Finding the Facts in Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult to prove. It takes a law firm with a massive amount of medical knowledge, access to medical experts, the financial resources to build a compelling case, and the ability to take a case to trial against a vigorous defense from malpractice insurance lawyers.
Girardi | Keese attorneys have the resources and skills necessary to try challenging, complex medical malpractice cases. In 1970, our law firm won the first million-dollar medical malpractice lawsuit in California legal history. We continue to fight for patients whose lives have been severely affected by a healthcare provider’s negligence.
Failure to diagnose can waste valuable time and cost a life.
One of the most common mistakes made by doctors and other health care providers is failing to diagnose a condition in a timely manner. If a suspicious mammogram is noticed and acted on in the early stages, quick surgery and treatment can return a woman to her normal life in days or weeks. Cancer misdiagnosis can give the cancer time to metastasize and pose a grave danger.
A doctor’s failure to notice an infant in distress can result in a birth injury. Failure to diagnose and remove skin cancer can cause death. When a heart attack is diagnosed as a digestive problem and the patient is sent home, the result can be devastating.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled cases that include doing the wrong surgery, leaving objects behind in surgery or failing to manage anesthesia appropriately and safely during surgery.
There is a cap on pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases.
In the 1970s, California doctors went on strike until a law was passed and signed by the governor limiting pain and suffering awards to $250,000. The law was declared unconstitutional by the California Supreme Court, but that ruling was reversed when a new justice was appointed. The law was a big win for medical malpractice insurance carriers. The loss was to patients who have suffered egregious harm because of medical malpractice.
Our law firm works diligently with lawmakers to undo the damage of the medical malpractice caps law. Evidence shows that states without caps do not have higher insurance rates.
We welcome your calls about medical malpractice cases. Contact us for an appointment. Our trial lawyers represent clients in California and nationwide.
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