Practice Areas

California Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Claims Lawyer

Personal injuries can create substantial, ongoing costs for families and individuals. Most serious injuries require future medical treatment that impacts a person’s ability to work and live independently. At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, I work with recognized medical experts, accident investigators, and economists in determining the cause of an accident and its full financial impact on my client. I establish a balance of power in the courtroom, prepared to meet the tactics of insurers who often try to reduce claims or avoid paying them at all.

Legal malpractice

Legal malpractice happens when a lawyer fails to perform according to the proscribed standards and codes as they apply to ethical and professional conduct. If a lawyer has violated these rules or been negligent in some way, you have a legal right to file a malpractice claim.LEARN MORE

Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice happens when a patient is harmed by a physician or other medical professional due to a failure on the part of the medical professional to perform his or her duties. Some common types of medical malpractice include failure to diagnose, improper treatment, or failure to warn a patient of known risks.LEARN MORE

Personal injury

Personal injury law or “tort” law provides an avenue for an injured party to go to civil court and receive compensation for losses, both economic and non-economic, that he or she has suffered as a result of negligence or intentional conduct on the part of another party or parties. Situations in which personal injury laws apply include accidents, intentional acts, defective products, and defamation.LEARN MORE


I am Scott Harris, of the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, and I am a zealous advocate for the rights of people left seriously injured by the negligence of others. Located in San Diego, California, my law firm represents people who have medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and legal malpractice claims. To learn how to secure compensation for your injuries, please contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation.

Some of my practice areas include:

Kaiser Permanente Arbitrations

As the biggest healthcare provider in California, Kaiser Permanente is often the subject of countless medical malpractice claims. In order to alleviate the costs associated with this large amount of litigation, Kaiser requires all of its HMO members to settle their medical malpractice claims through binding arbitration which limits the legal procedures available to members, and the time they have to settle their claims.

Nursing Medical Malpractice at Sharp Reese Stealy

My office represents clients who have suffered serious injuries or life threatening medical complications due to negligence on the part of nurses or attending staff at Sharp Reese Stealy.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to injuries people suffer at the hands of negligent medical professionals. This type of negligence is often very serious, and can cause fatal injuries. Some examples of the types of medical malpractice claims which I handle include:

Legal Malpractice

If your attorney negligently handled your legal concern, you should consider filing a legal malpractice claim. In order to prove a malpractice claim against your attorney, you must prove they were negligent, and that this negligence adversely affected your case. While my office is prepared to represent legal malpractice cases involving individual attorneys and law firms, I am fully aware of problems associated with the Pacific Law Center. My office prepared to handle cases involving the Pacific Law Center, regardless of whether it involves negligent, incompetent representation or over-billing.

Personal Injury

If a negligent driver has injured you in a car accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other out of pocket expenses. I can help recover these damages, while you focus on recovering from your injuries. My office also represents clients in wrongful death suits, as well as nursing home injury cases.

If you have legal questions, you can get answers by contacting the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC to schedule a free initial consultation. I represent injured people throughout Southern California, including people in Los Angeles, Chula Vista, and Riverside. Please call 619-573-6034, toll free 866-934-2432.