San Francisco Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Get a Former Malpractice Defense Attorney On Your Side
Medical malpractice cases can be some of the most challenging types of
personal injury cases. In addition to understanding medical information,
attorneys must prove that the health care professional acted negligently.
A mistake is not necessarily negligence, nor is a bad outcome. It requires
significant knowledge and skill to prove doctor negligence and to fight
the enormous resources of hospitals and malpractice insurance lawyers.
We know how difficult this time may be, especially if you or a loved one
is suffering a life-altering injury. Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge
has had proven success in medical malpractice cases. Attorney Tim Hamilton
has over 30 years of experience with malpractice claims as a former defense
attorney who represented doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice
cases. Today, he uses this experience to represent injured patients and
their families. Let us review your case today and help you determine if
you have a claim.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice can occur in many ways and may be committed by surgeons,
physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, therapists, anesthesiologists,
or any other type of health care professional In addition, the clinic
or hospital can be held liable for negligence in hiring, supervising or
credentialing a medical professional that caused injury.
The following are examples of medical malpractice:
These types of malpractice can result in
traumatic brain injuries, infection, loss of limb,
spinal cord injuries, paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia, or wrongful death. When a medical
professional's negligent actions directly lead to a preventable injury
or illness, they may be held liable.
Special Considerations of Medical Malpractice
Because of the time and resources involved in medical malpractice claims,
we are very selective with the cases we take on. We can review your claim
during a consultation to determine whether the health care provider practiced
a lower-than-acceptable standard of care that resulted in
serious injury or wrongful death.
If we accept your case, we will utilize top medical experts to review medical
records and provide testimony. We also work with life-care planners and
economists to calculate past and future damages. You may be entitled to
compensation for medical bills, lost wages, long-term care and rehabilitation,
pain and suffering, and related expenses.
How do I know if I have a real claim?
A medical malpractice suit can be a lengthy process and requires thorough
evidence. A doctor who simply made a general mistake usually cannot be
held liable through a lawsuit. You must be able to prove that your injury
was the result of negligence on the part of medical staff. Typically,
this is the hardest part of a malpractice case. For this reason, you will
need at least one expert witness to explain how medical personnel violated
the standard of care and caused your life-altering injury.
Proving this negligence is key. Examples may include:
- Wrongly prescribed treatment
- Poorly administered treatment
- Incorrect surgical procedures
- Lack of proper credentials
Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge is here to help you move forward from your injury.
today to schedule a free consultation.