Northern California Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Healthcare Professionals Have a Duty

The medical malpractice lawyers at our Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, and Northern California offices have extensive experience with this field of law and are uniquely capable of handling medical malpractice cases. Mr. Larry Buckley, our firm's founder, started his career in medical malpractice litigation and has a background in science. This provides him with unique insight on these cases. Rest assured, we will work with your best interests in mind. To arrange a free consultation with a member of our team, please don't hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley today. We would be happy to speak with you regarding your potential claim.

Damages and Eligibility

Healthcare professionals have a legal and professional obligation to abide by an industry-standard of care. If a healthcare professional fails to live up to this standard - through medical error, misdiagnosis, or omission of treatment - and the victim suffers injury or death as a result, it's possible to hold the negligent party or parties accountable through legal action. Individuals who are injured may be able to recover damages for a variety of factors, including loss of wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In the event that medical malpractice results in permanent injury, we will work with economic experts to determine lifetime costs, including associated expenses and loss of wages, to ensure that the victim receives fair and just compensation. If a loved one has been killed, we can help you file a wrongful death suit so that your family is justly compensated for its suffering. Damages in wrongful death cases can include loss of income, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.

Establishing Liability

According to the HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals study, some 100,000 people die of potentially preventable, in-hospital medical errors in the United States every year. These numbers illustrate clearly the real danger posed by medical malpractice. At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we work with top experts in the fields of medicine to establish what the standard of care is, whether or not it was met by the defendant, and whether or not this failure to abide by the industry standard of practice resulted in the plaintiff's injury. Common breaches of the accepted industry standard include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Failure to Rescue
  • Surgical Error
  • Medication Error
  • Post-operative Care Failure

Specific examples may include anesthesia complications, leaving a foreign object inside the body, infection, and accidental punctures. Of the patients who experience these patient safety events, there is a one-in-ten chance of death, according to the findings by HealthGrades. Medical professionals have a duty to provide medical treatment that meets or exceeds the industry standard of care, and such incidences of patient safety events are simply unacceptable.

Victims' Rights

When speaking with our clients, the medical malpractice attorneys at our Chico, Roseville, and Sacramento offices go to great lengths to explain both victims' rights and the defendant's duty. Though in nearly all personal injury cases, there exists a duty on the part of the defendant, it's particularly pertinent in medical malpractice cases. The nature of the relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant in medical malpractice cases is unique.

If you or someone you love has suffered what you believe is a preventable in-office injury, you are entitled to compensation for damages, as it can be definitively shown that a duty was breached. Our team can help ensure that you stand the best chance of obtaining the best possible recovery. Healthcare professionals and their employers have vast resources at their disposal and will aggressively defend their interests; we highly encourage you to take action so that you have equal resources and expertise on your side.

Our Philosophy

At the Law Offices of Larry S. Buckley, we are committed to helping our clients. If you require constant medical care because of an in-hospital injury but are unable to afford treatment, we can set you up with a network of doctors, therapists, and healthcare providers to ensure that you receive the treatment you need. These board-certified doctors are happy to work with us to provide our clients care on a lean basis, and are among the best in the industry. We do this because we believe in the value of customer service. This is the level of service that you can expect should you solicit counsel and representation from our Northern California medical malpractice lawyers.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Our offices are located in Chico, Roseville, Sacramento, Redding, and Yuba City, and we handle cases in State and Federal Court, statewide. Call us or email us using the form below today. We would be happy to discuss the circumstances of your case with you and provide you with honest, informative counsel.

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