La Quinta, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Moseley Collins Law is a distinguished personal injury and medical malpractice law firm based in California, with over 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients who have been harmed by medical negligence nationwide. Our dedicated team of award-winning lawyers offer compassionate guidance and strong legal representation to families struggling in the aftermath of heartbreaking cases of medical malpractice in La Quinta and surrounding cities in Riverside County.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or even death due to the negligent actions – or failure to act – of a trusted medical professional in a hospital, clinic, or other healthcare facility serving La Quinta, we encourage you to contact our office for a free consultation regarding your legal options. We have successfully secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for past clients, while also raising awareness regarding patient safety protocols hospitals should have in place to prevent errors from occurring.
However, monetary compensation can only do so much to make up for the physical pain, emotional trauma, and the life disruption that victims experience. Our first priority is always empowering clients with the knowledge and support vital for securing justice and facilitating the fairest outcome possible.Overview of Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Moseley Collins Law pursues accountability for clients who underwent substandard treatment across all areas of medicine. However, some of the most catastrophic injuries with lifelong impacts tend to involve:
- Emergency room negligence - Failure to promptly and properly diagnose and treat conditions like heart attacks, strokes, infections, internal bleeding, head trauma, and other life-threatening issues.
- Childbirth injuries - Mistakes during labor or delivery resulting in brain damage, cerebral palsy, paralysis, or other impairments for infants.
- Surgical errors - Wrong-site surgery, leaving foreign objects inside patients after surgery, botched operations, anesthesia errors, etc.
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis - Not recognizing warning signs of diseases in time to effectively treat them. Examples include cancer, meningitis, diabetes, and appendicitis.
- Medication errors - Administering the wrong type or dose of medications.
- Nursing home abuse or negligence - Injuries occurring under long-term care facilities.
JFK Memorial Hospital - JFK Memorial Hospital is a 167-bed acute care facility providing emergency, diagnostic, surgical hospitalization to La Quinta and the Coachella Valley since 1966. With more than 400 physicians on the medical staff representing more than 30 medical specialties, JFK is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Visit: www.jfkmemorialhosp.com
La Quinta Medical Center – Part of Tenet Healthcare’s regional network Desert Regional Medical Center, La Quinta Medical Center offers the Coachella Valley a modern 111-bed hospital and emergency room as well 24/7 acute care resources. The facility features specialty programs in orthopedics, neurology, cardiac care, oncology, imaging, and women’s health. Visit: www.laquintamedicalcenter.com
Eisenhower Medical Center – Eisenhower Medical Center is a 463-bed regional tertiary care teaching hospital with two locations in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs and a medical staff of over 1000 physicians. The non-profit hospital is renowned for excellence in emergency medicine, oncology, orthopedics, and cardiac surgery with centers of excellence across all major medical disciplines. Visit: www.emc.org
Desert Regional Medical Center - Serving the Coachella Valley since 1951, Desert Regional Medical Center operates the only level II trauma center in the region. As a 388-bed acute care hospital based in Palm Springs, it offers a full range of specialties including high-risk maternity care, sleep medicine, wound care, and neurology. Visit: www.desertcarenetwork.comSurrounding Areas We Serve
Moseley Collins Law assists clients across Riverside County and provides free consultations online or by phone to evaluate potential malpractice cases. No recoverable damages are too small for us to review. Some specific surrounding areas we serve include:
- Palm Desert
- Indian Wells
- Palm Springs
- Cathedral City
- Rancho Mirage
- Desert Hot Springs
- Moreno Valley
- San Jacinto
- Brain damage - Traumatic brain injuries, oxygen deprivation, cerebral palsy
- Spinal cord injuries - Paralysis, nerve damage
- Amputation - Surgical errors or misdiagnosed infections
- Wrongful death
If you or someone you love survived catastrophic injury due to physician errors, you may struggle to cover rising medical bills and cost-of-living with disabilities. Our lawyers fight to secure maximum financial compensation through settlements and verdicts, to prevent families from declaring bankruptcy due to hardship in injury aftermaths. Physical recovery remains paramount but malpractice compensation delivers secondary peace of mind and closure during vulnerable times.Identifying Departures from the Standard of Care
When investigating whether physician negligence led to patient injury or death, our lawyers leave no stone unturned as we vigorously fight hospitals and insurance companies for maximum compensation. We hire multiple independent medical experts across a range of specialties to analyze each case from every angle. These medical professionals help identify exactly where healthcare providers violated protocols and acceptable standards of care through action or inaction.
Establishing liability requires proving:
- A patient-provider duty existed - Healthcare professionals owe patients a basic duty of care simply by taking them on.
- This duty of care was breached - Mistakes, errors, delays, accidents occurred violating that responsibility.
- The breach caused harm - Physical injury, disability, death or other damages with real consequences.
- Losses deserve compensation - Monetary compensation can help the injured party move forward.
Because medical malpractice litigation tends to be extremely involved, often taking years before settlements materialize, Moseley Collins Law only accepts cases where patients experienced catastrophic injuries with lifelong care needs or wrongful death. Case types meeting these criteria include:
- Brain damage
- Paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia
- Severe cerebral palsy
- Major stroke
- Severe multi-limb amputations
Moseley Collins Law offers clients something most large medical malpractice firms fail to provide: compassion. Our ultimate priority is not financial remuneration but helping restore clients’ sense of justice and closure. We regularly refer clients to counseling services and support groups available to help better recover from psychological trauma. And we take time explaining legal processes to clients and their families every step of the way. Contact us today online or by calling (800) 426-5546 for a free consultation on your case. Justice waits for no one – act now to preserve your rights.Let Our La Quinta Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help Rebuild Your Life
The physical and emotional anguish stemming from doctor negligence can feel insurmountable. But holding facilities accountable provides a degree of closure and also prevents future harm to other patients by reforming safety protocols. If medical errors have severely impacted you or a loved one, contact the caring lawyers of Moseley Collins Law today online or by calling (800) 426-5546 for a free consultation on your case. Our lawyers understand this pain, and vow to stand by your side until favorable case resolutions unfold. You deserve justice - now go claim it.Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does it cost to hire Moseley Collins Law to handle my medical malpractice case?
We work entirely on contingency meaning we only collect fees if we successfully help clients secure compensation in their cases. All case evaluations and consultations come at no upfront cost to clients.What does a medical malpractice lawyer actually do?
A medical malpractice lawyer's job involves investigating negligence, building strong arguments regarding liability based on deviations from standards of care, negotiating aggressively with insurance providers, and taking uncooperative parties to court when necessary - all to obtain justice for victims.What types of damages can I seek compensation for?
You may recover damages for medical costs, lost wages, lowered future earning capacity, rehabilitation expenses, physical/mental pain and suffering, and wrongful death expenses (funeral costs, loss of consortium for family members etc.)How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after doctor negligence?
In California, you have one year from the date of discovery or three years from the date of injury of negligence to file a claim. Acting quickly is advisable before memories fade and evidence erodes.How long do medical malpractice cases generally take to resolve?
Anywhere from several months for straightforward disputes to a few years for complex cases going through lengthy litigation. But you can leave the hard work to us - we diligently build leverage against negligent parties until fair resolutions manifest.