Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Help for Malpractice Victims in San Francisco, CA

The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. pursues claims of medical malpractice throughout Northern California, including cases in San Francisco, Oakland, Concord, Fremont and San Jose hospitals.

Medical malpractice refers to treatment by a physician, nurse, healthcare provider, or hospital that breaches the standard of medical practice. When such treatment injures or kills a patient, the patient or the patient's family members must file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries or losses. Medical malpractice lawsuits are one of the more complicated areas of civil law, the patient or the patient's family members should hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

We represent clients in all types of medical malpractice cases, including those that involve:

Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Attorney Scott Righthand had successfully handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases. Since he began practicing law in 1979, he has recovered sizeable medical malpractice judgements and settlements from doctors, hospitals and other medical professionals.

These amounts have been obtained in cases involving the following circumstances:

  • Doctor failed to render the proper treatment for a pulmonary embolism
  • Patient loss excessive blood during spinal surgery
  • OB/GYN delayed in performing a C-section resulted in a cerebral palsy birth injury
  • Physician failed to provide a patient with informed consent before performing procedure
  • Doctor performed unnecessary surgery or treatment
  • Doctor failed to diagnose the presence of lung cancer

Winning a Medical Malpractice Case

To win a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the nurse, doctor, or hospital "breached the standard of medical practice." This generally requires expert witnesses and their services that are experienced in the same practice area as the healthcare provider. The expert witness must testify about the standard of practice and whether the provider met that standard.

Over the years Attorney Scott Righthand has worked with many experts and he continues to partner with experts whom he believes are at the top of their professions. The importance of expert witnesses cannot be overemphasized. In many cases, experts mean the difference between winning and losing.

The Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. provides free, no-obligation initial consultation for medical malpractice cases. Our firm can carefully evaluate your case. If we agree to represent you, we will immediately start researching your case and obtain medical records for our expert witnesses to evaluate.


If you or a loved one were injured by a doctor or other healthcare provider in the San Francisco bay area, call us or complete our online contact form to arrange for a free consultation.


Further Reading

Identifying Medical Malpractice

Marin General Hospital Needs to Take Nurses' Concerns Seriously

Why Do Medical Malpractice Caps Matter?