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Medical Negligence Lawyer

Work with an experienced medical negligence attorney If you or a loved one have suffered because of medical malpractice or medical negligence that has resulted in injury or death, it is essential that you work with an attorney who is experienced in medical malpractice and medical negligence cases as they relate to nursing home incidents.

Our team of qualified lawyers knows how to uncover altered medical records that were intended to provide misleading evidence about the cause of an injury or death. Our medical negligence attorneys can also provide essential assistance as you make a claim against nursing homes and their insurance companies for compensation for the medical malpractice.

Contact us today to receive a consultation on your specific situation. We're happy to help you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering as well as injuries that you or a loved one incurred as a result of medical malpractice or negligence in a nursing home.

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Work with an Experienced California Medical Malpractice Attorney

There are thousands of nursing homes across the country that do an exceptional job of providing holistic healthcare to their residents. More than three million Americans are expected to inhabit these nursing homes at some point during their lives. For the majority of these residents, the nursing home experience will be pleasant and without incident.

However, there are unfortunate cases of nursing home medical negligence and malpractice that have resulted in injury and death of nursing home residents. In fact, research indicates that there are as many as 800,000 incidents of preventable adverse drug events (ADEs) in nursing homes each year.

An ADE occurs when a nursing home patient receives inadequate medications, the wrong medications, or new medications that interact with their current medications. These events are often preventable as long as medical professionals use proven safety measures that are built into many medical programs and help to ensure patient safety.

According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, the most common time for medicine errors to occur is during the prescription and administration stages of medicine dispensing. There are some common reasons why medical negligence and medical malpractice occur.

The most common reasons for medical negligence and medical malpractice in California include:

  • Acts or omissions that aggravate or cause injury to a resident by a medical professional.
  • Improper diagnosis of a health condition or disease due to lack of tests, improper tests, failure to consult with specialist, and inadequate monitoring of the patient.
  • Improper or inadequate treatment of a disease due to inadequate or improper medication administration, prescriptions, or improper medical devices.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent from a patient or responsible parties prior to a surgery or test.