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Medical malpractice is a scary and deadly issue. When you visit a doctor or hospital in California, you expect to receive the best health care possible. The thought may be far from your mind that, due to negligence, you may leave in a worse condition than you were in before.

Yet, each year, thousands of persons already in pain are made to suffer even further by medical malpractice. If a medical professional has injured you or a loved one, the attorneys at Harker Injury Law want to help you.

At Harker Injury Law, a thoughtful attorney can patiently give you legal advice and assistance. Our team can help you successfully overcome a medical malpractice case in the San Diego, California, area. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer. Fill out the online form or call us at 760.533.6979.

 

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“Everyone I spoke with from the moment I called has treated me with respect, and I felt like they really wanted to help me. They had a genuine concern for me personally, and for the situation.”

– Actual Client, San Diego area

How a San Diego Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You

The U.S. legal system is intended to protect the rights of its citizens who are hurt by the negligent actions of other persons. A medical negligence civil lawsuit is one way the system helps persons who have been injured by an irresponsible healthcare provider.

Receiving compensation does not come easily, though. Laws exist that can make it difficult for injured victims to receive the funds they deserve. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in medical malpractice cases. More than that, you want an attorney who is determined to pursue justice for you. 

The medical malpractice attorneys at Harker Injury Law are ready to help you. Our California attorneys handle cases in: 

  • San Diego
  • El Cajon
  • Escondido
  • Riverside, and;
  • Surrounding areas

A personal injury attorney in San Diego with our team can determine who is accountable in medical negligence cases.

Our attorneys understand that an injury caused by a healthcare provider is a horrible experience. While you should be recovering, negligence has made you feel even worse. Our attorneys are sensitive to the pain you are feeling both emotionally and physically.

Additionally, we know that dealing with insurance companies can be especially difficult while recovering. Our legal team can confront the obstinate parties and handle the confusing legal procedures for you.

Our law firm is determined to reduce your anxiety. We want to get you the just and complete compensation you are entitled to by law. Schedule a callback with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in San Diego today for a free case consultation.

Who Could Be Accountable in San Diego Medical Malpractice Cases?

When you arrive at a hospital, you expect to get satisfying health care. This is the fundamental reason people go to a hospital. The last thing you anticipate is that a medical professional may hurt you.

We look forward to the doctor helping us feel better; it can be traumatizing when the opposite occurs. Yet, it is not only the doctor who could hurt us. The hospital or the medical staff could also fail in some aspect of our medical care and cause us injury.

Several different healthcare providers can betray the standard of care that we require. A medical malpractice case can be brought against these negligent medical professionals. 

These parties could include the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Lab technicians
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Nurse aides
  • Nurse anesthesiologists
  • Nursing assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physical therapists

 

Causes of Medical Malpractice Cases in San Diego

Establishing liability in a medical malpractice case is frequently strenuous. Evidence must be accumulated and organized in a way that establishes that a healthcare provider, doctor, nurse, or hospital, has acted negligently with a patient. Often, the guilty parties resist cooperating.

Insurance companies that fear liability and litigation from victims may also be uncooperative. A lawyer in San Diego from our office can help patients who have become victims and need assistance.

Additionally, a medical malpractice attorney can help you considerably in proving liability and, hopefully, in avoiding litigation in a trial. The leading causes of medical malpractice cases are misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, and surgical errors.

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis

In the case of receiving a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, a vital opportunity for the patient to heal could be missed by the doctor. As a result, patients could suffer long-term or irreversible pain and injury.

Additionally, a misdiagnosis could result in unnecessary or imprecise treatment. These mistakes can have harmful and negative side effects. 

The healthcare provider must follow and reach the proper standard of care required by law. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical staff must demonstrate competence and accuracy.

Birth injuries

Words are inadequate to describe how sad it is when a newborn is harmed. When doctors and healthcare staff fail to show the utmost care and attention during childbirth, it is especially reprehensible. 

Injuries to the baby that can occur during childbirth would include:

  • Fractured bones
  • Paralysis
  • Injury to the brain
  • Damage to the nerve systems
  • Asphyxiation

However, injury can occur even before birth. Negligent prenatal care might include the failure of a medical professional to diagnose medical conditions affecting the mother. 

These conditions could include:

  • Preeclampsia
  • Rh incompatibility
  • Anemia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • HIV 
  • Lupus

Any of these serious conditions could infect or injure the baby while still in the womb.

Surgical errors

Surgeons must display the highest level of attention in their work. The lives of their patients are at stake. An imprecise movement of the smallest nature could result in punctured organs or other damage. Mistakes of a larger type also can occur, such as an operation on an incorrect body part. Even the leaving of surgical materials or instruments inside the body can also occur.

Yet, it is not only the surgeons who could be held responsible for negligence in a surgical setting. During the surgery’s postoperative phase, nurses and other staff must also manifest surpassing attention and care to the patient. They must provide correct medications, adequate care to prevent infection, and clear and understandable postoperative instructions. A failure to do these things could be considered patient negligence.

Of course, these are not the only circumstances that can result in a medical negligence lawsuit. If you have been hurt by a doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider, please discuss your case with our medical negligence lawyers as soon as possible.

A medical malpractice attorney at Harker Injury Law in San Diego can provide you with crucial assistance. We can help in preparing your case, and if needed, with litigation during a trial. Contact us for more information and to schedule a free case consultation.

Our San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You

Unfortunately, in the U.S., one leading cause of wrongful death is medical malpractice. This frightening medical care fact does not include the additional preventable illnesses and injuries also caused by the negligence associated with medical malpractice.

You do not have to fight for compensation alone after your injury at the hands of a doctor, medical staff, or healthcare provider. Sadly, these professionals have failed you and you deserve justice.

Harker Injury Law firm is ready and eager to help you. Our trial lawyers in San Diego, California, can help you succeed and receive fair and full compensation for your injuries by putting the team’s knowledge of medical malpractice law to work for you. 

We know this is an especially difficult time for you with your injuries. With compassion and patience, we want to provide you with the legal representation and assistance that you need.

Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney today. You can also call us at 760.533.6979.

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