Doctors, midwives, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals and facilities have a duty to provide patients with what is known as the “reasonable standard of care.” In other words, patients expect physicians and medical facilities to properly diagnose and treat their illnesses and conditions, and medical professionals and facilities are required to meet this expectation (within reason). When they fail to do so, and patients are injured or killed as a result, victims and their family members may take legal action.
Torem & Associates has been helping victims of medical malpractice and negligence throughout California since 1983. We understand how to navigate the often complex process of pursuing compensation on behalf of our clients. In fact, our firm has successfully recovered many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. If you believe you were harmed or your condition was worsened as a result of medical negligence, we can help.
Contact our medical malpractice attorneys in Fresno today for a free consultation. Call (888) 500-5000 or contact us online to get started.
How Medical Malpractice/Negligence Occurs
Most people place their trust in the education and experience of medical professionals. However, doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, midwives, and other medical practitioners are only human and are therefore subject to human error. Mistakes are not uncommon and, sadly, general carelessness and even intentional wrongdoing occurs in hospitals, urgent care facilities, and other medical offices on a daily basis.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice/negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries to the child
- Birth injuries to the mother
- Negligent supervision/hiring
- Medication errors
- Failure to gain informed consent
- Defective medical devices/equipment
Medical malpractice claims are often very difficult to pursue. Hospitals and other facilities will often go to great lengths to deny that their doctors, nurses, and staff acted negligently. In fact, in order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, you must show that the standard of care was breached and that this directly or indirectly led to your injuries or worsened condition. You must also show that, had the standard of care not been breached, you would not have suffered the same injuries/condition.
For example, your loved one feels ill and goes to the doctor only to be told that there is nothing seriously wrong with her. After months pass, your loved one sees another doctor who diagnoses her with stage 4 cancer. Ultimately, your loved one succumbs to cancer, despite treatment. In order to file a medical malpractice claim against the first doctor, you will need to prove that, had your loved one been diagnosed with cancer sooner, her death could have been prevented.
Reach Out to Our Dedicated Legal Team Today
If you believe that you or your loved one is the victim of medical negligence, it is crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. These types of injury claims are very complex, but our team has the experience, resources, and skills to aggressively represent you. We can help you work to recover the compensation you are owed for your injuries and other losses. At Torem & Associates, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is absolutely no upfront cost for you and, if we don’t successfully recover compensation on your behalf, you do not have to pay our attorneys’ fees.
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