Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto
Medical malpractice is a growing problem in the Bay Area. Even Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, one of the most respected medical facilities in Northern California, has been the subject of several lawsuits in recent years. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of a Bay Area hospital and/or its staff, you need strong legal counsel by your side standing up for your rights and fighting hard for just compensation.
At Corsiglia McMahon and Allard, L.L.P., we have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in Northern and Central California. Our attorneys have extensive experience with medical malpractice cases, and we know what it takes to prevail against the large hospitals and their high-priced attorneys. Leveraging our experience and network of medical professionals, we are able to put together the strongest possible case for each client we serve. If you have been injured at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto or any other California hospital, it is important to act quickly so we can gather evidence, conduct a thorough investigation, and determine the best path forward toward securing a favorable outcome.Woman Sues Palo Alto Hospital After Suffering Paralysis While Being Treated for Migraines
In 2012, a Menlo Park woman was awarded a $22 million verdict against the Palo Alto Medical Association and Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto after a visit to be treated for migraine headaches resulted in paralysis. The verdict was one of the largest in Santa Clara County history. The paralysis occurred after doctors administered a cerebral angiogram, a procedure in which dye is injected into the veins in an attempt to treat the headaches. The lawsuit alleged that the patient was never informed of the risks of the procedure and that the procedure was not medically necessary for treating her condition.Stanford Hospital Sued for Wrongful Death After Fatal Complications From Routine Procedure
In 2007, a 70-year-old woman came into Stanford Hospital Medical Center in Palo Alto for knee replacement surgery, a routine procedure with a high success rate. Following the surgery, the woman developed severe abdominal pain and asked to see the doctor. According to the lawsuit, she was not examined by the doctor until the next morning, at which point she went into shock and died in intensive care. The lawsuit also alleged that the hospital deleted portions of the patient’s file after her death in an attempt to cover up their mistakes.
Hospital malpractice can occur even at the top medical facilities in California. Overcrowding and understaffing often lead to needless delays, misdiagnoses, early dismissals, and other issues. Hospital lawsuits can be challenging, however, because you need to be able to prove negligence even when the hospital, doctors, and other staff are uncooperative. If you or someone close to you has suffered harm at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto or any other San Francisco Bay Area hospital, contact our office today at (408) 289-1417 for a personalized consultation.