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Los Angeles Medical Malpractice Defense Attorneys Who Protect the Rights of Healthcare Providers Throughout California

Protecting your license, your business, your reputation and your patient care

To prevail on a claim of medical malpractice, a patient must prove that the healthcare provider had a duty of care, breached that duty, injured the patient and caused real damage as a direct result of that breach. Therefore, a patient can suffer harm for which nobody is responsible. Conversely, a medical professional can make a mistake that is not the cause of a patient’s injuries.

Because medical providers’ defense is our sole focus at Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay , our firm has analyzed thousands of cases using California’s specific criteria for medical malpractice. Our lawyers have logged 150 years of combined experience reviewing negligence claims, gathering important evidence, consulting with medical experts and building strategic defenses on behalf of doctors, nurses, hospitals and other professionals and entities that provide patient care. Our attorneys are your zealous advocates during settlement negotiations, courtroom trials and administrative proceedings before the Medical Board of California. We know you worked hard for everything you earned, and we wholeheartedly defend it.

Wrongful death

The death of a loved one is a terrible tragedy that can leave family members distraught, heartsick, angry and looking for someone to blame. However, rather than a wrongful death caused by a medical mistake, fatality is often the natural end result of an illness or injury or the known risk of undergoing a medical procedure.

Surgical malpractice

Any surgical procedure presents a risk to patients. Yet, often the potential results are worth the potential adverse health issues that might arise. When something goes wrong during an operation, the doctor is not always at fault, but patients inevitably sue for surgical malpractice.

Dental malpractice

The condition of patients’ teeth can drastically affect their overall physical health and appearance. Dentistry, therefore, involves in-depth medical knowledge and precise artistry. Even if you give your patients quality care, you can still face dental malpractice claims from patients who expect their appearance to be transformed or who develop periodontal disease or oral cancers because of their own poor at-home conduct.

Pharmaceutical malpractice

Prescription medications can be a powerful weapon against pain, infection and illness. Drugs can save lives and vastly improve the quality of life. However, pills do not come in one-size-fits-all formulae. Patients’ bodies may respond differently to the same quantity and combinations of medicines. Whereas one patient may heal more quickly, another may suffer an adverse reaction. In addition, you expect that once they leave the office, your patients will follow the instructions you provide regarding dosage, frequency and method (i.e., take one pill twice daily on a full stomach). Our lawyers consider these factors when we defend you against a pharmaceutical malpractice claim.

Medical professional defense

In addition to doctors, other medical professionals can also be held accountable for misdiagnosis, failure to treat, prescription drug errors and other mistakes. Our attorneys represent all types of healthcare providers in medical malpractice defenses involving the following:

  • Physician negligence
  • Nursing negligence
  • Physician assistance negligence
  • Pediatric malpractice
  • Gynecological malpractice
  • Oncology malpractice
  • Psychiatric malpractice

Defense of healthcare facilities

Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities can be held financially responsible for their employees’ mistakes through vicarious liability or direct negligence. Our legal team advises your organization on such matters as the following:

  • Hospital negligence
  • ER malpractice
  • Nursing home malpractice

Get the help you need from experienced medical malpractice defense lawyers

To learn more about defending your rights against medical malpractice allegations, call Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay at 909.476.2662 or contact us online. Our law firm is located near the intersection of I-10 and I-15, a few minutes away from the Ontario International Airport. Our law firm represents healthcare providers throughout Southern California, including in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.