Do I have a Viable Medical Malpractice Claim?

"Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death - as well as a huge financial cost to our nation" -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Independent) Vermont

The state of healthcare in the United States, specifically patient care in hospitals, is at a crisis point. Preventable medical errors in hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Adding to this alarming crisis state is the startling increase in doctor drug addiction cases. According to the California Medical Board, "A record high 46 doctors were disciplined for substance abuse last year in California." Consumerwatchdog.org advocates believe "that record-breaking number (46 doctors) represents just a fraction of the number of doctors likely to be abusing substances in California at any given time."

Examples of Medical Malpractice Events

The Journal of Patient Safety recently published a study which concluded that as many as 440,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. In this current climate, how do you identify whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim? Here are a few examples of preventable medical malpractice events:

  • Diagnostic errors
  • Surgical misadventures
  • Wrong organ removed
  • Hospital caused Infections
  • Surgical equipment left inside patient
  • Adverse, serious drug reactions due to overdose or wrong medication given
  • Organ and tissue damage
  • Preventable blood clots
  • Medical radiation overexposure
  • Database "crashes" rendering medical records inaccessible to doctors for critical patient care

Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you, a family member, or friend have fallen victim to a doctor's negligence or hospital errors, finding answers from a qualified California medical malpractice law firm is in order. At Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer, our lawyers have decades of experience handling medical malpractices cases. We have a thorough understanding of medical evidence and we work with respected medical experts who help evaluate the liability of these medical malpractice cases. To explore your rights and options, please contact attorney Steven Brewer at (866) 675-1929 or (510) 291-4888; sbrewer@giccb.com for more information.