Medical Malpractice Cases
Jose Orihuela is here to assist you if you or a loved one has suffered from what you believe to be medical malpractice. Medical negligence or “malpractice” occurs when a physician or health care provider fails to have done something that should have been done and it results in an injury or death. Doctors and other health care providers must follow certain standards of care when treating patients. While a simple mistake is not enough to constitute negligence, a death or serious injury caused by the failure to meet the minimum standard of care or failure to diagnose an easily detectable illness may be malpractice.
Negligence by a medical professional could include an error in diagnosis, treatment, or illness management. If such negligence results in an injury to a patient, a case could arise against the doctor if his or her actions deviated from generally accepted standards of practice; against the hospital for improper care, such as problems with medications, sanitations, or nursing care; or against local state or federal agencies that operate hospital facilities.
A medical practitioner may also be liable if a patient does not give informed consent to a medical procedure that results in harm to the patient, even if the procedure is done properly. Jose Orihuela aggressively investigates and pursues claims for injuries or death arising from the following existing medical malpractice claims:
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Birth Trauma
- Failure to diagnose cancer and other diseases
- Inappropriate or negligently performed surgery
- Inappropriate or dangerous treatment practices
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Pharmaceutical Injuries and Prescription Drug Errors
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Malpractice or Negligence
- Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD)