Contact our Stockton, Modesto, and Sacramento-area firm to speak with a medical malpractice attorney.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
Although the majority of medical professionals conduct themselves with integrity and provide sufficient care to their patients, those who do not must be held accountable for their actions. Millions of dollars and thousands of lives are lost each year in instances of medical error. In fact, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported in 2006 that preventable medication errors cost hospitals $3.5 billion dollars per year. In its landmark 1999 report, the institute found that medical errors account for 48,000 to 98,000 patient deaths per year. Clearly, this is no small problem, and the prevalence of medical malpractice in California and other states has accurately been called a “crisis” in recent years. Drivon, Turner & Waters aims to confront this problem by representing residents of Stockton, Modesto, Sacramento, and San Joaquin County in cases of medical malpractice. An attorney from our firm can help you and your family obtain compensation for a personal injury or wrongful death that has resulted from the negligence of a medical professional or institution.
Our Stockton firm has brought medical malpractice suits on behalf of our clients in cases involving several kinds of inadequate care, ranging from care home abuse to the delayed diagnosis of cancer. Some of the more common types of medical malpractice include:
There are countless other manifestations of medical malpractice. At our Stockton firm serving Sacramento, Modesto, and surrounding areas, a medical malpractice attorney can help you determine the exact type and cause of your injury.
Medical malpractice claims are classified as claims of negligence, which fall under the larger category of tort law. The theory behind negligence claims is that people, especially professionals, have a responsibility to conduct themselves with a reasonable amount of responsibility, and can be held responsible for injuries that result from their negligent activity. To win a medical malpractice claim, the attorney must prove that a client’s injuries resulted from substandard medical care. This involves several steps:
At Drivon, Turner & Waters, serving the Stockton, Modesto, and Sacramento areas, we are experienced in medical malpractice claims. An attorney from our practice can help you and your family establish your claim, conduct the appropriate research, and attempt to obtain either an out-of-court settlement or a favorable trial verdict.
Drivon, Turner & Waters is proud to provide exceptional legal representation to clients throughout northern California, including Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto, and San Joaquin County. Contact a medical malpractice attorney from our firm to discuss the details of your case.