Of course, I do not know any of the facts of your case. However, based on the assumption that you had a good case, which was dismissed with prejudice for your attorney’s failure to obtain an expert to criticize the doctor defendants (this is absolutely required no matter how clear the malpractice may appear to you and me), then yes, this sounds like malpractice. Proving legal malpractice involves proving that you would have won in the first place and that it was your attorney’s negligent errors that prevented you from winning. That’s a tough row to hoe. Hopefully your attorney was insured.
You may also complain to the bar.
Best of luck to you.
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Speak to a local CA legal malpractice specialist. Assuming the underlying medical negligence case is valid, you may well have a legitimate claim for legal malpractice. A local CA lawyer will help you navigate the local laws and statute of limitations. Good luck.
While I cannot give you legal advice in this forum, I believe your best option is to take all of your medical and legal records to a legal malpractice attorney near you to go over the matter. There are many legal malpractice attorneys who will take a case on a contingency. I do not believe you will have a problem having your case reviewed as part a free consultation.
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