Agoura Hills Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The dedicated Southern California medical malpractice legal team at the Halpern Law Firm has the experience and knowledge needed to secure justice and compensation for people harmed by negligent and reckless medical professionals. Whether you were injured in a botched surgery or by misdiagnosis, or your loved one was given poor treatment in a nursing home or by a pharmacist, our seasoned medical malpractice law firm is ready to get you the compensation you are owed.
California Medical Malpractice Law Firm Handling All Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Our seasoned medical malpractice lawyer has years of personal injury and litigation experience, representing clients suffering from all manner of injury. We help patients after poor treatment by medical professionals, in all settings. If you’ve been hurt by a negligent medical professional in any medical setting, including the following, we can help:
Surgical error. The prototypical medical malpractice claim: A surgeon conducts a procedure on a patient and botches the surgery. The surgeon makes an incorrect incision, lets infection enter the body, or, alarmingly common, the surgeon leaves behind a surgical tool inside the patient. In some cases, the surgeon might have performed the wrong procedure entirely, or operated on the wrong body part, thanks to an administrative error. Any of these circumstances can lead to serious complications for the patient.
Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis. Failure to diagnose, or delay in proper diagnosis, often occurs when physicians fail to conduct the appropriate tests. Doctors who give patients too little time and attention, or who are unwilling to conduct the appropriate diagnostic tests for some reason, can miss a diagnosis the first time around or fail to diagnose entirely. Patients are left without treatment for additional days, weeks, months, or years, often leading to conditions becoming significantly worse than they otherwise might have been had they been caught and treated earlier.
Misdiagnosis. A misdiagnosis can occur when a doctor mistakes one set of symptoms for the wrong condition, or negligently fails to consider certain symptoms and circumstances. Diagnosing the wrong condition can lead to ineffective or harmful treatments and delay the patient’s receipt of the actual treatment they need for the condition they truly have.
Prescription error. Prescription medication must be administered in a very controlled setting and in accordance with the specific recommendations of a trained medical professional, taking into account all relevant circumstances about the patient. If there is any misstep along the way, serious illness or injury is likely to result. Prescription errors can be committed by the prescribing physician, the pharmacist, or by nurses and other staff members administering the medication, depending upon the circumstances. Prescription errors include prescribing, delivering, or administering the incorrect dosage, prescribing or administering the wrong medicine, ignoring patient allergies or possible negative interactions with other medications already prescribed, or any other error from the physician writing the script to the patient ingesting the medicine.
Negligent post-operative care. Time spent recovering from surgery and other procedures can be just as critical as the procedure itself. If doctors, nurses, and other staff fail to properly take care of a patient after surgery, the patient is likely to suffer illness or additional injury as a result.
Nursing home negligence. We entrust nursing homes with the care of our most vulnerable family members. We expect them to hold themselves to a high standard, providing both general care and, as needed, medical care for our elderly loved ones. When nursing homes are short-staffed, fail to supervise their employees, employ untrained or unkind staff, or otherwise leave residents without the care and respect they deserve, illness and injury are likely to occur. Nursing homes and staff must be held responsible for any harm that befalls patients in their care.
Get Compensation and Justice After a Medical Malpractice Injury
If you’ve been hurt through medical malpractice, you could be entitled to a variety of damages including compensation for past and future medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. If you or a loved one was injured by a negligent doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, you could have a substantial claim for damages. Call the zealous and knowledgeable medical injury attorneys at the Halpern Law firm at (818) 785-5999 today for a free consultation. We fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. We take medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, which means that we only get paid after we win for you.