California City, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical errors cause serious injuries and death to thousands of patients each year. If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in California City or Kern County, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping injured victims recover damages from negligent healthcare providers.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to provide an acceptable level of care, which ends up hurting the patient. It can involve all kinds of mistakes, like:

  • Misdiagnosing or missing the diagnosis of a serious illness or condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during childbirth
  • Not detecting cancer or other diseases
  • Medication errors and anesthesia mistakes
  • Providing poor aftercare and failing to get true informed consent from patients

The effects of medical negligence can be devastating. Patients may deal with major injuries, permanent disabilities, more health problems down the road, and sometimes even death. Medical mistakes can truly turn someone's life upside down.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can investigate exactly what went wrong in your case. We can build a strong claim for compensation and fight on your behalf to hold any negligent parties accountable. Specifically, we help by:

  • Reviewing all the medical records to figure out if you received improper treatment
  • Bringing in medical experts to establish whether malpractice occurred
  • Calculating current and future medical costs, as well as lost wages
  • Negotiating with insurance providers to get you the most favorable settlement possible
  • Taking cases to trial if a fair settlement can't be reached

Our goal is to secure the maximum amount of compensation, so victims and families can move forward after dealing with substandard medical care.

Major Hospitals Serving California City and Kern County

California City and the surrounding county rely on the following major hospitals and medical centers to provide quality healthcare services to the region:

California City Oasis Medical Center

California City Oasis Medical Center is the main hospital serving California City and eastern Kern County. This 50-bed medical center provides emergency care, surgical services, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, and more.


Adventist Health Bakersfield

With over 300 beds, Adventist Health Bakersfield provides a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency care, cancer treatment, neurology, cardiology, surgery, and childbirth services.


Bakersfield Heart Hospital

This 63-bed hospital specializes in cardiovascular care, such as heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and management of heart failure and other heart conditions.


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 420-bed medical center offering emergency care, cancer treatment, stroke care, maternity services, surgical services, and specialty care departments.


Mercy Hospital Downtown

With over 200 beds, Mercy Hospital Downtown provides a wide range of services, including cancer care, stroke treatment, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, childbirth services, intensive care, and more.


Mercy Hospital Southwest

Located southwest of Bakersfield in the Rosedale area, Mercy Hospital Southwest has over 60 beds and provides emergency medicine, surgical services, diagnostic imaging, stroke care, maternity and child services, intensive care, and more.


San Joaquin Community Hospital

With 361 beds, this Bakersfield hospital provides comprehensive medical services, including emergency care, cancer treatment, neurology, orthopedics, maternity and infant care, cardiology, surgery, rehabilitation, and other specialty services.


Areas We Serve in California City and Kern County

The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law help injured victims and families throughout California City and the surrounding region including:

  • Boron
  • Cantil
  • Inyokern
  • Johannesburg
  • Kernville
  • Lake Isabella
  • Mojave
  • Ridgecrest
  • Shafter
  • Taft
  • Tehachapi
  • Wasco
  • Weldon
  • And more...

If you are located anywhere in Kern County, our lawyers may be able to assist with your medical malpractice case.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Examples of Medical MalpracticeHospital Negligence

Hospitals are supposed to keep patients reasonably safe. But far too often, unacceptable errors happen because of negligent doctors, nurses, technicians, and other staff. Some common types of hospital negligence include:

  • Medication errors
  • Surgical mistakes and improper technique
  • Failing to properly monitor patients
  • Discharging patients too soon
  • Providing poor post-operative care
  • Birth injuries

Hospital-acquired infections, bedsores, falls, and other preventable injuries also show neglect. If you developed additional health problems while under a hospital's care, you may have a strong negligence claim.

Nursing Home Malpractice

Along with hospitals, nursing homes may also provide substandard care that puts residents at risk. Insufficient staffing, failure to prevent falls or infections, neglect of residents, and medication errors are some of the most common forms of nursing home negligence and abuse.

The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law advocate for victims and families harmed by nursing home malpractice or elder abuse throughout California City and surrounding areas of Kern County.

Birth Injuries

Giving birth is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but medical errors can quickly turn childbirth into a tragedy. If your baby suffered an injury at birth, such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, paralysis, fractures, or other harm, the obstetricians, nurses, anesthesiologists, or other medical staff may be liable. Our lawyers have extensive experience with birth injury cases and can aggressively pursue compensation for your child's medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lifelong care.

Surgical Errors

Surgical mistakes are another leading cause of medical malpractice claims. Surgeons may operate on the wrong site, leave foreign objects inside patients after surgery, cut or puncture organs, use defective devices or products during surgery, or otherwise provide negligent surgical care. If you have suffered complications due to a preventable surgical error, we can help explain your legal options.

Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

One of the most common medical errors is failure to promptly and properly diagnose patients. Failing to order appropriate tests, misreading test results, or not recognizing symptoms can allow diseases and health conditions to progress unchecked, resulting in worse prognoses. Patients with cancer, heart attacks, strokes, infections, and other serious illnesses may lose precious treatment time and suffer avoidable harm.

Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia is essential for many procedures, but it also introduces serious risks. Anesthesia mistakes such as improper administration, negligent monitoring, insufficient airway management, or use of faulty medical equipment can quickly turn deadly. If you or your loved one suffered brain damage, organ failure, paralysis, or other catastrophic injuries due to anesthesia negligence, you may have grounds for a malpractice claim.

Informed Consent Violations

Doctors must provide sufficient information for patients to make well-informed decisions about treatment options. Failing to explain procedures, alternative options, potential risks and complications, and prognosis can compromise true informed consent. If you agreed to a procedure without full disclosure of the risks, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help determine if the doctor violated informed consent rules.

Discuss Your Potential Medical Negligence Claim in California City

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law provide strong advocacy for victims harmed by medical negligence. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no upfront fees. Our lawyers provide personalized attention to each client while aggressively pursuing maximum compensation. To discuss your potential malpractice claim with an experienced lawyer at no cost or obligation, call us today at 800-426-5546.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice Occurred?

Proving medical malpractice requires showing that a healthcare provider failed to meet the accepted standard of care, which resulted in injuries or losses for the patient. We build strong cases by thoroughly reviewing medical records, consulting with medical experts, and identifying deviations from proper protocol.

What Types of Compensation May Be Available in a Medical Malpractice Claim?

You may recover compensation for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages. Cases involving severe disabilities or death may warrant additional punitive damages. Our goal is to maximize your financial recovery.

How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning no fees are owed unless we obtain compensation on your behalf. This provides accessible legal help to victims, regardless of financial situation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

California has statutes of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims. This limits the timeframe victims have to pursue legal action, often to just 1-2 years from the date of injury. So, it is essential to discuss your case with a lawyer right away before time runs out.

Can I File a Malpractice Claim if Someone Died Due to Medical Negligence?

Yes, wrongful death claims may be warranted when a patient dies due to substandard medical care. The claim can seek compensation for funeral costs, lost companionship, lost income, and more damages suffered by surviving family members.

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