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The emergency room of your local hospital is a busy place. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 130 million people visit the emergency room annually. Of those visits, 35 million are for injuries. About 12 percent of all emergency room visits lead to hospital admission. People go to the emergency...
A senior woman's hand signing a document
Often, injury victims find out that their once valid claims for compensation are now invalid because they waited too long to take action. Time limits exist for most legal actions in California due to the effects that time can have on the pursuit of justice and compensation.  What if you are the victim of medical...
Retired old woman wearing protection mask signing for discharge. Modern private hospital or clinic. Healthcare medical physician consultation during COVID-19 global crisis, healthcare problem
For many people, their local hospital is where they receive their primary health care. Hospital emergency rooms are an especially favored treatment option by individuals who do not have insurance or do not have an established relationship with a doctor.  Like a private doctor’s office, the medical personnel of a hospital must render reasonable care...
Psychotherapist with Female Mental Health Patient. Psychotherapy Concept
Caring for a patient’s mental health is just as important as caring for their physical needs. As such, mental health care providers must treat their patients with the same high degree of care that physicians and other healthcare providers exercise with regard to other illnesses. Failure to do so can lead to serious liability for...
medical malpractice cases in california
Just when you think you have seen it all, you read or hear about someone’s medical malpractice lawsuit and the facts of their case. You are left speechless, wondering how such a grievous error could have happened. As a result, you may be apprehensive about visiting the doctor for a checkup or procedure. And then...
surgeon removing a spleen instead of a kidney in medical malpractice case
What was supposed to be a routine and uncomplicated surgery to remove a diseased kidney turned into a nightmare for one patient. A Fresno County patient underwent surgery to remove their left kidney. The patient was discharged once the procedure was complete.  It was then that a mistake was discovered. Instead of removing the patient’s...
hospital-not-liable-for-botched-procedure
In any medical malpractice case, others may be liable beyond the medical professional who provided negligent care. Any party whose careless conduct contributed in some way to the medical error or injury is potentially liable for damages. This includes entities like doctors’ offices and hospitals whose employees commit negligent acts. It may be surprising, then,...
lawyer studying the new medical malpractice laws in California
The law can be slow to change; however, when changes in the law do occur, they are usually worth noting. Such is the case with Assembly Bill (AB) 35, signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom in May 2022. This new law makes two significant changes to California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). ...
lawyer showing a client how to file a medical malpractice claim against a hospital in california
Medical malpractice refers to a legal action brought against a healthcare practitioner as a result of the provider performing (or not performing) actions that were negligent or fell below the required standard of care, and the provider’s actions thereby causing harm to the patient.  Common instances include when a provider does the following: Diagnoses an...
woman after being assaulted/having medical battery done to her.
What’s the difference between medical battery and medical malpractice? Although they seem the same, they are entirely different situations. Generally, medical battery involves a physician or medical staff intentionally inflicting harm on a patient. In comparison, medical malpractice requires negligence (typically unintentional) on behalf of health care providers.  If you’ve suffered serious injuries resulting from...
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