At the Law Office of Daniel J. O’Neill, we advise people about their legal options when the negligence of a doctor, nurse, medical technician or hospital results in serious injury or death.
To learn whether medical malpractice litigation can help you and your family collect compensation for a serious mistake on the part of a health care professional, contact our office in San Luis Obispo for a free initial consultation. Call 1-805-542-0639 for an attorney’s advice about medical malpractice.
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim: What You Need To Know
It’s not easy to win a medical malpractice case in California. Claims of negligence against a doctor or hospital need intensive expert review and analysis, and there’s a limit to the noneconomic damages you can collect. Despite these obstacles, our law firm considers these cases and pursues them on a selective basis.
The main goal in medical malpractice is to identify a particular professional error that represents a breach of the standard of care that the defendant was required to meet. It’s also essential to prove that the patient’s injuries and losses resulted from the defendant’s negligence, rather than from poor health or another causal factor.
We review and advise people about their personal injury or wrongful death claims under such medical malpractice scenarios as:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, stroke or heart disease
- Malpractice by a chiropractor
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Implanion Implant Malpractice
- Emergency room errors that lead to brain damage, disability or death
- Birth injuries caused by negligence before, during or immediately after delivery
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Negligence during postoperative recovery
- Medication errors
- Hospital errors
- Negligent treatment in a nursing home or residential care facility
If a failure to diagnose or treat a medical condition properly led to a disastrous outcome for a member of your family, discuss your situation with an AV Preeminent-rated* lawyer. Complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.