Oxnard & Ventura Personal Injury Attorneys
Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Oxnard & Ventura

Defending Injury Victims & Their Families Since 1968

Medical malpractice is a serious problem that affects thousands of victims and their families every single year throughout the United States. Whether through carelessness or negligence, medical professionals of every field can cause unnecessary pain and injury to their patients. If you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice in Ventura County, the best thing to do is talk to an Oxnard medical malpractice lawyer who can help you assess the situation and who can aggressively defend your rights at this time.

What are examples of medical malpractice claims?

At The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood, we are highly experienced in medical malpractice cases. We have defended many patients in Southern California who suffered unnecessarily at the hands of their physicians, registered nurses, nurses' assistants, physical therapists, chiropractors, and other licensed and trained medical professionals. We know how to protect your rights and we are prepared to advocate skillfully and effectively on your behalf.

Some of the most common medical malpractice claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a serious condition or illness such as cancer, stroke, heart attack, or diabetes
  • Retention of sponges or other surgery equipment post-surgery
  • Birth injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Medication errors such as overdosing, failure to prescribe, failure to administer necessary medication on time, and failure to account for allergic reactions or adverse reactions of other drugs

How could the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act affect my claim?

The Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) of 1975 limited the amount of compensation that a victim of medical malpractice may collect for so-called "non-economic damages" such as psychological damages and pain and suffering. In addition, MIRCA set a deadline, or a statute of limitations, for these types of claims. Injury victims may not pursue compensation for damages after a certain point in time. In order to protect your ability to pursue the compensation you deserve, it is very important that you talk to a Southern California medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.

Choose The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood for tough advocacy!

The team at The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood is able to provide the determined and focused representation you need when it matters the most. If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury caused by a negligent medical professional or a medical facility, you do have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Those responsible for your pain should be held financially responsible. We are tough advocates with a track record of success both in negotiation and litigation. Call The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood today to request your free case evaluation with a caring medical malpractice lawyer from the firm.

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In this episode of What's Good with Schurmer and Wood, Attorney Earl Schurmer discusses medical malpractice cases he's handled over his 25 years of litigation experience in this practice area.

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Why Schurmer and Wood?

Our firm's personal promise and commitment to you is to make sure that we care about you as a person. Every client who has been injured deserves the proper representation and our goal at Schurmer and Wood is to ensure that they get that.

  • Avvo 10.0 Top Personal Injury Attorney
  • SuperLawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • American Inns of Court
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy Top 40 Under 40 Top Attorneys
  • 2017 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates Rising Star 2019

Hear From Our Clients

  • 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.
  • I appreciate the professionalism and courtesy I received from the staff.

    “It was refreshing to have an attorney's office that handled my case and settled with substantially more than I expected.”

    - Tammy G.
  • The office staff was extremely helpful!

    “I would highly recommend the Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood.”

    - Elisa D.
  • Hands down the best law firm in Ventura County!

    “I enjoy working with them and will always keep referring to them when I can.”

    - Jonathan W.
  • Thank you Mr. Schurmer and Ms. Wood for all of your help, wisdom & fairness.

    “Earl Schurmer and Lauren Wood were the only reason that I received a fair settlement.”

    - Christopher C.
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Decades of Experience

Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • $6 Million Medical Malpratice

    A settlement was won on behalf of a woman that suffered permanent and disabling injuries.

  • $2.25 Million Brain Injury

    Settlement for a baby who suffered a brain injury due to the medical negligence of nurses and physicians.

  • $1.5 Million Birth Injury

    Settlement for a baby who was injured due to the negligence of physicians in failing to perform a cesarean section in a timely fashion.

  • $1 Million Policy Limit Settlement

    In a case against a physician due to his negligence during the birthing process of a baby causing permanent injuries.

  • $250,000 Medical Malpractice

    Settlement for an elderly gentleman who suffered a refracture to his total hip replacement when the hospital staff failed to secure him to the gurney during x-rays.

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What Sets Us Apart?

The Right Attorney Makes All the Difference
  • Decades of Proven, Trial-Tested Experience
  • Featured Personal Injury Attorney: Top Avvo Rating of Superb
  • Selected for Super Lawyers® (Top 5% of SoCal Attorneys)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers
  • Contingency Fee Basis: No Recovery, No Fee
  • Personal Injury Law Firm Founded in 1968

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