Riverside Medical Malpractice Attorney
Patients should be able to trust their doctors and healthcare providers. Sadly, medical error is a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S. If you or your loved one has been injured by a medical professional, contact the Riverside medical malpractice attorneys of Hanson & Mouri in Southern California today. We are tough advocates for medical negligence and malpractice victims.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
- To ensure our services are available to everyone, we handle our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs and you pay us no legal fees until we secure a recovery for you.
- Our firm has never lost a litigated case. We know personal injury law – it is our sole area of practice. We are dedicated to helping injured people.
- We have more than two decades of experience representing clients in all matters of personal injury law. Our founding partner is a former insurance defense attorney who knows how insurance companies think, act, and evaluate claims. This inside knowledge gives us an edge for our clients.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
What Medical Malpractice Is Not
Not every situation in which something goes wrong or the patient’s condition worsens is medical malpractice. Medical science makes no guarantees, and not every patient will respond to treatment in every situation. It is not malpractice if the patient’s condition is untreatable or becomes worse. Provided the doctor acted with reasonable care and skill in selecting and carrying out a course of treatment, no medical malpractice has occurred.
What May Constitute Medical Malpractice
- Negligence occurs when a doctor or healthcare provider delivers substandard care to a patient, or fails to provide the level and type of care that a prudent, similarly-skilled and educated, local practitioner would provide in similar circumstances. Medical malpractice laws do not require doctors to be perfect. However, if a provider’s errors fall below the medical standard of care applicable under the circumstances, the mistake may be considered malpractice.
- Recklessness is rare in the medical world, but not entirely unheard of. In some malpractice cases, a doctor’s actions or inaction may be considered reckless. An example is a surgeon who performs a delicate, risky procedure on a patient under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Recklessness may be considered an extreme form of negligence.