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Medical Malpractice Attorney Irvine, CA

Have you suffered due to a negligent medical provider or facility in Irvine, CA? You need the dedicated team of the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D, Esq. on your side. Whether you are a patient of Kaiser Permanente or another facility, we can fight aggressively to obtain the justice you deserve on your behalf.

We have a proven track record of securing significant compensation for our clients, including a $15 million verdict against a psychiatric ward and a $5 million verdict for a patient who suffered a severe postpartum hemorrhage sustained during a C-section.

It is no wonder that we are passionate about protecting the Irvine community, with its friendly residents and abundant outdoor beauty. Take a closer look at what makes us your premier choice for a medical malpractice law firm in this beautiful city.

Why Choose Bradley Kramer, M.D., Esq.

Dr. Kramer is both a licensed physician and a licensed attorney. Because of his unique education and experience, he has recovered over $100,000,000 in compensation for California medical malpractice victims.

With the ability to review your medical charts and information and quickly determine your best path forward, Dr. Kramer is a fierce and tireless litigator for his clients.

BIKLAW’s Medical Malpractice Services

The team at the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D, Esq. can help Irvine patients who have been harmed by their doctor’s careless actions, including in the following types of cases:

Anesthesia Errors

Administering anesthesia safely during a surgical procedure requires a skilled doctor familiar with the process. Giving you too high or too low of a dosage can lead to injuries, some of which can be permanent.

This can even happen while you are on the operating table if the anesthesiologist fails to monitor your vital signs, administers the incorrect medication, or does not properly intubate you to help you breathe while sedated.

Birth Injury

Delivering a child safely requires that your doctor and delivery team give their full attention to your health and that of your baby. Malpractice that injures your child can lead to conditions like cerebral palsy, jaundice, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and seizure disorders.

Fetal distress and meningitis are also potential complications resulting from birth injuries. Additionally, a doctor can injure a baby by using forceps incorrectly.

Brain Injury

The brain is complex, but medical injuries to the brain can leave lasting damage. Brain injuries caused by a lack of sufficient oxygen are a particular concern for patients who must undergo surgery and be sedated. Because injuries can be permanent, these complex cases need a skilled advocate who can seek appropriate compensation.

Burn Injury

Burns are painful and can be disfiguring. They can also lead to infections if they are not properly dressed and treated by medical staff. In such cases, scarring and pain can be significant.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

When you are suffering from cancer, every moment counts. A misdiagnosis deprives you of these precious moments, potentially increasing the risk your cancer will spread and reducing the effectiveness of treatment.

Dental Errors

Dentists are medical professionals as well, and they can also commit acts of malpractice against their patients. Improper sedation, poor sanitation protocols, and other similar errors can harm you or your loved one and warrant financial compensation.

Emergency Room Errors

Emergency room staff are responsible for triaging patients, ensuring that those most at risk of death or serious harm receive care first. If you are harmed because you were kept waiting in the ER, contact an Irvine medical malpractice lawyer for help.

Hospital Injuries

You can suffer additional injuries while staying in a hospital as a patient. Unsanitary conditions or hazards like wet floors are just a few ways you can be hurt while in a hospital.

Kaiser Medical Malpractice

Bringing a malpractice claim against Kaiser Permanente and its physicians requires an in-depth understanding of the special procedures involved. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D, Esq. can help present your claim and seek compensation even in this challenging situation.

Medical Battery

Operating on a patient without their informed consent can be an ethical violation and a violation of the law. You may have rights if you received treatment that your doctor did not discuss with you beforehand.

Medication Errors

Doctors can make medication errors by prescribing the wrong medicine or dosage to treat your condition. Similarly, pharmacists and nurses can commit malpractice by dispensing or administering the incorrect medicine, resulting in prescription drug injuries.


A misdiagnosis occurs when your doctor mistakes your symptoms for some other condition. This prevents you from receiving the care you need for the condition you truly have, which can be particularly harmful for patients suffering from serious or urgent conditions, like heart attack or stroke.

Nursing Errors

One of a nurse’s chief duties is to monitor their patients’ conditions throughout the day. Patients can suffer injuries if an infection or other medical emergency sets in and is not promptly diagnosed.

Pregnancy Errors

A medical professional who does not conduct routine checks or notice the onset of conditions that threaten either the mother or the child may be liable for malpractice.

Surgical Errors

Surgery patients are at the mercy of their surgeons and depend on the surgical team to use their skills to perform procedures safely. Overworked doctors and nurses can make mistakes that cause pain and additional suffering instead of bringing healing.

Operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, and poor sterilization practices are just some of the surgical errors that can lead to malpractice.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, some patients do not survive a medical error. As a surviving family member, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Such compensation can include damages for your pain and suffering. You can also recover compensation for any financial support your deceased loved one was providing to you and your family.

How Much Can You Sue a Doctor for Malpractice in California?

There are two types of damages that can be recovered through a California medical malpractice lawsuit. The first type of damages is called economic damages. These damages compensate you for your financial expenses and losses, including medical bills and lost wages.

There is no limit to the amount of economic damages you can recover in California if you prove you incurred them. You can also pursue compensation for future economic damages you are reasonably likely to suffer. This can include the anticipated costs of additional treatment or lost future earnings you cannot earn.

The second type of damages is called non-economic damages. This damage compensates you for pain, suffering, and other intangible losses. Beginning in 2023, the damages limit for this type of damage was set at $350,000 and is scheduled to increase by $40,000 over the years until it reaches a maximum of $750,000.

If your loved one died due to medical malpractice, the limit for your pain and suffering began at $500,000 in 2023 and increased periodically until reaching a maximum of $1 million.

What Must Be Proven to Win a Medical Malpractice Suit?

Winning an Irvine medical malpractice suit requires that your attorney prove four essential elements. First, your lawyer must prove that the person you allege made the medical error owed you a duty of care.

Next, the evidence must show that your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional made an error or oversight that no other reasonably competent professional would have made. In determining if this condition is met, a court will consider the person’s age, experience, education, and other personal circumstances to decide whether the mistake was reasonable.

Once you have shown that an unreasonable and careless error was made, your case must prove that the professional’s actions or inactions caused you some injury or loss. This could be an infection, loss of chance of survival, or some other harm that resulted in additional expense and pain.

The last component of your medical malpractice case is damages. Your attorney must demonstrate to the court how much compensation is necessary to address your losses. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D, Esq. team can help you gather the documents you need to prove your losses.

How Long Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in California?

If you believe you suffered an injury because of a doctor or other professional’s careless actions, you have limited time to bring a medical malpractice suit. The precise amount of time you have depends on when you discover that you have been harmed or have reason to suspect you were the victim of medical malpractice.

In most situations, you will have three years from the date of the procedure, treatment, or other error to file your claim.

Not all medical errors are immediately discoverable. In some cases, it can take years before you have reason to suspect your provider was negligent. When this happens, you would have to file your lawsuit one year from the date you knew or should have known that you had been harmed by malpractice.

Because the courts strictly enforce these timelines, you do not want to risk your legal rights by waiting too long to file your case. Speak with the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer as soon as possible if you believe your doctor might have committed malpractice.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in California?

Malpractice in California is more than experiencing a negative outcome from a procedure or course of treatment. Malpractice is deficient medical advice and care that no other reasonable professional would have rendered to you.

Deciding whether your provider committed malpractice requires that the court look at your situation’s facts. A court will consider:

  • Your doctor’s age, experience, specializations, and resources
  • The novelty of your condition or procedure
  • Any standard procedures that should have been followed
  • The information that was made available to your doctor at the time of the error

The test California courts use to decide whether malpractice occurred asks whether any other similarly skilled and reasonable doctor in the same position would have made the same decisions your doctor made. If the court answers this question in the affirmative, no malpractice occurred.

How to Find the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq.

The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D, Esq. is located at 8840 Wilshire Blvd #350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

From Irvine, travel on I-405N and take Exit 24 onto I-605N. From there, take Exit 11 and merge onto I-5N until you reach Exit 134A for I-10W.

Taking the exit, travel along I-10W to Exit 6/Robertson Boulevard. Turn right and travel along S Robertson Boulevard until you reach Wilshire Boulevard. Turn left on Wilshire Boulevard, and you will see the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D, Esq. on your left.

Zip Codes in Irvine County

We take cases in the following zip codes in City of Irvine. Those zip codes are:

  • 92602 through 92604
  • 92606
  • 92612 and 92614
  • 92617 and 92618
  • 92620

Irvine is located in Orange County, which is serviced by dozens of zip codes.

The zip codes for Orange County include:

  • 92704
  • 92804
  • 92683
  • 92805
  • 90631
  • 92801
  • 92703
  • 92677
  • 92630
  • 92627
  • 92647
  • 92530
  • 92780
  • 92708
  • 92608
  • 92620
  • 92707
  • 92646
  • 92618
  • 92840
  • 92870
  • 92833
  • 92656
  • 92626
  • 92705
  • 92701
  • 90630
  • 92843
  • 02483
  • 92886
  • 90620
  • 92691
  • 92692
  • 92821
  • 92648
  • 92688
  • 92867
  • 92802
  • 92806
  • 92807
  • 92675
  • 92679
  • 92831
  • 92649
  • 92672
  • 92841
  • 92869
  • 90621
  • 92660
  • 92706
  • 92883
  • 92612
  • 92603
  • 92673
  • 92604
  • 92653
  • 92835
  • 92614
  • 92868
  • 90680
  • 92629
  • 92782
  • 92694
  • 92606
  • 90740
  • 92832
  • 92651
  • 92661
  • 92662
  • 92697
  • 92698
  • 92710
  • 92725
  • 92863
  • 92628
  • 92871
  • 92616
  • 92619
  • 92678
  • 92684
  • 92799
  • 92822
  • 92857
  • 90633
  • 92709
  • 92862
  • 92864
  • 92885
  • 92899
  • 92605
  • 92609
  • 92607
  • 92615
  • 92623
  • 92650
  • 92652
  • 92654
  • 92659
  • 92658
  • 92674
  • 92685
  • 92690
  • 92693
  • 92702
  • 92711
  • 92712
  • 92735
  • 92728
  • 92781
  • 92803
  • 92811
  • 92809
  • 92814
  • 92812
  • 92816
  • 92815
  • 92817
  • 92825
  • 92834
  • 92837
  • 92836
  • 92838
  • 92842
  • 92846
  • 92856
  • 92850
  • 92859
  • 90622
  • 90624
  • 90632
  • 90721
  • 90743
  • 90742
  • 92844
  • 90720
  • 92663
  • 92887
  • 92865
  • 92808
  • 92603
  • 92637
  • 92617
  • 92845
  • 92866
  • 90623
  • 92625
  • 92610
  • 92657
  • 92861
  • 92624
  • 92655
  • 92823
  • 92676

If you are unsure whether we serve your zip code, contact our office to speak to our team.

Hospitals in Irvine & Orange County

Six major hospitals are located in and around Irvine. These facilities include:

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center is a high-volume, Level 3 trauma center that can treat various emergency and non-emergency conditions. This facility is located in Irvine at 6640 Alton Parkway.

UCI Medical Center

Located about 11 miles north of Irvine at 101 The City Drive South, UCI Medical Center can be reached via I-5 North. This facility offers pediatric services and boasts same-day privacy care appointments. It also accepts walk-in patients as they can be accommodated.

Hoag Hospital

Hoag Hospital Irvine is a general hospital located at 16200 Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine, California. The hospital continues expanding its services and plans to provide specialized services for women, cancer patients, and those experiencing digestive issues.

MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center

Home to the Heart and Vascular Institute, this facility is located at 18111 Brookhurst in Fountain Valley. From Irvine, take I-405 North, and you can reach MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in approximately 12 minutes.

Providence Mission Hospital

Located in Laguna Beach, Providence Mission Hospital is located at 31872 Coast Highway. From Irvine, take CA-133 South to reach this facility. Aside from emergency care, this hospital has a mental health and wellness department.

St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital Orange is located at 1100 West Stewart Drive in Orange. It is approximately a 17-minute drive via CA-55S. This facility includes the Colorectal Cancer Program, Complex Spine Center, and the Center for Maternal-Fetal Health.

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