La Habra, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Hospital stays are intended to improve health, though sometimes errors occur resulting in further illness, injury, or death. When La Habra hospitals’ negligent actions cause significant harm, you may have a medical malpractice case. The dedicated lawyers at Moseley Collins Law understand the complexities involved in hospital negligence and medical error claims. For over 40 years we have helped injured clients hold various hospitals accountable nationwide.

If you or a loved one experienced life-altering injury or death due to substandard care from a La Habra hospital, contact our medical malpractice law firm for dedicated legal guidance. We offer free case evaluations to examine what went wrong and determine if you have grounds to pursue compensation.

How Hospital Errors Cause Patient Harm

Hospitals employ specialized staff, utilize complex technologies, and perform intricate procedures—ample opportunity exists for mistakes leading to poor patient outcomes. When serious injury or death occurs due to negligent hospital actions, impacted patients and families may struggle significantly from resulting expenses, losses, and strain.

Medication Errors

Medication Errors

Medication mistakes often happen in busy hospital environments, whether in ERs, recovery wings, or patient floors. Common errors include improper dosing, misfilled prescriptions, contraindicated drug interactions, inadequate patient monitoring, and administering incorrect substances. Those errors can cause extensive harm. The Institute of Medicine’s report revealed medication mistakes impact at least 1.5 million patients annually.

Surgical Errors

Surgical units involve sharp instruments, toxic chemicals, and intricate procedures where small missteps make the difference between life and death. Rare but common surgical errors include operating on the wrong body part, leaving instruments inside patients after surgery, damaging organs, hemorrhaging, postponing necessary procedures, or complications from anesthesia.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Diagnostic errors underlie up to 10% of U.S. patient deaths, reports Johns Hopkins. Missing or incorrectly reading symptoms leads to incorrect or delayed treatment. Overworked ER doctors rushing diagnoses often prematurely discharge patients leading to readmissions or further complications.

Birth and Pediatric Care Injuries

Delivering infants requires precision where small missteps could cause brain damage, broken bones, or disability. Pediatrics also demands specialized knowledge as children face much higher risk of dosing errors, infections, allergic reactions and other preventable harm.

Infections, Falls, Bedsores, and Other Preventable Patient Harm

In addition, hospitals cause further avoidable injury by spreading drug-resistant infections, patient accidents like falls, severe bed sores from inadequate turning, improper medical device usage, and more. Successful negligence claims hinge on definitively proving the hospital’s breach of care standards directly caused patient harm versus unavoidable complications.

Major Hospitals Serving La Habra ResidentsSt. Jude Medical Center

St. Jude Medical Center operates a leading non-profit hospital based in Fullerton, CA specializing in cardiovascular, stroke, maternity, orthopedics, robotic surgery, cancer, and acute rehab care. With 308 beds and over 150 specialty physicians, St. Jude provides complete medical services utilizing advanced treatments and technology.

Placentia Linda Hospital

Placentia Linda Hospital offers award-winning trauma and emergency care with 230 beds and ER waits under 30 minutes on average. Services encompass cardiac treatment, cancer, physical rehabilitation, robotic surgery, maternity, neonatology, orthopedics, stroke care, and more.

Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital

The 199 bed Inter-Community Hospital facility in Covina offers 24/7 emergency, cancer, cardiovascular, neurology, orthopedic, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, stroke, and additional medical services. This acute care hospital contains cutting-edge diagnostic imaging capabilities.

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

With over 200 physicians spanning every specialty, St. Jude Heritage Medical Group provides complete outpatient care across dozens of North Orange County locations. Their outpatient centers offer imaging, lab tests, same day surgeries, and wellness services.

UCI Medical Center

Ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for complex specialty care, UCI Medical Center serves critically ill patients. As Orange County's only academic medical center, UCI advances clinical and scientific knowledge through research and physician education.

Local Areas We Serve

In addition to La Habra citizens, Moseley Collins Law helps clients throughout greater North Orange County pursue hospital negligence claims after medical errors cause catastrophic harm. Specific nearby areas we serve include:

  • Fullerton, CA
  • Brea, CA
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • Placentia, CA
  • Rowland Heights, CA
  • Whittier, CA
  • Hacienda Heights, CA
  • La Mirada, CA
  • La Puente, CA

Our law office assists clients from any California city, so do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation after negligence causes catastrophic injury during hospitalization. Call 800-426-5546 or contact us online.

Hospital Error Cases We Accept

Hospital Error Cases We Accept

Not every medical mistake warrants a lawsuit given the substantial legal expenses involved. We carefully screen cases before providing representation, focusing specifically on the most catastrophic injuries with clear hospital negligence implicated as the cause. Hospital error case types we accept include:

Birth & Labor/Delivery Negligence

Errors during labor or delivery often cause infants severe lifelong disability. We assist families pursuing care costs for major birth injuries:

  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Permanent disability
  • Brachial plexus and nerve damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Internal bleeding
Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

Failure to swiftly and correctly diagnose conditions enables disease progression, permanent impairment, or wrongful death. We help victims of errors including:

  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Stroke misdiagnosis
  • Heart attack misdiagnosis
Surgical Errors

We represent clients harmed by surgical mistakes causing:

  • Paralysis
  • Severed arteries
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Surgical instrument retention
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Nerve damage
  • Organ perforation
Medication & Pharmacy Errors

Medication errors provoke serious harm, including prescription overdoses as the top cause of adult hospital deaths. Our lawyers assist clients impacted by:

  • Incorrect prescriptions
  • Under-dosing
  • Overdoses
  • Adverse drug reactions
Infections & Bloodborne Pathogens

We aid victims contracting infections like sepsis, HIV, hepatitis due to poor hospital sanitation protocols.

Other Catastrophic Injuries

We assist clients suffering severe disability, losses or death from gross hospital negligence incidents causing bedsores, burns, internal decubitus ulcers and more.

Discuss your hospital injury case in a free consultation by calling 800-426-5546 or contacting us online.

Damage Awards in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Patients who have suffered injury, impairment or death due to substandard medical treatment may have grounds to pursue damage compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Successful verdicts or settlements can serve to offset considerable financial losses that often accompany grievous harm from healthcare negligence.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in malpractice cases aim to provide tangible coverage for quantifiable losses related to a victim’s injury or death. Those proven losses may encompass:

Medical Expenses
Past and future medical costs like hospital/doctor bills, therapy, in-home care, rehabilitation, prescription medications, medical devices/equipment and more.

Lost Income
Wages, benefits and earning capacity lost due to being unable to work because of the malpractice injury.

Loss of Consortium
In severe injury cases depriving a spouse of companionship and family life.

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate for more intangible yet significant losses tied to healthcare negligence such as:

Pain and Suffering
Physical pain and emotional trauma occurring from disfigurement, disability or impairment.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Diminished ability to participate in activities bringing happiness.

Punitive Damages
In cases of gross negligence or misconduct, juries may award punitive damages to punish the medical provider.

Injured patients or grieving loved ones should consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to determine accurate case valuation based on both economic and non-economic factors. Though no amount of money can make a victim whole again, sufficient compensation goes a long way toward providing care needed to move forward.

Why Choose Us For Your Medical Negligence Case

Moseley Collins Law’s extensive expertise guides victims through complicated La Habra hospital negligence claims. Our substantial resources and passion for client advocacy set us apart. Key reasons lawyers consistently refer clients to us include:

Seasoned Lawyers With 40+ Years Medical Injury Experience

Our partners offer deep knowledge of medical procedures, hospital standards of care, and CA malpractice laws. Their qualifications include:

  • Certified specialists in medical malpractice law
  • Hundreds of successful precedent-setting cases
  • Multimillion settlements and verdicts
  • Hundreds of 5-star review online
We Advance All Case Costs

Medical negligence litigation typically costs over $100k. We cover all expenses so you pay nothing, only collecting lawyer fees upon successfully securing compensation.

Nationwide Investigation Team

As a national law group with expansive resources, we dispatch skilled investigators across state lines to gather evidence. Our dedicated reach leaves no stone unturned.

No Settlement Means No Fee

We work exclusively on contingency, meaning if no recovery, no lawyer fee. Successful case resolutions provide coverage for damages, lost income, suffering, and future medical costs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to file a malpractice claim in California? Patients typically have 1 year from the date of discovery to file although exceptions exist in some cases. Do not wait to contact us as investigations take significant time.

What mistakes qualify as medical malpractice? If negligent actions like diagnostic errors, surgical mistakes, or inadequate skill/treatment cause significant injury or death, you likely have a malpractice case.

What key evidence is needed? Medical records, doctor/nurse statements, hospital policies & procedures, and independent physician expert testimony help prove malpractice causation.

Who pays my damages if I win? Successful verdicts/settlements are paid out by the responsible medical provider’s malpractice insurance policies so you receive tax-free compensation.

How much is my case worth? Every case value depends on injury severity. Large economic and non-economic damage awards account for considerable losses including medical bills, lost income, and emotional suffering.

Do not hesitate to call 800-426-5546 or contact us online to review your potential medical negligence hospital case at no charge. Our dedicated La Habra medical malpractice lawyers remain committed to helping injured patients and grieving families throughout California.

Client Reviews
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