Medical Malpractice - Laguna Hills Personal Injury
Injuries caused by medical malpractice are some of the most devastating, both physically and emotionally, that you can suffer. Patients trust their medical providers to take care of them, and when that trust is misplaced, serious injuries can occur.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse or other health care provider fails to meet the standard of care owed to a patient. The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of David P. Crandall have the knowledge and resources to investigate and pursue these often complex cases.
A timely and accurate diagnosis provides the best assurance that patients receive the medical treatment they need as quickly as possible. Any of the following diagnostic errors can result in injury to patients:
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Delay in diagnosis
- Negligent performance of a diagnostic test
And even when doctors correctly diagnose a condition, failure to treat also represents medical negligence.
Of course, any surgical procedure can have inherent dangers that medical practitioners cannot always avoid—even with the highest standard of care. However, our attorneys pursue anyone involved in a surgical procedure whose negligence results in unnecessary injury, such as the following:
- Anesthesia errors
- Misuse of medical devices
- Operating on the wrong area of the body
Prescription drug errors
Doctors have a duty to check patient histories for allergies, prescribe correct dosages based on patient weight and other considerations, and monitor patients for unexpected adverse reactions. However, even when they prescribe correctly, pharmacies can cause harm by distributing incorrect medications and wrong dosages as well as by failing to provide correct patient instructions.
Birth injuries or trauma
Our attorneys provide compassionate legal support when medical negligence during delivery or during maternity care results in injuries to infants. Whether infants recover fully over time, or if they suffer a lifetime of disability caused by medical errors, we help families pursue the full compensation needed to cover the related expenses. And we can often use our network of medical specialists to help families find necessary medical attention.
Seek support from a law firm with specialized knowledge
Our firm has the specialized knowledge and experience required to fully analyze medical records, hospital protocols, physician credentials and other relevant documents, determine the appropriate standard of care, and make a complete assessment of injury.
Let our medical malpractice lawyers work for you. The Law Offices of David P. Crandall represents injured people and their families in Irvine, Orange County, and throughout California. Call us toll-free at 866-242-5136, or contact us online to learn how we can help.