Kaiser Medical Malpractice Attorney in San Francisco
Helping Clients Who Have Suffered Medical Malpractice at a Kaiser Hospital in California
If you feel that you have suffered due to negligence or medical malpractice while in the care of Kaiser, you owe it to yourself and your family to explore the situation. Our legal team has successfully assisted people suffering from medical malpractice. If you believe that you, or someone you know, have suffered from negligence or medical malpractice.
What is Kaiser Permanente?
Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser) is the nation's largest non-profit healthcare provider, with over 8.2 million members, thirty hospitals, and nearly 11,000 physicians. Kaiser's headquarters are located in Oakland, California. Historically, Kaiser has achieved high marks in member satisfaction surveys for quality management and member satisfaction.
In general, Kaiser members receive a high level of care: healthy babies are delivered, surgeries are performed appropriately, and diseases are timely diagnosed and treated. Every healthcare organization strives to provide the best possible service. However, medical mistakes are bound to occur, given the number of patients treated and the procedures performed. What do you do if you believe that you or a family member was injured by a medical mistake by a Kaiser healthcare provider?
Are you a victim of medical malpractice from a Kaiser hospital? Call Bostwick & Peterson, LLP today at (888) 831-8448 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our Kaiser medical malpractice lawyer in San Francisco!
Has Kaiser Permanente been sued?
Kaiser Permanente was sued in July 2021 for Medicare fraud and claims it pressured doctors to list incorrect diagnoses on medical records to receive higher reimbursements.
It was filed in federal court in San Francisco. Six whistleblower complaints were consolidated in it. Kaiser Health News reports that the Oakland-based company's practices are good-faith interpretations of Medicare guidelines.
A whistleblower lawyer claims Kaiser might have to pay hundreds of millions in penalties and damages if it loses.
What Are the Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims?
Medical malpractice is defined as any deviation from accepted ethical standards. It occurs more often in some cases than others.
Following are some of the most common types of medical malpractice claims, in no particular order:
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis.
- Failed treatment.
- Prescription drug errors.
- Surgical or procedural errors.
- Childbirth injuries.
How Long Do You Have To File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
In most cases, you have one year to file a claim if you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice. It is advisable to begin arbitration as soon as possible if you suspect you may have a case, even if the statute of limitations differs from case to case. A lawyer's advice should also be sought at the earliest opportunity. Kaiser cases are usually resolved more quickly than court cases. Nonetheless, an outcome might not be decided for at least a year.
Contact Our Kaiser medical malpractice Lawyer Today
Medical malpractice that led to damages must be addressed with legal action. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and even dentists receive extensive training and schooling to help and treat patients effectively. Our law firm has won over 1 billion dollars for our clients during our impressive sixty-year career, and we can provide you with the same quality of service. Our firm has a vast experience in the California legal system and is well qualified to file your malpractice claim against Kaiser.
Contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP today to schedule a FREE consultation with our San Francisco Kaiser medical malpractice lawyer!
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James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in Northern California.
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Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.
James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
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James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.
More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2012
James Bostwick is a Nationally Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® since its inception in 1983
James Bostwick received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents