San Diego Kaiser Malpractice Lawyer
Kaiser Permanente, often simply referred to as Kaiser, is a health maintenance organization (HMO) that offers affordable health care to millions of members in the U.S. No medical provider is perfect, of course, and serious mistakes can be made by any medical institution. Regarding Kaiser, they have an arbitration system that is best dealt with by an experienced lawyer.
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While it has a more than 10.5 million members across the country, the Kaiser foundation is based out of Oakland, California where it has over 8 million members. It is the largest HMO in California where it provides coverage to about 25% of the state’s residents.
HMO’s like Kaiser as well as their medical professionals can be held at fault if their failure to provide an essential medical service causes severe injuries to patients. Contact Robert Hamparyan if you or a loved one have suffered grave injuries resulting from medical malpractice in a Kaiser Permanente facility.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Serious medical errors or medical negligence is more common than you think and can have devastating results. Medical malpractice is the negligent, incompetent, or unacceptable treatment of a patient by a doctor, dentist, or other health care professional, whose treatment conflicts with the standard offered by other medical practitioners in their field.
In many cases, HMO doctors are forced to participate in medical practices that differ from the standard established by their profession in order to cut HMO expenses. HMO’s sometimes deny the recommended medical tests and examinations made by specialists.
Can I sue a Kaiser doctor for poor medical care?
Receiving poor medical care is not a sufficient reason to sue for medical malpractice. In some instances, it may not be medical malpractice even when a doctor provides inadequate treatment. In order to sue a medical professional for medical malpractice in California, they must have departed from the accepted standard of treatment which resulted in a patient’s injury. There are certain rules that HMO doctors and other medical professionals must abide with when treating their patients.
One or more of the following conditions can be reason for a medical malpractice claim:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness or health condition
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical error that often result in internal bleeding or nerve damage
- Improper treatment of a patient’s condition
- Dispensing wrong medication
- Dispensing the wrong dosage for a medication
- Prescribing a drug the patient is sensitive to
- Anesthesia errors
- Equipment failure
- Birth injury
- Bacterial infections resulting from unsanitary facility conditions
Can a malpractice lawyer deal with Kaiser’s arbitration system?
As a member, you don’t have the option to file a medical malpractice claim against Kaiser for negligent medical treatment as you are bound to the foundation’s one-sided arbitration process. When you joined Kaiser, you in effect waived your right to sue Kaiser or any of its doctors, medical facilities, or personnel. To receive a settlement, your only choice is to turn to the Kaiser medical malpractice arbitration system. Although you are normally allowed to take legal action against a negligent medical professional, if it concerns Kaiser, your only option is to go through their arbitration process.
Consult with a lawyer who has been successful in this field because a medical malpractice suit against Kaiser is unlike any other medical malpractice suits in California. When you file a lawsuit against Kaiser, it is extremely important to have a lawyer who is experienced in cases like these. Your lawyer has to have some knowledge of medicine, standard medical procedures, and a great deal of skill with medical malpractice law.
Contact us regarding your Kaiser Permanente Malpractice Claim
If you or a loved one have suffered due to medical malpractice from a Kaiser medical professional, contact our firm today to talk with a Kaiser malpractice lawyer. Robert Hamparyan and his team has the skill and experience to handle every aspect of your case, particularly if it is as critical as a Kaiser medical malpractice suit.
Contact an experienced Kaiser medical malpractice attorney at Hamparyan Personal Injury Lawyers by calling (619) 550-1355 today for a free case evaluation.
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