Medical Malpractice Lawyer California Bay Area
Doctors, nurses and other medical providers try very hard to provide the best type of treatment possible to their patients, but sometimes they make serious medical mistakes. These mistakes are called medical malpractice, fall within the ream of personal injury law, and typically results from a health care provider not providing an accepted standard of care to a patient. This standard is defined as the actions or measures that a reasonable healthcare provider would provide under similar circumstances in the medical community.
There are four requirements for proving medical malpractice:
- The healthcare provider had a responsibility to the patient to provide the appropriate treatment;
- The healthcare provider did not provide the appropriate treatment;
- The patient suffered an injury; and
- The patient’s injury was caused by the healthcare professional’s failure to provide the appropriate treatment.
There are countless ways in which medical malpractice may occur and they include:
- Birth injuries
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Emergency room mistakes / negligence
- Medication errors
- Wrongful death
- Improper medication
- Surgical injury
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hospital mistakes
- Hospital negligence
- Failure to diagnose
- Nursing home abuse
These claims can arise from the negligence of a variety of people including doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons, pharmacists, physician assistants, nutritionists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and radiologists. Typical damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- In ability to work
- Loss of income
- Loss of benefits
- General damages
- Loss of future wages
San Francisco Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Most medical providers are protected by insurance companies which negotiate to either settle the case for the lowest amount possible, or litigate to obtain a defense verdict. If you believe someone has committed medical malpractice against you or someone you know, please contact the Zurada Law Firm so that we can aggressively pursue your rights and see that you are fairly compensated for the damages you have incurred.
For a FREE consultation simply telephone our office or fill out our contact form on the page. If you are unable to travel we will be happy to visit you in your home, office or hospital. There is never a fee for our medical malpractice clients unless we win your case.