La Palma, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical errors cause serious injuries and even death to thousands each year in California. When the negligent actions of a La Palma doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional leads to harm, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side. The medical malpractice lawyers of Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience representing clients who have suffered due to medical negligence in La Palma and surrounding Southern California communities. We have won millions for families and individuals severely injured from hospital errors. If you or a loved one experienced significant harm due to a medical mistake, contact us for dedicated legal representation.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical facilities throughout La Palma provide critical healthcare services to residents daily. While most providers meet accepted standards, serious errors infrequently occur involving surgical mistakes, misdiagnosis, anesthesia errors, medication mix ups, delayed treatment, inadequate monitoring, discharging a patient prematurely, hospital-acquired infections, and other issues. When substandard medical care directly causes significant injury or death, patients may pursue compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Failure to accurately diagnose

Some Common Types of Medical Negligence:

  • Failure to accurately diagnose - Symptoms are misinterpreted or testing delays lead to disease progression
  • Surgical errors - Wrong procedure performed or mistakes occur during surgery
  • Emergency room errors - Inadequate assessment upon presenting to the ER
  • Childbirth injuries - Errors during labor/delivery causing harm to baby or mother
  • Medication errors - Being given the wrong drug or dosage
  • Misread test results - False negatives/delayed diagnosis from lab work, imaging etc.
Harms and Losses Our Lawyers Can Help With

Hospital negligence can leave patients coping with permanent disability. Some consequences we assist clients with include:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
  • Amputation, loss of limbs
  • Blindness
  • Chronic intractable pain
  • Disfigurement, scarring
  • Loss of fertility
  • Lifelong medical treatment/rehab needs
  • Inability to work and lead independent life

In the worst cases, medical error leads to a wrongful death. We fight for grieving families seeking accountability.

Why Choose Us?

Moseley Collins Law serves injured victims in La Palma and communities throughout California. Reasons to choose our firm include:

  • Over 40 years representing medical malpractice clients
  • Multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements recovered
  • Senior lawyers with decades of experience
  • Proven track record with medical negligence cases
  • Reputation for exceptional client communication
  • No recovery, no fee promise
La Palma Medical Facilities Edgemoor Hospital

Edgemoor Hospital is an acute care facility providing services ranging from emergency care to stroke rehabilitation. They specialize in senior healthcare with areas of expertise that include wound care, palliative medicine, and senior behavioral health.

Orange County Global Medical Center

Orange County Global Medical Center offers advanced care in areas like general and geriatric medicine, general surgery, and rehabilitation therapy. They are known as a leader in the Vietnamese community for culturally competent care.

UC Irvine Medical Center

Ranked among America’s best hospitals, UC Irvine Medical Center provides world-class care spanning specialty areas like cancer, cardiology, orthopedics, neurology, and many more.

Areas Near La Palma We Represent Medical Malpractice Clients In

In addition to fighting for clients injured in La Palma itself, we also handle medical negligence cases on behalf of those in nearby areas like:

  • Cypress
  • Los Alamitos
  • Buena Park
  • Seal Beach
  • La Habra
  • Fullerton
  • La Mirada
Injuries Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers May Be Able to Help You With
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Medication errors
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Failure to test or monitor
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Amputation
  • Loss of limbs
  • Blindness
  • Chronic intractable pain
  • Disfigurement, scarring
  • Loss of fertility
  • Wrongful death

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

Successfully investigating and building strong medical malpractice cases takes extensive expertise and resources. At Moseley Collins Law, our process involves thorough record review, consulting medical experts, establishing negligence, and proving causation between the substandard care and the patient's injuries. Here is more on the in-depth process our lawyers use when representing victims of medical negligence.

Comprehensive Review of Medical Records

The foundation of assessing any potential malpractice case is conducting an exhaustive review of all medical records relevant to the patient's condition and treatment. This includes items like:

  • Doctor's notes and charts
  • Laboratory and pathology results
  • Imaging scan and radiology reports
  • Surgical documentation
  • Code blue/crash cart records
  • Nurses' notes
  • Physical/occupational therapy notes
  • Hospital discharge summaries
  • Billing/coding information

Our lawyers thoroughly examine records related to the patient’s care before and after the incident to build a detailed timeline and identify areas requiring additional scrutiny by medical specialists.

Consulting Medical Experts to Establish Negligence

Medical malpractice litigation typically requires testimony from qualified medical experts to establish whether acceptable standards of care were breached. We consult extensively with doctors in fields relevant to each case including:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • General surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics

These specialists review all records, help identify instances of negligence, and provide written statements supporting their opinions. Thorough expert analysis is key for substantiating malpractice allegations.

Proving Causation of Damages and Injuries

In addition to reasonable proof that substandard medical care occurred, we must also successfully demonstrate a causal relationship between the identified breaches from doctors, nurses or other providers and the subsequent harm or death suffered by the patient. This too requires extensive expert testimony linking the negligent actions to specific patient outcomes. Successfully proving both negligence and causation is how our lawyers hold providers accountable when their failures cause preventable patient injuries and losses.

When medical professionals fail in their duty and harm puts patients at risk, the lawyers of Moseley Collins Law can investigate what went wrong and fight for justice. Contact our office today for a free case review.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When medical negligence leads to devastating injuries or wrongful death of a loved one, no amount of money can make up for the pain and losses suffered by victims and families. Still, civil malpractice lawsuits do offer the potential for crucial financial damages that help patients cover vital medical care, rehabilitation costs and more as they cope day-to-day.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in malpractice cases aim to compensate injured victims and grieving families for tangible monetary costs related to medical negligence. These can include:

  • Medical bills from initial hospitalization/treatment after the incident
  • Expenses for ongoing care related to injuries – medications, assistive devices, in-home nursing, etc.
  • Future medical costs such as estimated expenses for surgeries, therapy, home modifications as needed
  • Lost income and impact to future earning capacity

By pursuing the liable parties in court, our clients can seek recovery of these often massive expenses incurred because of substandard healthcare treatment.

Non-Economic Damages

In addition to the economic costs patients face, they must also cope with more intangible non-economic losses. Our lawyers aggressively pursue additional compensation for these through every available avenue. Non-economic damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disability and loss of independence
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium for the impact to family relationships

Where applicable given the extreme recklessness or clear disregard for patient safety, we also pursue claims for punitive damages above and beyond economic and non-economic compensation. Punitive damages serve to punish extra egregious behavior.

Contact Our Dedicated Medical Malpractice Team Today

The lawyers of Moseley Collins Law are here for La Palma residents and all Californians harmed by healthcare negligence. Contact us directly at 800-426-5546 for caring assistance. Consultations are always free, we will gladly come to you if needed, and we only collect our fee if your case succeeds. Call today for knowledgeable guidance pursuing fair compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsDo I have a valid medical malpractice case?

Only an experienced California medical malpractice lawyer can fully assess the details of your situation to determine if negligence likely occurred. We conduct our analysis at no cost to you.

How long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit?

These cases must adhere to strict filing deadlines. For adult injury, you typically have 1 year from the incident or when you reasonably discovered the injury. For children, generally until age 8 or 26 years old.

Does medical negligence only happen during surgery or in hospitals?

No - it can occur in clinics, doctor’s offices, dental offices, nursing facilities and more. Any provider straying from accepted standards could potentially be held liable for harm to a patient.

What if a loved one died because of medical negligence?

We pursue wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of surviving families who lost someone due to fatal medical errors. This seeks compensation for grieving loved ones.

How can you afford to offer “no fee unless we win”?

We advance the upfront costs to develop these complex cases knowing that if successful, we will receive a portion of the final compensation. If we don’t succeed, we eat those costs. This evens the playing field for injured patients.

Client Reviews
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