Handling Various Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The attorneys of Teal & Montgomery understand you need representation you can count on. If you’ve been injured due to the negligent, careless, intentional acts of a healthcare provider – like a dentist, chiropractor, podiatrist, nurse, doctor or hospital – we’re here for you. Don’t go one more day alone, suffering from significant pain, injury or a loved one’s death.
We’ll represent you and your malpractice claim – in the Santa Rosa area. Our areas of expertise include:
- Missed Diagnosis
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Birth Injuries
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Misread X-Rays
- Healthcare Provider Errors
- HMO Misconduct
- Injuries Due to Medical Devices
- Lack of Informed Consent
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Dental Malpractice
- Pharmaceutical Errors
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Failed / Delayed Diagnosis
When doctors, hospitals, nurses, or anyone else administering healthcare don’t spend quality time with their patients, fail to ask the right questions, fail to diagnose properly, or delay the diagnosis – medical negligence has occurred. Because of this, one of the following incidents typically comes about:
- Abnormal Results Were Ignored
- The Patient’s Full Medical Records Were Not Developed
- Tests Were Improperly Performed
- Test Conclusions Were Recorded Incorrectly or Completely Ignored
- Key Details of the Patient’s Medical History Were Not Properly Evaluated
- Necessary Diagnostics Tests Were Not Ordered
- Patient Complaints were Negatively Handled
- Nurses Did Not Pay Close Attention to the Patient’s Symptoms
- Additional Tests Were Not Ordered
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You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. In fact, this website has answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we’ve been asked in the past. Additionally, here you can find more information about cases we’ve won, visit the Testimonials and Results pages.
Successfully Serving the Bay Area
For 40 years, our lawyers have fought for the rights of those victim to medical malpractice in the state of California. Regardless of the complexity of the situation, our attorneys are armed with years of experience to deal with the most complex medical malpractice suits for our clients.
We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our phenomenal record of success has earned us the respect of our peers. We will never accept less than the compensation due our clients. We will fight for your justice.
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Take action now! California has statutes of limitations when it comes to filing medical malpractice suits. Don’t let time get away and cost you what is rightfully yours!
Limits Regarding When You Can File a Medical Malpractice Claim
These types of cases are complex legal matters, especially when it comes to filing in a timely manner. Though you typically have about a year from the moment you realize you’re victim of medical negligence, only a trusted attorney can tell you for sure. There are different limits of time for different matters, especially when minors are involved. Often, a claim must be filed in 6 months or less.
If you fail to meet these times limits, you might be forfeiting your compensation. Don’t let that happen! Call us today!
Contact our Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Call us today at 707-703-4038 or contact us online. We’d love to set up a free, initial consultation with you. We’ll work with your schedule, to ensure it’s a smooth process. We serve clients in the North Bay area of Santa Rosa and Sacramento including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Mendocino, Alameda, San Francisco and Sacramento counties. We’re armed with the expertise and resources you need to win your case!
- How do I know if I have a case?
- How much do you charge to evaluate my case?
- What is a contingency fee?
- Are there time limits regarding when I can file suit against a doctor or hospital?
- How long will it take to get my case resolved?
- Will my case go to trial?
- I have more questions.
The best way to find out if you have a medical malpractice case is to call us for a free consultation at Santa Rosa 707-703-4038 or (Sacramento) 916-472-0003. You will be able to talk to an attorney, or in some cases, a physician who is also an attorney. We will do our best to answer your questions. If you prefer, you can contact us online and tell us about your potential case. Continue for additional information on California medical laws and your protected rights.
How much do you charge to evaluate my case?
We never charge potential clients for discussing their potential case with us, whether we do this by phone, email, or in person. If we agree to represent a client in a medical malpractice matter, our office advances all the costs incurred in getting medical records, meeting with experts, etc. These costs are reimbursed to us at the conclusion of the case, assuming we are able to obtain a recovery on your behalf.
What is a contingency fee?
California law says that attorneys representing clients in medical malpractice cases must do so on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney gets paid for his/her time and effort only if a recovery is obtained for the client. Thus, any attorney fees are contingent on a successful resolution of the case. California law sets the maximum amount of fees that can be charged, with the amount depending on the size of the recovery obtained. Continue for more contingency fee information.
Are there time limits regarding when I can file suit against a doctor or hospital?
Yes. The specific time limit is a very complicated matter, and depends on the facts of your case. In general, you have one year from the time you suspect that you were the victim of malpractice to file a claim. This time limit is different for those under the age of 18, and in certain other circumstances. In some cases, a claim must be filed within 6 months of the incident giving rise to malpractice.
Failure to meet the applicable time limits may mean you are forever barred from receiving compensation for any malpractice, so it is critical that you obtain legal advice on this issue without delay. Continue for more statute of limitations information or for more information on whether the suit will be filed against the doctor or the hospital.
How long will it take to get my case resolved?
All cases are different. In general, resolution of medical malpractice cases is time-consuming, and it is not uncommon for cases to take at least a year or more to resolve.
Will my case go to trial?
The majority of cases we handle are resolved through negotiations, resulting in settlement. Nevertheless, we always proceed on the assumption that every case will proceed on to trial.
One reason we take this approach is that the doctor’s insurance company almost always hires very experienced law firms to represent their interests. These firms are not going to make a quick decision on a case, but rather take the time to have the case evaluated by experts and look carefully at every fact that might help defeat any claim of malpractice. We have found that the only way to obtain the best results for our clients is to approach the case the same way—take the time and spend the money to carefully evaluate every aspect of the case so that we can present compelling evidence in settlement negotiations or at trial.
The best way to get answers to all your questions is to email or call 707-703-4038 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience