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Riverside Medical Malpractice Attorney

In Riverside, patients trust many hospitals and providers with their care, from Kaiser Permanente to the Riverside University Health System. But whether you need care for serious or difficult medical circumstances or hope to try a new procedure that is not yet well-studied, you can find that any hospital or medical provider can make mistakes.

When you are hurt due to medical malpractice in California, you may be entitled to recover damages for the harm and costs you suffer as a result. The seasoned team at the Trial Law Offices of Bradley Kramer, M.D., Esq. can fight to help you receive the care and compensation you deserve.

We are proud to protect clients in Riverside’s scenic and vibrant community. Our firm is capable of handling complex medical injury cases and has a proven track record of superior results, including

  • $4.25 million following the failure to treat a patient’s pancreatitis
  • $3.25 million for a patient whose providers failed to diagnose a stroke
  • $2 million for a patient harmed by an anesthesia error
  • $2.68 million for the victim of a surgical error that left the patient in a persistent vegetative state

Seeking justice for Riverside patients harmed by medical malpractice is a pursuit that our firm is uniquely qualified to undertake. Take a closer look at the services the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. offers.

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

Dr. Bradley Kramer wears two hats in and out of the courtroom. Dr. Kramer is intimately familiar with medical standards, procedures, and terminology as a licensed physician and surgeon. This means that our clients receive an honest and informed assessment of their case and rights from a doctor who knows what care they should have received.

Other attorneys may shrink away from complex medical cases. However, Dr. Kramer can digest the information found in multiple providers’ reports and hospital records. He can understand not just how you were hurt but also the level of care you should have received.

Dr. Kramer then boldly steps into the courtroom or approaches the negotiating table as a qualified Riverside medical malpractice lawyer and seeks justice for his clients. A skilled negotiator and litigator, Dr. Kramer understands his clients need just compensation and is committed to securing it for them by settlement or trial.

The results he has obtained for clients testify to the skills and effectiveness of Dr. Kramer and his team. Dr. Kramer has obtained over $100 million in compensation for medical malpractice victims throughout his career.

BIKLAW’s Medical Malpractice Services

As a skilled doctor and experienced litigator, your California medical malpractice lawyer from the Trial Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. can represent patients with these and other claims:

Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesiologists are trained to administer correct dosages of anesthesia, intubate patients to allow for breathing while sedated, and monitor patients’ vital signs during procedures. When they fail to use this training and a patient gets hurt, a malpractice lawsuit can help those injured patients get compensation.

Birth Injury

Mistakes and delays in the emergency room threaten the life and health of the mother and child. Failing to perform a C-section, misusing forceps during delivery, or not recognizing signs of fetal distress can lead to cerebral palsy, seizures, jaundice, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and other long-lasting conditions — even meningitis.

Brain Injury

Your brain can suffer injury if your medical team fails to notice signs of a stroke or deprivation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. This dangerous situation can be brought on by anesthesia errors, infections, or certain medication mistakes. Permanent damage to the brain can happen in just minutes.

Burn Injury

A hospital may negligently expose patients to the risk of burns through faulty electrical wiring, improperly administered medications, radiation burns from equipment, and exposure to powerful chemicals. These burns can cause just as much, if not worse, harm as thermal burns.

Cancer Misdiagnosis

To have the maximum chance of surviving cancer, your doctor must diagnose your cancer accurately and quickly. Blood tests, medical imaging, and other diagnostic tools are not helpful if your doctor is careless when interpreting their results.

Dental Errors

A dental visit or surgery must be performed carefully, just like any other medical procedure. When your dentist does not use reasonable skill, the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. can determine whether malpractice is to blame and fight for fair compensation.

Emergency Room Errors

The hospital emergency room is a triage center where medical personnel must determine which patients need to see a medical provider right away. This dynamic and ever-changing environment requires attention and focus from providers. A delay in care in the emergency room can have disastrous consequences.

Hospital Injuries

The hospital or medical center where you are receiving treatment has an obligation to provide a safe environment for your procedure. Hospitals that do not properly sanitize rooms or that use defective equipment can cause injury to patients and be held liable for malpractice.

Kaiser Medical Malpractice

Just because Kaiser Permanente is a mammoth provider of healthcare services does not mean its member providers cannot commit malpractice. Bringing a claim against Kaiser Permanente requires that you follow a specific procedure that an experienced California medical malpractice lawyer will know.

Medical Battery

With limited exceptions, a doctor must get your informed consent to a treatment or procedure before treating you. Operating on you, performing a procedure you did not agree to, or otherwise touching your body without your consent could be considered medical battery.

Medication Errors

Doctors and pharmacists can both err when it comes to prescribing medications. A doctor may prescribe the wrong medication or a medicine that has a negative interaction with other drugs you are taking. Pharmacists can commit malpractice by dispensing the wrong medication or instructing you to take an incorrect dosage.


A doctor is expected to use their knowledge and skill to make an accurate diagnosis. A misdiagnosis increases your cost and suffering as you endure treatments that are not effective and prolonged symptoms. In some cases — such as with a stroke or heart attack — a misdiagnosis can permanently impair your chance of survival.

Nursing Errors

Your doctor directs your course of treatment, but they depend on nurses to monitor your condition and the effectiveness of your treatment plan. If nurses misread your vital signs, do not check in with you regularly, or forget to report information to the doctor, you are the one who suffers the consequences of such malpractice.

Pregnancy Errors

Expectant parents turn to medical professionals to help guide them through pregnancy and reach their delivery date with a healthy child and mother. Providers who do not perform routine tests to check for abnormalities, health concerns, or other potential issues can violate this reasonable expectation.

Surgical Errors

Surgeries can go awry when one or more surgical team members do not focus on the patient and their actions. A patient’s slipping vital signs demand immediate intervention. Similarly, a surgeon’s inattentiveness can lead them to work on the wrong body part or forget tools inside the patient.

Wrongful Death

Some medical mistakes end in the sudden or premature death of your loved one. The process for recovering compensation for your surviving loved ones differs from a traditional medical malpractice case. A knowledgeable attorney in Riverside can help you determine your legal rights and how to exercise them.

Maximum Malpractice Suit Compensation Against a Doctor in California

Pursuing compensation from a negligent medical provider can reimburse you for the losses and expenses you experience due to that negligence. This compensation can cover any future costs you might incur as well. Some of the recoverable costs in a medical malpractice suit include:

  • Hospital bills and expenses
  • Costs of therapists and specialists, including future anticipated visits
  • Surgical costs
  • Missed work and reduced earning potential

You can also recover compensation for your emotional pain and mental suffering.

These amounts are capped by California law. You can receive up to $350,000 for this pain if you survive your medical malpractice incident. If you are pursuing damages for a loved one’s wrongful death, you can pursue up to $500,000. These amounts are adjusted upward annually by a set amount to account for inflation.

Key Elements for Successful Medical Malpractice Claims

Negligence and causation are two key elements of malpractice claims. Proving both of them is essential to the success of your medical malpractice claim.

A medical provider, such as a doctor or nurse, is negligent if they do something that a reasonable provider would not have done in the same situation. Similarly, it is negligent for a provider to fail to do something that a reasonably careful provider facing similar circumstances would have done. For your claim to move forward, this negligence must be established.

Next, your attorney must demonstrate that your provider’s actions or inactions led you to sustain some injury or harm. For example, suppose that your provider failed to diagnose you timely with cancer. This delay would lead to a successful malpractice suit if your chance of surviving the cancer was negatively impacted.

Deadline for Filing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in California

California law gives you three years to file a medical malpractice claim. This time begins to run when your provider injures you and continues to run until it expires. Few exceptions pause this time, so it is important to seek experienced legal help the moment you believe your healthcare provider carelessly injured you.

However, symptoms of an injury or other act of malpractice may not surface until years later. In this situation, the law gives you one year from the date you knew or should have known you were the victim of malpractice to file a claim.

Defining Medical Malpractice in California

While medical malpractice claims are complicated and involve highly technical evidence, the basic definition of medical malpractice is straightforward. Medical malpractice is an act or omission committed by a healthcare provider that is objectively unreasonable, careless, or reckless.

The test that courts and attorneys use to determine whether a particular provider committed malpractice requires considering a crucial principle — if no other reasonable provider of similar skill and background would have done what your provider did, then your provider committed malpractice.

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

To reach the Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. from Riverside, travel west along CA-60 toward Los Angeles. Merge onto I-5 North toward Sacramento, and then take Exit 134 C toward East 7th Street. From there, you will turn left onto South Santa Fe Avenue and right onto East 8th Street.

Next, turn left to merge onto I-10 West and take Exit 6 toward Robertson Boulevard. Turn right onto South Robertson Boulevard and then left onto Wilshire Boulevard. The Trial Law Offices of Bradley Kramer, M.D., Esq. is located on your left at 8840 Wilshire Blvd #350, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Zip Codes in Riverside County

We take cases the following zip codes are associated with towns and cities located within Riverside County:

  • 92241
  • 92276
  • 92254
  • 92590
  • 92548
  • 92210
  • 92539
  • 92536
  • 92561
  • 92282
  • 92257
  • 92230
  • 92549
  • 92518
  • 92239
  • 92292
  • 92515
  • 92521
  • 92878
  • 92877
  • 92261
  • 92263
  • 92280
  • 92502
  • 92513
  • 92514
  • 92517
  • 92516
  • 92519
  • 92522
  • 92531
  • 92546
  • 92552
  • 92554
  • 92556
  • 92564
  • 92572
  • 92581
  • 92589
  • 92593
  • 92599
  • 92202
  • 92226
  • 92235
  • 92248
  • 92247
  • 92255
  • 92258

Some of the cities found in Riverside County include Riverside, Palm Springs, and La Quinta.

Hospitals in Riverside County

The Riverside community has many choices regarding medical providers. There are at least five major medical centers and hospitals in Riverside. You can also find several clinics and private physicians’ offices in the area.

Some of the major hospitals in Riverside County include the following:

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside Medical Center can be found at 10800 Magnolia Avenue, but there are numerous locations throughout Riverside County offering laboratory, emergency, and urgent care services.

Driving to 1800 Magnolia Avenue takes approximately 17 minutes using CA-91 West.

Pacific Grove Hospital

Pacific Grove Hospital is a psychiatric, substance abuse, and behavioral health center offering both inpatient and outpatient services. You can find its inpatient campus at 5900 Brockton Avenue in Riverside.

This facility can be easily reached from downtown Riverside using Magnolia Avenue to Brockton Avenue or Palm Avenue.

Parkview Community

Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center is at 3865 Jackson Street in Riverside. In addition to emergency care, this hospital boasts a Joint Replacement Center, surgical weight loss services, and an Advanced Primary Stroke Receiving Center.

Parkview Community is slightly southwest of the center of Riverside — about a 15-minute drive away using CA-91 West.

Riverside Community

Located at 4445 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, Riverside Community Hospital offers emergency room services, robotic surgery, spine care, and neurological care, among other specialties.

You can reach Riverside Community Hospital from downtown Riverside by using Market Street to reach Magnolia Avenue.

Riverside University Health System Medical Center

The main location for Riverside University Health System Medical Center is 26520 Cactus Avenue in Moreno Valley, but it offers behavioral health and public health services at 4095 and 4065 County Circle Drive in Riverside, respectively.

This facility is about a 15-mile drive using I-215 South and CA-60 East.

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