Medical malpractice is an act or omission by a health care provider that deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and results in injury, damage or loss to a patient. It includes professional negligence by a physician, hospital or other provider of health in which improper or negligent treatment jeopardizes the health care or causes serious injury or loss to a patient and his/her family.
Attorneys at Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff have extensive experience litigating cases on behalf of individuals injured by the professional negligence of health care providers.
The types of medical malpractice cases we handle include:
- KCR recovered $1.1 million in a chiropractic malpractice case in which a patient's chiropractor failed to diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome. The failure to diagnose resulted in the patient's permanent paralysis. The compensation will pay for the patient’s long term medical treatment and attendant care needs for the rest of his life.
- In a confidential settlement, KCR achieved an $850,000 recovery on behalf of woman and her family in a medical malpractice case arising from the failure of the woman’s doctors to diagnose her breast cancer. The settlement also addresses a future wrongful death claim for the terminally ill woman’s husband and 3 grown children.
- KCR achieved a six-figure arbitration award in a Kaiser medical malpractice dispute. The plaintiff was admitted to Kaiser Foundation Hospital to deliver a baby. Within days after undergoing a C-section surgery, she developed several severe infections. Treatment for the infections required hospitalization and prolonged treatment at home involving painful wound cleansing and care. The arbitrator determined that Kaiser’s failure to provide adequate antibiotics for plaintiff’s infections was the proximate cause of her pain and suffering.
- KCR recovered 1.25 million in a medical malpractice case against a hospital on behalf of a woman who suffered a heart attack and resulting brain injury while she was waiting to be seen in the emergency waiting room of the hospital.
Read about our recent proven results: KCR's Brooks Cutter and Eric Ratinoff win $7.6 million dollar spinal cord injury medical malpractice case
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury, harm or loss in a medical situation, please fill out and submit the contact form on this page for a free and confidential case evaluation, or call us toll-free at (888) 285-3333.