Atascadero, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical malpractice can cause lifelong injuries and hardships. If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to medical negligence in Atascadero or nearby cities in San Luis Obispo County, you may be owed significant compensation. Moseley Collins Law offers experienced representation for victims and families in medical error cases involving catastrophic injuries. With over 40 years of legal experience and millions recovered for deserving clients, we have the skill and track record to build strong medical malpractice lawsuits on your behalf.

As hospital negligence lawyers focused solely on the injured person's needs, we conduct thorough investigations to confirm mistake(s) occurred and vigorously pursue maximum financial settlements. We hire multiple independent specialists to review records and provide written opinions confirming substandard care. Our lawyers understand medicine and are fully prepared to take on hospitals, doctors and insurance companies in and out of the courtroom to fight for you or your child’s best interests.

Mistakes Leading to Lifelong Harm

We pursue compensation for victims injured by:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Improper or delayed treatment
  • Medication errors
  • Inadequate informed consent regarding risks/complications
  • Infection due to unclean conditions
  • Improper medical device usage
  • Failure to monitor and respond to changes in vitals during inpatient or ambulatory surgical care
  • Inappropriate discharge from hospital setting

If negligent medical care leads to significant injury or impairment for you or a loved one, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can analyze what went wrong and determine if you have grounds to sue in California courts. Our goal is to take this heavy burden off victims’ shoulders during an already devastating time.

Major Hospitals Serving Atascadero & Surrounding Areas

Major Hospitals Serving Atascadero & Surrounding Areas

As experienced medical malpractice lawyers in the region, we help clients injured by negligence at hospitals including:

Twin Cities Community Hospital

Offers emergency, surgical, stroke, imaging, rehabilitation and other inpatient and outpatient services. Known for orthopedics, pain management and women’s health.

French Hospital Medical Center

Acute care facility providing comprehensive treatment from ER, ICU and medical/surgical care to robotic and other advanced surgeries.

Marian Regional Medical Center

Top regional hospital performing surgeries, cancer treatment, orthopedics, neurology, newborn and labor/delivery services.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

Central coast’s largest healthcare network offering emergency, maternity, imaging, rehabilitation and specialty medicine.

We investigate mistakes and pursue accountability at both major health networks as well as smaller specialty clinics and practices when negligent care causes significant harm to patients.

Cities & Towns We Serve in San Luis Obispo County

As medical negligence lawyers accepting clients throughout San Luis Obispo County and neighboring regions, we help injured patients and families in:

  • Atascadero
  • Paso Robles
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Grover Beach
  • Pismo Beach
  • Morro Bay
  • Los Osos
  • Nipomo
  • San Miguel
  • Shandon
  • Templeton

Regardless what city or town you’re located in, our experts thoroughly examine what happened and advise if a claim can be filed against one or multiple healthcare providers like hospitals, doctors, nurses, specialists, and clinics. If retained as your representation in a malpractice lawsuit, we build a vigorous case to prove negligence and establish the full scope of damages suffered when key medical standards were breached.

Injuries from Medical Negligence

Injuries from Medical Negligence

Medical errors not only cause devastating harm, but often permanently impact victims and families physically, emotionally and financially. Some common injuries from malpractice include:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Amputation of limb(s)
  • Surgical cutting of organs/blood vessels
  • Severe burns/disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

A medical malpractice lawyer understands injuries like these require extensive, costly treatment over a lifetime. Our lawyers fight to recover funds for all projected medical costs, loss of income and earnings potential, specialized equipment/housing needs, and significant pain and suffering caused when appropriate healthcare standards aren’t met.

Our Approach in Medical Negligence Cases

Moseley Collins Law performs exhaustive investigations to build robust malpractice lawsuits from start through trial or settlement, including:

  1. Comprehensive Review of All Medical Records: We obtain all diagnostics, charts, images, doctor/nurse notes and other relevant healthcare documentation to understand what happened. Medical chronologies are created noting all significant events.
  2. Nationwide Specialist Referral Network: We connect victims to outstanding doctors across the country to ensure specialized care continues beyond settlement. Relationships with leading physicians also provides expert testimonials when needed.
  3. Medical Expert Reviews: For strong evidence of negligence, we hire a minimum of four independent specialists from different relevant fields to analyze records and provide written opinions. Credible expert testimony is key to proving malpractice.
  4. Litigation Support: Our firm uses the latest tools and technology to build cases, including creating interactive body maps illustrating injuries, using focus groups to test arguments, and skillful negotiation to obtain policy limits.
  5. Client Needs Assessment: To secure optimal compensation, we work with finance experts to calculate all monetary losses the injury causes over a victim’s lifespan. This includes medical bills, lost income, costs of extended care/equipment, and more.
  6. Regular Communication: Clients are updated throughout the legal process. We form relationships rooted in trust and transparency. Guidance is provided every step of the way to maximize results while reducing burden on the injured person.

Moseley Collins Law is here to support victims harmed by medical negligence get accountability and compensation they lawfully deserve. Our responsive, client-centric approach makes legal action less intimidating during an already challenging period. We encourage you to contact us online or call (800) 426-5546 for a free consultation if you have questions or believe negligence occurred. Our lawyers are always willing to listen, analyze the facts, and guide victims harmed by improper healthcare in California.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How do I know if what happened was really malpractice versus just an accident or routine complication?

You may suspect malpractice if serious injuries occurred that don’t align with explanations given or expected outcomes for the type of treatment rendered. Some events, like infection due to an uncleaned surgical tool or wrong-site surgery, always constitute negligence. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can analyze all records and events to determine if standards were breached.

Is there a time limit to file a malpractice claim after the incident occurs?

Yes. In California, you normally have only 1 year from the date of discovery to file a malpractice claim. There may be exceptions depending on details of the case. Therefore, it is crucial to contact a medical negligence lawyer quickly to begin investigating what happened and prepare a strong case before statutory deadlines expire. Defending your rights becomes exponentially harder when legal questions remain unanswered as times goes by.

Will filing a malpractice claim negatively impact the victim’s chances of getting accepted into quality rehab hospitals?

No. Seeking compensation for what happened should not limit your access to optimal care needed for the injury itself. Our firm understands this and takes precautions throughout the legal process so clients can focus on recovery rather than worry. We also work with incredible specialist referral partners across the country when needed to match victims with rehab hospitals equipped to meet their unique needs.

Is a request made for medical records the same thing as filing a malpractice lawsuit?

No, requesting copies of your medical records and files is not the same thing as opening a case against a healthcare provider. Patients have a right to their complete records upon request at any time without needing to provide reasons why. Formal malpractice litigation alleging negligence would occur afterward if supported by findings from an initial review of your records accounting for what happened through every phase of care.

Is there risk a malpractice suit gets thrown out of court early on before full evidence can be presented?

Barring failure to comply with statutory requirements, a strong lawyer can successfully defeat nearly all attempts for early dismissal in malpractice suits. By proactively having medical experts review records early on to confirm negligent care caused substantial harms, we build opinions rooted in medicine not speculation. Pairing evidence of substandard care with a financial team outlining full damages makes plaintiffs extremely well positioned for trial, minimizing chances of premature dismissal significantly.

Moseley Collins Law encourages injured patients and families not to assume an adverse healthcare outcome was unavoidable. You deserve to understand exactly what occurred at each stage of treatment. By contacting our firm for a free case review, our medical negligence lawyers can examine your records, consult specialists, and advise if grounds exist to recover damages for what happened. Don’t hesitate to call (800) 426-5546 and get guidance on your rights to compensation.

Client Reviews
"When I was injured I felt truly hopeless. I didn't know where to turn when I was released from the hospital. Luckily, I remembered your phone number and I called you. You won a nice settlement for me. Thank you!" Charles T.
"May God bless you always, Moseley and your wonderful staff. You all were there for us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful." Tina N.
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