Holding Doctors, Hospitals and Clinics Accountable for Medical Malpractice
You have legal rights if a loved one is misdiagnosed, develops a serious infection or dies while receiving medical treatment. The law allows you to hold hospitals, physicians and clinics accountable for injuries or death caused to your family member. However, taking on medical professionals requires a highly experienced law firm with an understanding of medicine and the law.
The Boccardo Law Firm fiercely represents and aggressively fights for the lives of injured patients. We hold doctors and medical facilities accountable for their errors and Medical Malpractice.
In order to get you full compensation that you deserve, we hire the best medical doctors and experts to help identify medical errors and build your case. Our aim is to prove that a medical mistake caused your injury or a loved one’s death. This cause and effect can make a case tough. But that challenge is not too big for The Boccardo Law Firm. We are backed by over 80 years of successful Medical Malpractice cases.
Pain and Suffering Caps Resulting from MICRA
California law establishes that the 1975 Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), limits pain and suffering compensation to $250,000. Further adding to the problem, is that doctors and not insurance companies have the final say in a settlement. This means your case could have lengthy case settlement delays.
As a result, only a few attorneys or law firms will take on Medical Malpractice cases. The experienced attorneys at The Bocarrdo Law Firm get around the MICRA cap by building your case based on lifetime medical care.
Understanding a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical errors take the lives of as many as 40,000 patients each year, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University. Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, following heart disease and cancer.
One of the most common types of malpractice is patient misdiagnosis. In other words, when a doctor makes an error diagnosing a patient’s health symptoms or severity. The end result is failing to diagnose a deadly disease early, which may lead to a patient’s death.
Medical Malpractice examples include, operating on the wrong body part, accidentally leaving behind surgical instruments or careless mistakes resulting in brain injury.
Please contact The Boccardo Law Firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one are concerned about injuries due to the following medical errors:
- Childbirth Injuries
- Surgical Errors
- Defective Medical Devices or Products
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
- Medication Errors
- Anesthesia Mistakes
All of these cases involve extensive investigations. Furthermore, they require a knowledge of the quality of care that doctors or hospitals are expected to provide. This is known as the medical standard of care. In other words, what the average doctor or hospital would do in a similar situation. The medical standard of care takes into account knowledge, resources and the availability of technology.
Contact The Boccardo Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one have been injured due to Medical Malpractice by a doctor or medical facility, call The Boccardo Law Firm, at 408-298-5678, for a free case consultation. We represent Medical Malpractice victims in San Jose, the San Francisco Bay Area, and throughout Northern California.