Hacienda Heights, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Hacienda Heights or the surrounding communities of Los Angeles County, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Medical errors cause serious injuries and life-altering hardship for many patients each year. At Moseley Collins Law, our lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping victims of negligence seek the compensation they legally deserve.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide appropriate treatment, makes an error in care, or does not adhere to the established standard of care. This can involve a wide range of mistakes, such as:

  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose a serious condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during child delivery
  • Improper medication dosing or prescriptions
  • Failure to order needed tests or lab work
  • Not recognizing symptoms of an illness or infection
  • Using contaminated medical equipment

These errors and more can all add up to medical negligence if they result in further injury, permanent disability, or wrongful death of a patient.

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

What are some of the specific factors that lead to medical malpractice cases? While individual cases have their own unique circumstances, some common causes include:

  • Fatigued staff making mistakes after working long shifts
  • Failure to follow safety protocols
  • Poor communication between doctors and nurses
  • Hospitals cuttings costs and understaffing units
  • Lack of supervision for residents, interns and other trainees
  • Ignoring best practices for diagnosis and treatment
  • Not consulting appropriate specialists

All healthcare providers have a legal duty to adhere to established standards of medical care. If providers deviate from these standards, patients may have a malpractice case if they experience harm.

Serious Injuries from Medical Negligence

Minor mistakes can sometimes happen in a complex medical environment, but patients deserve accountability when errors result in major injury or death. Some of the most tragic medical malpractice cases we see at Moseley Collins Law include:

  • Birth injuries like improper use of forceps leading to permanent defects
  • Failure to recognize blood clots or pulmonary emboli
  • Surgical tools or other objects left inside patients after procedures
  • Medication overdoses
  • Severed arteries, nerves or organs during surgery
  • Mismanaged infections leading to sepsis or organ failure
  • Robotic surgery device malfunctions

These preventable errors can leave patients undergoing extensive follow-up surgery, coping with chronic pain, facing permanent disability, or mourning the loss of a loved one. Our firm helps clients and their families pursue negligence claims so they can afford the ongoing care and quality of life they deserve.

The Lawyers at Moseley Collins Law Fight for Victims’ Rights

At Moseley Collins Law, our lawyers combine compassion for clients with aggressive pursuit of negligence claims against healthcare providers like doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and more. With over 40 years bringing medical malpractice claims across the country, we have a proven track record handling cases involving:

  • Birth injuries and defective delivery methods
  • Surgical errors leaving behind foreign objects
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer
  • Improper medication prescribing and dosing
  • Poor stroke response management
  • Robotic surgery malfunctions

We also partner with doctors and medical experts across specialties to thoroughly investigate errors and build strong arguments proving negligence. Our independent medical analysis makes all the difference in determining whether we can take on injury claims with a good likelihood of winning cases.

Understanding Negligence Claims in California

Those harmed by medical negligence need lawyers well-versed in California malpractice law to successfully hold healthcare providers financially accountable. Key laws governing medical liability claims in the state include:

  • Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) - Limits non-economic damages in malpractice cases to $250,000
  • Notice period - Patients must provide healthcare providers 90 days written notice before filing lawsuits, in order to attempt pre-trial resolution
  • Statute of limitations - Adults must file cases within 3 years of injury or 1 year after discovery; minors can file until age 8 or 26 depending on circumstances

These and other intricacies highlight why malpractice cases require guidance from experienced California lawyers. Our lawyers stay up to date on state laws and help clients make timely filings, assemble persuasive arguments proving negligence, and negotiate aggressively to get results. Contact us for a free review of your potential malpractice claim.

Major Hospitals Serving Hacienda Heights

Major Hospitals Serving Hacienda HeightsCitrus Valley Medical Center – Queen of the Valley Campus

With advanced stroke, cardiac, and oncology care, this full-service hospital provides specialty services with cutting edge technology and treatments.

East Valley Community Health Center

Operating three community health center sites in the region, East Valley promotes preventative care, disease management, pediatric services, women’s health and more for local families.

Pacific Alliance Medical Center

This physician-owned hospital offers advanced surgical capabilities plus emergency, cancer, spine, and other specialties.

EM Health SurgiCenter

As an outpatient surgery center, EM Health provides minimally invasive procedures, pain management, and specialty care services.

Helping Injury Victims in Hacienda Heights and Beyond

The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law aid medical malpractice clients from Hacienda Heights and communities across Los Angeles County, including:

  • La Puente
  • Rowland Heights
  • Walnut
  • West Covina
  • Diamond Bar
  • Industry
  • La Habra Heights
  • Brea
  • Chino Hills

We thoroughly investigate negligence at local hospitals and healthcare facilities such as those listed above. Clients can schedule a free case review with our experienced lawyers by calling 800-426-5546 today. We are always just a phone call away.

Why Choose Moseley Collins LawEsteemed Reputation

When selecting the right law group to handle your medical malpractice or personal injury case, reputation matters. Moseley Collins Law is recognized nationally. For over forty years, we have fought major insurance companies and corporations, securing millions for seriously injured clients across the United States.

Compassionate & Aggressive Approach

At Moseley Collins Law, we balance compassion with aggression when representing clients who have been harmed by negligence. We know entering the legal process can feel intimidating in wake of devastating injuries or loss. Our lawyers genuinely care and help guide you through confusing terrain with strategic action towards rightful compensation. We won't let opposition take advantage of victims.

Industry Leading Investigations

Succeeding with medical malpractice and personal injury claims requires meticulous investigation and building an airtight argument proving negligence. Moseley Collins Law sets ourselves apart by digging deep on cases our peers turn down due to complexity and investing in multiple medical experts. We have resources ensuring no stone goes unturned, so nothing prevents injury victims from getting accountability and financial support they deserve.

Specialized Experience

While many firms handle an array of legal issues, medical malpractice and personal injury cases are Moseley Collins Law's specialty. We have seen countless scenarios where health providers severely breach standards of care and cause irreversible harm. Our focused experience translates to keen judgment examining cases, constructing arguments judges/juries respond to, and passionately advocating for victim compensation through settlement or trial.

Put simply - we know what it takes to win these cases in California and across the U.S. Trust our expertise.

Fighting for the Justice You Deserve

No amount of money can undo the damage of losing a loved one, becoming permanently disabled, or facing drastically altered quality of life after medical negligence. But holding providers accountable is extremely important both for your own healing process and to prevent the same errors from happening to more patients in the future.

Moseley Collins Law is here to help Hacienda Heights residents and those throughout the region fight for the compensation they deserve after malpractice. Call 800-426-5546 now or contact us online to learn more about your legal rights and options. Consultations are always free, completely confidential, and with no obligations. Our team is here to support you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions about medical malpractice claims or your legal options after experiencing negligence, some common FAQs include:

How long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit in California?

You typically need to file within 3 years of the negligence or 1 year after discovering the injury, whichever date comes first. There are limited exceptions, so contact us right away to avoid missing your deadline.

What key evidence is needed in a medical malpractice case?

You need proof that medical standards were breached, typically established through independent expert reviews of your records noting exactly where errors occurred. Evidence is also required clearly tracing injuries back to the identified negligence.

Can I pursue compensation even if my loved one passed away?

Yes, you can potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for costs associated with loss of your loved one in addition to punitive damages. An experienced lawyer can advise if you meet the criteria.

How are damages calculated in malpractice lawsuits?

You can claim economic damages like medical bills or lost wages and non-economic damages for pain/suffering. However, non-economic damages are capped in California. Experts help provide projections demonstrating complete costs.

Will filing a malpractice claim impact my ongoing care at a hospital?

Not typically, but our lawyers help craft confidentiality agreements when requested so providers involved in your care don’t discover you are seeking legal action. Your health comes first.

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