Oakland Medical Malpractice Attorney
Experiencing any kind of injury that causes you pain and suffering can be difficult to deal with. It’s even more challenging and frustrating when that injury may have been caused by the hands of a medical professional, someone who is supposed to be experienced and able to properly take care of you. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to medical negligence, it’s crucial to speak to an attorney immediately. Dr. Bruce Fagel can help you. Call The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates today at 800-541-9376 for a free consultation.
Why Dr. Bruce G. Fagel
When dealing with medical malpractice, you need someone who knows what they’re doing. You want a lawyer with knowledge and experience. You need someone who isn’t afraid to take on the largest insurance providers and hospital groups to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. However, you also need someone who understands the procedures and the medicine involved.
Dr. Fagel is one of the only medical malpractice attorneys who is also a licensed medical doctor. Prior to practicing law, Dr. Fagel spent over 10 years working as an emergency room physician. Dr. Fagel only handles medical malpractice cases as well. This enables Dr. Fagel and his staff to focus 100% of their knowledge and resources on one area and one area only, medical malpractice. He understands the complexity of both disciplines, giving him an edge over many other lawyers.
This unique background of being both a doctor and a lawyer allows Dr. Fagel to explain complex issues to the jury and has resulted in over $1 billion in settlements to help families care for victims of medical malpractice. His stellar reputation for winning so many cases and for such large settlement amounts results in approximately 95% of his cases settling outside of court and for the maximum awards for our clients.
Dr. Fagel has been awarded settlements in cases involving Oakland’s Highland Hospital, Kaiser Permanente in Richmond, San Leandro, Fremont and Oakland, Alta Bates Summit Medical Centers, Alameda County Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital in Oakland, including many doctors and nurses whose negligence resulted in permanent, life-long injuries for patients who placed their trust in their hands. Dr. Fagel handles medical malpractice cases in Los Angeles and across California.
What Is Informed Consent?
Before you receive treatment or undergo a procedure, a doctor has a duty to inform you of the known risks of the treatment or procedure. If there is an emergency and you’re unable to communicate with the doctor, they can initiate treatment, but they are required to inform you as soon as possible. The doctor or other medical professional should explain the procedure or treatment in detail, providing you with the risks and the benefits. You can then ask questions so you can determine if this is something you want to go through with or not. In California, the general meaning of informed consent is that the doctor must provide you with enough information for you to make a meaningful decision.
You May Have A Medical Malpractice Claim
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury during a medical procedure of some kind and your doctor didn’t warn you of the possible risks of the procedure, it’s possible that you have a medical malpractice claim. Before a medical professional treats you, they have a duty to warn you of the known risks of the procedure or treatment. It’s always your decision whether or not to go through with a medical treatment or procedure, and it’s impossible to make that decision if you don’t have all the necessary information.
If you wouldn’t have gone through with the procedure or treatment had you been properly informed of the risks, this might be enough to recover compensation due to the injury you suffered. Keep in mind, though, it’s not enough to just have suffered some type of injury. The injury you suffer must be the kind of injury that the doctor was required to inform you about. If you end up with a rare injury or complication that the doctor couldn’t have foreseen and they weren’t required to discuss with you, the doctor probably won’t be liable, and you probably won’t have a valid medical malpractice claim.
Call an Oakland Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you or a loved one has been affected by medical malpractice or negligence in Oakland, please, call an Oakland medical malpractice attorney today at (800) 541-9376 for a free and confidential consultation.