Stanford Health Care & Medical Malpractice
Stanford Health Care is a large network that consists of more than 60 clinics in the Bay Area. It also includes Stanford Hospital. This state-of-the-art facility is a world-renowned leader in medical excellence. However, it has also been the subject of numerous medical malpractice lawsuits in recent years, including complaints for medical misdiagnosis , birth injuries , and surgical errors .
Despite its reputation, numerous medical errors occur at Stanford Health Care in Northern California. It was listed as one of the hospitals fined by the federal government in 2016 for medical mistakes. As a result of their negligence and the medical errors that occurred at Stanford Health Care, the federal government penalized the hospital giant by reducing Medicare payments.Medical Errors in California
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart disease and cancer cause more fatalities. Over the last ten years, medical malpractice deaths have risen steadily, causing more than 250,000 deaths every year. If you are a patient in California, you are at a greater risk of suffering a serious medical injury. That is because California is one of the top four states for medical malpractice errors. When a doctor or medical professional makes a mistake, they should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Unfortunately, injured patients do not always get the help they need after a devastating medical injury. As such, they must turn to an experienced California medical malpractice lawyer to help them through this difficult time.
If you or someone you love suffered a medical injury as a result of a medical error at a Stanford Health Care clinic or location, the attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P , can help. Health care systems like Stanford Health Care have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their patients. When negligence is overlooked, or professionals are overworked, dangerous and deadly medical errors can occur. Our San Francisco Bay Area hospital malpractice attorneys know how to hold hospitals liable for their negligence, as well as the actions of their doctors, nurses and staff.Misdiagnosis at Stanford Health Care
According to research from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland , the majority of medical errors in hospitals like Stanford Hospital are caused by a misdiagnosis. These are the most common and most costly medical mistakes. Every year, an estimated 100,000 people die or suffer disability due to a missed diagnosis, most often in one of three major areas:
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Vascular event misdiagnosis
- Infection misdiagnosis
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P, we have successfully represented injured Stanford Health Care patients who suffered harm after a medical error or mistake. Sadly, patients who are treated at Stanford Health Care facilities may be at risk for suffering serious injury and harm after a misdiagnosis or medical error.Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against Stanford Health Care
When you or someone you love suffers harm during a medical procedure or hospital stay, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital or institution. To do this, your attorney must prove the following elements:
- That Stanford Health Care owed you a duty of care
- That the hospital and medical professionals deviated from an acceptable standard of care
- That you suffered injury or harm due to this deviation
- That harm resulted in damages
To determine if a physician or medical professional deviated from an acceptable standard of care, your lawyer will need to retain experts in the field to testify. These expert witnesses are typically physicians and credible specialists who can testify as to the applicable standards of care that apply in the same situation. Clinical practice guidelines are also used to determine whether a doctor or medical professional deviated from an acceptable standard of care.
In some cases, you may have to enter into binding arbitration instead of filing a civil case in State Court.. When this occurs, you need an experienced law firm on your side to help you through the process. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P, our attorneys have extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases through arbitration, as well as litigating in State Court. We provide aggressive legal counsel throughout the process, so you can focus on putting your life back together again after a devastating medical injury.Our Compassionate Medical Malpractice Attorneys Are Here For You
When you are sick, you place your trust in the hands of the dedicated nurses, doctors, and staff at your chosen medical facility. Whether you are undergoing cancer treatments or surgery, you trust that your life and health are being safeguarded every step of the way. When you suffer injury or harm at the hands of a trusted medical professional, your entire life can be turned upside down.
At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P, our San Francisco Bay Area medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you through this devastating time. We offer compassionate, yet aggressive, legal representation every step of the way. Call us at (408) 289-1417 or fill out our confidential contact form for more information. We offer a free consultation and review of your case to help you better.