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Riverside Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Unfortunately, in today’s world, professional malpractice can be a real problem. When you go to a physician or medical practitioner for services, you are entitled to treatment that meets a certain standard. When that treatment or service falls below a reasonable professional standard and causes you harm or injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Most professionals do a good job, but mistakes do happen, and they can lead to devastating results.

At Heiting & Irwin, we can help you if you are a victim of professional malpractice. We have been successfully handling professional negligence, or malpractice cases for our clients for over 45 years.

In order to receive compensation for malpractice, or professional negligence, we must first prove that the professional’s conduct fell below the standard of care in the profession, caused resulting harm and what harm was. Some instances of malpractice are easy to recognize where others may be complex or subtle. For example, surgery on the wrong body part make it easy to see the malpractice. Subtle or more hidden or difficult to identify errors require evaluation and expertise. This evaluation must be done through the cooperation of skilled trial attorneys such as those at Heiting & Irwin, and highly respected experts.

At Heiting & Irwin have developed expert resources that assist us in the evaluation and prosecution of cases of professional malpractice or negligence. Our resources include preeminent practitioners, surgeons, hospital administrators, lawyers, accountants, retired judges and others that are the most respected of their fields. Heiting & Irwin has handled these cases since 1976, with our own investigator and a group of attorneys and experts available to make sure important facts and information are documented, preserved, and presented.

What is Medical Malpractice?

In the medical field, mistakes that can occur may include things like:

  • Surgical mistakes
  • Birth or birthing injuries that may lead to a birth defect
  • Prenatal care
  • Mistakes involving anesthesia
  • Delayed or “missed” diagnoses
  • Mistakes involving drugs
  • Mistakes or “late” diagnoses
  • Mistakes made by hospital staff during a hospital stay
  • Nursing errors
  • Errors interpreting lab studies
  • Errors interpreting x-rays, ct scans or MRIs
  • Failure to communicate effectively
  • Etc.

And if one of these, or another, mistake led to the death of a loved one, you may have what is called a “wrongful death” claim. It is important to understand the rights you have to compensate for your loss as a result of mistakes that may have been made.

At Heiting & Irwin, we have the resources to evaluate and prosecute matters of malpractice and negligence in each of these areas. We have been successfully handling these sorts of cases for over 45 years.

Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who have brought these kinds of cases to successful conclusion. We work with highly respected experts.

Our clients work directly with the attorney in charge of their case. We aim to keep our clients informed of the progress and status of your case during each step of the process. At Heiting & Irwin, we work hard to secure you the best result possible. We consider it our responsibility—and our privilege—to work for people during what is often one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Our initial consultation is free, and we work on a contingency basis—in other words, we don’t get paid unless we win your case.

California Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice

It is important to understand that strict time limits apply to bringing malpractice or negligence claims. The legal term is the “statute of limitations,” and it is essential that an evaluation of your claim take place in a timely fashion so you don’t miss the time limit. Various time limits may apply, and some can be very, very short. Immediate action on your part is our recommendation.

It is vitally important to keep in mind that time is of the essence when it comes to professional malpractice, and in an injury claim.

It is extremely important that we are engaged as soon as possible to enable us to have the opportunity to investigate your case, and possibly protect your rights.

If you believe you have been the victim of malpractice or negligence in Riverside County, in the Inland Empire in Orange County, or in Southern California, we stand ready to consult with you right away.

No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, a catastrophic injury to one’s self or to a family member, or other loss caused by professional malpractice. But it is important to have someone on your side, protecting your rights and fighting for you in a difficult time. Heiting & Irwin stands ready to assist you, call (951) 682-6400 to schedule a free consultation.