It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, or Sutter.
(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury case and its proceedings.)
THE CARE AND TREATMENT RENDERED BY MOVING DEFENDANT DID NOT PROXIMATELY CAUSE OR CONTRIBUTE TO ANY DAMAGES ALLEGED BY PLAINTIFF
Dr. Lee has also concluded that none of Stefan Black, M.D.'s actions or omissions during his involvement in the care and treatment rendered to Plaintiff in any way caused or contributed to any injuries or damages claimed by Plaintiff. Consequently, there is no basis for liability against Stefan Black, M.D.
In order to prevail on a cause of action for medical malpractice. Plaintiffs must establish
(1) The duty of the professional to use such skill, prudence, and diligence as other members of his profession commonly possess and exercise, (2) a breach of duty, (3) a proximate casual connection between the negligent conduct and the resulting injury, and (4) actual loss or damage resulting from the professional's negligence. Hanson v. Grode, (1999) 76 Cal.App.4th 601, 606.
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
In Mitchell v. Gonzales (1991) 54 Cal.3d 1041, the Court stated that legal causation should be based upon whether defendant's conduct was a "substantial factor" in bunging about the plaintiff's injuries Mitchell. 54 Cal.3d at 1052 - 1053.