Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney

Representation Backed by Decades of Experience

There is a word for doctor-induced death: Iatrogenic cause of death. Doctor-caused death is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 250,000 deaths annually. It is unconscionable, and yet it happens every day.

If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed because of doctor, nurse or hospital error, The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg is here to help you bring those accountable to justice. We have the resources, the knowledge, and skill to successfully tackle complex medical malpractice cases - and defense insurance carriers know we will not hesitate to try a case.

How Our Firm Stands Apart

  • More than 200 medical malpractice trials
  • Over $500 million in compensation recovered for clients
  • A reputation as skilled litigators not afraid to go to trial
  • Nearly 30 years of experience defending hospitals and physicians

Call (949) 565-4281 to learn more about your case in a completely free case consultation. You won’t pay a single attorney fee unless we win on your behalf.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals deviate from the standard of care and injure a patient. Injuries can be the result of a negligent act or omission. This negligence might occur during diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. Medical malpractice can also occur in long-term care facilities like hospitals and nursing homes.

When you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you are entitled to legal recourse and compensation. Medical malpractice is not always straightforward, which is why you need to entrust your case to an attorney like Marshall Silberberg, who has spent years investigating and winning these types of cases. Call (949) 565-4281 now to arrange a free consultation with our experienced firm!

What Is Negligence?

In a health care setting, negligence occurs any time a doctor, nurse, hospital staff, or other medical professional violates medical standards. If a similarly trained professional would have handled your situation better under the same or similar circumstances, the individual in charge of your care was acting negligently and can be held liable for your injuries.

While adverse outcomes are sometimes unavoidable in the medical environment, careless mistakes can also contribute to severe injuries and fatalities.

We've represented many clients in medical malpractice cases involving:

What Are Never Events?

Sometimes, medical malpractice arises during “never events.” These are especially shocking medical errors that should never occur. Unfortunately, never events happen more frequently than their name suggests.

Never events include:

  • Surgical or procedural events, such as wrong-limb amputations or wrong-patient surgeries
  • Product or device events, including contamination
  • Patient protection events, where patients are lost or improperly discharged
  • Care management events, like unsafe blood products or medication errors
  • Environmental events, such as electric shocks or the improper use of restraints
  • Radiological events, in which metallic objects are introduced into the MRI area
  • Criminal events, like abuse or assault

If you’ve been affected by a never event, you almost always have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact us today to discuss your case. We charge no fees unless we win!

Do I Have to File My Claim Right Away?

While we encourage our clients to pursue legal assistance as soon as possible, you have up to 3 years from the date of your injury to file a medical malpractice claim.

This is due to California’s statute of limitations, outlined in the California Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5. Sometimes, particularly in the case of misdiagnosis, patients do not discover their injury until long after their initial treatment. When this is the case, you have up to 1 year from the time of the discovery to file an initial claim.

If your minor child was injured by an instance of medical malpractice, you must also file a claim within 3 years of their treatment, or before they turn 8 if that period is longer.

Other exceptions to California’s statute of limitations involve:

  • Situations in which surgeons or medical providers unintentionally left a foreign object inside the patient
  • Cases where provider fraud concealed a medical mistake

Unless your case fits the unique circumstances above, you must file your claim within 3 years, or else you will lose your right to take civil action. The sooner you file a claim, the stronger your case will be.

How Much Can I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

In California, medical malpractice plaintiffs are limited by a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages. Non-economic damages account for losses like pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and loss of consortium in wrongful death cases.

Nevertheless, you have a right to be fully compensated for economic losses, including:

  • The cost of your initial treatment
  • Subsequent medical care
  • Rehabilitative expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Loss of income
  • Changes to your earning potential
  • Funerary and burial costs in wrongful death lawsuits

Even with state-imposed limits, our skilled lawyers can help you maximize your verdict or settlement.

Trust a Proven Orange County Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Attorney Marshall Silberberg and his team have earned national recognition for exceptional representation and success in medical malpractice cases. Over the years, we have demonstrated that we possess the extensive experience, professional connections and resources, and unyielding commitment needed to help clients recover the compensation they deserve in even the most complex cases. We also leverage Attorney Silberberg’s 29 years as a former defense lawyer for hospitals and physicians to level the playing field between our clients and the massive corporations and insurers they face in these cases.

Medical malpractice is a difficult area of law, and our team is proud to handle these challenging claims for clients and families throughout Orange County and the state of California. Whatever your case may be, you can be confident when placing your trust in our proven firm. Our reputation and successful recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of medical negligence speaks for itself.

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  1. Results-Driven

    Our tenacity and work ethic set us apart. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and really get to work on a case. From our personal meetings with prominent field experts to the development and strategy of your overall case, we will zealously stand by your side from start to finish.

  2. Compassionate

    At our firm, the attorney-client relationship is sacred. We are committed to bringing a sense of peace to the victims and families we represent. Nothing is more rewarding than when we can help our clients ease the pain and frustration their injuries have caused them.

  3. Connected

    We have spent decades cultivating close working relationships with an array of physicians and industry experts. We use these connections to provide invaluable insight and expert testimonies on the cases we take to court.

  4. Experienced

    Under our representation, your case will be backed by decades of experience; experience that includes hundreds of trial cases and countless courtroom wins. Our straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Skilled Advocacy in Negotiations and at Trial: the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg!

Our ability to win in front of juries and obtain meaningful settlements through negotiation for our clients is evident in our record of multi-million dollar results. Our lead trial lawyer has more than three decades of experience in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. When we take on a case, you may count on us to have the resources to pursue those responsible. Our firm has a physician on staff and utilizes a network of excellent experts who can lend insight into your case. From our office in Irvine, we proudly serve clients throughout Orange County and beyond.

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