Laguna Woods, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been the victim of medical malpractice at a Laguna Woods hospital? You may be eligible to pursue legal action with the help of a qualified medical negligence lawyer. The accomplished lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years assisting victims nationwide obtain justice after hospital errors.

If you suffered harm under a Laguna Woods hospital’s care, you don’t have to continue struggling alone. Reach out for a free case review from our compassionate medical malpractice lawyers today.

Common Medical Errors Resulting in Hospital Liability

While major injuries after a hospital stay feel like unfortunate accidents, they may have actually been caused by negligent medical care. Laguna Woods medical malpractice lawyers know doctors and nurses sometimes make severe mistakes leading to:

  • Wrong site/wrong procedure surgery errors
  • Surgical instrument left inside patients after procedure
  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or hypoxia
  • Failure to accurately interpret imaging and test results
  • Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)
  • Discharging unstable patients too early
  • Medication errors and pharmacy mix-ups
  • Failure to accurately diagnose conditions
  • Delayed emergency C-sections losing precious minutes

Local Laguna Woods Area Hospitals

Local Laguna Woods Area HospitalsSaddleback Medical Center – Laguna Hills

Saddleback Medical Center is a full service acute care hospital equipped with high-tech technology and convenience resources. This MemorialCare facility offers specialized services in fields like orthopedics, robotic surgery, stroke care, women’s health, and more.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach is a nonprofit community hospital with emergency/trauma services, specialized surgery, cardiac/vascular care, cancer treatment, spine interventions, childbirth resources and more available close to Laguna Woods.

South Coast Global Medical Center - Santa Ana

South Coast Global Medical Center is a multi-specialty hospital with a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center, imaging, urgent care, breast health center and direct access to their emergency room located just minutes from Laguna Woods.

La Veta Surgical Center – Orange

La Veta Surgical Center offers outpatient surgical procedures, pain management services, podiatry and eye surgery to residents of the greater Laguna Woods communities and all of Orange County. Board certified surgeons are supported by professional staff at their AAAHC accredited facility.

Other Laguna Woods Region Medical Facilities

Our lawyers frequently see cases of negligence involving additional hospitals potentially serving Laguna Woods residents like Hoag Hospital Irvine, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Orange County Global Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center and more. Reach out for a free consultation regarding any local hospital.

Laguna Woods Area Cities We Serve Include:

The accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law help injured victims and bereaved families throughout Laguna Woods’ surrounding cities hold negligent hospitals accountable. If you suffered harm at a local medical facility, we are happy to speak with you regarding your options in:

  • Laguna Hills
  • Aliso Viejo
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Niguel
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Dana Point
  • San Clemente
  • Irvine
  • Lake Forest
  • Mission Viejo
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • and more

Our 40+ years’ experience with malpractice cases nationwide allows us to take on hospital negligence cases throughout Laguna Woods and Orange County. Find experienced representation that treats every client like family.

Injuries and Conditions Frequently Caused by Medical Negligence

Holding negligent doctors and hospital corporations accountable promotes change through legal action. Our firm helps clients like you maximize compensation for births gone wrong, surgical errors, misdiagnoses and more after hospital stays resulting in:

  • Brain damage or permanent disability
  • Loss of limb use
  • Paralysis or quadriplegia
  • Internal decubitus ulcers (bedsores)
  • Strokes because of surgical delays
  • Sepsis from untreated infections
  • Blindness when early intervention could have saved vision
  • Long term care needs
  • Wrongful death of loved ones

You can’t undo the damage from hospital negligence, but our lawyers can help your family recover fair financial compensation to pay for specialized medical care, lost wages, and improved quality of life.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law Firm?

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law Firm?

Hospital negligence cases require lawyers with intricate understanding of medical best practices and years building strong malpractice lawsuits. Our credentials include:

✓ 40+ years combined helping medical malpractice victims

✓ Multimillion dollar record of recoveries for clients

✓ Over 900 5-star reviews online

✓ Litigation resources to fully investigate exactly when and how hospital errors occurred in your case

When assembling negligence claims after catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, we leave no stone unturned. Our firm consults:

  • Four independent medical experts to analyze your records
  • Economic analysts to project total costs of future care needs
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselors assessing lost income and benefits
  • Life care planning specialists detailing necessary treatment and equipment

These professional opinions strengthen demand packages when negotiating your settlement or taking Laguna Woods hospitals to trial when offers fall short of case value. Our ultimate goal is delivering you maximum compensation to recover from negligence.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals fail to meet the standard of care and harm patients as a result, the legal system allows the victim to recover monetary damages. Financial compensation can never undo injury or death due to negligence but it helps patients and families obtain resources for continued care and improved quality of life. Damages pursued in medical malpractice lawsuits may include:

Economic Damages

Economic damages in malpractice cases cover quantifiable financial losses stemming from a provider's negligence such as:

  • Medical expenses - All past and future costs for medical treatment, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, therapies, in-home nursing care, special equipment like wheelchairs, and more necessitated by injuries.
  • Lost income and benefits - Value of past and future inability to work or reduced earnings due to disability or long recovery periods. May include diminished income potential over a lifetime.
  • Loss of household contributions - Damages reflecting a victim's inability to continue actively maintaining home and family.
Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages provide justice for more intangible yet still devastating losses after medical errors including:

  • Pain and suffering - Monetary compensation for physical discomfort and mental/emotional distress arising from injuries.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life - Damages stemming from reduced participation in hobbies, activities, family events and other life enrichments.
  • Loss of consortium - Harm to family relationships, comfort, companionship and intimacy due to injuries.
Punitive Damages

If negligence rises to an egregious level, courts sometimes award punitive damages to further punish providers’ behavior and deter future misconduct.

Recovering full and fair damages not only supports a victim’s daily needs but promotes improved patient safety standards industry-wide.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Medical Malpractice Team

For four decades, injured victims like you have relied on Moseley Collins Law recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements after medical negligence. We provide powerhouse legal representation while treating every client like family.

  • Call (800) 426-5546 or
  • Request your free consultation online to discuss your hospital injury case. Even if we cannot accept your case, we will provide recommendations so you can find help. Our Laguna Woods medical malpractice lawyers are here to support you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice ClaimsHow much is my hospital malpractice case worth?

Every case value depends on unique circumstances like your age, extent of injuries, pain, changes to your lifestyle, life expectancy, and more. Our lawyers leverage professional appraisals and four decades of experience pursuing maximum recovery to estimate your case value after a free review.

Is medical negligence the only way I can file a hospital lawsuit?

Beyond medical malpractice, you may have a case if hospitals violate patient privacy, discriminate based on disability, ethnicity or gender preference, demonstrate abusive behavior/language, or fail to provide appropriate communication access.

What does “statute of limitations” mean for my claim?

Every state limits the time victims have to pursue legal action with statute of limitations laws. This is why acting quickly when you suspect hospital negligence is vital to preserve your rights to a medical malpractice claim. Delayed action risks dismissal.

Do I still have a case if problems resulted after I was discharged?

Yes, hospitals still have a duty of care supporting patients through discharge instructions, coordinating external care, prescribing medications properly, and more. For instance, discharging extremely premature babies can spark negligence claims when health rapidly deteriorates without proper follow-ups.

Could filing a lawsuit negatively impact my care at the negligent hospital?

Under federal EMTALA laws, every US hospital with an ER must properly screen and stabilize patients in an emergency without bias of any kind. So long as you reasonably cooperate scheduling appointments/procedures, care should not suffer because you pursue malpractice compensation claims. You have patient rights.

If you have any other questions about how medical negligence lawyers pursue hospital accountability, reach out for clear answers from our accomplished firm.

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