California Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Lawyers

The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates

100 North Crescent Drive
Suite 360

Beverly Hills, California 90210

Phone(310) 281-8700 or(800) 541-9376

Law Firm Overview

The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates have labored for 30 years to provide top-tier representation to those suffering from an injury from a doctor or hospital.



The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates - Providing services in the following areas of law:

Articles Published by The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates

 VBAC – Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

Most women who have had a previous C-section birth can deliver their next baby vaginally. However, some women will be in danger of a birth injury from VBAC. This article discusses the risks and what women contemplating VBAC need to do to prepare for a safe delivery.

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 High Risk Pregnancy, Birth Injuries, and Birth Defects

High risk pregnancies include risk types such as women with abnormal weight, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, etc. Doctors need to pay close attention to a woman and infant with a high risk pregnancy.

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 Medical Negligence in Hospitals and Doctor’s Offices

With 225,000 people in the U.S. dying each year from medical malpractice and 1.5 million injured from medication errors in hospitals, doctor's offices, and nursing homes, medical negligence is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

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 Erbs Palsy and Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

Children with Erb's palsy often have partial or total paralysis of their hand, arm, or face. The most common cause of Erb's palsy is dystocia, which happens from a brachial plexus injury during a difficult childbirth.

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 Medication Errors in Hospitals

Each year over a million people are injured because of medication mistakes in hospitals, doctor's offices and nursing homes.

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 Wrongful Death Resulting from Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death lawsuits resulting from medical malpractice are filed when a patient dies as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, medical professional or medical facility. This article will provide more information about California wrongful death claims.

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 Kernicterus, Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, and Severe Jaundice with Babies

Kernicterus is a dangerous neurological condition that can develop if a baby with very high bilirubin levels, leading to severe jaundice is not immediately treated. Kernicterus causes severe and irreversible brain damage. Kernicterus can be prevented.

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 Cerebral Palsy in Newborns and Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious birth injuries that can affect children and families.

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 Developmental Delays and Developmental Disabilities in Children from Medical Malpractice

If your child is significantly slower in achieving developmental milestones such as walking, talking, or self-care skills compared with other children of a similar age, this may be a sign of a developmental delay. This article discusses developmental disabilities and potential causes.

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 Traumatic Brain Injuries to Babies from Medical Malpractice

Traumatic brain injuries sometimes happen to newborn children as a result of medical malpractice. Traumatic brain injuries in babies can lead to developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and many other lifelong medical conditions.

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 Surgery Injury from Surgery Malpractice

Each year thousands of people are injured or die from surgery malpractice. Patients are injured or die from complex emergency surgeries as well as common routine surgeries such as plastic surgery or weight loss surgery. This article will discuss surgery injuries from medical negligence.

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 How Medical Negligence can be Responsible for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects muscle control. Cerebral palsy can occur from a variety of causes, including medical malpractice.

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 UCLA Medical Center Received Failing Grade for Patient Safety

This article discusses the recent failing grade UCLA and other hospitals received for hospital safety. This also covers a problem independent groups are seeing with hospital safety and patient injuries.

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 Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack, Stroke, Cancer, or Infection

Each year medical misdiagnosis leads to thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths. This article explains how a heart attack, stroke, cancer, or infection may be misdiagnosed, leading to serious injuries or death for the patient.

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 Plastic Surgery Mistakes from Medical Malpractice

Plastic surgery, although a common elective surgery carries a risk for injury or death. It's important to understand that all surgeries carry a risk of injury or death. Simple surgical mistakes or anesthesia errors can result in great harm to a patient.

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 Overcrowded Emergency Departments Leading to Hospital Malpractice and Doctoral Malpractice

Overcrowded emergency rooms have become a major problem with hospitals, resulting in an increase in medical negligence and medical malpractice. Overcrowding has become a serious problem in hospital emergency departments. This causes patients who need immediate medical help to sometimes wait hours for medical attention.

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 California Medical Malpractice Lawsuit from a Medical Injury

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured because of the negligence of a nurse, doctor, or hospital, you may be wondering if you meet the thresholds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This article will explain what thresholds are necessary to file a successful medical malpractice claim and how leading medical malpractice attorney Dr. Bruce Fagel proceeds with a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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 Anesthesia Errors and Injuries from Medical Negligence

Anesthesia mistakes happen with major operations as well as with common elective procedures. An anesthesia error can cause severe permanent brain damage or death to a patient. Anesthesia errors happen every day in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and surgical centers. Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists play a vital role in surgeries.

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 Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications from Medical Malpractice

People considering a gastric bypass procedure need to understand that gastric bypass surgery is major abdominal surgery and with all surgeries comes risk of serious injury or even death. Gastric bypass surgery modifies a patient’s digestive system reducing the amount of food a patient can eat.

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 Kernicterus and Severe Jaundice in Newborns from Medical Malpractice

Kernicterus is a neurological condition that happens to a newborn with severe jaundice. It involves a high level of bilirubin, a substance created from the breakdown by the liver of old red blood cells that leaves the blood and builds up in the brain tissues. When the bilirubin enters the brain tissues, it causes permanent brain damage to the infant.

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 High Risk Pregnancy Causing a Birth Defect or Birth Injury

High risk pregnancies include premature delivery, multiple births, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), older women who are pregnant, a large infant, and other factors. Even though a woman may be in a high risk category, this does not excuse a doctor or medical professional for negligence.

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 Medical Malpractice Responsible for Birth Injuries, Including Cerebral Palsy

Two major types of birth injuries can occur as a result of medical malpractice, these include a traumatic brain injury and a lack of oxygen to the brain of the infant. If a birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. A birth injury or birth defect can be one of the most difficult and stressful situations a family may encounter.

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 Hospital Malpractice and Doctor Malpractice

Hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice is an alarming problem that results in hundreds of thousands of patients losing their lives each year in the United States and medication errors which results in over 1.5 million Americans being injured as well. When doctors or hospitals are negligent with the medical care they provide to their patients, serious injuries or death can occur.

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 Birth Asphyxia and Birth Hypoxia from Medical Malpractice

Birth asphyxia and birth hypoxia happens if a baby doesn’t receive an adequate supply of oxygen before, during, or immediately following birth. Depending on the amount of oxygen the infant is deprived of, how long the event lasts, and how promptly and effectively the medical staff takes corrective action to repair the problem will determine the extent of damage to the baby’s brain.

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 Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIH

Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the child. If the hypertension becomes severe, it can lead to preeclampsia or eclampsia which can cause serious injuries or even death to both the mother and child.

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 Hospital Malpractice and Doctor Malpractice

Examples of medical malpractice caused by doctors or hospitals include medication errors, surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, ordering the wrong tests, misinterpreting the results of a test, misinterpreting a patient’s medical chart or misreading equipment monitoring a patient.

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 How to Choose the Right Attorney for Your Medical Malpractice Case

If you or a family member has been seriously injured or died because of medical malpractice, you probably have many questions, including what should you look for when researching a medical malpractice attorney. This article breaks down some important key areas you should consider when consulting with lawyers.

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 Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Injuries Part 2

Part 2 of a two part blog about birth injuries from medical malpractice. Part 1 was posted June 25th. This is part two of a two part article about birth defects and birth injuries from medical malpractice (part 1 was posted June 25th). If your baby has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have a number of questions. Dr. Bruce Fagel handles many types of medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries to newborn infants:

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 Medical Malpractice Areas Responsible for Causing Birth Defects Part 1

If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have many questions. View this two part article about the various forms of birth defects and birth injuries that can occur from medical negligence. This is part one of a two part article about birth defects and birth injuries from medical malpractice (part two will be posted July 2nd). If your child has birth defects as the result of medical malpractice, you probably have a number of questions.

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 Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation from Medical Malpractice

Children with developmental disabilities reach developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, talking, social behaviors, and learning, later in life than other children. Developmental disabilities and mental retardation are terms referring to individuals with significant impaired cognitive functioning. These terms describe lifelong disabilities with mental or physical impairments.

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 Brain Cooling for Newborns with HIE to Help Prevent Permanent Brain Damage

Brain cooling is a procedure which is helping infants suffering from HIE to reduce brain damage, including reducing the chances for cerebral palsy and death. During gestation, if a newborn is asphyxiated before or during birth, the lack of oxygen to the brain can cause a condition called HIE to develop. HIE stands for hypoxia (a decreased amount of oxygen), ischemia (a decreased amount of blood perfusing the brain), encephalopathy (any dysfunction of the brain).

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 Wrongful Death Claim from Medical Malpractice

When a family loses a member of their family because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital, they have a right to be compensated. Wrongful death claims protect the dependents of the patient who died by providing them with compensation for both the economic as well as the non economic losses they suffered as a result of the wrongful death.

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 Cerebral Palsy, Erbs Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy and Erbs (brachial) palsy are two of the most common forms of birth injury. A birth injury is any damage sustained by a mother or infant during labor and delivery, and can range from mild bruising to more serious injuries resulting in brain damage. Most often, cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy develop during the delivery of the child, but sometimes cerebral palsy may develop before or after the child is born.

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 Hyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, and Cerebral Palsy from Medical Negligence

Hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and cerebral palsy can all occur from Jaundice, which happens as a result of elevated bilirubin levels. Parents and medical professionals need to watch for the warning signs. There are many potential dangers a newborn child faces when entering this world. Examples include hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and athetoid cerebral palsy just to name a few. All of these conditions can be traced to an elevated and untreated level of bilirubin in the baby’s blood.

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 Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

If you have been injured by a doctor, nurse, or hospital, you may have a medical malpractice claim. This article contains important information to help you determine if you have a case and how to proceed. Most people who have been injured by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or medical facility may be thinking about a medical malpractice lawsuit, but may be asking themselves, “Do I have a medical malpractice case?” Before you proceed, here is some useful information to help you move forward.

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 Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice Problems in the United States

Medical negligence is defined as the act or omission in treatment of a patient by a medical professional, which deviates from the accepted medical standard of care. Medical malpractice is negligence whereby a medical professional did not take the proper action required in a reasonable amount of time and this negligence caused injuries to the patient.

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 Medical Malpractice Including Surgical Errors and Surgery Mistakes in Hospitals and Doctors Offices

Every year approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice, making it the third leading cause of death after heart attacks and cancer. Many people are seriously injured or die each year from not only major operations but elective surgeries such as cosmetic surgery and bariatric surgery. Surgical errors and surgical malpractice is a terrifying prospect for any patient to experience.

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 A Birth Injury from Medical Malpractice

A birth injury is one of the most heart-breaking situations a family can experience. A Birth injury can devastate a family and have a permanent impact on the lives of everyone involved. One of the most devastating events that can happen to a mother and family is experiencing a birth injury with a newborn baby.

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 Cerebral Palsy and How Medical Malpractice May be Responsible

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement. Cerebral palsy occurs from a lack of oxygen to the brain of the infant during labor or after delivery. It can also occur from premature delivery, infection, and head trauma. Approximately 70% of children who have cerebral palsy developed it due to an event before birth that interfered with normal brain development.

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 What to Look for When Choosing a Medical Malpractice Attorney

Each year approximately 225,000 people die from medical malpractice in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death. Many people are seriously injured from medical negligence as well. If you or a family member have been seriously injured due to a doctor, nurse, or hospital, you may have a case for medical malpractice. You probably have a lot of questions and don’t know where to start.

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Videos Provided by The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates

Nursing Home Abuse

Dr. Bruce Fagel speaks about elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes.

Fetal Monitor Demo

Bruce Fagel explains the information contained on a fetal monitor strip.

Erbs Palsy Demo

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Bruce Fagel explains Erbs Palsey which can result from a doctor's negligence while delivering a baby.

Ashley Hughes - Quadriplegic Diagnosis after Doctor Malpractice

Hank Gathers story, Part 2

Continued news story on the representation of the family of Hank Gathers.

Bruce Fagel represents the family of Hank Gathers

California Medical Malpractice Lawyer Bruce Fagel represents the family of Hank Gathers, a college basketball player who collapsed during a game and died, for wrongful death.. The Law Office of Bruce Fagel and Associates handles all medical malpractice cases including birth injuries, brain injuries, Cerebral Palsy, wrongful death, Kaiser malpractice, cancer misdiagnosis, Brachial Plexis injuries, nursing home negligence, doctor and hospital malpractice and more. They serve Los Angeles, Orange County and all of California. You can contact Mr. Fagel at www.FagelLaw.com or by calling (800) 541-9376.





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