Kaiser Permanente Claims in San Francisco
Understanding claims for medical malpractice by Kaiser Permanente
When patients are injured by medical negligence, they often turn to experienced attorneys to represent them in litigation against the negligent health care provider and to help them recover compensation for their injuries and damages. However, many patients are unaware that they are required to use arbitration instead of litigation to resolve these medical disputes.
Kaiser Permanente is one such managed healthcare provider in California that requires members to submit any dispute regarding negligent medical care to binding arbitration. Although Kaiser members do not have the right to sue for medical malpractice, that is not necessarily bad. Often, these arbitration hearings are a better forum than jury trials for obtaining successful results — as long as you have the right attorney to represent you.
At the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel, our founding partner, attorney Michael Mandel, has years of experience handling Kaiser Permanente malpractice claims and providing comprehensive support and guidance in Kaiser Permanente arbitration hearings. We know how to properly prepare for hearings and put forth your best case.
California medical malpractice claims
Arbitration is a method of alternative dispute resolution used instead of courtroom litigation. California malpractice statutes allow medical services contracts to contain arbitration provisions requiring that all disputes concerning medical malpractice be submitted to arbitration and that patients give up their right to a jury trial. The requirement for arbitration also applies to disputes over whether medical services were unnecessary, unauthorized or improperly, negligently or incompetently rendered.
Kaiser Permanente arbitration
During the process of arbitration, a neutral, third-party arbitrator hears both sides of a claim and issues an award or makes a decision on the claims of the injured patient. We help protect the rights and interests of clients throughout the arbitration. We gather and present the necessary medical and vocational evidence, develop your legal claim, and hire well-qualified experts to present supporting evidence and document your injuries. We help clients with Kaiser Permanente claims involving all types of medical malpractice, from doctor negligence to hospital negligence to medication and pharmacy errors.
Highly experienced Kaiser Permanente attorney
With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, the Bay Area lawyers of the Law Office of Michael and Michelle Mandel are well qualified to assist Kaiser Permanente patients who are injured by medical negligence. To learn more about our experience and record of successful arbitrations or to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us online or call us at 415.626.5400.