A medical malpractice lawsuit is a claim made by a patient who believes he or she has received medical treatment that caused more harm than good. A common cause of medical malpractice in Los Angeles is due to providers not meeting the applicable standard of care. Common examples include: Amputating the wrong body part Failing...
California Medical Errors Program
California is the only state in the U.S. with a penalty system for serious preventable medical mistakes. News releases regarding California’s medical error penalty program might give consumers the impression that it’s doing a good job in driving down the rate of such errors. However, despite the more than $17,000,000 in fines that the state...
Did you know that many victims of medical malpractice, even those harmed by outrageous gross negligence of their physician, are unable to file a lawsuit because they simply waited too long to get an attorney? In California and all other states, medical malpractice claims are subject to what is known as a statute of limitations....
When a patient is harmed or injured as a result of either a mistaken diagnosis or negligent medical treatment, a medical malpractice case often arises. These involve claims made against a responsible party who was involved in the patient’s medical care. This could be a doctor, nurse, technician, other medical provider, or a facility, such...
Understanding Catastrophic Injury
Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases often involve a category of harm known as catastrophic injury. These types of injuries severely and adversely affect the lives of many clients here at our Los Angeles office, where attorney and medical doctor Bradley I. Kramer regularly litigates cases involving severe burns, accidental amputations, brain injuries, and other life-changing medical...
selecting the right medical malpractice attorney
Medical malpractice is a highly specialized area of law. Perhaps in no other area is it so important to fully vet the attorney that you hire to represent you. The reason that medical malpractice is so different from, say, real estate law or criminal law, is that in the area of medical malpractice you have...
Choosing an attorney is an important decision no matter what your case or circumstances. However, when it comes to medical malpractice cases, the attorney you choose is of special importance due to the specialized nature of medical malpractice. In these types of cases, knowledge of the law is simply not enough. Your medical malpractice attorney...
California Ranks Low Hospital Safety
Approximately two months ago, The Leapfrog Group released their biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This study uses a combination of surveys and an objective evaluation system to assign letter grades (A through F) to hospitals in every state and Washington, D.C. The evaluation system looks at rates of medical errors, including the rates at which...
Medical Malpractice Cerebral Palsy
As those that live with it or have a family member afflicted with it know, cerebral palsy is a disorder affecting muscle coordination and voluntary movements. It affects both children and adults. The disorder typically stems from a non-progressive brain injury or malformation either in the womb or in the early stages of development. Most...
Los Angelas Lawyer
Successfully pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is like preparing for war. It is important for everyone on the plaintiff’s side to be prepared for attacks and defensive maneuvers which can change the course of a legal battle. If you are planning on filing a lawsuit in the future, be prepared for these common defense tactics...
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