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Were you or a loved one a victim of medical malpractice? Our lawyers can help!

 

We trust physicians, dentists, nurses, and others in the medical field to engage in the utmost standards in the treatment and care they provide. Unfortunately, however, mistakes are sometimes made—mistakes that can end up in tragic consequences, such as severe injury or death. You may be entitled to monetary compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our medical malpractice lawyers can assist you as a victim of medical malpractice with various issues, including but not limited to:

 

  • Brain Injury
  • Do Not Resuscitate Orders
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Anesthesia Malpractice
  • Radiology Malpractice
  • Kernicterus
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Birth Injury
  • Wrong Diagnosis
  • Failure to Advise
  • Negligent Medical Recovery
  • Plastic Surgery Mistakes
  • Unauthorized & Paperwork Error
  • Improper Anesthesia Dose Type
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • ER Malpractice
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Nurse Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

 

Although an act of medical malpractice may seem very obvious in certain circumstances, in the majority of situations, there are complicated medical problems, which need to be completely evaluated. If you even suspect in the slightest that you or a family member or spouse may have possibly been the victim of medical malpractice, it is vital to speak with our lawyers. We will go over the details of your case and determine if medical malpractice was committed.

 

Get an injury lawyer help now for many of the following medical malpractice injury issues. Injury lawyers that are experienced in representing catastrophic injuries include things such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, eye injuries, neurological disorders, severe burns, accidental  amputation, and multiple fractures. Victims of catastrophic injuries may suffer from a loss of movement or sensation. They may lose their ability to communicate or have impaired cognitive abilities. The catastrophic injury may adversely impact the victim’s respiration or circulation. Other body systems such as the gastrointestinal system and the urinary system may also be negatively affected by these injuries. Managing catastrophic injuries can be complicated and require the  assistance of a multitude of healthcare professionals. Victims may require the services of healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses,  counselors, and therapists. The long-term costs of services such as these can be astronomical, and most victims are not financially prepared to meet these expenses. A catastrophic injuries attorney can help victims ensure they receive the monetary damages they deserve.

 

Have you or a loved one been in an accident? Knowing what to do next can help determine the outcome of your case–we strongly recommend contacting a lawyer immediately. No matter the accident, it is crucial that you record as many details as possible. The more information you have, the better your chances of getting the full amount of compensation for your injuries and damages. Our personal injury team will help you to get the medical care you need and the financial compensation you deserve. With a team of experts, we will be there for you throughout the entire process.

 

What is Medical Malpractice?

 

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:

    • A violation of the standard of care – The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then negligence may be established.
    • An injury was caused by the negligence – For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a healthcare professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury. If there is an injury without  negligence or negligence that did not cause an injury, there is no case.
    • The injury resulted in significant damages – Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.

     

    Choose a Board Certified Medical Malpractice Attorney

     

    If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of medical malpractice resulting in serious injury, you should consult a Board Certified medical malpractice attorney. Our Board Certified medical malpractice attorneys here in Oakland are among the best medical malpractice attorneys in the country. Each Board Certified attorney must meet and exceed rigorous standards through Experience, Ethics, Education, Examination and Excellence in professional liability law. Medical malpractice cases arise when a patient is harmed by a doctor or nurse (or other medical professional) who fails to provide proper health care treatment. Fortunately, doctors, nurses, and hospitals make mistakes in a small number of cases. But within that small minority of cases, certain types of errors crop up more often than others. Read on to learn about the doctor and hospital mistakes that make up the bulk of medical malpractice lawsuits. A word of caution on the types of medical errors described: Keep in mind that just because a doctor made a mistake or a patient was  unhappy with a course of treatment or its outcome, that doesn’t mean malpractice necessarily occurred. In order to meet the legal definition of medical malpractice, the doctor or medical provider must have been negligent in some way — meaning the doctor was not reasonably skillful or competent, and that incompetence harmed the patient.