California Medical Malpractice Lawyer and Physician Dr. Bruce Fagel Discusses an Alarming Problem Involving Hospital Malpractice and Doctor Malpractice

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Each year approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death; thousands more are seriously injured as well. This according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2000. Dr. Bruce Fagel recently discussed alarming information about hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer Dr. Bruce Fagel

Too many patients are harmed because of doctor malpractice and hospital malpractice. When patients are injured because of preventable medical mistakes, those responsible must be held accountable, and those who have been injured must be compensated.

Dr. Bruce Fagel whom will be speaking at the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles CAALA Las Vegas convention September 6, 2012 and the ED/OB Beta Healthcare Group Risk Symposium October 3, 2012 is a leading California medical malpractice attorney and a licensed medical doctor. His law firm, the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases for injured patients than any other law firm in California, and has obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

In addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who die each year from medical malpractice, countless more are injured, including over 1.5 million Americans who are injured by medication errors in hospitals and doctor’s offices; this reported by the Institute of Medicine in their year 2000 report. “Despite the negative coverage hospitals and doctor’s offices have received by the media and regulatory agencies over the years, medical malpractice is still a serious problem that needs to be addressed,” warns Dr. Fagel. “Too many patients are being harmed because of doctor malpractice and hospital malpractice. When patients are seriously injured because of mistakes that could have been prevented, those responsible must be held accountable, and those who have been injured need to be compensated for their injuries and financial losses.” Because of his extensive legal and medical background, Dr. Fagel is often asked to speak before large audiences in the medical community including doctors, nurses, and hospital insurers, in order to help improve patient safety in hospitals.

Dr. Fagel understands the complex environment doctors and nurses work in and the challenges they face every day, because in addition to being a medical malpractice lawyer Dr. Fagel is also a licensed medical doctor. Prior to practicing law, Dr. Fagel practiced emergency room medicine for over 10 years. “As an emergency room physician I saw things that occurred in hospitals over many years. I observed how hospital policies and procedures were abused, including how medical records were often utilized to hide information rather than explain things, and how the standard of care could be breeched and covered over because of the complexities of medicine. This made me realize I could do more to help patients as a physician attorney than I could during the first 30 minutes in the emergency room as an emergency room physician,” remarked Dr. Fagel.

About The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates specializes in medical malpractice cases involving serious injuries to patients. Cases include medical malpractice, birth injury, cerebral palsy, surgical error, brain damage, and wrongful death. Dr. Bruce Fagel has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured parties than any other attorney in California, including obtaining the largest verdict in California history, $460 million dollars. The law firm has successfully obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.

About Dr. Bruce Fagel
Dr. Bruce Fagel is a lawyer and a licensed medical doctor, specializing in medical malpractice. Dr. Fagel practiced emergency medicine for over 10 years before becoming an attorney. This background provides Dr. Fagel with the knowledge and expertise to represent his clients against negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals.

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