Laguna Beach, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Being the victim of medical malpractice can result in devastating injuries that drastically change a person's quality of life. If you or a loved one has suffered in Laguna Beach, CA due to a doctor's negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping victims recover damages in medical negligence lawsuits nationwide. We have a proven track record, having won millions for past clients. We offer free consultations and will carefully assess the details of your case to determine if you have grounds to sue for hospital negligence.

Understanding Medical Malpractice in Laguna Beach, CA

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, specialist or other medical professional provides substandard care that directly results in injury or death. There is a basic standard of care that all medical providers must legally uphold. When hospitals, doctors or nurses breach this duty by acting negligently, they can and should be held liable. Common examples of hospital negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose serious conditions
  • Surgical mistakes and errors
  • Birth injuries to mother or child
  • Medication errors and pharmacy mistakes
  • Poor aftercare and discharge planning

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law determine if glaring mistakes were made by ordering your full medical records for expert review by doctors in the same field. We build strong arguments to show how a provider’s incompetence directly caused significant harm. Then we aggressively pursue maximum compensation through settlements or jury awards.

Major Hospitals Serving Laguna Beach

Major Hospitals Serving Laguna Beach

Hoag Hospital
One of the top hospitals in Orange County, Hoag offers extensive services across two campuses in Newport Beach and Irvine.

Mission Hospital
This nonprofit hospital has campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach offering cardiac, cancer and emergency care.

Saddleback Medical Center

Located in Laguna Hills, this hospital has reputable maternity, cardiac, orthopedic and cancer centers.

South Coast Global Medical Center

A modern hospital in Santa Ana providing award-winning stroke care and women’s health services.

Laguna Beach Communities We Serve

Some specific areas we help victims in and around Laguna Beach include:

  • Aliso Viejo
  • Coto de Caza
  • Dana Point
  • Irvine
  • Ladera Ranch
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Laguna Woods
  • Lake Forest
  • Las Flores
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Newport Coast
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Trabuco Canyon
Injuries Resulting from Medical Negligence

Hospital negligence can unfortunately cause catastrophic injuries with overwhelming consequences. Some common severe damages suffered by victims of malpractice include:

  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs or organs
  • Wrongful death

The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have seen how such traumatic injuries negatively impact victims and their families physically, emotionally and financially. We fight zealously to help clients recover damages to pay for enormous medical bills, and provide for lost income, household services, pain and suffering, and more.

Why Choose Us for Your Medical Malpractice Case?

Why Choose Us for Your Medical Malpractice Case?

Moseley Collins Law is comprised of dedicated, ethical lawyers striving to protect the rights of victims harmed by medical negligence. Key reasons to choose our firm include:

  • 40+ years collective experience with medical malpractice litigation
  • Millions recovered for past victims of malpractice
  • Handling cases across Laguna Beach and all California
  • Ranked among top medical malpractice law firms
  • Proven track record taking cases to trial
  • Hundreds of positive reviews from past clients
  • Offer free consultations and case evaluations

When you choose Moseley Collins Law for your hospital negligence case, you can trust you are in capable hands. We walk clients through every step of the legal process, handling the complexities so you can focus on recovery.

Investigating Medical Malpractice Cases

Successfully proving hospital negligence requires in-depth investigation and analysis by medical experts. Moseley Collins Law leaves no stone unturned when assessing the merits of a potential malpractice lawsuit. Our process includes:

  1. Requesting a client’s full medical history and records.
  2. Having specialists review records to identify potential breaches in standards of care. We consult doctors from fields including surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, orthopedists, neurologists, and more.
  3. Interviewing the client and any witnesses to construct a timeline and document events.
  4. Researching the background, certifications credentials of all medical staff involved.
  5. Securing supportive expert testimony explaining how and why malpractice occurred.
  6. Collecting evidence like lab reports, medical equipment data, communications, hospital policies and protocols.
  7. Building a strong argument demonstrating negligence through both medical facts and the human impact on a client’s life.

By conducting thorough investigations into mistakes, we establish liability and causation necessary to prove medical malpractice matters.

Examining Damages

In addition to proving legal fault, lawyers must also demonstrate the real-world damages inflicted by medical negligence. Moseley Collins Law works with clients to fully assess both economic and non-economic harm. We dig deep to calculate and document all monetary losses tied to:

  • Medical expenses from hospitalization, surgeries, therapies, equipment, medications, in-home healthcare assistance etc.
  • Lost income and future earning capacity
  • Loss of household services that can no longer be performed due to disability
  • Costs associated with adapting vehicles and homes for disabilities

Additionally, our lawyers account for harder-to-quantify non-economic damages like:

  • Physical pain and impairment
  • Emotional trauma and suffering
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Effects on family relationships
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life

Documenting injuries, treatment, prognosis, disabilities, lifestyle effects and more builds justification for just compensation in a malpractice settlement or court award. Our goal is securing enough to cover all quantifiable bills and costs plus additional damages to improve quality of life.

Statutes of Limitations

It is important to contact our California medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible after negligent injuries occur. Pursuing legal action is subject to strict statutes of limitations and deadlines. In most cases just one year from the date when an injury was discovered. Other rules may apply for children injured by malpractice at birth suffering effects like cerebral palsy or Erbs palsy.

Do not wait, as even one day past the expiration can result in your rights being forfeited and case dismissed. The dedicated lawyers at Moseley Collins Law offer free consultations to discuss time sensitivities unique to your circumstances. We provide straight answers on options and risk free assessments on next steps.

Getting Help Pursuing Fair Compensation

The physical, emotional and financial problems stemming from medical negligence should not be underestimated or minimized. Hospitals and physicians rarely admit mistakes, much less accept liability without aggressive lawyers holding them accountable. Moseley Collins Law has a proven process for investigating errors, demonstrating malpractice, and helping victims recover rightful compensation.

We encourage you to contact our medical malpractice legal team online or call (800) 426-5546 for a free, no-obligation case review today. Every case is different, but we will examine your situation carefully, answer questions, and discuss representation options. Consultations are always 100% free and confidential. You pay nothing upfront for our services. We only collect legal fees if and when we win compensation for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Do I need a lawyer to pursue a malpractice claim?

Yes, medical negligence laws are extremely complex. Only an experienced lawyer can properly assess your case, demonstrate malpractice happened, and negotiate fair settlement from providers.

How much does hiring a malpractice lawyer cost upfront?

Our firm works on contingency, charging no upfront fees whatsoever. We only collect if and when we win your case.

How do you determine what my claim is worth?

We thoroughly document all damages like medical bills, lost wages, disability costs and pain/suffering to systematically calculate full compensation.

How long does the process take from start to finish?

Medical negligence cases typically take 12-24 months but can vary widely depending on complexity, need for discovery and willingness to settle.

What if you take my case but lose?

We are highly selective in cases accepted and do not take losing cases to trial. But even if somehow unsuccessful you would not owe us any legal fees.

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.