Oakland Kaiser Malpractice Lawyers
At Cutter Law P.C., we have a team of experienced, well-educated, and professional Oakland Kaiser malpractice lawyers ready to represent you and your interests in a court of law. Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States. So, when it comes to fighting against such an insurance giant, make sure you have one of our Kaiser Permanente malpractice lawyers in Oakland on your side. Contact us for a no-obligation consultation today!
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty details regarding Oakland Kaiser malpractice claims, we should first describe what constitutes medical malpractice under the law. According to the American Board Of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA):
“Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital doctor or other heal care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management.” – ABPLA
Additionally, for an act to constitute medical malpractice, it must meet the following criteria:
- The act violates the accepted standards of care
- Medical negligence injured a patient
- The act caused an injury that results in significant damages
If you’d like to learn more about what constitutes medical malpractice, then check out our more in-depth medical malpractice page here. And, if you’d like to see more about what the ABPLA says regarding malpractice, then head on over to their website.
Should You File An Oakland Kaiser Malpractice Lawsuit?
Even if you’re unsure of whether you should file an Oakland Kaiser malpractice lawsuit, contact our attorneys for a no-obligation consultation. You may be entitled to compensation without even knowing it! That said, the most successful malpractice claims involve the following:
- Your healthcare provider owed you a duty of care
- The provider violated their assumed duty of care
- You suffered harm that deserves compensation
- The provider’s breach of their duty of care caused you harm
If you’d like to learn more about medical malpractice claims, check out this page of frequently asked questions. It has all the information you could ever need regarding medical malpractice claims and more.
Why Hire Our Oakland Kaiser Malpractice Attorneys?
The biggest reason to hire our team of Oakland Kaiser malpractice attorneys is that we’re extremely experienced in arbitration. Having an attorney familiar with the legal process of arbitration is vital in Kaiser malpractice claims because every Kaiser patient signs a binding arbitration agreement before receiving care of any kind.
Besides our experience in arbitration, the attorneys at Cutter Law P.C. received several awards for top-tier legal representation. Super Lawyers recognized us as a top firm in 2019, we’ve received an Avvo Rating of 10.0 (Superb), we’re members of the American Association for Justice Leaders Forum, and we’ve even received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
What Is Arbitration?
In short, “arbitration is a widely-used and accepted alternative to the traditional court-based lawsuit system,” (Coulter Boechen at AllLaw.com).
Okay, that definition was a little vague. Let’s clear things up a bit. In arbitration cases, there are no judges or juries. Instead, plaintiffs negotiate with the defendants through a third party known as an arbitrator. During the arbitration, both cases present their sides to an arbitrator. Then the arbitrator decides what kind of compensation the plaintiff deserves. Other than those key differences, arbitration works similarly to traditional trials. There’s a discovery period as well as other pretrial processes, such as settlement conferences. But, the rules for evidence are far more relaxed, and the trial itself often occurs in an office instead of a courtroom.
What Are Some Examples Of Oakland Kaiser Malpractice Claims?
At Cutter Law P.C., we’ve provided representation in several Oakland Kaiser malpractice claims. However, when we represented expectant mothers during a maternity ward understaffing at a Kaiser facility. To learn more about that case, check out our Kaiser Permanente maternity ward understaffing page.
How Big Is Kaiser Permanente?
Kaiser Permanente is one of the biggest non-profit healthcare insurance providers in the United States. They have over 10.5 million members, over 16,000 physicians, and over 48,000 nurses on staff at over 38 hospitals throughout the country. Kaiser also has more than 174,000 employees working at their various offices in a variety of positions.
Unfortunately, with such a large organization that employs and represents such a massive number of people, incidents of medical malpractice are inevitable. Thankfully, thanks to our Kaiser Permanente malpractice lawyers in Oakland, you always have someone to turn to in the event of a medical malpractice incident.
Contact Our Oakland Kaiser Malpractice Lawyers Today
Here at Cutter Law P.C., we pride ourselves on being the go-to Oakland Kaiser malpractice attorneys in the area. We fight hard for our clients and always come highly recommended. So, contact our Oakland Kaiser malpractice lawyers for a no-obligation consultation today. We’re always standing by to take your case.