Medical Malpractice

Victims of medical malpractice have the right to file lawsuits to hold responsible parties legally accountable for their losses and to seek compensation for damages incurred. If you have suffered injury or harm as a result of a hospital or physician negligence, San Diego medical malpractice lawyers O'Mara & Padilla may be able to help you recover damages including lost income or earning capacity, medical bills and related expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Millions of Americans put their trust in medical professionals every day. Unfortunately, sometimes this trust is sometimes misplaced. If a healthcare professional, including doctors, nurses, and other medical staff, fails to meet a standard of care or acts negligently, errors can—and do—happen. In fact, medical malpractice represents a leading cause of death in the United States. As many as 100,000 people die every year because of mistakes, surgical errors or wrongdoing made by doctors and other medical professionals.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury that you suspect may be the result of medical malpractice or physician negligence, contact a medical malpractice attorney at O'Mara & Padilla today for a FREE case evaluation with our skilled and respected attorneys. In California, the time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is limited, so don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Why Medical Mistakes Occur

Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are human and thus prone to error. Human nature does not mitigate the fact that medical mistakes can and do result in significant injury, pain and suffering, and must be addressed when they occur. Most medical errors can be prevented by the exercise of proper care and caution. Some of the more common preventable medical mistakes that result in serious injury and/or death include:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Obstetrical errors
  • Surgical Errors
  • Post-Surgery Care

All malpractice lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations restricting the time a person has to file a claim, so it is always wise to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Once the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in California runs out, you will have no legal ability to recover financial compensation for your injury, and your chance for justice will be lost forever.

We Have Extensive Experience Handling Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

We have extensive experience handling complex cases and are dedicated to helping you and their families obtain the justice and compensation they are entitled to for their losses, pain and suffering. It can be extremely difficult to fight for your rights after a mistake by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional and their insurance companies and hospitals have deep pockets to fight off attempts to take them to court. When you hire O'Mara & Padilla, we will be your voice and help take the burden of the fight off your shoulders so you can concentrate on getting better and getting on with your life.

If you or someone you love has suffered injury because of the negligence or wrongdoing of a medical professional, we can evaluate your case and work aggressively to protect your legal rights and fight to get you the justice you deserve. Please contact a San Diego medical malpractice attorney today for a FREE consultation.