Oakland Medical Negligence Lawyer
What is Medical Negligence?
Medical negligence may be described as a failure of a professional in the medical field to act with proper caution or care. Negligence is most often used in situations where the doctor or other professional unintentionally failed to provide a standard level of medical care, as opposed to intentional acts or wrongdoing, which may be covered under medical malpractice. For example, medical negligence may be committed when a doctor forgets to note something on a patient's chart, accidentally administers the wrong medication, misdiagnoses a patient based upon his or her symptoms, fails to fully review a patient's medical history, or otherwise does not provide a patient with a standard level of care.
When an Oakland patient is injured because of medical negligence, he or she may have the right to take legal action against the responsible doctor. An attorney at our law offices can help. By contacting our offices and undergoing a free consultation, you can find out more about your claim and whether you have grounds for legal action, as well as what your case may be worth. An Oakland medical negligence lawyer at our firm can answer your questions and work to address your concerns in this important matter.
Working with an Oakland Attorney
Although medical negligence is often unintentional, a doctor or medical facility may be held liable (legally responsible) because of the legal obligation to provide a standard level of medical care to patients. Regardless of whether a failure to provide standard medical care is intentional or unintentional, an Oakland doctor may be held accountable for the injuries that he patient has experienced as a result.
For a free consultation regarding your case, contact an Oakland medical negligence attorney at our law offices to talk about your options and rights.