TOP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
We are experienced medical malpractice attorneys who have helped victims of negligence receive the healing they deserve for over 30 years.
TOP SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
Real trial lawyers with more than 100 combined years of experience protecting our clients.
Record-setting verdicts and over $200 million recovered on behalf of our well-deserving clients.
Our firm has earned over 65 awards, but our greatest achievements are our clients’ success stories.
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Why should I hire a personal injury attorney?
Why is it important to hire an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice?
First, medical malpractice cases are governed by a very specific set of laws, most of which fall under The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act was passed in 1975 (“MICRA”). These laws have very specific parameters of the statute of limitations (filing deadlines) that are far different than a general personal injury case. They also change the rules of evidence and procedure at trial as well as limit the amount of damages available. Hiring a firm that concentrates on med mal is essential given these particular nuances in the law.
Second, every element of a medical malpractice claim must be proven by medical experts. Not only must experts prove that the healthcare provider acted wrongfully, but you must have experts to show that the wrongful conduct caused the injury/death as well as to prove the nature and amount of the harm. Many medical malpractice lawsuits require multiple experts in highly-specialized fields. It is far easier for the defense to find these multiple experts and defend their colleagues than to find experts to help prosecute such actions. At Hodes Milman, LLP, we are intimately familiar with the experts needed to prove medical negligence claims.
Lastly, only a firm that specializes in medical malpractice will be taken seriously by the large insurance carriers and medical malpractice defense firms. Likewise, Hodes Milman, LLP is very familiar with the tricks and arguments utilized by these insurance carriers and law firms…Learn More
How much compensation will I receive?
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
How much time after I am injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
How are lawsuits against Kaiser Permanente handled?
For decades, Kaiser has included a mandatory provision in their Health Plans requiring the use of a private arbitration procedure for all malpractice committed by Kaiser employees or Southern California Permanente Medical Group doctors. Kaiser pays a private dispute administrator called the Office of Independent Administrator to administer its private court system. There are very complicated rules that govern Kaiser arbitrations and it’s important to hire a firm that focuses on medical malpractice like Hodes Milman, LLP to handle such claims.
Even more importantly, Kaiser is obviously a repeat defendant in the arbitration process. Sometimes, this may unfortunately sway an arbitrator to rule in Kaiser’s favor or risk not being used in future arbitrations. Like Kaiser, Hodes Milman, LLP is a repeat player as we have handled many arbitrations against Kaiser…Learn More
What is a MICRA cap?
Kymbirley B. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Yelp User
Jeff Milman was referred to us after my wife was in a very serious auto accident. He has been responsive, accessible and on top of our case from the start. Kudos to his team as well, Brenda his assistant and Drew have been great to work with and always very responsive. We are happy to recommend them as our experience has been exceptional.
Bill G. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Google Review
Ben Ikuta is a great attorney. I worked with him when his practice was primarily defense, and the same qualities that served him well then will help on the plaintiff’s side. Ben is a tenacious and passionate advocate with an impressive work ethic and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the law. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to anyone looking to retain a lawyer.
Tom G. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Google Review
The Law Office of Hodes Milman represented us for a somewhat complicated medical malpractice lawsuit. My husband and I are extremely fortunate and grateful to have had Mr. Daniel Hodes as our attorney. His expertise and professionalism throughout the process quickly brought us peace of mind, especially during such a stressful time. Mr. Hodes was diligent with every detail pertaining to our case and we had the utmost confidence in his guidance. We were consistently kept informed of new developments in our case and Mr. Hodes was available to us at all times. I highly recommend Mr. Daniel Hodes to anyone seeking exceptional legal representation as we are extremely satisfied with the outcome of his service.
Melissa R. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Google Review
My husband received bad medical care and as a result almost died. I was fortunate enough to be referred to Jeff Milman. Jeff was so easy to talk to and worked so hard to get us a settlement. He kept us informed every step of the way. It was so great to have someone who believed in us after what we went through. We are forever grateful for the work he did on our behalf and would highly recommend him to anyone in our situation.
Cindy F. ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Google Review
MEET THE ATTORNEYS
When you work with us, you’ll see the difference. A lot of firms are quick to show you numbers, and it is absolutely true that your lawyer should have experience and a strong track record in the area that you require. However, we’ll take it one step further. We also believe that your attorney should put your needs, cares and desires first. Because you deserve more than just compensation for your losses - you deserve a true advocate.