Physicians and other healthcare providers owe their patients a duty to provide a professional standard of care, demonstrating the same level of skill that fellow practitioners generally exercise. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider breaches that duty through negligence or carelessness and causes injury to a patient. Brian K. O’Connor & Associates helps medical malpractice victims recover compensation for their injuries, including past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost income.
Brian K. O’Connor & Associates has successfully represented medical malpractice clients in Santa Barbara and throughout California, obtaining generous awards on cases involving:
To prevail on a medical malpractice claim, an injured plaintiff must usually retain expert medical testimony to establish that the care was negligent care and the negligence caused harm. I regularly consult with a number of licensed medical professionals and retain prominent medical experts who have a gift for clearly explaining medical mistakes to jurors.
California law sets statutory deadlines for filing medical malpractice claims. In addition, investigating your malpractice claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony.