Riverside Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Patients should be able to trust their doctors and healthcare providers. Sadly, medical error is a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S. If you or your loved one has been injured by medical malpractice, contact the medical malpractice and wrongful death attorneys of Hanson & Mouri in Riverside, CA today. We are tough advocates for medical malpractice victims.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • To ensure our services are available to everyone, we handle our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs and you pay us no legal fees until we secure a recovery for you.
  • Our firm has never lost a litigated case. We know personal injury law – it is our sole area of practice. We are dedicated to helping injured people.
  • We have more than two decades of experience representing clients in all matters of personal injury law. Our founding partner is a former insurance defense attorney who knows how insurance companies think, act, and evaluate claims. This inside knowledge gives us an edge for our clients.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

What Medical Malpractice Is Not

Not every situation in which something goes wrong or the patient’s condition worsens is medical malpractice. Medical science makes no guarantees, and not every patient will respond to treatment in every situation. It is not malpractice if the patient’s condition is untreatable or becomes worse. Provided the doctor acted with reasonable care and skill in selecting and carrying out a course of treatment, no medical malpractice has occurred.

What May Constitute Medical Malpractice

  • Negligence occurs when a doctor or healthcare provider delivers substandard care to a patient, or fails to provide the level and type of care that a prudent, similarly-skilled and educated, local practitioner would provide in similar circumstances. Medical malpractice laws do not require doctors to be perfect. However, if a provider’s errors fall below the medical standard of care applicable under the circumstances, the mistake may be considered malpractice.
  • Recklessness is rare in the medical world, but not entirely unheard of. In some cases, a doctor’s actions or inaction may be considered reckless. An example is a surgeon who performs a delicate, risky procedure on a patient under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Recklessness may be considered an extreme form of negligence.

What Is the Meaning of the Standard of Care?

“Standard of care” is a legal term. It means the degree of care and skill of the average healthcare provider who practices in the same specialty, considering the medical knowledge available to the physician in question. It is based on what the average physician would typically do in similar circumstances.

Medical Malpractice Statistics

As reported in the most recent Diederich Healthcare Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, nearly four billion dollars were paid out for medical malpractice claims in the U.S. in 2018.

By severity of outcome, these payments were made for injuries resulting in:

  • Death (30%)
  • Major permanent injury (20%)
  • Significant permanent injury (18%)
  • Quadriplegic, brain damage, lifelong care injuries (12%)
  • Minor permanent injury (8%)
  • Major temporary injury (7%)
  • Other (5%)

By malpractice allegations, the insurance payouts were for:

  • Diagnosis errors (34%)
  • Surgical errors (22%)
  • Treatment errors (19%)
  • Obstetrics errors (9%)
  • Medication errors (5%)
  • Monitoring errors (5%)
  • Other (6%)

Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical Malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider deviates from the accepted standards of practice in the medical community. When this occurs, the negligent act, or failure to act, can cause serious and life-threatening injuries and death to the patient. Medical professionals have insurance companies and lawyers working hard to keep their malpractice costs to a minimum. If you or a family member believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice you need an Inland Empire medical malpractice attorney on your side to answer all your questions and represent your legal rights.

Our Riverside medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys specialize in medical malpractice injuries occurring in a hospital or other medical facility, and during outpatient care. On average, up to 195,000 annual hospital deaths are due to potentially preventable medical errors. In addition, medication errors, the most common type of medical mistake, injure around 1.5 million people each year. If you or your loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, even if the medical professional had no intention of harming the victim, you need a lawyer to explain your familyʼs rights.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Our Riverside/San Bernardino medical malpractice lawyer specializes in injuries resulting from, but not limited to:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure or delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthetic errors
  • Medication errors
  • Adverse reactions to drugs or procedures
  • Providing the wrong treatment
  • Medical procedure errors

Financial Impact of Medical Malpractice on Your Family

The medical mistreatment of you or your family can have a severe impact on the financial capabilities of the entire family. Hospital bills are often enormous and can take years to fully repay. Your family may also experience economic hardship from loss of wages or earning capacity and life care expenses. Our experience can help get your family the money they need to pay bills, avoid the foreclosure of your home, and damage to your credit. Our medical malpractice attorney serves Riverside and San Bernardino with 14 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Put our experience to work for you and your family. As experienced Inland Empire medical malpractice attorneys we can work to get your family monetary compensation to help pay your bills and ease your pain and suffering.

Connect with Hanson & Mouri

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. Hospitals and insurance companies have lawyers working hard on their side, you and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson & Mouri Personal Injury Attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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