Medical / Kaiser Malpractice
Preventable medical mistakes are the third most common cause of death in America. In most recent years, it is estimated that approximately 500,000 people die annually in this country due to medical negligence. The Zinn Law Firm has become known as one of the preeminent medical malpractice law firms in California.
Despite the uphill battle California law places in front of medical malpractice victims, The Zinn Law Firm has been able to obtain substantial recoveries for its clients who are the victims of medical malpractice. Attorney Carter Zinn’s reputation as a successful attorney representing victims of medical malpractice is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California. As a result, he has been invited to lecture to other attorneys on the Zinn firm’s techniques when suing doctors and hospitals for medical malpractice. For example, Mr. Zinn in an adjunct member of the faculty of U.C. Hastings College of the Law where he has taught medical malpractice litigation to rising J.D. candidates.
The Zinn Law Firm represents clients who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes against the largest and most prestigious Bay Area hospitals and physician medical groups such as hospitals owned by Sutter Health, Dignity Health, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, UCSF, Stanford, and Kaiser Permanente physicians and hospitals all around Northern California. We have represented clients who suffered wrongful death due to medical malpractice and elder neglect as well as clients have been paralyzed and suffered other, seriously debilitating injuries due to medical mistakes. In fact, due to our reputation for aggressively pursuing claims for medical mistakes on behalf of our clients, we have been retained by a number of physicians who themselves have been victims of medical malpractice, including one who was no longer to practice medicine due to a permanent nerve injury caused by a medical mistake.
We have represented the families of babies injured at birth who have suffered crippling developmental injuries, and who face a lifetime of millions of dollars of future medical and life-care costs as a result, as well as mothers injured in childbirth. [insert link to “Birth Injury to Mother and Child PAGE at both italics spots]. We have helped victims of medical malpractice who have suffered loss of limbs; loss of reproductive organs; damage to the digestive tract requiring life time use of colostomy bags; and paralysis.
In fact, we had the privilege of representing a long time San Francisco taxi cab driver named David Zeller who became paralyzed due to medical mistakes that occurred at San Francisco General Hospital. We obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of Mr. Zeller despite the unfair damages cap, only to have the City and County of San Francisco and the U.C. Regents attempt to pull out of the settlement when Mr. Zeller sadly committed suicide due to his medical condition after a settlement agreement had been signed, but before they had written the settlement checks. Mr. Zeller’s tragic demise, and the choice by the U.C. Regents and the City and County of San Francisco not to honor the deal they each reached with him while he was alive, was covered at length in the front page of the Bay Area Section of the San Francisco Chronicle.
We also have specific experience litigating dozens of cases representing Kaiser patients against Kaiser physicians and hospitals. Medical malpractice cases against Kaiser are unique in many ways, and require a firm like our’s with experience helping Kaiser patients collect fair recoveries for Kaiser’s medical mistakes.
Litigating medical malpractice cases effectively requires experienced attorneys who are fluent in medical terminology and have gained significant experience understanding different subfields of medicine through years of experience handling cases involving medical mistakes. It is also important that the lawyers you hire to handle a lawsuit regarding injuries suffered from medical mistakes have reliable, objective, well-qualified experts to evaluate your case and to testify as expert witnesses at trial. These cases are hard, expensive, and not appropriate for most personal injury law firms. At The Zinn Law Firm, we have the track record, the reputation in the legal community, and the experience to handle your or your family’s most challenging medical malpractice case.
For a representative list of trial verdicts and settlements The Zinn Law Firm has obtained for our medical malpractice clients, please click here.