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The medical malpractice attorneys at Cutter Law, serving both Sacramento and Oakland, have extensive expertise and knowledge in cases that involve negligence by health care providers.
If you or a loved one has been injured by suspected medical negligence, it's important to realize that your state will impose a time limit on your ability to file a claim. You should seek experienced medical malpractice counsel as early as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.
It is estimated that medical errors kill roughly 200,000 Americans a year. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Medical malpractice is when a health care provider acts in a way that deviates from the accepted and just standards of practice in the medical community, especially when these acts result in injury, damage or the death of a patient. It includes professional negligence by a physician, hospital or another health care provider in which improper or negligent treatment jeopardizes the health of or causes serious injury or loss to a patient and his/her family.
In October 2011, attorney Brooks Cutter, along with fellow attorney Eric Ratinoff, won one of the largest verdicts ($7.6 million) for medical malpractice in Sacramento County on behalf of a young, paraplegic woman from Elk Grove, California.
Medical malpractice cases include:
- Birth injuries
- Blood transfusion errors
- Brain damage, brain injuries, head injuries
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Failure to correctly diagnose
- Radiation injuries
- Negligent intubation
- Anesthesia errors
- False HIV-positive reports
- Hospital-acquired infection
- Unnecessary surgery
- Misdiagnosis (or failure to diagnose) cancer or brain tumors
- Wrongful death
Taking The Next Step
Making the decision to sue for medical malpractice can be difficult. You need to decide if the suit would involve the hospital, your physician or both, among other things.
Contact An Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney
Our Sacramento and Oakland medical malpractice attorneys are here to help. We can inform you of your rights and review your case for free. To contact our legal team, please call toll free at 888-285-3333 or fill out the contact form below.