Nield Law Group, APC
760-232-4021 (local)
800-827-1458 (toll free)

Medical Malpractice Archives

Doctor's errors can kill patients in some cases

You turn to your doctor when something related to your health goes awry. Finding out what is wrong and coming up with a treatment plan can help to get you back on track. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen as it should. There are times when doctors make errors that are detrimental to their patients. This isn't something that a patient ever thinks will happen to them, so they might be in shock if it does.

Medical malpractice cases must have 3 specific elements

Medical malpractice cases are difficult for the victims. Not only do they have to deal with the impacts of the situation, but they also need to look into their legal options. The fact of the matter is that medical malpractice issues aren't inexpensive. Oftentimes, these injuries come with more extensive medical care than what was originally planned. More time off work might also be necessary to obtain the additional care.

Determining the defendant in a medical malpractice case

A general belief of most patients is that if they file a medical malpractice case, they will have to sue the doctor who is over their case. This isn't necessarily true. There are multiple entities and people who might be held liable in these cases. The circumstances of the case will help to determine this.

Informed consent is critical for medical decisions

In almost all cases, doctors must ensure that they are telling patients the risks and benefits of procedures. Informed consent is the legal standard for making sure that this happens. There are a few limited cases in which a doctor can move forward with a procedure without informed consent, but these aren't common at all.

Medical malpractice includes various problems

Medical malpractice comes in a variety of forms. Any patient who is being seen or treated by a medical professional is at risk of suffering from one of these. It is imperative that patients have an idea about what medical malpractice might entail so they can spot it if they become a victim of it. We can review your case if you think you are a victim.

Take a stand when a doctor's negligence harms you

Anyone who has ever received medical care has faced the possibility of being harmed by a doctor. In some cases, the harm is unintentional, unexpected and minor. In other cases, negligence leads to some very serious harm for the patients. When this occurs, the patient who suffered might choose to file a medical malpractice claim.

Know what defenses might come up in medical malpractice cases

When you are injured by a doctor, you might stand up against him or her by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This lawsuit serves a few purposes, including helping you get financial compensation and letting the doctor know that what happened wasn't acceptable.

Droplet precautions must apply in hospitals

This year's flu season is particularly bad. Hospitals are being overwhelmed by people who are looking for relief from this nasty virus. Some hospitals in the country are limiting visitors in an effort to decrease the spread of germs. For the men and women who work in the hospital, the need to reduce the transmission likelihood from one patient to the next is imperative.

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For a Response

Main Office - San Diego
Westlake Professional Center
679 Encinitas Blvd.
Suite 201
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: 760-232-4021
Fax: 760-942-9882
Encinitas Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
6033 W.Century Blvd
Suite 605
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: 760-232-4021
Fax: 760-942-9882
Map & Directions

Central Valley Office
3741 Shaw Avenue
Suite 2005
Fresno, CA 93711

Map & Directions

Colorado Office
400 North Park Ave
Suite 10-B
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Map & Directions

San Francisco Office
1450 Sutter Street
Suite 103
San Francisco, CA 94109

Map & Directions

Desert/Inland Empire Office
60222 Angora Ct.
La Quinta, CA 92253

Map & Directions

800-827-1458 (Toll Free)
760-232-4021 (Phone)
760-942-9882 (Fax)