San Diego Medical Malpractice and Negligence FAQ
Common Questions: Medical Malpractice Cases
How do I know if medical malpractice or negligence contributed to an injury?
The process includes a full review of medical records, interviews and other necessary actions in order to determine if in fact, malpractice took place. In some cases, the injuries occurred through the course of medical treatment may not be negligent, as any medical procedure has inherent dangers. In other cases, after a full analysis of all the evidence it can be determined that the physician, surgeon or other medical professional failed to provide the standard of care that is expected. In such cases, a lawsuit or claim can be filed to seek to recover damages. San Diego medical malpractice and negligence lawyer Dr. Bruce Fagel can help you recover the maximum damages you are entitled to.
How do I choose a medical malpractice and negligence lawyer?
The San Diego medical malpractice and negligence attorneys from The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates handled over 700 cases that have reached settlement. The outstanding case results and constant referrals from friends, family and other attorneys is a strong indication of the quality of legal representation we provide to our clients. Dr. Fagel is not only a licensed physician but a skilled and nationally recognized trial lawyer. The medical background and legal expertise brings a scope of understanding to malpractice and negligence cases that can increase the possibility of a favorable outcome.
If a medication error led to illness and injury, how is the case addressed?
Many medication errors occur throughout the country every day. This can be through a failure to prescribe the correct amount of a drug, prescribing the wrong drug, or failing to diagnose the real cause of an illness and merely prescribing painkillers, among others. Such cases may include several liable parties, including the prescribing doctor, the pharmaceutical company if the drug was later determined to cause harm, the pharmacy, an anesthesiologist, or other parties. It is important that the case be reviewed soon after the injuries to determine the best course of action legally.
Will the medical malpractice or negligence case settle?
About 95% of our cases settle prior to trial. The thorough documentation and careful case preparation is an important part of the process; when the case is presented with full evidence and drafted with a high level of professional skill, the opposing counsel recognizes there is little hope in contesting the case, and settles. In some cases, particularly exceptionally high value claims, they may go to court, and the legal team will be well-prepared to present the case. We have recovered over a billion dollars in settlements, judgments and verdicts.
What types of malpractice and negligence cases can the firm help with?
Our legal team provides high quality legal representation in any of the following types of medical malpractice cases including Birth Injuries,
Labor & Delivery Problems,
Nursing Home Negligence,
Erb's Palsy or Brachial Plexus,
Paraplegia & Quadriplegia,
Mental Retardation, and
Premature Delivery among others.
Contact San Diego Medical Malpractice and Negligence Attorney
Dr. Bruce Fagel from our firm at once if you suspect medical negligence has contributed to an injury, illness or death.