Have you or a family member been injured by a doctor or other health care provider?  If so, you should seek experienced medical malpractice counsel as early as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. 

California medical malpractice cases are among the most difficult to prove.  They are heavily regulated by state law which impose strict procedural and time constraints which unfortunately favor health care providers and not you, the injured patient.  Therefore, it is important to seek immediate counsel from an experienced medical malpractice attorney in order to protect your claim. At the Law Office of Eric J. Rechsteiner, you'll receive experienced, aggressive representation to ensure that your legal rights are protected and to maximize your financial compensation for the pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other related losses caused by the improper medical care.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of care in the medical community and such act or omission is the proximate cause of injury or death to the patient. 

In other words, a health care provider will be found negligent if they fail to use the level of skill, knowledge, and care in diagnosis and treatment that other reasonably careful like healthcare providers would use in the same or similar circumstances.  This level of skill, knowledge, and care is sometimes referred to as "the standard of care."

Examples of medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:

  1. Brain Injuries
  2. Cancer Misdiagnosis
  3. Birth Injuries
  4. Hospital Negligence
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Nursing Home Negligence
  7. Nursing Negligence
  8. Unnecessary Surgery or Treatment
  9. Failure to Provide Patient with Informed Consent
  10. Inadequate Staffing, Training, or Supervision of Staff
  11. Leaving a Foreign Body in a Patient
  12. VA Malpractice
  13. Veterinarian Negligence (Williamson v. Prida (1999) 75 Cal.App.4th 1417, 1425)

Who Can Be Sued?

Medical malpractice claims can be made against doctors, nurses, midwives, therapists, chiropractors, technicians, HMOs, hospitals, clinics, veterinarians and other medical businesses.

We Do Not Back Down

Since lawyers for malpractice victims have limits placed on their fees, many attorneys either do not practice this type of law or quickly bow out of cases, leaving the victims unrepresented and their voices unheard. On the other hand, there is no limit on what medical malpractice insurance companies can pay lawyers to defend doctors, hospitals, chiropractors and other health professionals — indeed, they can spend millions of dollars to defend bad doctors, hospitals, Kaiser and other health providers when they are guilty of inexcusable wrongdoing, paying victims nothing.

We do not shy away from taking on even the largest opponent. Our firm is dedicated to holding negligent doctors and other medical professionals responsible for the injuries you have suffered.

Contact Us For a Free Consultation

If you think you or a family member is a victim of medical malpractice, contact us for a free consultation.  Serving the San Bernardino and Riverside County areas, please call: (909) 255-9529 or contact us from our contact page here.