Seeking Justice After A Medical Malpractice Injury
We trust medical professionals to use the highest level of care possible. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some make costly mistakes and others are simply careless. If you were injured or if a loved one was hurt due to medical malpractice, then you may need to challenge that authority to obtain rightful compensation.
A battle with a major hospital can feel like an unfair fight. At Haberkorn & Associates, we are passionate advocates for injury victims in Northern California. We go head-to-head with medical professionals and large entities to protect the rights of our clients. Attorney Haberkorn has over 25 years of legal experience. He may be able to help you get justice in a medical malpractice claim if you were injured or lost a loved one due to:
- Doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist or other medical professional errors
- Hospital negligence
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistakes
- Negligence leading to birth injuries
MICRA Enforces Settlement Limits
The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, or MICRA, was enacted in California in 1975. The law put a cap of $250,000 on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice cases and has not changed in decades, despite inflation. It is an obstacle for those hurt by medical professionals, especially those facing major injuries or the loss of loved ones.
In spite of MICRA, we keep our medical malpractice caseload modest and dedicate full attention to every case. Even with this strict law in place, we will fight for the maximum recovery possible for you. You do not need to worry about the cost of our service for three reasons:
- You pay zero out-of-pocket costs
- We only get paid if you win
- Attorney fees are limited in medical malpractice cases
Lawyer fees are restricted to a maximum of 40 percent of the first $50,000 recovered, 33.3 percent of the next $50,000 recovered and 25 percent of the next $500,000 recovered. Attorneys also may receive a maximum of 15 percent of a settlement or verdict that exceeds $600,000.
Unsure What To Do Next? Talk To Us.
You may be uncertain about whether to pursue a medical malpractice case. Our legal team is very experienced and we can help you make the best decision going forward. Contact us by email for help in San Mateo County, Alameda County or Santa Clara County. You can also call us at 800-799-8410 for a completely free consultation.