Attorneys Who Defend Public Medical Care Entities in California
Protecting California’s public health system
Public hospitals take on the toughest injuries and illnesses and shoulder much of the financial expenses required to provide quality care to low-income and uninsured patients. California has one of the most extensive public health systems in the country. Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay is well aware of the following statistics:
- The state’s 19 public hospitals serve 2.5 million patients every year and deliver more than 10 million outpatient visits annually.
- These public medical facilities operate more than 50 percent of the state’s top-level trauma units and almost half the burn centers.
- CA public health facilities provide medical services to California’s 6.7 million uninsured residents and provide 69 percent of the care for uninsured or Medi-Cal patients.
Unfortunately, these factors can unfairly expose public facilities and their doctors, nurses and staff to medical negligence claims, making the very people who serve the most vulnerable patients most susceptible to legal liability.
Davis Grass solely handles medical malpractice defense for healthcare providers throughout Los Angeles and across the state. Our legal team knows how important public hospitals are to the health of our community. We fight to protect the dedicated women and men who care for individuals who would otherwise have nowhere to turn for quality medical treatment.
Defending a public entity against lawsuits
The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) is the umbrella agency comprising 19 public hospitals, academic medical teaching centers and other healthcare providers. CAPH members serve as a safety net for the state’s health system that is paid for by tax dollars. For this reason, public hospitals and their employees are subject to different procedures than private sector facilities and workers. California Government Code contains the special tort liability provisions for CAPH members and their employees.
If you face a negligence claim, it is crucial that your lawyers understand public entity and medical malpractice statutes. Our attorneys have 150 years of combined experience practicing in this niche area. Furthermore, we possess the determination, resources and knowledge necessary to protect your license and financial interests from interference.
Learn how Davis Grass defends the California public health system
Our attorneys defend municipal and state hospitals and clinics in healthcare negligence claims. Call 909.476.2662 or contact Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay online to schedule an appointment with our aggressive team of lawyers. Located near the intersection of I-10 and I-15 and close to the Ontario International Airport, our Los Angeles-area firm protects the interests of medical care providers throughout the Southern California region, including Riverside and San Bernardino counties.