Buena Park, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Personal injury can happen in an instant but the consequences can last a lifetime. When you or a loved one suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need an advocate who will fight to get you maximal compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If you or a family member experienced medical malpractice in Buena Park, CA or the surrounding communities, the medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can help. With over 40 years of experience holding negligent hospitals accountable nationwide, we have the knowledge and resources to build a strong claim for fair compensation.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional or hospital fails to meet accepted standards of care. This failure directly causes the patient to suffer additional injuries, medical complications, or wrongful death. Some examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose serious conditions
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during child delivery
  • Administering the wrong type or dose of medications
  • Failure to monitor patients appropriately
  • Discharging patients prematurely
  • Showing up to work intoxicated

The skilled Buena Park medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can determine if doctor negligence or hospital errors caused your injury. We work with independent medical experts to investigate what went wrong and identify every liable party.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Our lawyers have seen many types of medical negligence over 40+ years of helping injured victims nationwide. Some of the more common medical malpractice cases we handle in Buena Park and surrounding Southern California communities involve:

Birth Injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy
  • Facial paralysis
Emergency Room Mistakes
  • Failure to diagnose heart attacks, strokes, infections, internal bleeding
  • Wrong discharge diagnoses
Surgical Errors
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Retained foreign objects
  • Nerve damage
  • Vascular damage
  • Bowel perforations
  • Surgical fires
Medication Errors
  • Wrong drug or dose
  • Lack of patient monitoring
  • Ignoring harmful drug interactions

Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis Cancer, heart disease, meningitis, appendicitis

Anesthesia Errors
  • Insufficient oxygen to the brain
  • Cardiac arrest
Major Hospitals Serving Buena Park

Placentia-Linda Hospital - A 131-bed acute care facility providing complete emergency, medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Known for maternity care, NICU, stroke treatment, and joint replacements.

West Anaheim Medical Center - A well-equipped 188-bed acute care hospital with 24/7 ER, ICU, medical, surgical, orthopedic, critical care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services.

La Palma Intercommunity Hospital - Offers emergency, ICU, medical, surgical, gastroenterology, wound care, and other services across 131 beds. Highly rated for patient experience and safety.

Anaheim Global Medical Center - This 70-bed hospital provides multi-specialty surgical, interventional cardiology, imaging, rehabilitation, laboratory, telemedicine, and emergency services.

We Serve All Nearby Southern California Cities

In addition to Buena Park, CA, we help victims of medical negligence from:

  • Anaheim, CA
  • Cypress, CA
  • Fullerton, CA
  • La Habra, CA
  • La Palma, CA
  • Los Alamitos, CA
  • Orange, CA
  • Placentia, CA
  • Seal Beach, CA
  • Stanton, CA
  • Villa Park, CA
  • Yorba Linda, CA

The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are ready to travel anywhere in Southern California to meet with you about your potential case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to discuss your situation and options confidentially.

How We Investigate Hospital Negligence

Successfully proving medical negligence requires in-depth investigation and precise recreation of events. When examining your case, our Buena Park medical malpractice lawyers take numerous steps to build evidence, including:

  • Collecting your full medical records related to the incident
  • Researching the backgrounds of involved healthcare professionals
  • Consulting with four or more independent medical experts to analyze records and standard procedures from various specialties
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses like nurses, surgical staff, and other doctors
  • Inspecting faulty medical devices for product defects, if applicable
  • Consulting similarly situated patients to establish patterns of negligence, if appropriate
  • Taking depositions to question negligent parties directly

This rigorous investigation helps demonstrate exactly where the medical staff or hospital failed to provide adequate care. It also gives us leverage in settlement negotiations or at trial.

Damages Available for Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available for Medical Malpractice Cases

When medical malpractice leads to injury or wrongful death, monetary compensation called “damages” can help victims or grieving families cover related losses and expenses. Skilled medical malpractice lawyers know how to prove and maximize all applicable damages.

Economic Damages

These compensate for quantifiable monetary losses from medical negligence. Economic damages often make up the largest portion of a malpractice award.

Medical Expenses

This includes bills from hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, at-home nursing care, prescription medications, special medical equipment, and any other healthcare costs related to the malpractice injuries. Both past expenses and those likely to be incurred in the future are recoverable.

Lost Income

Victims can recover wages lost due to missing work for treatment and recovery after medical negligence. The amount is generally calculated based on missed workdays and the person’s salary.

Loss of Earning Capacity

If injuries from malpractice will reduce victims’ ability to work and earn income long-term, future lost wages are also recoverable based on vocational expert forecasts.

Non-Economic Damages

These subjective, non-monetary losses from medical negligence are calculated by the jury if a case goes to trial.

Pain and Suffering

Financial compensation for physical pain and mental anguish suffered by the injured patient due to medical negligence.

Loss of Consortium/Companionship

In severe injury or wrongful death cases, compensation is for the deprivation of intimacy, companionship, comfort, and support. Other recoverable losses for family members may include guidance, protection, and affection.

Maximizing Compensation in Your Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical negligence often leaves patients with overwhelming expenses for continuing medical treatment, rehabilitation, in-home care, special transportation, lost income, and more. Our goal is to secure enough compensation so you can cover all current and future costs related to the malpractice injuries. The Buena Park medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law build strong arguments to recover several types of damages, such as:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages now and in the years ahead
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Physical impairment or disfigurement
  • Emotional distress

Additionally, when medical negligence results in the wrongful death of a loved one, we pursue compensation for grieving family members related to funeral costs, loss of companionship, guidance, consortium, and more.

The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is only one year from the date of discovery in California. It is critical to start investigating your claim immediately to avoid missing deadlines. The dedicated lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can provide clarity on time limits depending on specific details of your case.

Why Choose Us?

Moseley Collins Law is home to award-winning lawyers with 40+ years of assisting injured victims nationwide. Our Buena Park medical malpractice lawyers are renowned for skillfully handling complex hospital negligence cases and have recovered millions for clients to date. We pour our full time, energy, and resources into every case we take on. When Moseley Collins Law represents you, you do not have just one lawyer but an entire team fighting for your rights to fair compensation.

Contact Us About Your Hospital Negligence Case

Do not delay seeking experienced legal counsel if you or someone you love suffered harm due to medical malpractice in Buena Park or the surrounding communities. Time is often a factor in these cases. Call the medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law today for a free consultation at 800-426-5546 or request a meeting through our site to discuss your potential hospital negligence claim in complete confidence. We are here to help you recover and thrive again.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How do I know if what happened was malpractice? 

Determining if medical negligence caused an injury requires investigating what the generally accepted standards of care were in your situation and if the medical professionals failed to meet them. Our lawyers and independent medical experts analyze your records to identify mistakes and their impacts.

Can I file a malpractice suit if I signed consent forms?

Yes, you can still potentially file suit even if you signed consent forms. These forms only mean you understand and accept the normal risks. If negligence occurs, the hospital or doctor breached their duty, and consent forms do not waive your right to legal action.

Is there a time limit to file a medical malpractice claim in California?

Yes, California has a 1-year statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims after discovering the damages. A few exceptions can extend it, but it is wise to contact a lawyer immediately after any incidence of possible malpractice to avoid losing your right to recovery.

Will filing a malpractice claim hurt my relationship with my doctor?

Not necessarily. Lawsuits are against the negligent provider or hospital’s malpractice insurance policies. Damages compensate the patient. Unless the provider owns the practice, relationships with individual doctors often remain intact after claims.

How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Reputable medical malpractice lawyers work on contingency, charging no fees upfront and only getting paid if your claim succeeds. This ensures access to experienced representation for all victims regardless of financial means. Moseley Collins Law consults about your potential case for free.

Do not delay seeking experienced legal counsel if you or someone you love suffered harm due to medical malpractice in Buena Park or surrounding communities. Time is often a factor in these cases. Call medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law today for a free consultation at 800-426-5546 or request a meeting through our site to discuss your potential hospital negligence claim confidentially. We are here to help you recover and thrive again.

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