Hawthorne, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Have you or a loved one been a victim of medical malpractice at a Hawthorne area hospital? Moseley Collins Law is here to help. With over 40 years of combined experience nationwide, our lawyers have a proven track record of success in medical negligence cases. We have recovered millions for past clients and provide free, no-obligation consultations.

Understanding Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence occurs when a hospital makes mistakes or fails to provide an acceptable standard of care. This can include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, lack of informed consent, failure to monitor patients properly, ineffective infection control, improper administration of anesthesia, and more. The outcomes can be catastrophic such as severe injuries or even death.

You have rights under the law and may be entitled to significant compensation if you or a family member has suffered due to the negligent actions of a hospital or doctor in the Hawthorne area.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer understands the complex legal and medical issues involved in proving a case against large hospitals, physicians, and insurance companies. With extensive resources and a team of medical experts, we handle every aspect of investigating and demonstrating negligence. Our goal is to build strong cases and maximize claims to cover damages.

Areas We Serve in Hawthorne

Moseley Collins Law helps injured victims and grieving families in Hawthorne, Lennox, Inglewood, Lawndale, Gardena, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, and throughout Los Angeles County.

Major Hospitals Serving Hawthorne

Hawthorne area residents have access to some highly-rated hospitals and medical centers including:

Centinela Hospital

Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 370-bed acute care facility providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. They have a Level II trauma center operating 24/7.

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Part of the Memorial Care network, Memorial Hospital of Gardena offers stroke care, breast health services, orthopedics, GI, and cancer care. They also have an accredited chest pain center.

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

This Level 1 trauma center has one of the busiest emergency rooms in the state along with extensive research and teaching programs as part of UCLA Health. They offer a full range of specialties.

Frequent Causes of Medical Negligence

Some common injuries resulting from hospital negligence include:

  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy due to oxygen deprivation
  • Surgical mistakes causing complications or death
  • Failure to diagnose cancer, infections, blood clots
  • Medication errors and pharmacy mix-ups
  • Improperly performed anesthesia leads to brain damage
  • Mistakes with medical devices or equipment

No amount of money can make up for the damage caused by medical malpractice. But it can ease financial pressures so you can focus on healing with access to necessary care and support. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will stand by your side and advocate aggressively to help you get justice.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Being injured because of a healthcare professional’s negligence can negatively impact one’s life in many ways. While no amount of money can undo the damage caused, financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit is meant to make up for losses suffered.

Economic Damages

These tangible monetary losses are calculated based on documentation and expert testimony.

Medical Expenses

Compensation for all past and estimated future medical costs related to injury - treatment, hospital stays, surgery, physical therapy, at-home nursing care, specialized equipment, etc.

Lost Income

Reimbursement for any wages lost to date and future earning capacity damages based on the impact of disability from the negligence.

Loss of Consortium

Payment can cover loss of intimacy/companionship between spouses, and family members due to injuries.

Non-Economic Damages

These subjective, intangible losses rely more on testimony and jury discretion when deciding amounts.

Pain and Suffering

Seeking compensation for physical discomfort, emotional trauma, grief, and reduced quality of life.

Punitive Damages

In cases of gross negligence or reckless patient endangerment, punishing the defendant via excess payments may occur.

In a medical malpractice suit, a lawyer will identify and carefully calculate all applicable damages to establish losses suffered and maximize rightful compensation through settlement or trial resolution.

Investigating Your Hospital Negligence Claim

Thorough investigations separate strong medical malpractice cases from weaker ones. At Moseley Collins Law, our healthcare litigation process includes:

Complete Review of Medical Records

We undertake exhaustive review of medical histories, physician notes, lab reports, and all other relevant records related to the malpractice. This documents the sequence of events, standards of care, and where deviations occurred that caused injury or death.

Consulting Medical Experts

Our firm consults with independent industry experts to provide authoritative testimony. We work with specialists ranging from surgeons, emergency room physicians, oncologists, obstetricians, orthopedists, pathologists, and more. Their input further validates errors and damages for negotiating or trial.

Proving Long-Term Damages

We retain life care planners and vocational experts to assess current and future medical needs including treatment costs, assistive technologies, and in-home care expenses. Lost wages, loss of potential earnings, and other financial impacts are calculated.

Certified Litigation Specialists

Moseley Collins Law has Certified Litigation Specialists focusing specifically on medical malpractice law. Fewer than 2% of lawyers achieve this distinction from the State Bar of California.

If mistakes by a Hawthorne area medical facility caused you or a loved one harm, take action now. Call us at 800-426-5546 for a FREE consultation or complete our online intake form to get started. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help obtain justice and the maximum compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law

With so many options for legal representation, why should you choose Moseley Collins Law for your hospital negligence case?

Laser-Focused Experience

We concentrate exclusively on medical malpractice litigation rather than handling these complex cases occasionally. This allows us to dedicate the time and resources needed to successfully investigate negligence and prove damages. Our record of results gives us credibility when pursuing maximum compensation.

Lawyer Availability and Accessibility

Moseley Collins Law provides focused individual attention instead of handing your case down the chain. You deal directly with lead lawyers passionate about fighting for your rights and obtaining justice against institutions that have caused harm. We believe in keeping clients informed and updated every step of the way.

Meticulous Preparation

Thorough groundwork before filing and during discovery lays the foundation for trial or favorable settlements. We build robust cases through exhaustive record reviews, consulting numerous medical specialists, utilizing life care planning, proving lost wages, and demonstrating pain and suffering. This comprehensive work weakens opposing arguments.

Trial Tested Proficiency

While many cases settle out of court, our background in litigation equips us to take on trials when needed. We have the legal firepower, medical understanding, and presentation skills necessary for courtroom victories. This prowess leads many defendants to settle rather than risk exposure at trial.

Moseley Collins Law has been advocating and recovering damages for injured victims nationwide for over forty years. Call today at 800-426-5546 for a free case review, or contact us online to get answers to your specific questions from one of our medical malpractice lawyers. We are standing by to help you obtain justice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Our firm works on contingency meaning no fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you. That way there is no financial risk or barrier to obtaining experienced legal help. Out-of-pocket costs are also contingent on the final settlement.

What damages might I be entitled to?

If negligence is proven, damages can include coverage for past and future medical bills, lost wages or income, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering awards plus punitive damages in some cases. Experienced lawyers maximize your compensation.

How long do I have to file a malpractice claim?

These cases must adhere to a strict statute of limitations - only one year from the date of discovery in most situations. That is why timing is critical and citizens of Hawthorne trust Moseley Collins Law to take prompt legal action for them when malpractice is suspected.

Do you only handle medical negligence against doctors?

No - our lawyers also pursue hospital negligence against facilities and administrators who fail to meet acceptable standards of patient safety and care. This can include unsafe conditions, lack of supervision, negligent security, inadequate infection control, and similar issues making patients sicker or contributing to deaths.

What if a loved one died due to medical malpractice?

California wrongful death laws allow certain surviving family members to pursue a claim and seek compensation for their loss - but cases must still be filed in a very limited time frame. A lawyer maximizes the chances of a favorable outcome.

Let Moseley Collins Law help you obtain justice and the maximum compensation you deserve if you or someone you love has suffered due to medical negligence in Hawthorne or anywhere in Los Angeles County. Call today at 800-426-5546 for your FREE consultation and case assessment by an experienced medical malpractice litigation specialist.

Client Reviews
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