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...
Are you aware of the dangerous ingredients that your over-the-counter medications may contain? The warnings and side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals and over the counter medication include possible liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding, but certainly do not end there. Thankfully for unsuspecting consumers, hundreds of common over-the-counter painkiller remedies will be receiving changes to their labels...
In the confusion and mayhem following a serious car accident in Los Angeles, the last thing on many accident victims’ minds is protecting their legal rights. However, if you or your loved one intend to bring a personal injury claim against a negligent driver and recover financial damages for injuries suffered, it is important that...
Each year, thousands of children throughout the United States suffer serious burn injuries. Some of these tragic burn accidents occur due to a third party’s negligence or carelessness, and could have been prevented. If your child was a victim of a burn injury, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer to discuss your child’s legal rights....
Car accidents happen with such regularity in Southern California that having recently witnessed or been involved in one isn’t surprising.  But California is not alone. A recent U.S. Census report shows that there were 10.9 million car accidents in the United States, resulting in between 32,000 and 34,000 deaths. If you suffered serious injuries in...
Accidents can happen at any time and at any place, even at work. If you were injured on the job or while performing work duties, it is crucial that you understand your legal rights and options. Safe Working Conditions In California, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973, every Los Angeles employer must...
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