San Francisco Medical Malpractice Attorney
At Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, we regularly handle medical
malpractice cases in the San Francisco area. Our award-winning firm has
been successful in all types of personal injury suits, including surgical
error claims. We are dedicated to securing the maximum amount of compensation
for our clients, ensuring they do not suffer in silence.
With a former medical malpractice defense lawyer on staff, we bring a unique
level of insight to the claims we handle. You can rest assured knowing
that your surgical error case is in knowledgeable and trustworthy hands.
Do I have a medical malpractice claim?
Invasive procedures are risky by nature, but if a health care professional
fails to uphold the expected standard of care and causes injury to a patient
they can be liable for negligence.
Common examples and causes of surgical errors include:
- Operating on the wrong part of the body
- Unnecessary surgery
- Negligent use of surgical tools
- Unsanitary preparation for surgery
- Misreading or ignoring lab results
- Discharging a patient prematurely
- Failure to advise a patient of all potential risks
- Reckless decisions under pressure
- Failure to advise patient of all potential risks
Depending on the error and your injury you may be entitled to receive damages to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The medical malpractice attorneys at Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge
can work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Statute of Limitations
You need to take swift action if you have been injured due to doctor or
hospital negligence during or after surgery. The state of California has
a strict statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. You will
only have one year from the date you knew or should have known about your
injury, or three years from the date of the injury, whichever comes first.
After this time has elapsed, a judge will not hear your case and you will
be unable to collect damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured from a surgical error, call the
medical malpractice team at Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge to
fight for your rights and work to bring you the compensation you need.
Fill out a form online today to schedule a no-cost consultation!