What is “Medical Malpractice?” Medical Malpractice may occur at any time during treatment and some examples include: misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, medication errors, surgical injuries and errors, birth injuries, anesthesia errors, delay in treatment, failure to treat, and failed procedures. No one plans on being hurt or injured, especially by a doctor, nurse or the health care providers we trust to care for us. No amount of compensation can bring back your health, but it can help pay past and future treatments for the damage that’s been done, as well as for any wage loss incurred because of the injury. It is important to act quickly as there are time limits which could make it difficult to get a successful resolution. We are the medical malpractice attorneys in Fresno with the experience and skill needed to get the results you deserve.
What is your case worth? No two cases are alike. Each must be analyzed and researched on a case by case basis. Our attorneys have the commitment, skill and experience to get you the best resolution. Some recent examples include:
- $600,000 medical malpractice settlement – 26 year old suffered liver failure and transplant after a doctor improperly performed a laparoscopic surgery.
- $550,000 medical malpractice settlement – A Radiologist failed to identify a tumor which was imaged on an MRI.
- $450,000 medical malpractice settlement – A Radiologist and hospital failed to report to the patient a cancerous tumor identified on an x-ray. Several years later, another x-ray revealed that the tumor had grown and become malignant spreading to various organs.
- $450,000 medical malpractice settlement – 72 year old woman suffered a fall in the shower which caused a stroke. She was taken to the hospital where a neurosurgeon placed in a drain. The neurosurgeon, however, failed to properly place the drain after procedure, causing a second subdural hematoma.
- $250,000 medical malpractice settlement – 54 year old suffered a fall and was taken to the hospital for an extended recovery. While under their care, he developed blood clots, which is now a permanent condition, because the hospital’s nursing staff failed to follow the doctor’s orders in implementing preventative measures.
- $220,000 medical malpractice settlement in wrongful death of child – a 3-year-old child was taken to the hospital three times within a few days with flu like symptoms. After being examined by the Physician’s Assistant, the child was sent home each time. The child was brought to the hospital the final time, however it was too late. The Physician’s Assistant failed to properly diagnose a heart condition.
What is the “MICRA cap?” MICRA is the “Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975” whichlimits the amountof non-economic damages to $250,000.00. Non-economic damages include: pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental suffering, and emotional distress. Economic damages are NOT limited and include: costs of medical treatment, equipment, procedures, wage loss, future wage loss, etc.