East San Gabriel, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

People place a huge amount of trust in doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. When that trust is violated due to negligence or misconduct, the impacts can be devastating – resulting in serious injuries, permanent disabilities, lost wages and livelihoods, pain and suffering, and even wrongful death. The medical malpractice lawyers of Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years combined experience representing clients who were harmed by substandard medical care nationwide. If you or a loved one experienced medical negligence resulting in life-altering harm, we can help you understand your legal rights and options for obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Medical Negligence and Your Right to Take Legal Action

Medical negligence, also often referred to as medical malpractice, occurs when a healthcare professional or facility breaches their duty of care by providing treatment below accepted medical standards. When this negligence directly causes significant injuries or damages, you may have grounds to pursue medical malpractice litigation against the providers responsible.

Understanding Medical Negligence and Your Right to Take Legal Action

To build a strong claim, our medical malpractice lawyers must be able to prove:

  • Duty of Care - Healthcare providers have a legally binding duty to uphold accepted standards of medical care and properly treat patients. This forms the basis for finding negligence when those standards are not met.
  • Breach of Duty - The healthcare provider failed to meet the expected standards of care – either through errors, lack of skill, violation of protocols, inadequate patient monitoring, or other acts and omissions falling below what a reasonably prudent medical professional would have done under the same circumstances.
  • Causation - The breach directly caused the injury or damages through a traceable sequence of events. In many cases, expert testimony is used to demonstrate how the substandard medical care led to the ultimate harm.
  • Significant Damages - Due to the breach in duty, the patient faces substantial damages such as additional medical costs, lost earnings, disability, loss of enjoyment in life, severe physical or mental impairment, wrongful death, and other serious impacts warranting compensation.

By proving each of these key elements, an injured patient can rightfully hold one or more healthcare providers legally liable through a medical negligence lawsuit.

Examples of Common Medical Malpractice Cases

In a healthcare setting, errors and negligence can happen for countless reasons - overloaded staff, outdated technology and equipment, inadequate training, haste, negligence, greed, and more. When hospitals, clinics, and medical teams cut corners or fail to uphold adequate standards of care, patients ultimately pay the price.

Some of the most common examples of hospital negligence and medical errors that may constitute malpractice include:

Surgical Errors

Mistakes made before, during, or after surgery such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical tools inside the patient, nerve damage, anesthesia errors, severe infections, and other complications pointing to substandard procedural care.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Failing to properly evaluate symptoms, order appropriate tests and labs, accurately interpret results, recognize emerging conditions, obtain needed consultations from specialists, and diagnose in a timely fashion before the patient's condition rapidly escalates.

Childbirth Negligence

Mistakes occurring during prenatal care, labor and delivery including use of improper forceps, failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of medications or C-section procedures, and other errors harming the mother or child.

Medication Errors

Prescribing or administering the wrong type or dose of medications, failing to properly monitor side effects, not accounting for contraindications and allergic reactions, distribution by unqualified personnel, and other deviations from proper standards for dispensing pharmaceuticals.

Discharge of Patients Too Early

Releasing a patient before it is medically appropriate and safe to do so. This is often tied to insurance coverage limits, yet aftercare following discharge remains wholly inadequate.

Failure to Refer or Request Needed Specialty Care

Not requesting specialty consults, additional testing beyond the capability of the facility, interdisciplinary medical opinions, or proper outpatient care in order to diagnose and treat adequately. Trying to handle too much without proper knowledge often leads to deterioration of the patient's health.

No patient should ever suffer undue harm due to insufficient medical treatment. When such negligence occurs, we hold these providers fully accountable.

Hospitals Serving East San Gabriel and Surrounding Areas San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

The largest hospital in the region with 263 licensed beds. Offers a wide range emergency, inpatient, surgical, and specialty care services with 1,100 physicians on staff.

East Valley Hospital Medical Center

This 162 bed hospital provides comprehensive emergency, surgical, maternity and newborn care along with specialty centers for stroke, dialysis, rehabilitation and more.

San Marino Hospital

Fully accredited hospital featuring 24 hour emergency care, intensive care units, and specialization in orthopedics, bariatric surgery, gerontology services and women’s health.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California

Offers cancer, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology and other specialty treatment in addition to general medical-surgical services with 308 available beds.

 Local Areas Served by Our Medical Malpractice Firm

Local Areas Served by Our Medical Malpractice Firm

While based in Los Angeles, our lawyers assist clients throughout the region who suffered harm due to medical negligence, including residents of:

  • East San Gabriel
  • West San Gabriel
  • Temple City
  • San Marino
  • Arcadia
  • Sierra Madre
  • Pasadena
  • Alhambra
  • Rosemead
  • El Monte
  • South El Monte
  • La Puente
  • Valinda
  • West Covina
  • Baldwin Park

No matter which local community you live or work in, we stand ready to take on hospitals, doctors, nurses and healthcare providers to get Southeast California medical malpractice victims meaningful compensation for their losses.

Connect With a Knowledgeable Medical Negligence Team Today

The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers of Moseley Collins Law are here to advise and empower victims of healthcare negligence throughout East San Gabriel and surrounding Southern California cities. If you or someone you love suffered harm due to substandard treatment in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or other medical facility, we encourage you to reach out for a free case review and consultation today.

Call us anytime at 800-426-5546 or contact us online to discuss your potential malpractice case in a completely confidential, no-obligation manner. We will carefully assess the merits of your claim at no upfront cost and help determine the best path toward securing compensation you deserve. With over 40 years assisting medical malpractice victims nationwide, let our firm’s skill and experience work in your favor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 1. What Damages Can I Claim Through a Malpractice Lawsuit?

If successful, you may recover damages covering both economic and non-economic losses tied to the negligence. Compensation can include money for additional medical expenses, loss of income and benefits, loss of future earnings, physical rehabilitation costs, costs involved in securing necessary special care attendants or assistance equipment, reduced quality of life, emotional harm, pain and suffering, and potentially funeral and burial costs in cases of wrongful death.

2. Will Pursuing Legal Action Sour My Relationship With My Doctors?

Understandably, many victims hesitate in taking legal action since they rely so heavily on the medical community already. Our lawyers handle all direct communications regarding your claim so that your healthcare and ongoing doctor relationships remain undisturbed. We try to resolve matters fairly and tactfully outside of court whenever feasible.

3. How Do I Know if My Specific Situation Legally Qualifies as Malpractice?

There are always unique facts and parameters involved in determining if you have grounds for a valid medical negligence case. By contacting us for a free case assessment, our lawyers can carefully examine and evaluate your particular circumstances against relevant California negligence laws to establish if you have actionable claim. This involves no charge or commitment, just helpful legal guidance.

4. How Long Do I Have to File a Malpractice Claim?

All states impose rigid deadlines known as statutes of limitation to bring various civil lawsuit types forward – including just 1 year for medical negligence cases in California. It is absolutely imperative you discuss your experience with one of our lawyers soon as possible, as even a matter of months can be the difference in preserving your right to legal recourse or having your claim permanently barred.

5. What Does it Cost to Work With Your Law Firm on My Case?

Our policy for all medical malpractice cases is to operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are zero upfront costs or fees owed to you. We only collect legal costs and receive our fees after first securing compensation through settlement or court award. This ensures top-level legal advocacy regardless of your current financial status.

Do not hesitate to request a free case review or call us if you have any other questions about hospital negligence disputes or navigating California’s complex malpractice litigation process. Our lawyers are always glad to help!

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