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Compassionate Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Injured Patients in Vallejo and Fairfield

When a medical care provider fails to meet the standard of care

When you seek medical attention at a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital, you trust your health and wellbeing to the care of medical professionals. If these professionals fail to live up to the standard of care they owe you, they can cause you serious injury or even death. When you or your loved one suffers injury resulting from a medical caregiver’s negligence, you have the right to file a medical malpractice claim against the health care provider who is responsible. At the law firm of Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC, our lawyers can help you initiate a claim and support you throughout the process.

About medical malpractice

Our experienced attorneys have assisted clients with countless difficult and complex cases involving medical negligence. We frequently rely on support from qualified experts who can offer insight into surgical practices, pharmacology, internal medicine and other aspects of medical malpractice law to increase our clients’ chances of successfully recovering compensation.

Medical negligence can occur under a variety of circumstances, including in the following situations:

  • Failure to diagnose a patient properly or at all
  • Errors related to medication, including incorrect prescription or dosage
  • Errors relating to surgery, such as incorrect procedure
  • Failure to properly monitor the condition of a patient
  • Failure to oversee the recovery of a patient
  • Abandoning a patient
  • Errors relating to anesthesia
  • Inadequately trained or unqualified doctors and staff members

To what compensation am I entitled?

Whether medical errors result in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, , medical illnesses, other personal injury or wrongful death, victims and families of those harmed by malpractice are entitled to collect the following:

  • Compensation for to-date and future medical expenses
  • Payment of past and future lost wages
  • Consideration for pain, suffering and mental anguish
  • Funeral and burial expenses, if death results
  • Punitive damages if a medical care provider was grossly negligent or intentionally harmful

Do I sue the doctor or the hospital?

While doctors can be held personally liable for medical malpractice, hospitals and other health care facilities can also be found negligent in certain situations. In general, if the individual who commits malpractice is an employee of the hospital — such as a nurse or orderly — the hospital can be held responsible for their negligence. Many doctors are independently contracted but treat patients in the hospital — if they commit negligence, the hospital is not liable. Additionally, if a hospital employee committed medical malpractice under the orders of an independently contracted doctor, the hospital may not be liable. Since the regulations are quite complicated, it is always important to consult a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer before taking any legal action.

Seek compensation when a health care professional in Vallejo or Fairfield betrays your trust

To learn more about our medical malpractice representation, call the law firm of Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC at 707-552-3630 or contact us online and schedule your free initial consultation.

We offer flexible hours of availability and schedule appointments outside the normal workday at our clients’ convenience. Members of our staff speak Spanish, and we also offer Tagalog and Ilocano translation services. Favaro, Lavezzo, Gill, Caretti & Heppell, PC maintains locations in Vallejo, Fairfield and St. Helena, California, and represents clients throughout Solano County, Contra Costa County and Napa County.

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