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.
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.