Newport Beach, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Moseley Collins Law is a top-rated medical malpractice law firm based in California, with over 40 years of experience helping victims nationwide and their families obtain justice and compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered due to hospital negligence such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, child birth injuries, or delay in treatment, contact our lawyers right away for a free consultation.

Medical Errors Cause Serious Harm

Hospital mistakes are a leading cause of serious injury and death in the United States. According to researchers, over 200,000 deaths per year are caused by medical negligence including:

  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Improper medication dosing
  • Hospital-acquired infections

These errors can lead to lifelong disabilities, permanent damage, and wrongful death. Hospitals have a duty of care to deliver services at acceptable standards. When that duty is breached due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, or other staff, they must be held legally accountable.

Our firm has helped victims recover millions because we thoroughly investigate failures in the healthcare system and build strong cases on victims’ behalf. If you lost a loved one due to apparent medical negligence, you may be eligible to file a Newport Beach wrongful death lawsuit seeking justice. The sooner you take action, the better, as statutes of limitations apply.

The Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases

The Most Common Medical Malpractice Cases

While hospitals and healthcare facilities provide lifesaving care daily, they can also cause irreparable harm when negligent. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases we see in Newport Beach when medical error alters lives severely include:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

Failing to order tests or properly analyze symptoms that could reveal an underlying condition is malpractice. These mistakes cause delayed treatment, disease progression, and poorer prognosis. Some examples we see are:

  • Heart attacks misdiagnosed as minor conditions
  • Cancers like breast, and colon missed until advanced stages
  • Strokes not recognizing urgent warning signs
  • Aneurysms not caught before rupturing

A lack of thorough analysis despite alarming complaints can enable preventable patient decline.

Surgical Errors

Even routine procedures can go wrong when proper protocols and safety checks aren’t followed. Surgeons must take care to operate carefully on the correct site with instruments accounted for. But we still see damaging errors like:

  • Operating on the wrong limb or organ
  • Tools left inside patients after surgery
  • Organs, arteries, and nerves accidentally cut
  • Anesthesia errors or blood clots
  • Post-surgical infections

Botched operations can severely injure patients for life or lead to sepsis.

Childbirth Harms

Labor and delivery carry known risks, but harm to mothers and babies can still be avoided with proper prenatal and birthing care. However, damaging mistakes lead to:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fractures

Reckless vacuum or forceps usage or inadequate fetal monitoring may occur. These errors devastate families emotionally and financially.

Nursing Home Abuse

Elder negligence leads to 20% of nursing home patients suffering bedsores, dehydration, and falls. Lack of staff and poor safeguards enable:

  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition

Abuse covers physical harm, over-sedation, sexual assault, verbal abuse, and exploitation. Seniors often can’t advocate for better care and need families to investigate concerns over neglect and maltreatment notices.

No matter what kind of medical mistake led to your or your loved one’s harm, we can assess if you have a valid malpractice claim. We work with medical experts across every specialty to prove whether acceptable standards of care were breached.

Why Moseley Collins Law?

With an accomplished track record, passion for client advocacy, and over 900 5-star Google reviews, partnering with us for your medical negligence claim is the right decision. We have won record-setting verdicts and settlements thanks to our sharp legal skills.

Moseley Collins law leaves no stone unturned when investigating standard of care breaches. We obtain all medical records and then have nurse paralegals carefully evaluate them before medical experts analyze if protocols were broken. We invest substantial resources upfront to build strong arguments regarding negligence for our clients.

We are also sensitive legal advocates understanding how overwhelmed and confused patients and families become in the aftermath of medical errors. We guide you step-by-step through the legal process, daunting paperwork, and treatment questions as your needs evolve over the years-long journey to justice. Tell us what questions you have and how we can help reduce the stress during an already heavy time.

Major Hospitals Serving Newport Beach & Neighborhoods

Some of the major hospitals serving the area include:

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Non-profit community hospital featuring specialty centers for cancer, heart and vascular, orthopedics, women’s health, and more. Highly rated for patient care and health outcomes.

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Orthopedic specialty facility that is high-volume, research, and data-driven with advanced surgical offerings. Top surgeons across orthopedic sub-specialties like sports medicine, joint repair, trauma, neuro, spine, and more.

Orange County Global Medical Center

One of the premier hospital facilities in Newport Beach with 24/7 emergency room, surgical, stroke, cardiac services, and ICU care. Recognized Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM recipient.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

Top performing community hospital for Laguna Beach region and surrounding coastal neighborhoods that is centrally located with 24/7 ER, surgery, cardiac, ICU, orthopedics, and women’s health pavilion.

UCI Medical Center

Esteemed teaching and research hospital affiliated with the University of California Irvine that offers the latest medical advances in cancer, organ transplant, neurosciences, primary care, and cross-specialty areas. Highly rated cardiac care and surgery center. Ranked among the best hospitals nationally for geriatrics and orthopedics.

Areas We Serve

Areas We Serve

In addition to Newport Beach proper city neighborhoods, Moseley Collins Law's office assists clients with medical negligence cases in surrounding towns including:

  • Aliso Viejo
  • Balboa Island
  • Corona Del Mar
  • Costa Mesa
  • Dana Point
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Laguna Beach
  • Laguna Hills
  • Laguna Niguel
  • San Clemente
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Seal Beach

We help injured victims or grieving loved ones of wrongful death across Orange County cities and the southern coastal California region. So, if you're located in any town or hospital service area nearby, contact us about investigating your potential malpractice case. We offer home and hospital visits as needed given the client's mobility challenges.

What Makes a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim in California?

There are four legal criteria needing proof for a valid medical negligence compensation claim:

  1. A duty of care: A direct doctor-patient relationship must exist where the medical provider takes responsibility for treatment. This applies to nurses, and specialists like surgeons too.
  2. Breach of duty: Standards of medical care must be broken through action - like a mistake during surgery - or inaction (failure to test for infection). Typically proven by expert testimony.
  3. Injury/harm occurred: If mistakes didn’t result in damage, there are no grounds to claim compensation for malpractice even if unacceptable care happened.
  4. Injury was caused by substandard care: The plaintiff must show their suffering was directly caused by medical negligence based on expert medical opinion and analysis.

Additionally, cases must be filed within California's statute of limitations - typically one year from the injury date, or three years from the date of discovery for surgeries/foreign objects left inside patients after procedures.

When all four legal criteria are met through documented health records, costs, and testimony, then fair malpractice compensation can be sought. Damages accounting for lifelong impact serve as the only justice families receive, covering critical medical and home health aids, Wheelchairs, prosthetics, lost wages, and 'pain and suffering' money supporting special care needs.

Speak with a Medical Malpractice Team Today

Don’t wait to get the accountable care and justice you deserve. Moseley Collins Law proudly serves California medical malpractice victims - contact us at 800-426-5546 for a free, no-obligation case consultation today. Our experienced lawyers are standing by to review what happened and advise if negligence appears to have enabled your life-changing injuries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What is considered medical malpractice legally?

Malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of care either through an act (misdiagnosis, surgery mistakes) or omission (failure to diagnose cancer) - leading to injury or death.

What injuries can I be compensated for?

You can potentially pursue legal action for a misdiagnosis or medical error resulting in:

  • Coma
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Birth Defects
  • Brain Damage
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Talk to our lawyers to learn if the statute of limitations has expired.

How much does hiring a medical malpractice lawyer cost upfront in Newport Beach?

Moseley Collins Law takes cases on a contingency fee basis - no money is required upfront. We only collect if money is recovered for your case. Free consultations are provided.

What specific damages can I claim in my Newport Beach malpractice lawsuit?

You may be able to seek compensation for:

  • Current & Future Medical Costs
  • Rehabilitation Treatments
  • Lost Wages
  • Reduced Earning Capacity
  • Pain and Suffering

Call today regarding the full value of your case.

What makes medical negligence cases complex in Newport Beach?

Medical malpractice cases require extensive research into medical history and care standards, thorough analysis by multiple independent specialists, precise recreation of timeline delays or errors, witness interviews, and long litigation timelines. But necessary for accountability.

Contact our experienced lawyers today to discuss your potential malpractice case. We have the assets and expertise to take on complex hospital negligence cases and fight for justice.

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