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 a medical professional, contact the Riverside medical malpractice attorneys of Hanson & Mouri in Southern California today. We are tough advocates for medical negligence and malpractice victims.
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.
“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.
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:
By malpractice allegations, the insurance payouts were for:
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, mental anguish, catastrophic injuries and wrongful 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 negligence malpractice you need a Riverside medical malpractice lawyer on your side to answer all your questions and represent your legal rights.
Our Riverside 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 malpractice, even if the medical professional had no intention of harming the victim, you need a lawyer to explain your familyʼs rights.
Our Riverside medical malpractice lawyers specialize in injuries resulting from, but not limited to:
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 members. 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.
Contact our law firm now for a free 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.