“. . .(Best Lawyers®) is the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”—Corporate Counsel Magazine
I am honored and delighted to announce I have been chosen for the prestigious 2015 Best Lawyers in America© list for the field of “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” in Oakland, California. Our firm is celebrating 36 years of helping people through catastrophic personal injury cases and bringing justice to those who have been injured through the negligence of others.
2015 Best Lawyers in America© Criteria for Selection
Having been lucky enough to have been selected for the first time in 1993 for the Best Lawyers in America© list, I have a great appreciation for the selection process for this designation. According to Best Lawyers®, the criteria for selection is as follows:
“Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.”
The continued success of Best Lawyers® strengthened by the willing participation of my peers in the legal field bodes well for the continued success of the peer-review process.
“Medical harm is a major cause of suffering, disability, and death – as well as a huge financial cost to our nation” – Sen. Bernie Sanders, (Independent) Vermont
The state of healthcare in the United States, specifically patient care in hospitals, is at a crisis point. Preventable medical errors in hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer. Adding to this alarming crisis state is the startling increase in doctor drug addiction cases. According to the California Medical Board, “A record high 46 doctors were disciplined for substance abuse last year in California.” Consumerwatchdog.org advocates believe “that record-breaking number (46 doctors) represents just a fraction of the number of doctors likely to be abusing substances in California at any given time.”
Examples of Medical Malpractice Events
The Journal of Patient Safety recently published a study which concluded that as many as 440,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors in hospitals. In this current climate, how do you identify whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim? Here are a few examples of preventable medical malpractice events:
- Diagnostic errors
- Surgical misadventures
- Wrong organ removed
- Hospital caused infections
- Surgical equipment left inside patient
- Adverse, serious drug reactions due to overdose or wrong medication given
- Organ and tissue damage
- Preventable blood clots
- Medical radiation overexposure
- Database “crashes” rendering medical records inaccessible to doctors for critical patient care
Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you, a family member, or friend have fallen victim to a doctor’s negligence or hospital errors, finding answers from a qualified California medical malpractice law firm is in order. At Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli, & Brewer, our lawyers have decades of experience handling medical malpractices cases. We have a thorough understanding of medical evidence and we work with respected medical experts who help evaluate the liability of these medical malpractice cases. To explore your rights and options, please contact attorney Steven Brewer at (866) 675-1929 or (510) 291-4888; email@example.com for more information.