The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel

Physician-Attorney
Best Medmal Attorney in the State

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Firm Overview

The firm was established in 1984 and only handles medical malpractice cases with an emphasis on birth injuries, brain injuries, wrongful deaths, and elder abuse. We are dedicated to fighting for clients and getting them the results they deserve.

We have offices throughout California--including Orange County, San Diego, Fresno, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Sacramento and San Jose--as well as in Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Example cases

I obtained the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of California--a $460 million verdict in a birth injury case. Many of our verdicts and settlements are for millions of dollars.

Main Office

Main
100 N. Crescent Dr.
Suite 360
Beverly Hills  CA  90210

Phone
  • (800) 541-9376
  • (949) 837-4997
  • (619) 440-8510
  • (661) 263-8853
Fax
  • (310) 281-3636

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

The firm offers a free initial consultation and evaluation. The amount of time varies from case to case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

As a plaintiff attorney, we cover all costs and expenses. I only receive a fee if we are victorious. Most state statutes dictate what fees we are entitled to in terms of percentages.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We will meet with any potential client at a convenient location if they are unable to meet at one of our offices.

Office Manager

Trudy Fagel

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

We have people who speak Spanish and Tagalog.

Other Offices

  • Mission Viejo
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    Mission Viejo,  CA  92692
  • San Diego
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    San Diego,  CA  92122
  • Bakersfield
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    Bakersfield,  CA  93309
Medical Malpractice
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates specializes in medical malpractice cases resulting in serious injuries to patients due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, and hospitals.
Dr. Fagel is an attorney and physician who represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases against doctors and hospitals exclusively on behalf of injured patients. His practice focuses on complex medical malpractice cases resulting in catastrophic injuries caused by doctor or hospital negligence, such as birth injuries or brain damage, induced hypertension, wrongful death, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, nursing home negligence, misdiagnosis of cancer and paraplegia cases.

Dr. Fagel, a member of the American Association for Justice and a member in the Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association of the American Trial Lawyers Association, has obtained over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including the largest medical malpractice award in the history of California‚ a $460 million jury verdict. Due to his continued dedication and success, Dr. Fagel has been nominated eight times by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for their prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award and is honored as a California Super Lawyer. In addition, Dr. Fagel's legal strategies and achievements have been featured in various journals, magazines and newspapers, such as the National Law Journal, Medical Economics, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times. Many news programs have also drawn upon Dr. Fagel's expertise, as he has appeared on NBC, Fox, KTLA and ABC television programs, respectively.

Dr. Fagel is well known by Kaiser Hospitals as a determined and relentless adversary. Dr. Fagel has successfully prosecuted numerous medical malpractice cases against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the largest health care provider in both Northern and Southern California. Although Kaiser requires their members to participate in binding arbitration of all malpractice claims, our Firm has obtained significant arbitration awards and settlements against Kaiser.

Dr. Fagel graduated from the University Of Illinois Medical College Of Medicine, M.D., 1972. He earned his law degree at Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, CA, J.D., 1982. Dr. Fagel helps victims in California and Nevada and represents clients throughout the United States through representation with local counsel.

Call 800-541-9376 today to learn how Dr. Fagel can help you and your family.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose medical malpractice because of my medical knowledge, and because I saw firsthand some of the life-changing errors that were made by healthcare professionals.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I am very supportive of clients educating themselves on legal issues. I believe that the more they know about the judicial system, the better prepared they are for depositions and a possible trial. Ultimately, they have a better understanding of the pertinent information and the best way to present it.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am always willing to review these documents. It gives me insight into my client and what their thought process is.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

As a rule, I do not do this.

Dr. Bruce G. Fagel

I practiced emergency medicine for 10 years before getting my law degree and founding the firm.

Obviously, having a medical background, and retaining a medical license and taking continuing education courses, makes me more knowledgeable and a better attorney--particularly in handling medical malpractice cases.

I know two professions very well. I can look at medical records and know if my client has a case. I know what should and what shouldn't happen in medical settings. I am well prepared, and I have the reputation of only taking cases where malpractice has occurred. Therefore, I have the respect of defense attorneys, insurance companies, and judges.

Personal interests:

I enjoy spending time with my family, as well as reading.

License
  • Bar Number: 103674
    California , 1982
Education
  • Whittier College School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1982
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Illinois Medical College of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine , 1972
    Chicago, IL
    Practiced emergency medicine for 10 years.

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Articles Written

Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

Created On: 10/10/2011

Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious health problems caused by birth injuries and medical malpractice during labor or childbirth. The condition is initially caused by a lack of oxygen to the infant's brain during child birth, but cerebral palsy has a lifelong impact on affected babies and their families. This article explains what cerebral palsy is, how it is caused, and common symptoms of cerebral palsy. 

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