Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Sacramento Assist Victims of Negligence throughout the state of California
California attorneys hold medical professionals accountable when patients are harmed
Medical malpractice is a very specialized personal injury area, requiring representation by highly skilled and experienced lawyers. Clients benefit from the decades of legal experience that Mastagni Holstedt, APC brings to the courtroom or negotiating table.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is more than a medical error or negligence resulting in patient injury. It must involve a failure to adhere an acceptable standard of healthcare practice. Not just doctors, but also nurses, dentists, surgeons and all types of health care practitioners can be guilty of medical malpractice. A 2006 Harvard School of Public Health report indicated that 61 percent of medical malpractice lawsuits settle outside of court. Of those cases that go to trial, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports that less than 25 percent of plaintiffs win medical malpractice verdicts.
Medical malpractice negligence — common errors
Common types of medical malpractice involve the following:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Wrong treatment
- Incorrect prescriptions
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Failure to perform a necessary C-section
- Unnecessary surgery
- Performing surgery on the wrong patient
- Performing surgery on the wrong body part
- Medical sponges or surgical materials left inside patients during surgery
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to monitor a pregnancy
- Failure to monitor prenatal conditions in a mother
- Failure to anticipate birth complications
- Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors during delivery
Common injuries resulting from medial malpractice include birth injury, spinal cord injuries, bed sores, sepsis, infection, amputation, blindness and, in the worst cases, wrongful death.
Consult an experienced medical malpractice law firm serving Northern and Southern California
Our attorneys at Mastagni Holstedt, APC in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, Pleasanton, and Stockton represent victims of medical malpractice. We have access to medical experts and draw on the skills necessary to obtain damages for our clients through settlements or verdicts. Contact us online or call 877-212-6907 for a free consultation.