San Diego Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Injured Due to Medical Malpractice?

We trust doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with our lives. When this trust is violated, the results can be tragic. If you or someone in your family has suffered because of a form of medical malpractice, you may face a wide range of hardships. It is important to remember that no matter how medical malpractice has impacted your life, you have rights.

Our San Diego injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage can help you understand your rights and aggressively fight for them. Our firm’s founder, Attorney Robert Vaage, is dedicated to helping you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other hardships.

Call us today at (619) 739-4040 for a free legal consultation.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is generally defined as a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional resulting in damage or harm to a patient. Medical malpractice is involved in more than 80,000 deaths a year in the United States. Less than two percent of all cases ever turn into medical malpractice lawsuits. Hundreds of thousands more fail to recover properly from their illnesses, are misdiagnosed, get worse, or are actively injured by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are primarily based upon medical records, testimony of medical experts, and other highly technical matters. Negligence by a medical professional can include an error in diagnosis, treatment, or illness management.

To establish medical negligence, the plaintiff – an injured patient – must be able to prove:

  • The existence of a duty owed by the health care professional to the plaintiff
  • A deviation from the applicable standard of care by the heath care professional, which is deemed a breach of the duty owed to the patient
  • A causal relationship between the health care professionals’ deviation from the standard of care and the patient’s injury
  • Injury to the patient

You may have the right to compensation!

Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect patients’ rights to pursue compensation if they are injured as a result of negligence. Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for lost income, the cost of health and personal care, and other damages related to their injuries. Grieving survivors of medical malpractice victims can also pursue payment for damages by filing a wrongful death claim.

Some medical malpractice cases that you or a loved one may have been a victim to include:

  • Birth injuries related to negligence during delivery or mistakes in prenatal care
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, or stroke
  • Surgical negligence including improper positioning of a patient on an operating table, failure to monitor, improper use of anesthetic agents, or wrong site surgery leading to injury or death
  • Pediatric negligence
  • OB/GYN negligence, such as failure to identify high-risk factors in expectant mothers during prenatal care
  • Medication errors by a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist
  • Hospital staff or administration negligence such as insufficient staffing or poor training
  • Wrongful death

Seek the Help of the San Diego Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim, do not hesitate to seek our firm’s assistance. Medical malpractice suits can be complex and expensive. Our attorneys have the resources to fully investigate every aspect of your case in order to prove that malpractice has occurred. We have more 30 years of experience with personal injury cases and are committed to helping you fight for your legal rights and pursue the appropriate compensation for your loss.

Contact us today for the skilled and well-versed legal representation you need for your medical malpractice case.

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