no harm” principle. If you were wrongfully injured by a physician, pharmacist, hospital, treatment facility, or other medical entity, securing experienced representation from a qualified medical malpractice lawyer is paramount to recovering the compensation you deserve.

That’s where our Los Angeles attorneys come in. Since 1995, Carpenter & Zuckerman has pursued justice for victims of medical malpractice. With over $2 billion recovered for the wrongfully injured, you can trust our seasoned advocates to represent your best interests from start to finish, freeing you to focus on your recovery during this difficult time. Our firm has decades of experience and a winning track record of results against prominent providers and healthcare entities seeking to avoid fair payouts, making us well-equipped to pursue justice for wrongfully injured patients throughout California. 

If you were harmed by medical malpractice in LA, our attorneys can fight for the fair compensation you deserve. Call (888) 484-2033 to schedule a free consultation. 

You Don't Pay Any Fees Unless We Successfully Resolve Your Case.
We passionately pursue justice for injured people and are available 24/7. Contact CZ Law today to find out how we can assist you.

Dedicated Advocates, Always in your Corner A Team You Can Trust

Carpenter & Zuckerman is a leading personal injury law firm founded on the principle that justice for injured people takes precedence over corporate profits. CZ Law has the resources and legal expertise to fight powerful insurance carriers and corporations that do everything they can to limit their liability.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, our firm has achieved extraordinary results for patients in a wide range of medical lawsuits. Common cases we handle include: 

  • Birth injuries: Our lawyers advocate for families affected by medical negligence leading to birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, and oxygen deprivation. Our goal is to secure compensation that addresses the lifetime needs of your child.
  • Prescription errors: Our attorneys handle cases involving medication errors, incorrect medication administration, and adverse reactions due to pharmacy mistakes. We can fight to hold responsible parties accountable for negligence.
  • Failure to diagnose: Our firm provides aggressive representation to patients who suffered harm due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious condition in a timely manner, such as cancer, heart attacks, and other critical conditions that require prompt and accurate diagnosis.
  • Surgical errors: We pursue justice for victims of surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, anesthesia errors, or instruments left inside the patient's body. Our attorneys can fight tirelessly to ensure such grievances are thoroughly investigated and fairly compensated. 
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A Few Of Our Big Wins

  • $131M Car Accident
  • $74.53M Birth Injury
  • $45M Drunk Driver
  • $31.7M Brain Injury
  • $29.25M Brain Injury
  • $21.65M Motorcycle Accident
  • $17M Brain Injury
  • $16.4M Medical Malpractice
  • $14.6M Commercial Vehicle

Is There a Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages in Los Angeles? 

While there are generally no limits on economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, state law does cap non-economic damages in certain cases. As of 2024, non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits are capped at $390,000 in non-fatal claims and $550,000 in fatal claims. This cap will increase by $40,000 each year until it reaches $750,000.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in California? 

Under state law, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the accepted standards of care, resulting in harm to a patient. This may involve errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. Common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious condition.
  • Surgical errors, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving medical devices within the body.
  • Prescribing an incorrect medication or dosage.
  • Ignoring or misinterpreting laboratory results.
  • Failing to provide appropriate treatment for a diagnosed condition.
  • Delay in the treatment of a diagnosed medical condition.

Proving medical malpractice requires a nuanced understanding of its legal complexities, highlighting the importance of securing skilled representation from a medical malpractice lawyer. At Carpenter & Zuckerman, our attorneys have represented patients in a wide range of medical malpractice lawsuits.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Los Angeles?

Under CA Code of Civil Procedure §340.5, the deadline or “statute of limitations” to file a medical malpractice claim is 1.) one year from the date the victim discovers or should have discovered through reasonable diligence the injury, or 2.) three years from the date of the injury—whichever comes first. 

It’s important to secure experienced representation as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed correctly within the appropriate deadline. Our lawyers are well-versed in the legal intricacies of medical malpractice laws to help you complete required forms and paperwork, manage court deadlines, and navigate the unique complexities of your case.

I Don’t Have Health Insurance. Can I Still Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer? 

At Carpenter & Zuckerman, we believe that every patient deserves justice and fair compensation after a wrongful injury, regardless of health insurance or financial circumstances. That’s why our attorneys provide experienced representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing until we recover a fair settlement on your behalf. With free consultations and virtual appointments available, our advocates are here to guide your legal steps with wisdom, transparency, and clarity. 

We can represent your best interests by fortifying your case with compelling evidence and seeking maximum compensation on your behalf, contact us today.

why choose carpenter & zuckerman? Why We Stand

  • Nearly 30 Years Serving Clients
  • Experienced, Compassionate Trial Lawyers
  • Maximum Settlements & Verdicts
  • Our Commitment: No Fees Unless You Win

Pay Nothing Until We Recover Compensation 

Recovering compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit is notoriously challenging. Fortunately, our medical malpractice lawyers are well-versed in California law to represent your best interests and guide you through the legal intricacies of your case. While large hospitals and other powerful medical organizations often wield tremendous power and profits, our highly skilled litigators never shy away from a fight. We prepare every case for trial to fight for fair compensation and hold offending parties accountable for the harm they caused. 

Don’t pay the price for medical negligence. Contact us online to schedule a consultation with our medical malpractice attorneys. 

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    It was a pleasure working with C&Z. Edward was extremely helpful in making me feel confident in their ability. Would highly recommend.

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    “You're in good hands! I wouldn't go anywhere else.”

    Very professional. Had an amazing experience after our vehicle accident. Referral so many people because of the good experience. You're in good hands! I wouldn't go anywhere else.

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