Arroyo Grande, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Moseley Collins Law is a premier medical malpractice and personal injury law firm that has helped injured clients recover millions in compensation. With over 40 years of experience and hundreds of exceptional client reviews, the dedicated team has the skill and tenacity to take on cases against even the largest hospitals and insurance groups on your behalf. If you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence such as a misdiagnosis, surgical error, or birth injury in the Arroyo Grande area, contact us today for a free consultation by calling 800-426-5546.

Medical Malpractice in Arroyo Grande and Surrounding Towns

Medical procedures, even routine ones, carry risks. However, doctors and nurses have an ethical and legal duty to provide treatments that meet accepted standards of care. When this reasonable duty of care is breached resulting in avoidable injury or death, the patient or family may have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law help victims and families in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and across San Luis Obispo County determine if they have a valid claim for compensation.

Types of Medical Errors

Types of Medical Errors

There are many types of preventable medical mistakes that could warrant a malpractice suit such as:

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

A misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose a condition in a timely manner, or incorrect treatment based on a faulty diagnosis can allow illnesses to severely worsen leading to permanent injury or death. Getting an accurate diagnosis as soon as warning signs appear gives patients the best chance possible of overcoming disease.

Surgical Errors

Surgeons as well as anesthesiologists and nurses must uphold reasonable standards of care before, during and after operations. When protocol isn't followed, tools are misused, patients aren't properly monitored, infections result or any other preventable errors occur that result in further injury or death, malpractice may have been committed.

Emergency Room Errors

The fast-paced nature of ERs means mistakes can happen, but this does not excuse substandard care. Failing to properly triage patients, inaccurately diagnosing emergency conditions, not ordering appropriate tests, misreading test results or making mistakes during urgent medical procedures can endanger patients' health.

Medication Errors

Prescribing the incorrect medication or dosage, sloppy handwriting on scripts, failing to account for pharmaceutical contraindications or drug allergies, not adequately monitoring medications and ignoring adverse reactions or overdoses can lead to everything from discomfort to severe organ damage to even death.

Birth Injuries

Though complex deliveries carry inherent risks, doctors and nurses are expected to do everything possible to avoid harming infants or mothers. Cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, bone fractures, spinal cord damage and brachial plexus injuries can happen due to excessive use of force, failure to perform emergency C-section when necessary or properly monitor fetal distress and other factors that constitute obstetric negligence.

Our Compassionate Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

No amount of money brings back full health or lost loved ones, but monetary recovery can provide for continued care and make daily life easier. The respected medical negligence lawyers at Moseley Collins Law advocate on behalf victims and families suffering from conditions like:

  • Brain Injury/Brain Damage
  • Paralysis like Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  • Amputation Injuries
  • Severe Burn Injuries Resulting in Disfigurement/Scarring
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Birth Defects
Get Legal Counsel Tailored to Your Unique Needs

We have over four decades of experience handling complex medical negligence lawsuits and understand what victims face day-to-day long after settlements. We will evaluate your specific situation including:

  • The scope and severity of physical harm as well as effects to your emotional well-being and quality of life
  • How negligence like emergency room delays or surgical errors caused or amplified injury
  • Short and long-term projected medical needs and costs
  • Lost wages from being unable to return work
  • Challenges to daily living activities and independence

Based on the comprehensive specifics of your situation, we build a personalized legal strategy focused on securing you the maximum compensation possible under law.

Major Hospitals Servings Arroyo Grande, CA

Marian Regional Medical Center

Marian Regional Medical Center is a full-service facility with specialists in cardiology, orthopedics, cancer care, blood disorders, and more. They also offer maternal health services.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital provides emergency care, surgical services, stroke care, childbirth facilities, cancer treatment, cardiovascular care and more for residents of the Five Cities area.

French Hospital Medical Center

French Hospital Medical Center offers award-winning patient care with expertise in specialty areas like orthopedics, robotics surgery, cancer care, neurology and women’s health.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

In addition to the city of Arroyo Grande itself, Moseley Collins Law also supports clients from the nearby communities of:

  • Grover Beach
  • Pismo Beach
  • Oceano
  • Nipomo
  • Los Osos
  • Morro Bay
  • San Luis Obispo

We have successfully litigated medical negligence cases on behalf of injured victims and grieving families across these cities and towns in the past.

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice CasesSecuring Relevant Records

The first step in investigating a potential medical malpractice case is to obtain all relevant medical records, including:

  • Doctor's notes from consultations, examinations and procedures
  • Nurses' notes on carrying out doctor's orders and patient monitoring
  • Hospital stay records showing medications administered, vital signs, etc.
  • Lab and test results like pathology reports, X-rays, MRIs and CT scans
  • Billing statements listing all diagnosis and treatment codes

These documents allow us to create a timeline and identify instances where standards of care may have fallen below reasonable levels.

Consulting Medical Specialists

We retain a panel of medical experts across every specialty to provide authoritative opinions on where health providers deviated from accepted protocols. These specialists have decades of real-world experience along with active medical licenses.

Proving Causation

A key legal requirement for prevailing in medical negligence lawsuits is demonstrating direct causation between the substandard care provided and the extent of injury/death that occurred. Skilled lawyers know how to gather and present evidence showing that not following medical standards unambiguously resulted in the damages suffered, based on expert analysis.

For birth injury cases for example, we would retain ob-gyn and pediatric neurology specialists to highlight how fetal distress was missed or mishandled leading to oxygen deprivation and resulting permanent brain damage.

Assembling Compelling Legal Arguments

Finally, our litigators synthesize medical evidence, causation arguments, applicable legal theory and case law precedents into a compelling narrative demonstrating why the provider is liable for clients’ losses. We have decades of in-court experience successfully making emotive arguments before juries as well as in out-of-court settlements to secure clients fair justice.

Why Moseley Collins Law is the Right Choice

Moseley Collins Law is honored to support medical malpractice victims across Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and throughout the Central Coast. Our numerous accomplishments include:

  • Millions recovered for clients
  • 40+ years litigating personal injury cases
  • Millions secured even in some statutory capped cases through innovative approaches
  • Hundreds of online reviews from our past clients

The extensive expertise and resources we offer severely harmed clients can make all the difference in these sensitive cases. Our reputation built over decades speaks for itself backed by hundreds of positive independent client reviews.

Consult With a Dedicated Medical Malpractice Team

Frequently Asked Questions

The respected Arroyo Grande medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law offer complimentary, confidential case evaluations to discuss your situation. If we cannot take your case for whatever reason, we will gladly provide recommendations to trusted colleagues that may be able to assist you. Call 800-426-5546 or contact us online to schedule a free session examining your options for holding providers accountable and recovering damages to move forward. We are standing by to support you during this difficult time.

Frequently Asked QuestionsHow Do I Know if My Injury is Due to Medical Negligence?

You may have solid grounds for a malpractice claim if avoidable mistakes were made during diagnosis, surgery, aftercare or other treatment leading to increased harm. Some indicators include receiving drastically different medical opinions, unexpected infections, instruments left inside the body after surgery or if standard protocols clearly weren’t followed.

Will Pursuing Legal Action Make My Situation More Stressful?

We put clients first at all times. You can rely on our advice for whether litigation seems wise or not. If we collectively decide to proceed, we handle practically every aspect so you can focus on healing.

How Much Compensation is Typical for Medical Negligence Lawsuits?

Each case is different, but verdicts and settlements often reach millions depending on severity of injury, length of suffering and negligence involved. Juries sometimes award sizable punitive damages on top of coverage for medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation costs and pain.

Who Pays the Compensation in a Malpractice Claim?

Payment generally comes from malpractice insurance companies, not individual doctors, nurses or hospitals directly. Health providers are required to maintain policies just for these situations.

Who Can File a Medical Negligence Lawsuit?

The person directly harmed by incompetence can pursue legal action themselves. If negligence sadly resulted in death, close family has grounds to open a wrongful death claim on the victim’s behalf.

Client Reviews
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