It is important to talk to a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been the victim of a preventable medical error. The medical professional or facility responsible for your suffering could be liable for the damage you have suffered, including:
Our team at The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood is familiar with the laws governing medical malpractice claims, including the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Among other things, MICRA puts a "statute of limitations," or a deadline, on medical malpractice claims, so it is important to talk to an attorney as quickly as possible in order to protect your potential right to compensation.
Any medical professional can be guilty of medical malpractice, including registered nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, OBGYNs, and orthopedic surgeons. Even hospitals and other medical facilities can be held liable for your injuries under some circumstances. Talk to an attorney about the specifics of your case to receive more information.
According to statistics published by the Institute of Medicine, at least 98,000 patients die because of avoidable medical errors every year in the United States. The Congressional Budget Office further reports that, in 2003 alone, an additional 181,000 serious injuries were attributed to medical malpractice. In total, according to numbers put out by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, approximately 15 million incidents of medical malpractice occur on an annual basis.
If you were a victim of medical error, our team at The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood is here to protect your interests. We have been protecting the rights of personal injury and medical malpractice victims for nearly 50 years and we know how to get results. Our experience trial attorneys know how to recognize the signs of medical malpractice and can help you prove the fault of the medical professional(s) responsible for your injuries. With millions recovered for previous clients, you can feel confident knowing that our medical malpractice lawyers will be standing by your side, seeking the full amount of compensation that is owed to you.
Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation with a medical malpractice lawyer.