Sacramento Hospital Liability Attorneys

Experienced Hospital Liability Defense Lawyers Serving Acute Care Hospitals Throughout Northern California

With extensive trial experience in matters involving health care entities and providers in Northern California and Hawaii, the attorneys of Low McKinley Baleria & Salenko, LLP, offer legal representation and consultative services to acute care hospitals concerning informed consent, refusal of treatment, scope of nursing practice, particular hospital services/departments, patient discharge or transfer and hospital acquired injuries. We are well versed with the various state regulations and JCAHO standards.

As in other practice areas, our lawyers work with organizational clients to prevent lawsuits, as well as to vigorously and thoroughly defend against them.

Managing Crises And Reaching Favorable Outcomes

Equipped with extensive experience in handling serious and catastrophic injury matters and wrongful death cases, we strategize with organizational clients to reduce risk and improve patient outcomes. We have substantial experience in medical staff issues, the discovery immunity of Evidence Code Section 1157 and protected health information under HIPAA. Our lawyers have substantial experience evaluating potential liability claims against hospitals, including those based on nursing negligence, vicarious liability, EMTLA and the corporate negligence doctrine.

With our exceptional body of legal and medical knowledge, we also provide consultation to hospital risk managers regarding risk reduction strategies and quality improvement We have successfully tried cases on behalf of acute care hospitals and have been particularly successful in obtaining voluntary dismissals or judgments following Motions for Summary Judgment on behalf of our organizational clients. Our attorneys are mindful of organizational objectives and the disruptive effect that litigation has on an organizational client's operations. For this reason, we aggressively pursue a dismissal or judgment in the client's favor at the earliest opportunity.