Physician and Hospital Negligence
Experienced California Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medication Errors, Failure to Monitor and Other Medical Negligence
The Los Angeles area medical malpractice law firm of Donahue & Horrow, L.L.P., represents injured people and family members who have suffered serious harm or the loss of a loved one due to a physician’s mistake or hospital negligence anywhere in California.
Our California medical malpractice attorneys understand the anger and pain caused by human errors or negligence that leads to injury, or even death. To help you understand your rights, we offer a free, confidential initial legal consultation so you can discuss your case involving medication error, nursing negligence, pharmacist malpractice, failure to monitor a patient’s condition in an intensive care unit, or any other type of physician or hospital negligence.
A medication error may be caused by negligence on the part of any health care professional or hospital staff member. The error may stem from a faulty prescription, an error filling the prescription, or a drug that was defective. According to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (MERP), a medication error is defined as follows:
“A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures, and systems, including prescribing; order communication; product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature; compounding; dispensing; distribution; administration; education; monitoring; and use.”
Physician, Pharmacist or Nursing Malpractice
If a physician, pharmacist or hospital staff member overlooked a family member’s medication allergies — leading to a medical emergency caused by the administration of contraindicated prescription drugs — you may have a claim for physician or hospital negligence.
Regardless of the circumstances, a serious illness or injury resulting from a medication error (overmedication or pharmacy errors) is good reason to talk to a lawyer to discuss strategies for pursuing and obtaining compensation for losses: medical bills, lost wages, therapy and rehabilitation, funeral and burial costs, and pain and suffering.
A patient who is admitted to an intensive care ward is by definition one who needs to be carefully monitored. Life threatening conditions such as congestive heart failure or fluid in the lungs can send people to adult ICU in county hospitals and private hospitals. Such patients need to be closely watched while receiving treatments designed to improve their condition. If a nurse fails to follow procedures or to communicate the patient’s condition to the attending physician, this may give rise to a medical malpractice claim.
Intensive Care Unit Errors and Failure to Monitor A Patient
At the Southern California law firm of Donahue & Horrow, L.L.P., you will find an experienced, aggressive medical malpractice lawyer representing Californians statewide who have suffered serious injury or lost loved ones in critical care or intensive care units (ICUs)
At Donahue & Horrow, L.L.P., medical malpractice attorneys combine over 50 years of experience and a breadth of knowledge about common scenarios of injury resulting from failure to monitor a patient, including:
- Failure to monitor an unborn baby during labor and delivery;
- Failure to monitor a patient’s vital signs during surgery resulting in brain injury, coma or serious injury;
- Failure to resuscitate in a timely manner when a patient was in distress during surgery or at any time;
- Failure to verify a patient’s well-being after surgery, including checking for or responding to symptoms of infections, cardiac problems or blood clotting;
- Failure to monitor an outpatient’s state following diagnostic tests that revealed the presence of serious medical conditions;
- Failure to prevent or detect over-medication.
You Need An Experienced Medical Neglect and Malpractice Attorney
Medical malpractice cases can be complicated and difficult to prove. Our attorneys are experience trial lawyers that have a proven track record of aggressively representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. Although each case is different, you can view some of our Verdicts and Settlements involving medical neglect, malpractice, and wrongful death cases.
To schedule a no cost, no obligation consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, contact our El Segundo medical negligence attorneys today. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. There will be no attorneys’ fees for you to pay unless or until you receive compensation in the form of an insurance settlement or trial award.
Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Attorneys
All cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing and we receive nothing unless you win your case by way of settlement or verdict.