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Last updated on June 12, 2023

California has some of the best doctors in the world. Unfortunately, it also has some doctors, hospitals and health systems that are notorious for making life-altering or fatal mistakes in the care of patients. If you’ve suffered harm in a health care setting, the thought of filing a lawsuit can seem overwhelming. How do you take on such large and powerful institutions?

You start by hiring the right law firm. In the Bay Area, look no further than the Law Office of Michael E. Gatto PC.

How Can You Tell If Medical Malpractice Occurred?

Bad medical outcomes can occur even if health care professionals do everything right. Therefore, not all bad outcomes are a sign that malpractice occurred. Rather, there are four elements that must be shown to prove an allegation of medical malpractice. They are:

  1. That the physician owed the patient a duty of care (due to the doctor-patient relationship)
  2. The physician violated that duty of care
  3. The patient was harmed as a result of that breach of duty
  4. As a result of the breach, the patient suffered financial harm and other damages

If you are unsure about medical malpractice in your own case, you can contact our firm to take advantage of a free, no-obligation consultation. We take cases on contingency, meaning we only get paid if we help you recover money. For this reason and many others, we will give you an honest assessment of the strength of your medical malpractice claim.

Contact Us For A Free Discussion Of Your Legal Options

Based in Walnut Creek, the Law Office of Michael E. Gatto PC serves the Bay Area and all of California. To schedule your free initial consultation with a highly experienced medical malpractice attorney, call us at 925-587-9949. You can also fill out our online contact form.