Oakland Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We trust our doctors, nurses, and medical care providers with the most important thing we have – our health. Increasingly, patients feel like their doctors and nurses do not listen to them, do not provide them with the time and attention they deserve, move too quickly from one patient to the next, and essentially treat them like a product on an assembly line instead of a person. Not only is this kind of treatment ineffective, but it can lead to mistakes with serious ramifications.
If you have been injured by the negligence of a medical professional, the dedicated Oakland medical malpractice lawyers at Venardi Zurada can help. We have extensive experience handling difficult and complex medical malpractice cases, and a reputation for being relentless and resourceful in ensuring our clients are appropriately compensated for their injuries. We do not rest until our clients get the recovery they deserve.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs whenever a medical professional acts in a way that a reasonable medical professional should not, or fails to act in a way that a reasonable medical professional would. Anything from botching a surgery to missing a diagnosis to failing to order necessary tests can be a form of medical malpractice when the result is that a patient is in some way harmed due to the mistreatment.
At Venardi Zurada, our dedicated medical malpractice legal team has decades of combined experience pursuing all types of medical malpractice claims. We evaluate cases against allegedly negligent physicians, surgeons, dentists, nurses, psychiatrists, pharmacists, and other health care providers in a wide range of matters, including:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors (e.g., object left inside, surgery on wrong body part, wrong patient, unnecessary surgery, use of contaminated instruments)
- Birth Injuries
- Nursing home negligence and abuse
- Anesthesia errors
- Exposure to pathogens during a hospital stay
- Failure to treat or test as appropriate
- Radiological and other diagnostic errors
- Medication errors, either as prescribed, as filled by a pharmacist, or as delivered to patients
- Failure to adjust treatment for medical history, conflicting medications, or allergies
Proving Medical Malpractice
Malpractice cases can be particularly challenging to prove. A patient must demonstrate all of the following:
- A doctor, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider acted negligently or failed to act when called for
- A reasonable member of the medical community would have acted differently under the same circumstances
- The doctor’s actions or inaction led to the patient suffering actual harm
Proving these elements requires medical expertise. A medical expert must believe that a reasonable, trained expert in the medical field would have acted differently than the defendant under the same circumstances. An expert must also show that the doctor’s action or failure to act caused the patient harm, for example, that a delayed diagnosis led to an illness becoming more severe. These cases can be extremely complex, and they can be difficult to prove without adequate training, experience, and preparation. Moreover, California has various laws on the books that limit a medical practitioner’s liability in order to keep malpractice insurance premiums lower, such as the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) of 1975.
At Venardi Zurada, we don’t mind a challenge. If you believe you were harmed because of the negligent failures of a hospital or other healthcare provider, we believe that you have a right to recover. Through our decades of personal injury experience, we know the experts to call to help prove your case, we know what evidence to look for, we understand the law and the strongest arguments to make to persuade judges, juries, insurance providers and defendants. If you were hurt by a doctor’s negligence, you can trust the medical malpractice team at Venardi Zurada.
Oakland Medical Malpractice Lawyers You Can Trust
If you or a loved one has suffered from negligent medical care in Oakland, contact the knowledgeable and detail-oriented medical malpractice lawyers at Venardi Zurada, LLP. Call 925-937-3900 or contact us online today for a free consultation. Discuss your case with us and learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We operate on contingency fees for medical malpractice claims, meaning that you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland litigators:
We have served Northern California for over 35 years.
Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.
In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.
We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.
We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.
We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.
We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.
We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.
There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.
Dedicated Areas of Practice
We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:
Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.
Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Sooner You Speak to an Attorney, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.
Contact the Oakland litigation attorneys at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.