Medical Malpractice

Injured by a Medical Error in California?

Our Fairfield Medical Malpractice Attorneys Offer Free Initial Consultations

When you undergo a medical procedure, you have the right to trust that your medical care provider has your best interest in mind. You believe that they will follow every regulation and act according to the highest standard of care. Too often, however, complications arise due to negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or other medical worker. These personal injuries are often severe, causing debilitating injuries and even wrongful death. If you have been injured because of a doctor or hospital’s negligence, then you may be entitled to recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim.

At the Barnett & Bennett Law Firm, our Fairfield medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience representing medical injury victims in California. Cases involving medical negligence are often complex because they require an understanding of the medical procedures involved. Therefore, we carefully review your medical records and have medical experts review them to help you determine if you have a valid medical malpractice case.

How Can I Prove Medical Malpractice?

Most medical procedures come with certain inherent risks; sometimes complications happen even if a doctor follows all proper procedures. Due to this fact, not every medical injury or mistake may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim. In order to file a successful claim against a negligent doctor, you and your attorney generally must demonstrate:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed. This is generally easy to show, since you likely sought treatment from the doctor or facility for an illness or injury. However, there may be some exceptions, so always speak with an attorney.
  • The doctor’s treatment did not meet the acceptable standard of care. According to the law, the “standard of care” is anything that a competent doctor would do or not do in the same situation. Thus, proving the standard of care requires testimony from a medical expert who can explain what your doctor should have done, but neglected to do.
  • The doctor’s negligence caused real damages. Even if your doctor or a medical worker violated the standard of care, you may only file a medical malpractice claim if you sustained a substantial injury.

Medical malpractice cases require attorneys with proper resources and experience to handle the complexity and perform the proper research and find qualified witnesses.

What Are the Most Common Medical Malpractice Injuries?

Medical negligence is not limited to surgical procedures. Anything from slipping and falling at a hospital to the most severe cases of misdiagnosis can qualify as medical malpractice. Some of the most common injuries associated with medical malpractice are:

  • Infection. Poor hospital maintenance or improper sterilization of medical equipment can cause infections. These can be widespread, causing serious pain and further complications. In severe cases, wrongful death may result.
  • Sepsis. Infections and untreated illnesses may lead to sepsis, or infection in the bloodstream. This is extremely difficult to treat, and may cause wrongful death.
  • Stroke. A stroke may result from many types of improper care, including failure to monitor vital signs and prescription errors.
  • Physical Disfigurement. Surgical errors and other improper treatment may result in disfiguring scars or physical impairment.
  • Nerve or Brain Damage. Nerve and brain injuries may result from many types of medical errors, including misdiagnosis, incorrect prescriptions, failure to monitor vital signs and more.
  • Wrongful Death. Due to the severity of many medical mistakes, wrongful death often results. In some cases, untreated illnesses or injuries may prove fatal. However, sometimes incorrect treatment or other errors can cause wrongful death as well.

Although there are many other injuries that can be a result of a medical procedure, injuries that are the result of a medical professional’s negligence can be life-altering for the victims, as well as for their families. Many victims are unprepared to face additional injuries or the follow up required and require representation to assist in the recovery processes.

Hurt by a Doctor? Call Our Fairfield Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our experienced team of legal professionals understands how confusing medical malpractice can be. You may be asking yourself: How could this happen? Is this my fault? Could I have done something to avoid this? Based in Solano County, our Fairfield medical malpractice attorneys have experience with these types of cases all over California. At Barnett & Bennett Law Firm we work with many medical experts who are committed to finding out what happened and identifying responsibility.

In a free consultation, we will listen and review your case with no obligation or cost to you. We will work hard to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable and will fight for your rights throughout the duration of the process. To get started, please call (707) 425-0671 or contact us online now.

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Barnett & Bennett Law Firm

712 Empire Street,
Fairfield, CA 94533

P: 707.425.0671