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California Surgical Malpractice Lawyer

Kaiser Medical Malpractice Attorney Dr. Bruce Fagel

Thousands of patients throughout the U.S. lose their lives each year due to medical malpractice involving surgery and post-operation or pre-operation care. Surgical malpractice is dangerous, as negligence or a mistake in the operating room can cause serious injury or even death.

At The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, the experienced attorneys are dedicated to representing victims of surgical malpractice throughout California. If you or someone you know has suffered serious injury due to negligence or a surgery-related error, you need a medical malpractice attorney on your side as soon as possible.

If you are a Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Kaiser Foundation Hospital or Permanente Medical Group patient, you will face particular difficulties in filing a medical malpractice suit. As such, you need a lawyer specifically experienced in this area.

What is Surgical Malpractice?

Surgical malpractice refers to negligence or mistakes that occurs before, during or after a surgery. Any surgery has inherent risks, and these should be explained to a patient before he or she undergoes the procedure. However, a surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse or other medical professional involved needs to exercise appropriate caution and provide medical care to accepted standards. This includes pre-operative care, during surgery and after the operation.

Some examples of surgical malpractice include:

  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Leaving something behind (an instrument, swab, etc.)
  • Improperly performing a surgery
  • Surgical error
  • Mechanical failure with surgical equipment
  • Accidentally perforating an artery or organ

Kaiser Surgical Malpractice Attorney in California

California Kaiser malpractice attorney Dr. Bruce G. Fagel is experienced in representing Kaiser patients in claims involving surgical malpractice. These cannot be resolved in civil court, as policyholders are prohibited from suing Kaiser in court in front of a judge and jury. Arbitration (a form of alternative dispute resolution, out of court) is the only means by which a Kaiser patient may seek financial damages.

By providing aggressive representation in arbitration for Kaiser surgical malpractice claims, Dr. Fagel has successfully helped numerous patients who have suffered serious injury, as well as family members who have lost loved ones.

This resource page is provided by Dr. Bruce Fagel for your information. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation.