Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical providers and institutions are expected to provide a certain level of care for their patients.
Sadly, there are cases in which doctors and other medical professionals act negligently, causing serious injury or wrongful death.
If you have been injured by a medical provider, speak with a medical malpractice attorney at Bennett Johnson, LLP, in Napa and Oakland, CA.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a healthcare practitioner to maintain the recognized standard of care in treating a patient. The standard of care is how a reasonably able and judicious healthcare practitioner would act under those specific circumstances. However, California medical malpractice law is rather broad in its definition of “treatment” when determining whether a case is grounded in negligence.
Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim
In order for your malpractice case to be successful, it must meet several requirements.
We are proud to have achieved some of the highest verdicts and settlements in Northern California for our Oakland and Napa, CA, clients.
Why Work with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
We Have a Network of Medical Experts
We have established a network of medical professionals we can call on to provide expert testimony. These individuals can be invaluable in proving that the negligent healthcare provider acted in a way that was inconsistent with what another experienced, reasonable provider would have done.
We Build Strong Evidence
Our attorneys can thoroughly investigate your claim and provide you with strong legal representation against medical providers, hospitals, and their insurance companies. We can gather evidence to build your case and establish negligence by the medical professional that treated you.
We Aren't Afraid to Go to Court
Medical malpractice claims typically go to court more often than other types of personal injury claims. A settled medical malpractice claim may affect a doctor's reputation and increase liability insurance rates. You not only need a medical malpractice lawyer with extensive experience, but you also need an aggressive trial lawyer.
We Have a History of Success
The attorneys at our law firm have a successful track record with medical malpractice cases. Our trial lawyers will prepare a strong case against the doctor and insurance company in court whenever necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. We have helped clients win over $500 million since we began handling personal injury cases in 1981.
Contact Our Law Firm
Meet with Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our medical malpractice attorneys can thoroughly investigate your claim and provide you with strong legal representation against medical providers, hospitals, and their insurance companies. We handle several types of medical malpractice cases, including representing clients involved in Kaiser Permanente arbitration.
We offer free initial consultations so you can learn about your legal options. We also work on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay our attorney fees unless we win your case. For trustworthy legal counsel you can rely on, contact our law firm online or call us in Oakland at:
We Can Handle Your Case
Medical malpractice comes in many forms, and we have handled many of these complex cases, including representing clients involved in Kaiser Permanente arbitration.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Birth injuries can occur due to lack of oxygen to the brain, delayed C-section, improper use of forceps, and other medical errors. Some common birth injuries include cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and brachial plexus palsy.
If a doctor mistook your symptoms for another illness or injury and it resulted in you not receiving proper treatment, you may have a misdiagnosis claim. If a doctor fails to diagnose an illness or disease altogether, that may qualify as medical malpractice as well.
You may have been a victim of malpractice if you suffered injuries due to too much or too little anesthesia. Too much anesthesia can lead to serious injury or wrongful death, while too little anesthesia can lead to awareness and pain during the procedure.
Surgical errors may occur if a surgeon operates on the wrong part of the body, leaves surgical equipment in the body, or improperly performs surgery. If a preventable injury was caused during your surgery, you may have a malpractice claim.
If patients are prescribed the wrong dosage or wrong medication, it can result in serious injuries or death. Medical negligence due to prescription errors may fall on the pharmacist filling the prescription, the doctor who wrote the prescription, or another medical professional or institution.
The Importance of Taking Prompt Action Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitations
Since each state has a statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims, it is imperative that you contact our medical malpractice lawyers at Bennett Johnson, LLP, as soon as possible. Our attorneys can ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and can help you pursue compensation for your injuries.
More than $500,000,000 in Client Awards
We have helped clients win over $500 million since we began handling personal injury cases in 1981.