Barstow, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one experienced medical negligence resulting in catastrophic injury during medical treatment in Barstow or the surrounding California desert area, the dedicated legal team of Moseley Collins Law can help. With over 40 years of combined experience holding negligent hospitals and healthcare providers accountable in medical malpractice cases nationwide, our medical malpractice lawyers have recovered millions for affected families.

We provide strong legal advocacy for complex hospital negligence claims involving birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, medication mistakes, improper medical device usage, and more. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation regarding your potential case - we can evaluate your situation and help determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit. Even if we cannot take your specific case, we will still point you in the right direction.

Common Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle

Hospital negligence comes in many forms. If you or someone you love suffered harm under a Barstow area healthcare provider’s care, some examples of potential malpractice cases we may be able to pursue compensation for through our in-depth litigation process include:

  • Birth Injuries - When medical negligence during labor and delivery causes avoidable harm to an infant such as cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, or brachial plexus injuries. Errors may involve improper use of birthing instruments, failure to perform C-sections promptly, improper management of complications, etc.
  • Surgical Errors – Surgeons operating on the wrong body part or leaving surgical equipment inside patients after closure can cause tremendous harm. They may also make reckless errors during surgery involving piercing organs, cutting nerves, puncturing blood vessels, and more.
  • Misdiagnosis / Delayed Diagnosis – Failing to order appropriate tests, incorrectly interpreting test results, mixing up patients’ files or histories, and other careless diagnostic mistakes that allow diseases and health conditions to severely worsen unchecked.
  • Medication Errors – Doctors and nurses prescribing the wrong drug or incorrect dosage leading to unexpected drug interactions, overdoses, allergic reactions, and other preventable harm. Also applies to anesthesia errors during surgery.
  • Childbirth Injuries – Beyond birth injuries, negligence during OBGYN care and delivery can cause injuries to the mother as well such as hemorrhaging, uterine tears, eclampsia, and more if warning signs are ignored.
  • Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect – Bed sores, falls, malnutrition, injuries, and infections arising from substandard nursing home care. Also covers physical or mental “elder abuse” by staff.

The experienced Barstow medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can determine if doctor negligence or hospital errors caused your catastrophic injuries or the death of your loved one. We handle even the most complex medical negligence claims and support clients through every step of seeking fair compensation in court.

Local Hospitals Serving Barstow, CA

Local Hospitals Serving Barstow, CABarstow Community Hospital

A 25-bed critical access hospital providing emergency care and inpatient services.

Desert Valley Hospital

A 39-bed acute care hospital with emergency, surgical, imaging, and other medical services.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Barstow

An outpatient medical office and pharmacy providing specialty care and imaging services.

Loma Linda University Health - Barstow

Part of the expansive Loma Linda healthcare network, this multi-specialty outpatient clinic and occupational medicine center serves the Barstow community.

St. Mary Medical Center

Founded in 1956, this 123-bed acute care hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.

Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center

Located in Loma Linda, CA, this tertiary care federal health system provides medical, surgical, mental health, and extended care to veterans in the region.

Areas We Serve in the Barstow Area

Moseley Collins Law handles medical negligence claims on behalf of injured patients and grieving families in Barstow, CA, and throughout the surrounding region, including:

  • Baker
  • Daggett
  • Fort Irwin
  • Hinkley
  • Lenwood
  • Ludlow
  • Newberry Springs
  • Oro Grande
  • Yermo
  • Adelanto
  • Apple Valley
  • Helendale
  • Hesperia
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Oak Hills
  • Phelan
  • Pinon Hills
  • Silver Lakes
  • Spring Valley Lake
  • Victorville
  • Wrightwood

No matter where in the Barstow area or surrounding towns the incident occurred, our knowledgeable legal team can investigate what went wrong during medical treatment and advise if bringing a case is warranted. We represent clients from across California.

Your Barstow Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The lawyers of Moseley Collins Law serving the Barstow area have decades of combined litigation experience specifically focused on complex medical negligence lawsuits. We have helped injured patients and grieving loved ones recover millions of dollars in similar cases – please contact us today to discuss your potential hospital negligence claim.

What Damages Can You Recover in a Barstow Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

What Damages Can You Recover in a Barstow Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Though no amount of money can make up for what you lost from preventable medical errors, it can help take care of major expenses moving forward so you can focus on healing and restoring quality of life. Damages our lawyers have recovered in past medical malpractice cases for catastrophically injured clients include:

  • Past + Future Medical Expenses – Any past hospital/doctor bills already incurred from extra treatment needed to address the malpractice injuries. Also covers the present value of any future care expected throughout one’s lifespan such as medications, therapy, nursing care, etc. Those injured at a young age commonly have high future cost projections that must be paid upfront in a settlement to provide for long-term needs.
  • Lost Earnings – Reimburses income already lost if injuries prevent you from working for a period of time. Also provides the present cash value of future earning capacity if permanent disabilities mean you cannot work the same job at all. Factors in projected career growth and earning potential over time if not for the malpractice impact.
  • Pain and Suffering - There is no exact formula to quantify pain and suffering damages. Based on the details of your case our lawyers will seek adequate compensation for physical pain requiring medication and treatment, mental/emotional anguish from disfigurement or disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life from activities you can no longer participate in the same way, and other quality of life reductions stemming from the malpractice.

While money itself cannot provide closure or undo the negligent healthcare provider’s mistakes, holding them financially accountable can ease the ongoing burdens considerably. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer knows how to build a compelling case demonstrating the full scope of damages to demand maximum compensation in court or settlement negotiations.

Our No-Fee Promise to Barstow Medical Malpractice Victims

At Moseley Collins Law, we make the following commitments to medical negligence clients in the Barstow area and throughout California:

  • Complete case evaluations at no charge
  • No upfront payments – we only collect if you collect compensation
  • Resources to handle the costs of investigating your claim
  • Guide you to knowledgeable doctors who can assess your injuries
  • Help determine all available avenues for payment from responsible parties

This allows anyone harmed by medical errors to focus fully on healing while we build their legal case. We take pride in providing compassionate counsel and working tirelessly so victims receive adequate compensation for their losses.

How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Investigate Hospital Negligence Cases

As medical malpractice lawyers bring over 40 years of experience investigating egregious healthcare errors, we devote significant resources to prove negligence and the cause of injuries from the start. Potential clients provide us with healthcare authorizations to gather all relevant medical records concerning the allegations.

We then engage a panel of leading independent medical experts across nursing, emergency medicine, surgery, anesthesia, pediatrics, OBGYN, and other specialties to scrutinize the records for mistakes. Identifying four or more qualified experts to review the case from different perspectives ensures no stone goes unturned during our initial investigation.

Through this intensive case screening process conducting our forensic analysis separate from the defendant’s perspective, we establish a strong foundation regarding applicable standards of care and how medical providers failed to meet them. This sets the stage for aggressive litigation holding the responsible hospital, doctor, nurse, or other party fully accountable.

Why Hire Us for Your Barstow Medical Malpractice Case?

Moseley Collins Law chooses cases very selectively with empathy and discretion to give each client’s case the time and attention it deserves. Rest assured we invest the substantial resources necessary to win, negotiating aggressively outside court when possible but ready to take your case to trial if reasonable offers are not made.

Some key reasons to have us by your side for medical negligence representation after being harmed by a Barstow doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider include:

  • Compassion - Treating every client like part of our family is part of our core values at Moseley Collins Law. We understand this is an extraordinarily challenging time and provide caring counsel each step of the way.
  • Resources - With extensive legal experience focused specifically on medical negligence, we have the financial capital to advance all costs necessary to prove and win your case.
  • Success Record - Our proven history of 7 and 8-figure jury verdicts and settlement wins for catastrophically injured medical malpractice victims show we will fight until justice is served.
  • No Win, No Fee Promise - We work solely on contingency so no upfront payments come from your pocket. We only collect our fee out of a jury award or settlement – and we keep fighting until that happens!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do not delay seeking justice another day if you were harmed by medical errors in Barstow or anywhere in California. Reach out now for your free case review – call us anytime at 800-426-5546 for compassionate counsel and a fighter by your side!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What is the Standard Process After Contacting Your Firm About Potential Malpractice?

First, we conduct a free, no-obligation review of the case details to advise if negligence appears to be involved. We gather all pertinent medical records, billing statements, etc. to piece together a timeline. Then a panel of independent specialist doctors studies the records to provide unbiased opinions regarding improper care. This sets the foundation for a strong claim.

How Long Do These Cases Typically Take From Filing a Lawsuit to Resolution?

Timing varies widely by factors like how backlogged the court’s docket is and the willingness of negligent providers to settle reasonably. However, many of our past cases reached just resolution in around 12-18 months. We work to build leverage pushing for swifter resolution but won’t settle for less than fair value.

What is the Maximum Amount That Can Be Recovered?

No strict cap beyond the state’s $250,000 limit on non-economic damages applies to Barstow medical negligence claims. Exact compensation depends on factors like severity of injuries, degree of negligence by the provider(s), and skill of your legal team negotiating top dollar. We’ve secured 8-figure jury verdicts for clients before.

What Percentage Does Your Law Firm Take as Its Fee Out of My Settlement?

If we secure compensation through settlement or jury award, we take 30-40% depending on how far along in litigation it occurs. This covers our extensive resources invested in proving your case. We only get paid if you get paid – not a dime comes out of your pocket throughout the legal process.

What happens if I miss the statute of limitations deadline to file a claim?

Unfortunately, you forfeit any legal rights to pursue compensation if the deadline passes. Deadlines range from 1-3 years from injury date depending on specific circumstances. So, acting quickly is imperative. Our firm devotes the attention needed early on so no details fall through the cracks jeopardizing the claim down the road. Don’t leave money on the table meeting with us ASAP.

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.
"Everyone at the law firm was helpful, considerate and courteous. I would highly recommend Moseley Collins. Thank you so much." Robyn D.