La Verne, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been injured due to possible medical malpractice or negligence at a hospital in or around La Verne, California? Medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths in the U.S. each year. You may have legal recourse if negligence during medical treatment led to devastating injuries for you or a family member.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience representing clients in medical negligence cases nationwide. We have secured millions for past clients across the nation. Our lawyers offer compassionate guidance and vigorous representation if you and your family have been impacted by a health care provider’s mistake.

We represent La Verne residents, as well as clients nationwide, with potential hospital negligence claims. Some common grounds for medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness or condition
  • Surgical errors and problems, such as operating on the wrong site
  • Medication errors and pharmacy mix-ups
  • Birth injuries to mother or baby due to medical negligence
  • Failure to monitor patients appropriately
Hospital Negligence in La Verne

Below we will discuss common medical negligence issues that often lead patients from La Verne to consult our lawyers regarding potential malpractice claims. We will provide an overview of different types of hospital liability cases, typical damages, and your legal options if you or someone you love suffered avoidable harm.

Surgical Mistakes

Surgical Mistakes

Botched operations can lead to deadly infections, organ damage, paralysis, amputation and other irreparable harm. Surgeons must adhere to reasonable standards of care when operating per California medical malpractice law. We can investigate surgical errors like:

  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Retained foreign objects after surgery
  • Nerve damage
  • Anesthesia errors

Mistakes made during surgery often result in permanent impairments for patients along with immense health expenses and lost income. You need an lawyer who understands surgical standards and can prove negligence occurred.

Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

Finding illness as early as possible is crucial for positive health outcomes. Doctors who fail to promptly and correctly diagnose conditions can allow them to worsen untreated. Delayed cancer, heart disease, stroke and infection diagnoses can be fatal. We can evaluate missed or late diagnoses to prove this medical negligence.

Failing to diagnose and treat diseases in time to avoid serious progression shows disregard for standards all physicians must uphold. We fight to prove misdiagnosis cases in pursuit of full compensation for preventable patient suffering.

Emergency Room Errors

ER oversights are common grounds for hospital liability claims. Failure to thoroughly assess patients, order appropriate tests, accurately interpret results, properly monitor vitals, correctly diagnose conditions and stabilize patients before releasing them can comprise malpractice. Severe injury or death can occur due to ER negligence.

The chaotic, high-pressure ER environment often leads staff to make rushed decisions which compromise patient health. Yet injured patients should not bear the burden of harm from preventable ER mistakes. Our lawyers demand accountability to help clients move forward.

Medication Errors

Inaccurate prescriptions, unlabeled drugs, pharmacy mix ups, contraindicated combinations and dosing mistakes can cause bad reactions. If negligence in medication management leads to permanent health problems for you or someone close to you, the responsible parties may owe you significant compensation.

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists and hospitals must carefully oversee medication administration to avoid life-altering harm. Breaching safety protocols when prescribing or dispensing drugs constitutes grounds for a strong malpractice claim with our legal representation.

Birth & Labor/Delivery Trauma

Obstetrics related negligence during prenatal care through delivery can result in cerebral palsy, fractured bones, Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy, and other harm to mom and baby. Our lawyers can determine if carelessness or reckless mistakes rather than unavoidable complications caused serious injury to your birthing family.

Bringing life into this world should not endanger moms and newborns. Yet medical errors frequently do. We pursue maximum damages against any provider whose incompetence robs families of enjoying life’s most precious moments. No amount of money can make up for what malpractice takes away, but it can help obtain care needed going forward.

Hospitals Serving La Verne & Surrounding Cities

Major hospitals providing care to residents of La Verne and nearby communities include:

San Antonio Regional Hospital - Upland A 318-bed acute care hospital providing emergency, surgical, and other medical services.

Inter-Community Hospital - Covina A 231-bed hospital with 24/7 emergency care and a wide range of medical/surgical specialties.

Foothill Presbyterian Hospital – Glendora A 143-bed facility with a cancer center, stroke program, maternity care, and outpatient surgery options.

Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital – West Covina A 247-bed medical center with cancer, cardiology, orthopedic and other specialty care services.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

Other nearby cities and communities we routinely provide legal help to victims of medical negligence include:

  • Glendora
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin Park
  • Pomona
  • Diamond Bar
  • San Dimas
  • Covina
  • West Covina
  • Claremont
  • Upland
  • San Bernardino County

If you suffered harm due to negligent medical care at any hospitals or facilities serving these areas, our medical malpractice lawyers can help.

Proving Liability in Your Hospital Negligence Claim

Proving Liability in Your Hospital Negligence Claim

Hospital liability claims involve complex legal and medical issues. Successful cases hinge on proving:

  • A provider-patient relationship existed so the hospital or doctor owed you a duty of care
  • Breach of the standard of care expected of reasonably prudent health professionals
  • The breach directly caused significant injury or harm

Proving medical negligence requires obtaining all pertinent records, consulting medical experts to assess appropriate standards of care and investigating every aspect of what occurred. We build strong arguments regarding negligence and cause connection when representing victims of hospital errors.

Establishing liability often comes down to battling complex legal defenses brought by health care providers accused of malpractice. Common defenses we work to overcome include:

  • Preexisting Conditions – It may be argued injuries resulted solely from a patient’s prior condition instead of negligence. But worsening of an illness or disease due to carelessness can still constitute malpractice.
  • Unpreventable Complications – A provider may contend some adverse results are known risks of procedures. However, if a doctor fails to discuss such risks beforehand or does not take steps to avoid preventable complications, liability can exist.
  • Patient Noncompliance – The defense may try to place blame for injuries on a patient failing treatment advice. Yet providers must inform patients about critical follow-up needs. Even if some patient mistakes occurred, severe harm due to negligence can often outweigh this.
  • Lack of Timely Notice – There are laws requiring malpractice claims be filed promptly against government entities which operate some hospitals. However, exceptions often apply in extenuating circumstances.

We stand ready to strategically argue against these and other defense tactics. Our goal is holding all negligent parties fully accountable so clients receive maximum compensation.

Complete Legal Guidance When You Need It Most

Hospital negligence can turn lives upside down in an instant. We provide compassionate legal counsel and comprehensive representation to help clients seek justice after medical errors cause catastrophic harm. Our lawyers have extensive experience guiding innocent victims of health care provider negligence through the claims process toward obtaining fair recoveries.

Moseley Collins Law has several highly accomplished medical malpractice lawyers along with nurses and other specialists assisting with case investigation, expert testimony and litigation. Our resources allow efficiently handling a high volume of major hospital negligence lawsuits, understanding which legal strategies work, and relentlessly pursuing maximum compensation.

We fully prepare each case for trial knowing most settle beforehand when defendants realize evidence strongly supports liability. Our steadfast, client-centered approach has repeatedly delivered results, including millions recovered for thousands of clients across the U.S. harmed by health care negligence.

Contact Our Hospital Negligence Lawyers Today

Don’t delay in contacting our lawyers for a free consultation if you or someone close to you suffered serious injury or loss due to apparent medical negligence in or near La Verne. Call us today at 800-426-5546 for caring assistance from a medical malpractice lawyer dedicated to helping California families obtain justice. We provide transparent case evaluations and only collect fees if we win compensation for you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How much is my hospital malpractice case worth?

The value depends on the severity of injury, length of hospitalization/treatment, permanency of health problems, policy limits available, pain endured, expenses accrued, income loss and more. Catastrophic injury claims often recover $1 million to $10+ million.

Will filing a malpractice claim impact my case outcome or care quality?

No. Hospitals cannot deny or alter treatment due to patients reporting medical mistakes. But prompt legal action helps obtain necessary evidence and best recovery chances.

Who pays my damages if I win my hospital negligence case?

Your compensation generally comes from malpractice insurance policies that hospitals and doctors must carry along with the provider's personal assets. This ensures clients with proven cases obtain what they legally deserve.

Do I need a lawyer to sue a hospital for negligence?

Yes. Medical malpractice law has complex rules and procedures best navigated by a specialized lawyer. Establishing negligence and cause connection also requires extensive legal and medical know-how. Our lawyers handle the intricate process.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

States impose strict statutes of limitations - 1 to 3 years generally. Early case investigation helps meet deadlines, preserves evidence/witnesses’ memories and boosts positive outcomes. Don’t risk losing legal rights by waiting.

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