Maywood, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Residents of Maywood who have been harmed by medical negligence deserve experienced legal representation to help them pursue compensation. At Moseley Collins Law, our medical malpractice lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling hospital negligence cases and securing hundreds for victims and their families nationwide.

If you or a loved one suffered additional injury, wrongful death, or other damages due to the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider in or around Maywood, we can help. Contact our office for a free consultation.

Understanding Medical Malpractice and Your Legal Options

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of care, resulting in further injury or harm to the patient. Some examples include:

  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose serious conditions
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during procedures
  • Improper medication dosing or prescriptions
  • Discharging a patient too early
  • Failing to order needed tests or lab work

A duty was owedThe effects of medical negligence can be devastating. You may require additional treatment, experience lifelong disabilities, lose work wages from extended recovery periods, or sadly, even lose a loved one.

To recover damages, the case must prove the following:

  • A duty was owed - As licensed medical providers, doctors and nurses owe patients a duty of care to treat them properly according to medical standards. The same goes for hospitals.
  • Negligence occurred - Breaching the duty of care means failing to provide treatment as another reasonable healthcare professional would in the same situation.
  • The breach caused injury - Deviation from the standards of care has to directly cause added harm.
  • Damages took place - Without physical, emotional, or monetary damages stemming from mistakes, there are no grounds to file a claim.

Successfully proving these medical malpractice elements results in compensation for injuries, lost income, paid medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses victims sustain.

When medical errors lead to death, wrongful death lawsuits may grant damages to help the family cover funeral costs, loss of future earnings or inheritance, loss of benefits, and more.

Why Choose Us?

Moseley Collins Law has an accomplished record of results across different states. What sets our Maywood medical and hospital negligence lawyers apart?

  • 40+ years combined experience - Our firm has spent decades handling complex cases like brain injuries and paralysis caused by mistakes. Local knowledge and legal experience matter.
  • Have recovered millions for clients - Our track record shows we fight to win cases and secure maximum compensation in and out of court. We help injured victims every step of the way.
  • Offer free case evaluations - During an initial consultation, we listen to your story, review what happened, and give honest assessments of your options.
  • Comprehensive investigations - To build strong cases, we gather all pertinent medical records, then have a minimum of four independent specialists review them to provide their unbiased expert opinions.
  • Client-focused approach - Every person we work with receives compassionate guidance tailored to their needs.

Don't go it alone against negligent hospitals and insurance companies. The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have the resources and dedication to advocate for victims of medical errors. Contact our office so we can start investigating your potential claim using our proven legal process.

Local Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Maywood Community Hospital - A 34-bed critical access hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, medical/surgical, orthopedic, and OB/GYN care.

Citrus Valley Medical Center - ICU - A 188-bed acute care teaching hospital in West Covina offering medical, surgical, maternal health, mental health, and intensive care.

East LA Doctors Hospital - A full-service 133-bed acute care hospital located in East Los Angeles offering cardiovascular, emergency, surgical, orthopedic, cancer treatment, and other services.

Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital - A medical center in Covina with 278 beds providing emergency, surgical, stroke care, cancer care, behavioral health, maternity, NICU, imaging, and specialty programs.

Areas We Serve

At Moseley Collins Law, we help injured victims and bereaved families across California. Some towns and cities near Maywood where we accept medical negligence cases include:

  • Bell
  • Bell Gardens
  • City of Commerce
  • Compton
  • Cudahy
  • East Los Angeles
  • Huntington Park
  • Lynwood
  • Paramount
  • South Gate
  • Vernon
  • Walnut Park
Common Injuries Stemming from Medical Negligence

Common Injuries Stemming from Medical NegligenceThough mistakes can happen to varying degrees, patients have every right to expect responsible, safe treatment. When substandard care causes further harm, the impacts on health, finances, family, and quality of life can be immense.

Depending on the specifics of each medical malpractice case and effects, our Maywood law firm may be able to help victims seek damages for:

  • Additional corrective surgeries needed to fix errors
  • Acute damage or necessary amputation of limbs
  • Brain injuries causing long-term disability
  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy resulting from negligent prenatal care or delivery
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, infections, and other serious illnesses
  • Medication overdoses create organ failure, seizures, toxicity, or addiction
  • Paralysis or loss of limb mobility
  • Permanent disability limiting self-care ability
  • Strokes occurring from surgical mistakes or improper prescriptions
  • Surgical instruments or foreign objects left inside patients after procedures
  • Wrongful death of loved ones

No amount of money can reverse the damage done or replace someone who passed. But securing financial recovery is crucial to afford additional medical costs, rehabilitation, home modifications, loss of earnings, and the myriad expenses stemming from the impacts of negligence.

Our dedicated Maywood medical malpractice lawyers can counsel you on how strong your particular case may be. Contact us for candid guidance.

Proving Fault Through Extensive Case Investigation

The burden lies with the plaintiff to prove medical malpractice occurred. That takes a comprehensive analysis of what went wrong at each stage and step of care.

When investigating causes of action for our clients, Moseley Collins Law assembles a panel of at least four independent medical specialists to thoroughly review all records. Their objective is to assess any breaches to standards, whether subpar medical decisions directly caused further injury, and how catastrophically the damages impacted health and livelihood.

These medical expert witnesses can include:

  • Surgeons - Evaluate surgical sequences during invasive procedures to identify problems
  • Specialist physicians - Assess diagnosis, treatment plans, medication, lab orders, discharge timing, and follow-ups based on symptoms and health history
  • OB/GYNs - Review prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care marked by negligence
  • Nurses - Identify medication administration errors, infection control issues, patient monitoring and assessment mistakes
  • Hospital administration experts - Analyze systemic policies, safety protocols, staff competency evaluations, and other evidence pointing to broader institutional failures to keep patients from harm

Rather than taking the defendant's doctor's or hospital's word on what occurred, we dig deep and gather all tangible evidence of how mistakes breached duties of care. The depth of investigation and caliber of medical experts reviewing your records are unmatched.

Through a meticulous yet compassionate process, we build cases to prove negligence and the cause of damages - while minimizing added stress on our clients.

Damages You May Recover

Monetary compensation can never make up for shattered health, lost quality of life, or grieving loved ones due to medical negligence. But financial damages awarded rightfully hold hospitals, doctors, and nursing staff accountable while also covering much-needed costs for:

  • Ongoing medical treatment and medications
  • Future health aids like wheelchairs, hospital beds, breathing assistance
  • Long-term professional caregiving assistance
  • Lost current and future income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium for the impact on spousal relationships
  • Funeral and burial fees in wrongful death cases

Settlements and court verdicts vary widely by case specifics. Compensation tends to be greater for medical errors inflicting long-term disability, permanent damages, or death compared to less severe temporary mistakes. Since no two cases are alike, having an initial discussion of your experience legally protects your rights and helps gauge case prospects while recalling details is freshest.

The Maywood medical malpractice lawyers from Moseley Collins Law diligently endeavor to help victims maximize financial damages to cover their mounting needs.

Trust Our Law Firm's Compassionate Guidance

No one expects to become the victim of medical negligence. But if you or someone you love suffered damages, wrongful death, or permanent disability due to a healthcare provider’s mistakes, take action now.

Moseley Collins Law has helped countless injured patients and bereaved families hold hospitals accountable and fight for the maximum compensation to afford care, recovery, and closure. With over 236 years of collective legal experience, our firm's dedication and record of results speak volumes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)To arrange a free consultation evaluating your medical negligence case prospects in the Maywood area, call us now at 800-426-5546. To speak with one of our lawyers in person, request a case evaluation, or learn more about our services, contact us online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What qualifies as medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet the accepted standard of care when treating a patient, resulting in injury, harm or death. This includes mistakes like surgical errors, misdiagnosis, improper prescriptions, failure to detect conditions, discharging too early, not ordering vital tests, etc.

What kinds of damages can I recover if I have a valid medical malpractice case?

You may recover damages to cover additional medical treatment, rehabilitation services, future care costs, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of companionship for impacted relationships, and funeral/burial costs in wrongful death cases. The value depends on case specifics.

How do I pay legal fees if I pursue a malpractice claim?

Medical malpractice lawyers work on contingency, meaning legal fees come from a percentage of final compensation only if your case succeeds. There are zero upfront costs for consultations or investigative work. This ensures affordable access to quality representation.

Can I file a lawsuit against both individual healthcare providers as well as hospitals?

Yes, if subpar care by doctors, nurses, technicians or other medical staff is evident, they can be named as defendants. Lawsuits may also allege broader negligence by facilities, administration, and systemic policies that failed to prevent mistakes.

Is there a time limit to file medical negligence claims?

Yes, California has statutes of limitations on medical malpractice claims. Once incident discovery occurs, patients generally have 1 year for most adults, or until a minor's 8th birthday. It is imperative to act quickly and consult a lawyer who can evaluate your case specifics.

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