San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice is the failure of a health care provider to treat and care for a patient with a reasonable degree of expertise and skill. If a physician was careless, lacked proper skills, or disregarded standardized rules, a jury may find the health care provider negligent. If damages result from such negligence, monetary compensation may be awarded. Hospitals can also be liable for the negligence of their employees, including staff nurses and technicians.

Other examples of Medical Malpractice include:

  • Failing to diagnose a tumor while reading an x-ray
  • Puncturing a nearby organ or tissue during surgery
  • Failing to order necessary and appropriate medical tests
  • Failing to diagnose a condition in time to treat it properly
  • Failing to refer a case to a medical specialist
  • Prescribing incorrect medication
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Incorrect diagnosis that results in a failure to treat a medical condition
  • Failing to properly administer anesthesia
  • Emergency room negligence