Madera, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

When patients in Madera and throughout Central California suffer injuries or wrongful death due to medical negligence, they need an advocate on their side. At the law firm of Moseley Collins Law, our lawyers have over 40 years combined experience holding healthcare providers accountable when substandard care causes catastrophic results. If you or a loved one experienced medical error by any hospitals, doctors, nurses, or other providers in the Madera area that resulted in devastating harm, we can help.

With extensive medical knowledge and a proven track record with million dollar jury verdicts and settlements, the Moseley Collins Law legal team can thoroughly investigate errors and build strong cases. We handle a wide range of medical malpractice and negligence cases, including:

Major Hospitals Serving the Madera AreaMadera Community Hospital

As an acute care facility with over 130 beds, Madera Community Hospital provides comprehensive medical care, surgical services, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, and emergency services for seriously ill patients. With over 400 physicians on staff, it serves as an important hospital for residents across Madera County.

Valley Children’s Hospital Madera

Affiliated with Valley Children’s main campus in Fresno, the Valley Children’s Hospital Madera offers specialized pediatric services for infants, children, teens, and pregnant women. Areas of expertise include neonatal ICU, pediatric surgery, pediatric rehabilitation, obstetrics, and more.

Madera Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

This nursing home and long-term care facility offers physical rehabilitation, speech therapy, respiratory services, pain management, and daily assistance to severely injured or chronically ill patients unable to care for themselves. The center strives to eventually discharge residents home or to lower levels of care through their rehab treatments.

Camarena Health Medical Centers

With several community health clinics spread throughout Madera County, Camarena Health provides essential primary care, women’s health services, chronic disease management, pediatric care, dental care, counseling, and public health services accessible to residents across the region.

Areas We Serve

Areas We Serve

At Moseley Collins Law, our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers assist injured victims throughout many Central California cities and towns, including:

Madera County:
  • Madera
  • Chowchilla
  • Oakhurst
  • Coarsegold
  • Ahwahnee
  • Bass Lake
  • North Fork
  • O’Neals
  • Raymond
  • Wishon
Common Causes of Medical Negligence

Whether errors stem from physician misdiagnosis, surgical mistakes, medication errors, childbirth injuries, or other issues, some of the most common causes we see behind medical negligence claims in Madera and Central Valley include:

  • Failure to diagnose serious conditions
  • Delayed diagnosis and improper disease staging
  • Childbirth complications and cerebral palsy
  • Prescribing contraindicated medications
  • Operating on or treating the wrong body site
  • Leaving foreign objects inside after surgery
  • Discharging patients too early
  • Failing to prevent patient falls and infections
  • Not referring patients to specialists when appropriate

The reality is medical mistakes can happen to anyone, but vulnerable patients often suffer the most devastating harm, including death in the most serious cases.

Types of Injuries Stemming from Medical Negligence

While no amount of money can make up for losing a loved one or suffering a severe injury, it can help victims access necessary treatments to improve quality of life. Some of the tragic injuries caused by medical negligence we have seen in Madera and towns throughout the region include:

  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia
  • Severe nerve damage and chronic neuropathic pain
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Blindness, deafness, or loss of senses
  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy
  • Heart attacks and strokes
  • Organ failure
  • Serious infections like sepsis
  • Medication errors

The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have extensive experience handling even the most complex medical negligence cases resulting in catastrophic injuries requiring 24/7 care.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When medical professionals fail to uphold the standard of care and harm patients through negligent actions or inaction, the impacted victims have legal grounds to pursue financial damages. The types and amounts of compensation available depend on the specific details of each medical malpractice case.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in medical negligence cases aim to reimburse tangible financial losses from the victim’s injury or death. These can include:

  • Medical expenses from hospital/doctor bills, medications, therapies
  • Income loss from missing work and reduced earning capacity
  • Cost of at-home care, rehabilitation, assistive equipment
  • Out-of-pocket costs like travel for care, property losses

The goal is to put plaintiffs in the same financial position had negligence never occurred. Documented past/future costs directly relating to the malpractice are recoverable.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages cover legally recognizable harm to plaintiff quality of life. Money cannot undo suffering or loss, but it offers some means of compensation. Types of non-economic damages can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium between spouses
  • Physical disfigurement and disability
  • Loss of reproductive capabilities
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Shortened life expectancy
Punitive Damages

In exceptional cases where misconduct is reckless or grossly negligent, courts may award punitive damages too. These fines aim to punish defendants for intolerable actions. But plaintiffs cannot receive punitive damages without first winning economic and non-economic damages.

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can thoroughly investigate your situation to identify every allowable avenue for damages so you receive full and fair compensation. Reach out today to learn more.

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

At our firm, thoroughly investigating the root causes behind medical errors allows us to build strong negligence cases to hold providers accountable. All cases undergo rigorous examination from initial review to trial preparation.

Comprehensive Record Collection

The foundation for proving malpractice hinges on complete medical documentation. We collect relevant records, then extensively review and organize them to create a detailed timeline of care. Records gathered can include:

  • Hospital/doctor patient files
  • Specialist and testing facility records
  • Insurance information
  • Pharmacy/medication histories

Additionally, we take signed HIPAA releases and conduct extensive witness interviews.

Independent Medical Expert Reviews

We retain independent specialists with applicable expertise to scrutinize collected records for breaches from the standard of care causing harm. Getting specialty insight allows identifying issues general lawyers may miss.

For example, in birth injury cases we bring on ob-gyns, pediatric neurologists, and neonatal specialists to assess prenatal care, delivery room matters, and postnatal treatment. Most cases utilize at least four independent medical reviews.

Litigation Preparation

Armed with comprehensive evidence of subpar care, our lawyers skillfully take cases through litigation including pre-trial resolution talks, settlements, arbitration, or court trials - all aiming to secure maximum compensation for devastated clients. Thorough case development removes speculation so families gain closure and justice.

Contact our firm online or call 800-426-5546 today to learn more about our investigative process for medical malpractice claims. We offer free consultations to review your situation.

Why Choose Us?

With so much at stake following life-altering medical errors, it is essential to secure experienced legal counsel fighting for your best interests. Here is why injured victims and grieving families trust in Moseley Collins Law as their medical malpractice lawyers:

  • 40+ years proven success record
  • National reputation with multi-million verdicts and settlements recovered
  • Thorough investigation using medical experts
  • Client focused legal professionals who treat you like family
  • Available 24/7 to take your call whenever questions arise

Moseley Collins Law also provides free in-depth case evaluations so we can explain your legal rights and options. Even if we cannot ultimately accept your case, we will pass along trusted advice and refer you to someone who can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat should I do if I suspect medical negligence caused my injury?

If you suffered harm under a healthcare provider’s care that seems preventable, you should immediately gather all your medical records and get a free consultation with our team to discuss whether negligence occurred. We can help order records and bring in independent specialists to review your case if it meets our criteria.

How much does it cost to hire you?

We offer representation on a contingency-fee basis, meaning legal costs only come from any settlement or award we obtain for you - so there are never any upfront fees or expenses to have us advocate your case. We also offer free consultations.

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

In California, you normally have three years from the injury date to pursue civil action, or one year from when you discovered the negligence - but certain exceptions exist. Meet with us as soon as possible so you do not miss your deadline.

What kinds of cases do you accept?

While every claim has unique factors, we generally take on matters involving 1) grave injuries requiring lifetime medical care or 2) wrongful death - stemming from verifiable medical errors. Some examples of qualifying injuries can include brain damage, and paralysis.

What information do I need when requesting a consultation?

Please have contact info, your brief medical background, names of providers involved, and what/when the incident(s) occurred that led you to believe malpractice happened. We also request medical records upfront to allow for a more substantive case analysis.

Reach out today to schedule a free consultation. The statute of limitations expiry threatens your chance to recover rightful compensation - so do not delay in getting in touch. Call us 24/7 at 800-426-5546 for a free, no-obligation case review, home/hospital meeting, and transparent answers surrounding your medical negligence situation. The dedicated Madera medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are here to help.

Client Reviews
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