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Santa Barbara Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Santa Barbara Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What Should I Do if I Have Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

It is important to talk to a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you have been the victim of a preventable medical error. The medical professional or facility responsible for your suffering could be liable for the damage you have suffered, including:

  • Economic and non-economic losses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income
  • Medical bills
  • Loos of earning capacity

Our team at The Schurmer Firm is familiar with the laws governing medical malpractice claims, including the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Among other things, MICRA puts a "statute of limitations," or a deadline, on medical malpractice claims, so it is important to talk to an attorney as quickly as possible in order to protect your potential right to compensation.

Who Is Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Any medical professional can be guilty of medical malpractice, including registered nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, anesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, OBGYNs, and orthopedic surgeons. Even hospitals and other medical facilities can be held liable for your injuries under some circumstances. Talk to an attorney about the specifics of your case to receive more information.

Tenacious Advocacy for Injury Victims in Santa Barbara

According to statistics published by the Institute of Medicine, at least 98,000 patients die because of avoidable medical errors every year in the United States. The Congressional Budget Office further reports that, in 2003 alone, an additional 181,000 serious injuries were attributed to medical malpractice. In total, according to numbers put out by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, approximately 15 million incidents of medical malpractice occur on an annual basis.

Recovering Compensation for Medical Malpractice Victims

If you were a victim of medical error, our team at The Schurmer Firm is here to protect your interests. We have been protecting the rights of personal injury and medical malpractice victims for nearly 50 years and we know how to get results. Our experience trial attorneys know how to recognize the signs of medical malpractice and can help you prove the fault of the medical professional(s) responsible for your injuries. With millions recovered for previous clients, you can feel confident knowing that our medical malpractice lawyers will be standing by your side, seeking the full amount of compensation that is owed to you.

Call us today to schedule your free case evaluation with a medical malpractice lawyer.

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    “I have met with Earl on a number of occasions and he has always been very professional. He is a very good attorney.”

    - Brett H.
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    - Sergio B.
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    “Earl is one of the best attorneys I have ever met. He is trustworthy, hard-working and incredibly intelligent. I highly recommend his firm!”

    - Eunice C.
  • They made me feel like my case was their number one priority.

    “From the first contact with the office staff to meeting with Lauren Wood and Earl Schurmer to go over details of my accident, I was immediately impressed with the knowledge, care, and follow up regarding my case.”

    - Scott C.

Decades of Experience

Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • $3 Million Car Accident

    A wrongful death settlement for the young daughter of a woman who was tragically killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

  • $3 Million Wrongful Death

    Settlement for the wife and children of a man who died when the defendant ran a red light and struck the driver’s side door.

  • $1 Million Verdict

    A man who was killed when struck by a train at an unmarked railroad crossing.

  • $850,000 $850,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the wrongful death of a 14-year-old girl who died when she was stuck after an electric gate automatically closed wedging her between the gate and the pillar of the gate.

  • $725,000 Flash Fire that Eruption

    Settlement against a homeowner and plumbing contractor when a father was killed due to a flash fire that erupted from the defendant’s gas water heater.


What Sets Us Apart?

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  • We Specialize in Auto Cases
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