We are trial attorneys who represent plaintiffs — healthcare consumers who are the vicrims of a provider’s negligence (often termed “medical malpractice”). Insitutions such as HMOs, independent hospitals, physicians’ organizations, and even pharmacy chains can be held liable for their medical negligence. Often, medical mistakes are the result of an institutional thirst for profits. The resulting corner-cutting leads to risky practices, such as omitting certain blood tests; overloading a diagnostic imaging technician; or skipping safeguards in pharmacies that would prevent dangerously misfilled prescriptions. Often, physician error can be traced to a medical institution’s focus on profits at the expense of patient safety.
Physicians are only human: they occasionally make mistakes. Unfortunately, the victims of medical errors must fight to win compensation. They must battle the medical provider’s insurer, whose goal is to defeat claims of medical negligence, or at least minimize their cost — regardless of the merit of the claim. Moreover, Californians who fall victim to medical negligence are subject to the pernicious “MICRA” law. MICRA limits the amount the victim may recover for physical and mental suffering to only $250,000. Families who have lost a loved one to medical negligence are limited to the same $250,000.
At The Kristy Law Firm, we feel a deep commitment to achieving justice for the victims of medical negligence. We take pride in preparing thoroughly for trial from the first day that we accept a medical-negligence case. Trial preparation includes learning of the medical provider’s policies, practices and procedures to discover the root cause of the medical error. We fight — aggressively, yet ethically — to recover all that the law will allow. We are experienced in representing families suffering from the wrongful death of a loved one, as a result of medical negligence.
We offer a free evaluation of your potential medical-negligence case. We represent healthcare consumers on a contingency-fee basis, which means that our clients owe us nothing unless and until we recover money for them. If you believe you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical negligence, call us today for a free evaluation of your case. Or, fill out the contact form for a free evaluation. Thank you, we look forward to discussing your case with you.