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Evaluating Potential Medical Malpractice Cases

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When you go to a doctor, you are looking for help or advice. No one expects
miracles or a guarantee that treatment will be successful, but everyone expects
the doctor to listen to your problem, order the right tests, make the correct
diagnosis, and prescribe the proper treatment.

When you don’t get the results you were expecting, there are several possible
explanations, including coming to the conclusion that your doctor did not
fulfill his duty to practice medicine according to the standards set for medical
professionals. This is known as the "standard of care".

Determining whether a doctor did, or did not, meet the standard of care is
often a very difficult matter. It usually requires an attorney, or a team of
attorneys, who are skilled and experienced in medical malpractice law. Our firm
not only has skilled attorneys, but a physician who is also an attorney to meet
with clients, review medical records, and consult with other physicians to
determine whether in your case there was a deviation from the standard of care
in the medical advice and treatment you received.

We think this combination is the best approach to evaluating potential
medical malpractice cases.

Please call us for a no obligation consultation. We will meet with you,
review your case, and promptly give you our best assessment of the merits of
your case.

Santa Rosa trial lawyers give their approach on how to evaluate potential medical malpractice cases.

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Steven Orin Teal

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