Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

When a patient places his or her trust in a medical professional, that patient deserves to receive a level of care and treatment that is acceptable as per current standards. When a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other medical professional fails to provide proper treatment, diagnosis or care, a patient can easily suffer serious injury and be left facing a long-term disability as well as expensive medical treatment and lost wages from being unable to work.

An individual who has been the victim of medical malpractice can work with an attorney in order to file a claim against the medical professional or medical care facility responsible for his or her injuries. Filing a lawsuit means that a patient who has been thus wronged will be able to seek and potentially recover compensation for the losses he or she has suffered.

The Law Offices of Sklar & Sklar: Palm Springs Malpractice Lawyers

The Riverside County medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of Sklar & Sklar believe in helping patients who have suffered injury or illness due to physician, hospital or pharmacy negligence on the part of their healthcare provider. Because the lawyers at Sklar & Sklar have experience in filing and prosecuting medical malpractice actions, their clients are able to focus on recovery while all legal aspects of their claims are handled by professionals.

The relief one can experience by working with a skilled Palm Springs medical malpractice lawyer at Sklar & Sklar is tremendous. Every step of the way, Scott W. Sklar and Bryan E. Sklar work to keep their clients informed as to how their cases are progressing. The attorneys apply their extensive knowledge and experience in this area to provide aggressive representation, while taking the time to work directly with clients in order to address their unique concerns.

Riverside County Medical Malpractice: Areas of Practice

The lawyers at the Law Offices of Sklar & Sklar provide compassionate yet aggressive representation for all types of medical malpractice and medical negligent claims throughout Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Indio, Coachella, Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, Banning, Desert Hot Springs, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, Thousand Palms, Bermuda Dunes,  and Twentynine Palms.

Some of the types of medical malpractice claims we handle include:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Hospital Errors
  • Nursing Errors
  • Medication Errors
  • Laboratory Errors
  • Radiology Errors

If you feel that you have been the unfortunate victim of medical negligence, please give Scott and Bryan a call today to discuss your case in detail.

Recent Medical Malpractice Case Results

Brain Injury

Client suffered hypoxic brain injury and damages when she was receiving induction of anesthesia for non-emergent retina eye surgery. Sklar & Sklar filed a lawsuit against defendant Hospital, Cardiologist, Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiologist Group and Certified Nurse Anesthetist for negligence.

Case Result: Case settled prior to trial and resulted in a High Six Figure Settlement.

Failure to Diagnosis Lung Cancer

Client was discharged from defendant hospital after hospitalist failed to review chest x-ray showing nodular opacity in the upper left lung and request that patient follow up regarding the finding following discharge. Almost two years later, client presented back to the hospital and now presented with a large spiculated lobulated left upper lobe posterior apical segment mass on his lung. Client and his spouse brought action against defendant hospital, ER physician and hospitalist.

Case Result: Case settled prior to trial and resulted in a High Six Figure settlement. Unfortunately, client passed away shortly after settlement due to metastasis of the lung cancer.

Medication Error

Decedent presented to defendant hospital’s emergency room in mild distress with shortness of breath. Decedent did not appear to be acutely ill. Defendant doctor ordered excessive anticoagulation therapy for a presumed massive pulmonary embolism, which did not exist. Patient ultimately died of a cerebral hemorrhage due to over anticoagulation therapy. Domestic Partner, client, brought action against defendant hospital, emergency room physician and hospitalist for wrongful death.

Case Result: High Six Figure Settlement following Plaintiff’s C.C.P. § 998 Offer To Compromise.

Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Client underwent a full body CT Scan. The CT Scan clearly showed a spiculated mass with an irregular border, which defendant radiologist failed to identify. At the time CT Scan was taken, the mass was radiologically confined to the breast. A delay in eventual diagnosis caused the mass to spread to sternum significantly decreasing chance of survival. Client and spouse sued defendant radiologist and radiology group.

Case Result: Seven Figure Settlement one week prior to trial.