Fountain Valley, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Do you suspect that you or a loved one experienced medical malpractice at a Fountain Valley hospital or healthcare facility? Mistakes in a medical setting often lead to life-altering injury or devastating loss. If you believe negligence on the part of a Fountain Valley doctor, nurse or technician has negatively impacted you or your family, contact a dedicated medical malpractice lawyer right away about your legal options.

At Moseley Collins Law, our knowledgeable legal team has over 40 years of combined experience handling medical negligence claims nationwide. We represent Fountain Valley medical malpractice victims and their families in lawsuits against hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers who breach standards that result in patient harm. Contact us for a free review of what happened from an experienced medical malpractice lawyer serving the Fountain Valley area.

Common Grounds for Medical Negligence Lawsuits Against Fountain Valley Healthcare Providers

Hospital stays and procedures always carry risks, even when healthcare teams adhere to proper protocols. However, preventable medical errors still account for a disturbing number of serious injuries and fatalities each year. When substandard medical care falls below accepted standards, patients may have cause for a malpractice claim.

Some examples of potential hospital negligence in Fountain Valley facilities include:

  • Misdiagnosis leading to incorrect medical treatment
  • Delayed diagnosis causing increased severity of injury and illness
  • Surgical errors like operating on the wrong body part or leaving objects inside after surgery
  • Improperly administered or dosed anesthesia
  • Medically induced infections due to unsterile equipment or poor hygiene practices
  • Failure to accurately interpret lab results and scans properly
  • Discharging patients prematurely without properly treating underlying conditions

Medical malpractice also includes a failure to obtain informed consent for risky procedures and improper use or maintenance of medical devices/tools leading to avoidable patient injury or complication. Babies can suffer birth-related harm like cerebral palsy, neurological impairment and paralysis from negligent prenatal care and delivery as well.

All healthcare is not perfect and undesirable outcomes sometimes happen without negligence involved. This does not necessarily mean you have grounds to sue your Fountain Valley doctor or hospital. However, patients injured unnecessarily due to inattention, carelessness, reckless error or a pattern of substandard care over time may have a valid claim and should speak to a hospital negligence lawyer.

An expert Fountain Valley medical malpractice lawyer from Moseley Collins Law can review what happened during your care at our free case evaluation. We can determine if a lapse from accepted standards applies based on factors such as:

  • Whether established protocols were followed for your diagnosis and treatment
  • If your medical team provided an adequate level of monitoring and safety checks
  • If the harm suffered aligned with known risks and side effects for your procedure
  • Whether misused or faulty medical devices contributed to injury
  • If your providers obtained informed consent properly before treatment

Bringing a credible medical negligence lawsuit takes in-depth investigation and resources that families coping with catastrophic injury/loss rarely have access to immediately. Relying on generic online legal advice is not enough. Backed by a network of knowledgeable medical experts across every specialty, our firm conducts extensive analysis into standards breached by hospitals, clinics and individual practitioners. We build strong arguments regarding negligence and cause connection to the losses suffered by our clients.

Major Local Medical Facilities

Major Local Medical FacilitiesFountain Valley Regional Hospital

A full-service medical center offering specialty focuses like orthopedics, cardiology, oncology and women’s health.

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Known for breast cancer and maternity services, imaging and pathology.

South Coast Global Medical Center

This multi-specialty clinic offers cosmetic/plastic and bariatric surgeries.

Injuries Commonly Caused by Healthcare Negligence

Hospital errors rarely lead to mild harms. Often, a simple miscalculation or minor lapse spirals into lifelong disability, permanent impairment or the untimely death of a loved one. We seek justice for Fountain Valley victims facing dire health consequences that should have never happened. Some injuries we commonly see after provider negligence include:

  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy, neurological impairment and paralysis
  • Surgical damage to organs, tissues or nerves
  • Wrongful death after delayed or improper emergency response
  • Misdiagnosis of cancers/diseases allowed to rapidly progress
  • Permanent disability from debilitating medication errors
  • Loss of limbs due to circulatory issues ignored
  • Accelerated vision loss or blindness
  • ICU infections leading to sepsis, organ failure and vegetative states

Catastrophically harmed patients can easily accumulate millions in long-term medical and living assistance costs. We fight to secure adequate compensation so families can access proper treatment, equipment and solutions needed to rebuild lives turned upside down by others’ oversights. Financial resources can’t undo suffering or loss from medical negligence but do provide access to vital help often unattainable otherwise.

While many assume safe hospital trips, research shows otherwise. Johns Hopkins cites medical error as the #3 cause of US deaths. Their data also links misdiagnosis to nearly 160,000 potentially preventable fatalities per year.

  • Over 250,000 Americans die annually due to negligence, surpassing stroke/Alzheimer’s deaths combined per Patient Safety America
  • Up to 440,000 hospital patients suffer some level of preventable harm yearly per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Behind these troubling statistics lie real people who trusted medical teams to help them heal – not make situations dramatically worse. From California’s strict legal timeline requiring rapid action to high investigative costs, medical malpractice cases demand extensive expertise and resources to handle successfully. Our lawyers devote over 40+ years collectively to representing Hospital Negligence victims in Fountain Valley and surrounding cities.

Areas We Serve

In addition to Fountain Valley, we help injured victims and grieving families in negligence cases throughout Orange County and the greater Inland Empire, including:

  • Costa Mesa
  • Garden Grove
  • Westminster
  • Santa Ana
  • Anaheim
  • Orange
  • Irvine

Why Work With Us?

Why Work With Us?

Moseley Collins Law takes an aggressive yet sensitive approach representing medical negligence victims and families devastated by subpar healthcare within Fountain Valley’s local medical network. Our founding lawyer provides responsive, personalized attention tailored to each client’s unique needs. We know cases centered on the healthcare establishment involve highly emotional circumstances and validate our clients’ rightful feelings of anger, grief and violation of trust. Compassionate support meets precise legal guidance along a path often filled with questions and confusion after the unthinkable happens.

What sets us apart as leaders in California medical malpractice representation include:

  • 40+ Years Combined Specialized Expertise: Cases typically involve catastrophic injury or death where clients need legal experts immersed in this highly complex niche. Our extensive background includes tenure as in-house counsel for medical corporations, giving us insider perspective into gross negligence often evading accountability.
  • Medical Expert Backing Pre-Lawsuit: To legally prove medical negligence before courts and medical boards, the support of four independent specialist experts must objectively confirm mismanaged care based on records. We maintain trusted relationships with nationally-renowned clinical and academic leaders across every medical specialty.
  • Boutique Firm Attention: As a mid-sized team hand-selected from California’s top law school graduates, our select firm provides responsive legal support unmatched at massive B-mill firms outsourcing cases. Our tight-knit team collaborate directly with each client through resolution.
  • Zero Out-Of-Pocket Costs: Medical negligence lawsuits demand vast resources and carry financial risks families struggle absorbing after already incurring catastrophic bills, lost wages and limited work capacity. We fully front case expenses and only collect payment if your case resolves favorably down the road.

Please accept our sincere condolences if someone you care about suffered harm within Fountain Valley’s healthcare network. Our purpose involves preventing repeat medical negligence and bettering patient safety through advocacy, accountability and awareness. Successfully resolving individual cases sparks positive changes limiting excessive preventable injuries/deaths from ever impacting other local families. We know no settlement can make up for trauma endured, but can at least alleviate ongoing financial challenges.

Every potential client starts by scheduling a free, no-obligation case review directly with our team, to discuss your options. Call today at (800) 426-5546 to go over your experience confidentially. Our compassionate intake team stands ready to assist you 24/7. We also offer in-home consultations during this difficult period if traveling poses challenges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does hiring a lawyer cost upfront?

Our firm takes on medical negligence cases on a contingency basis with no upfront payments required. This zero-risk model means we only earn a fee if your case resolves successfully down the road. All upfront investigation, securing medical experts and other case costs are covered entirely by our firm.

How long do I have to pursue a medical negligence claim?

California imposes strict deadlines on filing medical malpractice cases thanks to state laws capping periods patients have to take legal action. In most instances, victims only have 1 year from the date of discovery or negligent action to have a lawyer review your options. Other states allow 2 - 6 years in some circumstances. Consult with one of our lawyers immediately to avoid losing rights later.

How can you determine if my injury stemmed from malpractice versus an unavoidable medical complication?

Evaluating whether subpar medical care caused your complication or loss versus an unpreventable event often proves extremely complex – but also highly important regarding legal rights and next steps. A lawyer experienced in hospital negligence relies on wisdom accumulated from past cases over years that provide perspective others simply don’t have on what events may technically constitute negligence. We then substantiate suspicions by having 5+ independent doctors review your records for breaches in standards of care applied. Their objective input offers definitive evidence if filing a claim is justified.

Is a bad medical outcome alone enough to sue healthcare providers successfully?

No. Medicine remains an imperfect and unpredictable science. The legal system understands even the world’s most talented doctors and acclaimed hospitals will have patients who do not recover or experience otherwise unavoidable setbacks not caused by negligence. Instead, a valid medical malpractice claim must definitively establish through expert findings that standards of care exercised over treatment fell below what any reasonable medical provider would have administered for your diagnosis if acting prudently. Once negligent actions are proven, our lawyers demonstrate how this lapse directly resulted in additional injury/harm through cause-effect. Not all bad outcomes stem from negligence, requiring detailed analysis.

Client Reviews
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