Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice is defined as an act of improper, negligent, unskilled, or omitted treatment of a patient by their assigned physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist or other health care provider. When an individual visits a doctor's office, the hospital or any medical professional, they expect the doctors, nurses and other staff to be able to perform their duties and responsibilities as laid out for their particular position. We rely on medical professionals to know what they are supposed to do and to do it.
Has medical malpractice cause you serious injury?
While accidents can and will happen, injuries caused as a result of a medical professional's negligence, irresponsibility and intentional neglect can leave a patient with permanent, life-altering injuries which could require extensive, costly medical care and treatment. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured and you suspect medical malpractice is responsible for your injuries, you should consult with a Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer at Bostwick & Peterson LLP right away. Our lawyers will thoroughly review your situation, analyze all medical reports, answer any questions you may have, and advise you on how best to proceed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Over the years our attorneys have amassed a number of frequently asked questions they have gotten from clients. If you have questions about medical malpractice, our firm, or how we operate, we recommend checking out our FAQ page and then contacting an attorney at our firm who will be able to give you further information if you require it.
Giving birth to a child who has sustained birth injuries, due to a doctor or nurse's neglect or incompetence can be extremely devastating. If you suspect your child has been injured as a result of a medical professional's negligence, you need to consult with an attorney from our firm right away so that we can review your case and advise you how best to proceed.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Although most cases of meningitis are caused by bacteria or virus, some cases can be attributed to medications or illness. Pediatric meningitis can be caused by birth injuries, severe head trauma, or a severe ear or nasal infection, and has the potential for being life-threatening if not treated properly at once.
Failure to Diagnose
While people may not consider a failure to diagnose as medical malpractice, there are instances where a medical professional's lack of training, neglect or incompetence can result in the lack of a diagnosis that turns out to be quite serious. A failure to diagnose a medical condition which could have been properly treated, if diagnosed earlier, can be devastating.
Failure to Diagnose Cardiac Arrest / Heart Attack
Failing to diagnose a heart attack or cardiac arrest in an individual can have detrimental effects. If you think a medical professional failed to properly diagnose your heart attack or the heart attack/cardiac arrest of a loved one, you need to consult with an attorney from our firm today.
Injury Caused By Radiation
Radiation is used in medical offices and hospitals for all manner of reasons. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury caused by radiation, you need to seek legal representation immediately. Radiation injuries can be extremely serious and attention must be taken right away to ensure you are properly treated and care for. Read more about injury caused by radiation...
Your doctor or anesthesiologist is responsible for ensuring you receive the correct amount of anesthesia for the treatment or surgical procedure you are scheduled to have. An anesthesia error can cause serious and permanent damage. If you believe there was an anesthesia error in your medical treatment, contact our firm today.
Kaiser Medical Malpractice
Our firm handles all manner of medical malpractice cases and lawsuits, and our attorneys are not afraid to go up against major medical providers like Kaiser. If you need legal representation in a medical malpractice case against Kaiser, please contact our firm as soon as possible, so our attorneys can review your situation and advise you on how to proceed.
Lawyers are obligated to follow and comply with the code of ethics laid out by the particular state where the lawyer practices. Any breach in the standard of legal care or conduct could be classified as legal malpractice. If you have received incompetent or negligent legal representation, our firm may be able to help.
When a family member commits suicide is an extremely traumatic experience for the family members and loved ones they leave behind. If you suspect a loved one's suicide was caused by some form of medical malpractice, contact our firm immediately and schedule a confidential consultation.
Doctor-prescribed medications are supposed to help us recover from medical conditions or injuries. Medication errors, however, can have devastating effects and in the worst case scenario they are capable of causing death. If you suspect medication errors, contact our firm today.
Emergency Room Errors
The emergency room is where individuals go when they have a medical emergency. It is reasonable to expect that emergency room doctors, nurses and medical staff are trained in all manner of emergency medical treatment. Emergency room errors, unfortunately, are extremely common and leave an individual or family having to face expensive medical bills and long-term care, all of which could have been avoided.
Cosmetic Surgery Errors
When an individual receives any type of cosmetic surgery they are doing so in order to improve some physical aspect of their appearance. When cosmetic surgery errors occur, a routine surgery can end up being a life-threatening or deadly endeavor. It is important to consult with an attorney from our firm if you have become the victim of cosmetic surgery errors.
When you go into surgery, you are quite literally putting your life in the hands of your surgeon and the other medical professionals performing your surgery. Surgical errors can have extremely serious and devastating effects. If you suspect surgical errors caused your injuries, consult with an attorney from our firm right away.
A misdiagnosis can not only prevent an individual from being properly treated for the illness they do have, but it can cause additional injuries and damage from medications and treatments which were not in fact needed. If you are suffering from injuries as a result of a misdiagnosis, you need to seek legal counsel immediately.
Cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness. It is extremely important to properly diagnose cancer, so that the individual's chance of survival can be increased through proper treatment and medical care. Misdiagnosing cancer can lead to an individual being mentally and physical traumatized for no reason, or it can leave an individual who could have been treated (if the cancer had been diagnosed in time) with no chance of survival.
Any type of medical negligence can result in serious injuries or death. Medical professionals who exhibit any kind of medical negligence need to be held accountable for their actions, especially because their profession centers around the health and well-being of their patients.
Blood Transfusion Injuries
Blood transfusion injuries can occur because of the wrong type of blood, a dirty or incorrect needle, or any number of other reasons. If you have sustained injuries from a blood transfusion it is important that you consult with a medical malpractice attorney at our firm right away.
Brain injuries can occur during any number of situations, and unfortunately they are often life-altering or life-threatening. If medical malpractice is responsible for a brain injury, such as those capable of being sustained during birth, in surgery, after a medical equipment failure and more, then we advise you seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
When your nerves sustain any kind of serious damage as a result of an injury or trauma, you may become paralysis throughout all or part of your body. Paralysis, especially when it is caused by negligence or medical malpractice, is extremely traumatizing. Nobody should have to face such an experience alone. Our firm is here to help.
Infections in Hospitals
Although hospitals are generally thought of as very sterile environments, infections in hospitals are not uncommon. An improperly recognized and treated infection can have the potential for infecting other patients and causing life-threatening illnesses. Contact our firm if you suspect you received a serious infection in the hospital.
Medical Equipment Failure
Medical equipment is heavily relied on to monitor and track vital signs of patients in hospitals and doctors' offices. When that medical equipment fails it can put the patient's life at risk. Although medical staff is assigned to monitor and track such equipment, a failure could potentially go unnoticed or unresolved, thus causing serious injury or death.
All instruments used by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are supposed to be sterilized in order to protect the patient. When instruments are contaminated by dirt, infections, or for any other reason, it puts the patient at risk for contracting a serious illness or sustaining a permanent injury. If you suspect you have been treated by contaminated instruments, contact our firm today.
Negligence, lack of proper training, incompetence, misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose and intent to harm, can all result in the wrongful death of a patient. If you have a loved one you suspect has died as a result of medical malpractice, we can help.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Los Angeles
Medical malpractice is extremely serious, and those responsible for serious injuries or death due to some form of medical negligence or neglect, need to be held accountable for their actions. We work hard to see that our clients receive the aggressive representation they need when going up against the insurance companies, hospitals, medical providers, and other medical professionals responsible for their care and well-being.
For over 60 years our firm has successfully represented clients facing all kinds of medical malpractice cases, such as birth injuries, misdiagnosis, infections in hospitals, medical equipment failure, surgical errors and more. We have recovered well over $500 million dollars on behalf of our clients and we will work aggressively to provide you with the same dedication and committed representation in your case.
If you have sustained injuries you suspect were caused by medical malpractice, we advise you contact a Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney
at our firm immediately.