La Mesa, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Patients place immense trust in hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers to administer appropriate medical care and treatment. However, medical mistakes happen more often than one may think. As per a Johns Hopkins study, over 250,000 deaths in the U.S. every year are caused due to medical mistakes - making it the 3rd largest cause of death after heart disease and cancer.

If you or a loved one suffered harm, injury or even death due to the negligent actions of a La Mesa healthcare provider, you may have a viable medical malpractice claim. At Moseley Collins Law, our dedicated team of hospital negligence lawyers have over 40 years of experience representing victims nationwide. We have helped injured patients recover millions in compensation through verdicts and settlements.

Common Medical Mistakes Leading to Injury in La Mesa

While each medical malpractice claim involves unique circumstances, most hospital errors fall into a few major categories:

Surgical Errors

Surgeons face immense challenges working long hours in high-stress environments. Fatigue, inadequate supervision of trainees, negligence in double-checking instructions - all can contribute to surgical mishaps. Common errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Leaving surgical equipment inside the patient's body
  • Damaging organs/nerves
  • Causing uncontrolled bleeding
  • Surgical site infections due to poor post-op care
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Diagnostic errors are another leading cause of patient harm in La Mesa. Missing or delaying an accurate diagnosis can rob patients of the critical treatment window required in many conditions. Examples include:

  • Heart attacks misdiagnosed as indigestion
  • Cancer signs spotted late leading to premature death
  • Strokes treated as migraines
Childbirth & Labor Related Errors

The chaos of labor floors can lead to severe errors endangering both mothers and babies. From ignoring fetal distress signals to not performing emergency C-sections on time, such mistakes can leave newborns with permanent disabilities.

Medication Errors

Incorrectly prescribed drugs, dosage miscalculations, adverse reactions - hospitals have complex systems for medication administration where slight oversights can be deadly. These include:

  • Administering penicillin to patients with recorded allergies
  • Overdosing leading to respiratory failure
  • Not noticing hazardous drug interactions

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Nursing home patients often have limited ability to advocate for themselves when subjected to abuse, neglect or mistakes in care. Bed sores, falls, malnutrition, injuries during transitions, even sexual abuse - such scenarios still play out too often behind nursing home doors.

La Mesa Hospitals Serving the Residents Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Non-profit, full-service hospital providing advanced care across dozens of specialties with 600 beds. Part of the Sharp HealthCare network.

Alvarado Hospital

321-bed hospital accredited by The Joint Commission offering emergency, surgical, stroke and other medical care. Part of Prime Healthcare network.

Paradise Valley Hospital

301-bed acute care facility focused on orthopedics, bariatrics, stroke care, urology and GI health.

Scripps Mercy Hospital

Catholic non-profit facility with 370+ beds, level II trauma center and comprehensive services from cancer therapies to neurosurgery.

UCSD Medical Center

Prestigious university hospital affiliated with UCSD School of Medicine providing complex multi-specialty care.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

In addition to La Mesa, our hospital negligence lawyers handle medical malpractice cases across the greater San Diego metro area and cities including:

  • Santee
  • El Cajon
  • Lakeside
  • San Diego
  • Chula Vista
  • Imperial Beach
  • National City
  • San Ysidro
  • Spring Valley
  • Lemon Grove

No matter where you received negligent care in the county, our dedicated lawyers are here to help you understand your legal options and whether you have a strong claim. Call today for a free case evaluation.

Your Legal Options if You or a Loved One Was Harmed

Mistakes happen, but you deserve accountability if a medical professional's negligent actions caused you or your family member harm in La Mesa. As an injured patient, you have legal rights to hold hospitals liable for their errors and lapses in standards of care.

You may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit if your injury resulted from obvious negligence - not just an accident or normal complication. With over 40 years collective experience fighting for victims like you, our lawyers can analyze your situation to determine if you have a valid malpractice claim.

We can help you recover full financial damages if the hospital's actions directly caused impairment, loss of wages, pain/suffering or wrongful death of a loved one.

Why Choose Us? How Moseley Collins Law Can Help

Why Choose Us? How Moseley Collins Law Can Help

Moseley Collins Law is a premier personal injury firm specializing in medical negligence cases involving catastrophic injuries and death due to medical errors. Representing clients in La Mesa and across California, our award-winning lawyers have decades of courtroom experience and medical knowledge needed to handle the most complex hospital negligence claims involving circumstances like:

  • Brain Damage & Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Birth-Related Cerebral Palsy
  • Surgical Errors Causing Severe Harm
  • Misdiagnosis Leading to Disability or Death
  • Long-Term Hospital Stays Causing Bedsores
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

With 40+ years representing victims against healthcare corporations, insurance groups and errant physicians, we have recovered millions for clients via settlements and verdicts.

Our Promise to You

We have the resources and expertise to thoroughly investigate what went wrong and build a strong case proving negligence on the hospital's part. We hire independent medical experts to analyze your records and provide testimony supporting the validity of your claim. Our track record of courtroom success puts pressure on defendants to offer fair settlements.

We handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on healing, while we fight to get you justice. Call today for a free consultation.

How Do You Prove Medical Negligence Occurred?

While medicine cannot save every patient, victims have the legal right to question whether poor medical care contributed to further injury or death of a loved one. We help grieving families in La Mesa get answers by thoroughly investigating what happened.

To prove medical malpractice under California law, our lawyers must demonstrate all of the following:

A Doctor-Patient Relationship Existed

A legal and ethical bond exists between healthcare providers and patients where doctors owe a duty of care. Deviation from this responsibility constitutes negligence.

The Doctor Violated Standard of Care

Simply having a bad outcome does not equate to malpractice. However, we consult independent specialists to define whether the treating doctor violated accepted diagnostic/treatment protocol.

Negligence Directly Caused Your Damages

If a nurse gave you wrong meds that then caused lasting harm, it establishes a direct link between mistake and injury. Some complex cases involve cascading system errors making singular causation difficult to prove. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer is essential here.

Damages Occurred as a Result

Without provable illness, disability, loss of income, pain, suffering or death directly stemming from substandard care, there are no grounds for compensation or lawsuit. We aim to quantify past expenses and future impacts.

Recovering damages also requires assessing fault percentages in cases involving multiple defendants. For example, an on-call surgeon may carry less liability than physicians who failed to order the consult soon enough.

Complete Care for Your Situation

Moseley Collins Law has extensive experience handling a spectrum of major hospital errors and omissions in La Mesa and across San Diego County including:

  • Misdiagnosed Heart Attacks & Strokes - Failure to test for underlying conditions like blood clots can leave lasting impacts if severe events occur later causing brain damage and paralysis.
  • Botched High-Risk Deliveries & Errors Leading to Cerebral Palsy - When doctors ignore fetal distress or maternal risk factors before delivery, oxygen deprivation can cause severe permanent disability.
  • Surgical Mistakes During Complex Surgeries - Operating on wrong body parts or negligently perforating organs during invasive surgeries can necessitate further life-saving operations.
  • Emergency Room Errors - Failure to promptly test and diagnose issues like internal bleeding or concussions can leave patients crashing.
  • Medication Overdoses on Hospital Premises - Careless prescription practices and administering amounts dangerous for your profile and condition.

Talk to our lawyers when medical negligence may have caused or contributed to your life-changing injuries in La Mesa. We handle all aspects including obtaining medical records, hiring independent experts, negotiating settlements and taking your case to trial if necessary - at no upfront costs or fees to clients.

Recoverable Damages - Maximizing Your Claim Value

Don't suffer financially because of a medical mistake. Get experienced legal help understanding and recovering maximum compensation through a malpractice settlement or court award. Depending on specifics of your case, our La Mesa injury lawyers can help you recoup:

  • Past & Future Medical Costs: Get compensation for hospital bills, rehab, medications and other care necessitated by medical negligence. If the harm leaves you disabled for life, calculate these future expenses.
  • Lost Income Streams: If injuries suffered keep you from working temporarily, permanently, or cut short your peak earning years, we account for all verifiable past and future wage losses.
  • Loss of Consortium: Spouses can claim emotional damages from loss of intimacy, companionship due to medical errors disabling or killing their partner.
  • Pain and Suffering: There is no exact formula, but juries award sums they deem fair for physical and emotional pain caused by malpractice. Our lawyers will fight for the maximum.

While no amount seems 'enough' when grieving deaths that could have been prevented or suffering permanent disability, financial stability helps victims start healing. We have helped numerous families in La Mesa and Greater San Diego area receive millions in compensation to cover their costs and losses.

Next Steps? Schedule Your Free Consultation

Don't delay in seeking answers and accountability - statute of limitations for filing hospital negligence lawsuits can be as low as 1 year in California. Call 800-426-5546 now for a FREE case review. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will discuss your situation in a sensitive, confidential manner to help determine if you have grounds to sue. With decades of experience and millions recovered for clients nationwide, Moseley Collins Law has the expertise, resources and track record to win justice for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What does “statute of limitations” mean and how does it impact my claim?

The statute of limitations refers to the limited time period accident victims have under California state law to file medical malpractice lawsuits seeking compensation for injuries suffered. This ranges from 1-3 years depending on specifics of the case. We advise contacting our lawyers as soon as you suspect errors, as investigations also take time before lawsuits can commence.

Is medical negligence the only basis to sue healthcare providers?

While medical malpractice forms the bulk of claims against negligent healthcare professionals, you can also sue hospitals for:

  • Premises liability - if you suffered a slip/fall or other preventable accident on their grounds
  • Failure to safeguard private health information
  • Physical assault by hospital staff
  • Intentional discrimination
What medical records do you need to review?

We ask to review all medical documentation tied to your family member's care - from hospital notes, surgical records to lab reports and imaging scans if available. Any clues highlighting lapses in standards can help build your case. We recreate detailed sequences of events leading up to the adverse incident.

Who pays for hiring independent expert witnesses?

Moseley Collins Law fronts the costs related to investigating malpractice claims, hiring specialists and acquiring expert testimonies pointing to negligence. Only if we win compensation for you do we deduct fees and expenses off the top of settlements/awards before dispersing the rest for your recovery.

Client Reviews
"When I was injured I felt truly hopeless. I didn't know where to turn when I was released from the hospital. Luckily, I remembered your phone number and I called you. You won a nice settlement for me. Thank you!" Charles T.
"May God bless you always, Moseley and your wonderful staff. You all were there for us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful." Tina N.
"Everyone at the law firm was helpful, considerate and courteous. I would highly recommend Moseley Collins. Thank you so much." Robyn D.