California Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Dr. Bruce G. Fagel
Dr. Bruce Fagel has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases than any other attorney in California. When The National Law Journal selected
“The 10 Top Trial Attorneys in the Nation,” Dr. Fagel was the only medical malpractice attorney listed.
Dr. Fagel was nominated eight times by the Consumer Attorneys Association for their prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award. He is dedicated to fighting for his clients and getting them the results they deserve.
Dr. Bruce Fagel practiced emergency medicine for 10 years before becoming an attorney and he currently maintains his medical license in California. His track record as a California medical malpractice lawyer and a doctor gives him the edge that is needed for maximum recoveries, awards and settlements in complex California medical malpractice cases.
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic, life-changing injury as the result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical professional or facility, call our offices today at 888-570-8489 for a
free consultation. Se habla español.
All of our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis so there is no cost to you until we succeed.
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Our frequent success at trial leads to a significant advantage when dealing with defense attorneys and insurance companies that represent doctors and hospitals in settlement negotiations. Approximately 95% of the cases filed by our office settle prior to trial due to our reputation and strong trial record. Dr. Fagel is nationally recognized for his success in obtaining two of the
top 100 jury verdicts in 2002 and one of the top 100 jury verdicts in 2005 in the United States. Dr. Fagel knows how to deal with doctors and hospitals and the defenses they use. He knows what should and should not happen in the hospital. The firm has successfully resolved more than 700 medical malpractice and negligence cases during our years in practice, most of which involved permanent catastrophic injuries or death. No other firm in California has handled as many medical malpractice cases. With a team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys who share his dedication to aggressively defend clients, our firm has won more than $1 billion in jury verdicts and settlements.
Medical malpractice may be defined as a failure by a medical professional to provide a standard level of care to a patient. This may occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient, when a doctor fails to notice an important symptom or simply does not recognize a serious illness for what it is, possibly discharging the patient or prescribing the wrong treatment. It may also occur before or during any type of medical treatment or in post-operative patient care. Medication errors, surgical injuries, birth injuries, misdiagnosis and anesthesia errors are some of the primary types of medical malpractice cases we handle. We strongly support the belief that patients have the right to receive proper treatment for their medical conditions, whatever they may be. We fight for injured patients and the families of patients who have lost their lives due to medical negligence. Click here to read more about doctor/hospital malpractice.
Why do you need an attorney who only handles complex medical malpractice cases?
Unlike other types of personal injury cases, the facts necessary to prove your case are based on the medical records and testimony of medical experts. Your attorney must understand the facts of medicine and the law to effectively prepare expert medical witnesses whose testimony is necessary for any successful medical malpractice or negligence case.
Ultimately, your attorney must explain the medical and legal issues to the jury and judge to recover the best settlement or verdict. If you want to receive the largest settlement possible, you must have an attorney who has both the experience and track record to represent your case; this is what sets Dr. Fagel apart from the rest.