Downey Medical Malpractice Attorney

Downey Medical Malpractice Attorney — CALL DEL HOVDEN

A recent case we handled involved a 50-year-old businessman complaining of pain in his throat. His doctors stubbornly treated his swollen lymph nodes with antibiotics for 10 months.

However, he wasn’t suffering from an infection. The patient had a very treatable form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — if only the cancer had been diagnosed early. Mis-diagnosis resulted in pain and suffering and eventually death. The family’s claim resulted in a seven-figure award.

Del Hovden represented that man’s family in a lawsuit for wrongful death, one of hundreds of successful recoveries in our Downey medical malpractice litigations across Greater Southern California.

If you suspect that the negligence of a physician or medical care provider caused serious injury, illness or death, contact a Downey medical malpractice attorney today for a free case evaluation.


Attorney Del Hovden has brought successful suits for every type of medical negligence including:

  • Failure to diagnose cancer and other serious conditions
  • Surgical errors and anesthesia errors
  • Medication mistakes (overdose, contraindications, administration of the incorrect medication)
  • Birth injury (delivery trauma, negligent prenatal care)
  • Emergency room misdiagnosis (particularly of heart attacks and strokes)
  • Negligent nursing care
  • Inappropriate treatments


A 6-year-old boy was treated at a major teaching hospital for a piece of food lodged in his lung. The surgeon panicked in performing a relatively simple bronchoscopy procedure, taking too long to locate and remove the obstruction — the extended oxygen deprivation left the boy in a permanent vegetative state. We recovered a seven-figure award for the family to help cover the child’s lifelong care.

The anesthesiologist negligently intubated a 60-year-old man’s esophagus instead of his windpipe in preparation for gallbladder surgery. The brain damage from lack of oxygen left our client blind, partially paralyzed and speech impaired. The case was resolved with a seven-figure award.

See more examples of our settlements and verdicts in medical malpractice.


Plaintiffs have a high burden of proof in a medical malpractice claim. Del Hovden has the experience and financial resources to conduct a thorough investigation. We draw from a network of reputable experts who can testify how the actions or decisions of medical professionals failed to meet the accepted standards of care.

These cases are commonly decided by a jury, or settled late in the game. He is a formidable trial lawyer with decades of quality courtroom experience. He is committed to no less than fair compensation for the costs of medical care, lost income and the personal suffering of their clients.


We take cases in Downey, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and throughout Southern California. Call our Downey, California, office at 877-959-6606 for a free initial consultation with a medical malpractice attorney.

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