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Santa Rosa Malpractice Lawsuits

Filing A Malpractice Suit Against Doctors And Hospitals

Life-threatening health situations are frightening and stressful enough when everything goes as planned. Anyone who has had to sit in the waiting room while a loved one undergoes serious surgery can tell you how much anxiety it can cause. The relief brought by the doctor coming out after the procedure to tell you everything went well cannot adequately be described with words. But, what about when things don’t go as planned. Though you sign consent forms knowing unforeseen complications can arise, how do you know if injuries are caused by human error or doctor’s negligence? What if the time comes for you to fight back with a malpractice lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in the hands of a negligent medical professional, you have a right according to laws that govern Santa Rosa Malpractice Lawsuits to file a claim and recover damages. The attorneys at Teal and Montgomery have offices in both Sacramento and Santa Rosa and have experienced medical malpractice lawyers on their team. Call Teal and Montgomery at 707-525-1212 for assistance with your claim today.

Sacramento or Santa Rosa medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital

If you plan to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital, you have to prove the following:

  • Duty—the hospital owed you or your family member a duty of care at the standard of care
  • Breach of duty—the hospital’s care did not rise to accepted medical standards of care
  • Injury—an injury occurred to you or your loved one
  • Causation— your injury was caused directly by the hospital staff’s negligence

Negligence on behalf of the hospital may encompass any of these common instances:

  • Infection caused by hospital conditions
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat appropriately
  • Errors in the emergency room
  • Birth and labor mistakes

Even a hospital transfer can lead to an injury if negligence can be exposed.

What You Should Know

It is important for you to understand that the hospital’s insurance company will do all it can to protect the hospital. You should protect yourself as well. For this reason, it is vital for you to contact an attorney with extensive experience in either a Santa Rosa medical malpractice lawsuit or a Sacramento medical malpractice lawsuit. Our lawyers have the wisdom and winning record you want on your side to confidently pursue your medical malpractice claim.

Santa Rosa or Sacramento medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor

Hospital emergency rooms and emergency rooms are not solely responsible for medical mistakes. Mistakes, injury and negligence can happen in many places and be the direct outcome of negligence by a variety health professionals, which may include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists and dental staff
  • Gynecologists
  • Nurses
  • Obstetricians
  • Oncologists
  • Optometrists
  • Orthopedists
  • Pediatricians
  • Pharmacists
  • Podiatrists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Surgeons

These professionals are legally required to perform at the mandatory standard of care level for every patient. When they fail to do so, these practitioners are negligent in their duty. You and your attorney must show negligence and prove how the negligence directly led to your injury to bring a malpractice suit against a medical professional.

The Teal & Montgomery lawyers know how to prove medical practitioner negligence. Using our network of subject matter experts, we can establish the standard of care that should have been exercised in your case. If you or a loved one has been injured through medical negligence, contact us today to discuss a Santa Rosa medical malpractice suit or a Sacramento medical malpractice suit.

Free Consultations For Victims Of Medical Malpractice

We offer a free telephone, online, or in-person consultation. Our Santa Rosa and Sacramento medical malpractice attorneys listen to you, consider the facts, and give you our best advice. For the Santa Rosa office, call 707-525-1212 or for Sacramento, call 916-448-1010.