Medical Malpractice at John Muir Medical Centers
John Muir Medical Center is one of the largest medical centers in Contra Costa County. It has two campuses - one in Walnut Creek and one in Concord. Together, they serve the community by providing orthopedics, cancer care, general surgery, cardiovascular care and high-risk obstetrical care. Their physician network is extensive and one of the largest networks in Northern California. More than 900 doctors are part of the John Muir physician network.
John Muir Medical Center was one of the only hospitals in the area to receive a stellar rating of an A in the Hospital Safety Grade 2020 report. They consistently scored better than average in protecting patients from infection during care. Their physicians and medical professionals have above average communication that helps to reduce medical errors at all stages of patient care. In 2018, both John Muir Medical Centers were named Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. It was the 12th year in a row that the Walnut Creek medical center received this honor.
Yet even in hospitals like John Muir Medical Center, medical errors still occur. In 2017, it was one of the 769 hospitals that received Medicare penalties for medical errors. These errors ranged from infections to medication mistakes.
For years, patients at John Muir Medical Center have suffered a variety of injuries due to medical negligence. In one case, a young woman went into John Muir Medical Center in Concord to have surgery on her injured shoulder. The doctor had difficulty establishing an airway while putting her under anesthesia. The doctor broke her tooth and she aspirated blood. She went into Code Blue and died five days later.
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard L.L.P, we know that patients at John Muir Medical Center believe they are in the very best hands when receiving medical care. While this is often the case, there are times when doctors, nurses and medical professionals make grave and sometimes fatal mistakes. When this occurs, we believe in holding them accountable for their mistakes and for their negligence.Medical Negligence at John Muir Medical Centers
Large medical facilities like John Muir Medical Centers must provide exceptional care for patients undergoing a variety of procedures. They must also accurately diagnose illnesses and begin the proper treatments to help reduce the chances of serious and life-threatening complications. To do this, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, aides and therapists must work together daily and strictly follow safety policies and protocols. When they fail to do this, patients can suffer serious and fatal injuries.
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P, our medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented patients injured by medical malpractice, including those who suffered:
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Medication mistakes
- Misdiagnosis or wrong diagnosis
- Nursing errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Inadequate monitoring
To best represent you, we begin by learning more about your case and your injuries. We investigate every aspect of your situation to determine if a doctor or medical professional acted negligently. If negligence is to blame, we can file the necessary claims and help you seek damages for your injuries.
When you are in the hospital, not all adverse outcomes are the result of medical negligence. That is why medical malpractice cases are difficult to establish without an experienced medical malpractice law firm on your side. Winning a medical malpractice case is not easy. In order to win your case, our attorneys must clearly establish the following:
- That John Muir Medical Center professionals owed you a duty of care
- That those professionals breached that duty of care
- That breach of care led directly to your injury
- You suffered harm and damages as a result
Did you suffer a medical injury after being a patient at John Muir Medical Center? If so, we can help. If a medical professional caused your injury, you may have cause to file a medical malpractice claim. Call Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. at (408) 289-1417 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information. We offer a free consultation and review of your case. We can help you determine the best course of legal action for you at this time. Let us help! Call today.