Blythe, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Patients put a great deal of trust in doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. While most provide high-quality, attentive care, medical mistakes still sometimes happen. If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life due to medical negligence in Blythe or elsewhere in Riverside County, California, the medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can help.

With over 40 combined years helping victims and their families nationwide receive justice after medical errors, our dedicated legal team has recovered millions for past clients. We have extensive experience investigating cases involving birth injuries, surgical mistakes, misdiagnoses, medication errors, hospital infections, and all other areas of medical negligence.

If you believe a doctor, nurse, pharmacists, or other medical professional's substandard care caused significant harm or death, contact our firm for a free consultation. We can review the details of your case, answer your questions on how the legal process works, and provide honest feedback on your options.

Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases

Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet the accepted standard of care when treating a patient. This negligence results in injury, complications, or wrongful death. Some examples of medical malpractice cases include:

Surgical Errors

Surgical errors make up one major category of medical malpractice. This can involve a surgeon operating on the wrong site of the body, leaving surgical equipment inside the patient after surgery, or even operating on the wrong patient altogether. Surgical errors also include mistakes like organ perforation, severed blood vessels, or nerve damage. All of these can cause severe health decline.

Birth Injuries

Cases involving birth injuries like brachial plexus, cerebral palsy, or perinatal asphyxia demonstrate another area prone to medical negligence claims. Factors like failure to detect fetal distress, improper use of medications or delivery devices, failure to perform a timely C-section, and other mistakes can owe responsibility for infant harm.

Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis

One of the most common medical mistakes comes in misdiagnosis that allow diseases like cancer to rapidly advance while left untreated. Missing key symptoms and not ordering proper testing can betray proper protocols. Or, getting testing done but not recognizing what findings mean for swift, accurate diagnoses breaches another standard of care. By the time patients get the right diagnosis, their condition is often far harder to treat.

Medication Errors

Medication errors also cause many hospitalizations and adverse outcomes each year. Whether there exists confusion over dosages, interactions with other drugs, or basic prescribing of inappropriate medications to begin with -mistakes occur often at severe expense to patients. Given the volume of prescriptions issued daily, medication oversight failures become inevitable even when aim gets taken to safeguard the public.

If you suffered harm under a healthcare provider’s watch, exploring your case specifics with a medical malpractice lawyer can determine if negligence exists. An experienced lawyer can assess failures in standards of medical care and advise on pursuing potential remedies.

Major Hospitals Serving Blythe & Nearby AreasPalo Verde Hospital - Blythe

A 49-bed critical access hospital providing emergency care, surgical services, and multiple medical departments.

La Paz Regional Hospital - Parker, AZ

The nearest facility to Blythe offering advanced emergency, cancer, and surgical care options.

Parker Adventist Hospital - Parker, AZ

A community hospital with orthopedic surgery, diabetes management, and imaging services available.

We Serve Clients In:
  • Blythe
  • Chiriaco Summit
  • Desert Center
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Indio
  • Mecca
  • North Shore
  • Oasis
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Parker Dam
  • Thermal
  • Thousand Palms
  • And more Riverside County areas

If we do not list your California community above, contact our office. We help injured victims and bereaved families nationwide.

Overview of Key Information About Your Potential Medical Malpractice Claim

Overview of Key Information About Your Potential Medical Malpractice Claim

Pursuing medical negligence compensation through a lawsuit is often complex. To feel fully confident about your legal options, consider these key pieces of information regarding medical malpractice cases:

Determining If a Case Has Merit

Medical mistakes causing serious injury are more common than patients may realize. However, unfavorable outcomes are not always the result of negligence.

When investigating a potential malpractice claim's merit, our firm will order your complete medical records. We then have them reviewed by independent medical experts from multiple specialties to see if adequate standards of care were met at each step of treatment.

If repeated analysis finds medical negligence likely contributed to subpar care, our lawyers can then demonstrate in court the mistakes made and their impacts on your health and losses.

Statute of Limitations Deadlines

Under California law, you normally have one year from the date of discovery or three years from the date of injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. This statute of limitations timeframe can be complex, however. Contact us as soon as possible after any incident of concern to ensure your rights are protected long-term.

Recovering Damages

If our investigation finds medical malpractice occurred resulting in catastrophic injury or death, we will fight aggressively for maximum compensation on a client's behalf through settlement negotiations or in court. Recoverable damages may include:

  • Medical bills from corrective procedures
  • Rehabilitation and long-term care
  • Lost income and reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

By holding negligent medical professionals fully accountable for errors made, we fight toward getting victims and grieving loved ones the outcome justice they deserve.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law for Your Medical Malpractice Case?

What makes our team the right choice for victims of medical negligence statewide? Find out key reasons to partner with our firm below:

1. Over 40 Years of Combined Legal Experience

Our lawyers and staff bring extensive knowledge on medical malpractice and personal injury law. Clients can trust in our team having handled hundreds of complex cases successfully. We know how to craft an effective legal argument demonstrating clear negligence and maximizing case value.

2. National Recognition as Leading Medical Malpractice Lawyers

From Blythe to San Diego and nationwide, our reputation as steadfast yet compassionate advocates precede us. Medical malpractice victims or grieving loved ones can depend on our determination to provide top-level representation. We have the resources and expertise to take on hospitals, doctors, and massive insurance firms.

3. We Strictly Represent Victims - Not Healthcare Companies

Some personal injury law firms generate part of their fees working with insurance carrier interests. Our sole allegiance lies with those injured. We directly represent clients every step and refuse any entanglements possibly restricting our advocacy for them.

4. No Upfront Fees & We Only Get Paid If You Win

Paying for a lawyer can seem intimidating after unexpected medical costs or the loss of a provider. But our firm works on a contingency fee basis - you pay us nothing upfront or throughout a case. We only collect if your claim wins damages, with legal fees then paid as a percentage of the overall amount recovered.

This means we assume the financial risk in taking on each client's medical negligence claim. It also provides extra motivation for our team to secure the maximum damages merited given our own finances rely on case outcomes.

5. We Come to You - Meeting Locations Statewide

Recovering after medical negligence may make traveling to meet a lawyer difficult. But this presents no obstacle in partnering with us. Our firm sends skilled representatives statewide to consult directly with potential clients in the comfort of their own homes if needed. Tell us where you would feel most at ease discussing your situation and we happily come meet you.

Review Our Track Record

Why choose just any law firm? The risk medical negligence cases carry make proper legal representation vital from day one.

We have secured hundreds of verdicts and settlements for medical malpractice victims totaling millions to date. Review our case results for further detail on past successes.

We Handle All Types of Medical Negligence Cases

Mistakes can happen across countless medical contexts, many having uniquely devastating consequences. Our lawyers have seen and helped victims in even the most uncommon of contexts, including:

Surgical Errors

Botched operations causing severe infection, organ damage, paralysis, and other major harm.

Birth & Labor/Delivery Trauma

Difficult births resulting in brain damage, fractured bones, and other major fetal injury.

Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

Failing to detect severe diseases like cancer soon enough - harming survival odds.

Medication Errors

Being prescribed or dispensed the incorrect drug, dose, or instructions.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Injuries such as bedsores, falls, and malnutrition from insufficient care.

And any other forms of medical negligence needing skillful legal advocacy on victims' behalf.

Let Us Help You Pursue Maximum Compensation

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about medical negligence claims in California? Wish to discuss your potential case’s details with our team? We encourage getting in touch today online or calling 800-426-5546 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen Should I Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Partner with a medical malpractice lawyer as soon after an incident causing harm as possible. Early investigation helps establish negligence evidence before it gets lost while memories are still fresh. Additionally, certain deadlines for filing government forms and lawsuits apply so legal guidance matters.

How Much Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cost?

Reputable lawyers do not charge victims upfront legal fees or expenses to pursue negligence compensation. Medical malpractice firms instead take cases on a contingency basis, collecting around 30-40% from settlement funds as payment for representation if your case succeeds.

What Qualifies as Medical Malpractice Under California Law?

Under CA law, medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of care, resulting in your injury or loved one's death. Subpar care can involve errors, negligence, reckless endangerment of patients, and failure to avoid preventable injury.

What Steps Prove Medical Malpractice Happened?

Proving malpractice requires showing:

  • A patient-provider duty existed
  • The provider breached their duty
  • The breach directly caused injury
  • Damages resulted warranting compensation

Our lawyers use medical records, independent experts, and other evidence to demonstrate each above element got established because of subpar medical care received.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in California?

Per state statutes, you normally have 1 year from the date of discovery or 3 years from date of negligence could have been discovered by reasonable means to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Contact our lawyers immediately so no deadlines get missed.

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