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The Consequences Of Negligent Care

Last updated on January 13, 2021

After suffering a personal injury or undergoing surgery, many patients are referred to rehabilitation centers in order to heal properly and get their lives back to normal. Patients generally perform exercises that improve their flexibility and range of motion. Unfortunately, rehabilitation centers and their staff members may not be qualified to provide adequate care and actually cause harm.

If you have suffered further injury due to rehabilitation center negligence, Schimmel & Parks, APLC, are experienced in handling these types of cases and work diligently to help our clients obtain maximum compensation. With more than 70 years of collective experience, our Southern California personal injury attorneys can thoroughly review your case and determine the best course of action to take against the rehabilitation center and any therapy providers for their negligent care. We have earned a number of successful results in such cases, and are positioned to help you, too.

Proving A Rehabilitation Center’s Negligence

Many rehabilitation center patients are oblivious to the fact that their injuries were actually the result of rehabilitation center negligence. However, since physical therapy and similar treatments are never a pain-free process, it can be difficult to prove that a rehabilitation center intentionally caused further injury.

To prove a rehabilitation center was negligent, the victim must demonstrate the following:

  • The rehabilitation center and/or staff members owed the victim a duty of care
  • That duty was breached as a result of a negligent act or omission
  • Due to this breach, the victim suffered damages

In some cases, the patient is not properly assessed, which means the rehabilitation techniques used to heal the patient may cause more harm than good. In others, rehabilitation technicians do not have the proper training to provide effective care, resulting in the patient injuring him or herself.

Contact Our Sherman Oaks Lawyers Today

Proving negligence take more time with rehabilitation centers. We can review medical records and other documents, consult with medical experts and develop a strong legal strategy to obtain your entitled compensation.

To learn more, or to speak with a lawyer, reach out to our firm today. You can call us at 818-922-8544​ or contact us online. We’re always ready to assist.