California Premises Liability Defense Lawyers Who Represent Hospitals and Their Insurance Providers
Exclusively committed to protecting the interests of healthcare entities and professionals
Hospitals and doctors’ offices by their very nature are filled with risks of injury and infection. Administrators of these facilities are expected to keep the property in safe condition and warn employees, vendors, patients and their guests of hazards, just as any other type of business would be required to do under premises liability laws. But accidents happen, and visitors can sustain injury despite facility managers having taken reasonable precautions.
The law firm of Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay is dedicated solely to healthcare provider defenses. With 150 years of combined experience backing us up, our team works tirelessly to protect the interests of medical facilities in civil courts and before California licensing agencies. Our lawyers have substantial experience as in-house counsel to major insurance companies in the region. We advise providers about insurance defenses that protect the businesses and their policyholders.
Plaintiffs’ claims of premises liability at medical facilities
The risk of harm at a hospital facility is particularly high, in part because of the sophisticated equipment, drugs, chemicals and tools used in medical procedures. Many patients also have conditions that affect their physical abilities, or they may be impaired by prescription medications. In addition, these patients may have serious contagious diseases in an environment where prolific administration of antibiotics promotes growth of superbugs. These scenarios can trigger the following premises liability claims against a medical care provider:
- Slip and fall on a recently mopped floor
- Inadequate fall prevention policies and protocol
- Lack of bedrails, lowered toilets, handholds and other safety apparatus
- Failure to assist seriously injured or ill patients with activities of daily living (ADL)
- Untrained hospital or doctor office staff
- Unsterile conditions at the facility
- Ineffective control of gram-negative infections
- Ineffective measures to prevent radiation, dirty needle, infection or chemical exposure
- Poorly maintained elevators and escalators on the premises
- Insufficient security measures — such as dim parking lot lighting, security cameras and watch personnel
Our attorneys challenge these assertions, and if appropriate in your case, we counter the claim with affirmative defenses — for example, that the plaintiff acted in a manner that negligently contributed to the injuries.
Choose a lawyer who protects your interests when your medical facility faces premises liability allegations
Challenge the premises liability claim against your hospital or physician’s clinic. Call Davis Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay at 909.476.2662 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our experienced law team. Located near the intersection of I-10 and I-15 and close to the Ontario International Airport, our Los Angeles-area legal practice serves medical care providers throughout Southern California, including those in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.