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
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.
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