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Medical Malpractice

Skilled Attorneys Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice in Oakland Dependable Legal Support for Injured Clients in the San Francisco Bay Area

The effects of a medical mistake can be devastating. If a medical professional’s negligence or mistake leaves you injured, ill or otherwise harmed, you have a right to take legal action. At the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C., our lawyers offer comprehensive support to clients seeking rightful compensation for medical costs, physical pain and emotional anguish they suffer as a result of receiving substandard medical care.

Having represented clients located throughout Northern California since 1993, our attorneys understand the detailed investigations required to move forward with medical malpractice claims.

Medical Malpractice Is a Serious Concern in the United States

The rate at which patients are injured or die from preventable medical mistakes is steadily escalating. Recent studies indicate that more than 1,000 people die every day from medically preventable adverse events (PAEs), making medical error the third-leading cause of death in our country. In addition, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee, approximately 10,000 patients suffer complications from medical error every day.

When you suffer injury in a car crash, slip and fall accident or other incident, you need medical care. If mistakes are made in your treatment, you may suffer further injury or disability in addition to the condition for which you initially sought treatment. Our attorneys provide unwavering legal support to victims of preventable medical errors such as the following:

  • Birth injuries — Medical mistakes made during the childbirth process can cause a lifetime of damage. Parents and their children depend on medical professionals for a high level of care. When that care falls short and a birth injury occurs, permanent disability may result.
  • Nursing home injuries — Senior citizens are a highly vulnerable population. The elderly are susceptible to abuse and neglect when under professional care, particularly in nursing homes. Poor hygiene, pressure sores, emotional withdrawal and physical injury are among the symptoms of neglect or abuse.
  • Medication and surgical errors — From wrong-site surgery to an incorrect prescription or dosage, medical errors related to treatment, surgery and recovery occur too often.
  • Failure to diagnose — Patients who present symptoms and seek treatment for illnesses or other medical conditions only to receive incorrect diagnoses or no diagnosis at all can suffer extensively as their conditions progress. Some illnesses, such as certain cancers, are treatable early on but deadly in later stages. A doctor who fails to diagnose a condition properly, thereby delaying crucial treatment, may be found negligent for missing key indicators that any reasonable physician would be expected to notice.

Of course, not all medical errors qualify as malpractice, so it is important to consult an attorney before taking legal action against a doctor, nurse or hospital.

Secure Legal Help From Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Oakland

A medical or surgical mistake can have a profound impact on your life. If you or a loved one suffers injury due to an error by a medical professional or nursing home, seek help from knowledgeable legal professionals. To set up a free consultation with the Law Offices of John E. Hill, call (510) 588-1000 or contact our firm online. Hablamos español.

Client Reviews
“I live on the east coast. I needed a lawyer to represent me in a personal injury suit. Never having been involved in lawsuit before, I didn't know what to expect. I selected John Hill based upon my research of Bay area attorneys and was not disappointed. He and his staff were very easy to communicate with despite the distance and 3 hour time zone difference. They are knowledgeable and have a huge base of experience. Most of all, I was always treated with kindness and respect as we moved through the process. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with my settlement. Without reservation, I give my whole hearted recommendation to Mr. Hill and his staff.” Cathy Walls
“Intensely dedicated to getting the best results possible for me on several cases. John Hill tells you honestly and clearly the pluses and minuses of your case and makes sure you understand completely all options. He is completely professional and one of the most affable persons you will ever meet.” Dan Wilson
“They handled my case with no problem love how effective & efficient they were!” Aja Jordan
“I was represented by INNA BIMITS in a workers compensation case. She is the BEST!!! I couldn’t have had a better attorney than her. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a workers compensation case. Her Assistant’s were very nice, helpful, and returned my calls right away. It was a long process but they were with me through it all. They were very patient with me explaining every process and gave me great advice. Inna gave me the best results possible and I am very pleased with her representation. Hiring her was the best decision ever.” K.C.
“Exquisite advice with Worker’s Compensation Case! This law office, all support staff, and assistants are responsive and helpful. I especially appreciate the legal advice and clarifications I received from Joanne Helvig, Esq. She is an excellent lawyer, fights hard, is thorough, provides great attention to every detail, sorted through financial bills, and got me through a long legal battle. I appreciate this great lawyer. As an injured worker, I got what I needed.” M.R.