San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney
According to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Science, medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death among Americans. Some estimate that nearly 100,000 Americans die each year from preventable, medical errors. Medical misdiagnosis, prescription errors, surgical errors, hospital and emergency room negligence, pediatric negligence, are all types of malpractice that occur regularly and can have devastating consequences. Medical malpractice can result in brain injuries, cerebral palsy, paraplegia and quadriplegia, mental retardation and other life-long problems. A health care provider’s failure to properly diagnose, or delay in diagnosing conditions such as cancer, can have fatal consequences where if caught sooner might have been treatable.
Thousands of people every year are injured or killed in California by medical malpractice at the hands of doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, hospitals, laboratories, health clinics, nursing homes, technicians, malfunctioning medical devices and others in the field of medicine. If you or a family member has been harmed from medical negligence in a hospital, doctor’s office, nursing home, or by any act of a medical professional, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to treat and care for a patient with a reasonable degree of medical expertise. If a physician was careless, lacked proper skills or disregarded standardized rules, a jury may find the health care provider was negligent. If injuries or damages resulted from such negligence, monetary compensation may be awarded. Hospitals can also be held liable for the negligence of their employees, including staff nurses and technicians.
Medical malpractice is more common than you can imagine, particularly in hospitals. The Gould Firm is here to represent you in your medical malpractice case. We believe that because medical professionals are entrusted to provide the ill, elderly and injured with proper medical treatment, they should be held accountable for their negligent or careless actions.
If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice or have experienced personal injuries or loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a health care provider, please contact the experienced malpractice attorney at The Gould Firm to discuss your case in confidence today. These cases are handled on a contingency basis which means the attorney is only paid if he wins money damages for you the client.
We are here to discuss your situation and explain the options available to you. We will also work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all of your needs are handled quickly and appropriately. Please call today at (619) 941-0667. We are here to help.