Oildale, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death due to the negligence of an Oildale doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Medical negligence cases can be complex, but an experienced Oildale medical malpractice lawyer can help.

At Moseley Collins Law, our dedicated team of lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling medical malpractice and personal injury cases nationwide. We have a proven track record, having recovered millions of dollars for past clients.

We provide aggressive and compassionate representation for victims of all types of medical negligence, including:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness or condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes
  • Birth injuries to mother or baby
  • Failure to properly monitor patients
  • Medication errors and pharmacy mistakes
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect

If your life has been devastated by substandard medical care, we can investigate what went wrong and build a strong claim for compensation for you.

Understanding Medical Negligence in Oildale, CA

To have a valid Oildale medical malpractice case, three key elements must be proven:

  1. A doctor-patient relationship existed in which the healthcare provider assumed a duty to care for the patient
  2. The doctor or medical professional breached this duty of care by providing treatment below the accepted standard of care
  3. This breach directly caused the patient to suffer significant physical, financial, or emotional harm

Simply being unhappy with your medical results does not mean your physician was necessarily negligent. Medical procedures, even when properly performed, can sometimes result in complications or less than perfect outcomes. However, if your doctor made egregious errors or showed a reckless lack of skill, you may have grounds for a malpractice suit.

Some examples of potential medical negligence in Oildale include:

  • An inaccurate or delayed diagnosis that worsened the patient’s prognosis
  • Surgical mistakes made during an operation
  • Administering the wrong type or dose of medication
  • Miscalculating radiation therapy dosages
  • Failing to prevent infections or bedsores at hospitals or nursing homes
  • Not detecting fetal distress during pregnancy or delivery

Determining if you experienced true negligence generally requires an in-depth investigation by an Oildale medical malpractice lawyer.

Why You Need a Qualified Lawyer for Your Medical Injury Case

Why You Need a Qualified Lawyer for Your Medical Injury Case

Medical negligence law can be exceedingly intricate, strict, and confusing in California. Trying to handle such a claim without legal experience can sabotage your chances for a just recovery.

The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have the advanced medical knowledge and legal expertise to handle even the most complex Oildale medical malpractice cases involving catastrophic injuries. Our award-winning lawyers will fully examine what went wrong and fight for maximum compensation as we have done for numerous past clients.

We have extensive experience building air-tight cases proving healthcare providers violated the accepted standard of care. Our lawyers will consult with the highest caliber medical experts to validate exactly where the doctor, nurse, or hospital erred.

To win these challenging cases, you need a lawyer intimately familiar with medical best practices and California negligence laws. Do not leave your potential case in the hands of inexperienced lawyers. The Moseley Collins Law team has a proven history of results in medical injury claims.

Compassionate Representation When You Need It Most

In addition to aggressively pursuing negligence claims, our compassionate lawyers also provide kind, caring legal guidance during what is often an incredibly difficult period. We understand the physical suffering, emotional trauma, lifestyle disruption, and economic havoc these medical injuries impose.

Our Oildale medical malpractice lawyers offer clients the empathy, responsiveness, and personalized attention they deserve along with tenacious legal representation. Discussing sensitive health details can be uncomfortable, but we make the process as pleasant as possible. Clients find working with our firm a reassuring experience during their recovery and legal journey.

Major Hospitals Serving OildaleAdventist Health Bakersfield

Adventist Health Bakersfield is a 433 bed hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services. They have specialized facilities for cancer, heart care, physical rehabilitation, surgery, and women's health.

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield Heart Hospital focuses on cardiac care with 5 catheterization labs, 14 ICU beds, and the latest diagnostic technology. They handle surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and peripheral vascular services.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a General Acute Care Hospital with 365 beds. It offers adult and pediatric emergency services along with medical care, surgery, maternity and infant care, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, stroke care, and behavioral health.

Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield

The Mercy Hospitals are licensed for 152 beds and offer a Level II trauma center, birth center, pediatric hospital, and cancer treatment. They provide comprehensive healthcare across over 30 specialties.

Kaiser Permanente Oiland Medical Offices

The Kaiser Permanente Oiland Medical Offices provide primary and specialty care including lab, pharmacy, radiology, pediatrics, surgery, family medicine, and other healthcare services.

Some Types of Preventable Medical Errors
  • Wrong surgery performed
  • Foreign object left inside patient after surgery
  • Surgical cuts made on the wrong body part
  • Chemo or radiation therapy given in the wrong dosages
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of malignant cancer
  • Failure to detect prenatal birth defects
  • Avoidable complications during childbirth

Who We Serve in Oildale Medical Injury Cases

Who We Serve in Oildale Medical Injury Cases

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law assist clients injured by healthcare negligence throughout Oildale and the surrounding regions, including:

  • Bakersfield
  • Shafter
  • Arvin
  • Lamont
  • Greenacres
  • Greenfield
  • Rosedale
We Handle Cases Throughout California

In addition to the Oildale area, our firm handles medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death cases throughout the state of California, including:

  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Sacramento
  • Fresno
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego
  • and more
How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

When investigating a potential medical malpractice case, our dedicated Oildale medical malpractice lawyers follow rigorous protocols shaped by our decades of experience. We leave no detail unchecked when examining what went wrong under a healthcare provider’s care.

Comprehensive Record Retrieval

The first step entails exhaustively compiling relevant medical documentation. We obtain records from:

  • The subject healthcare facilities like hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, or nursing homes
  • Any other facilities involved in subsequent care
  • Ambulance services
  • Insurers

Records collected include admission sheets, doctor’s notes, surgical reports, discharge summaries, prescriptions, lab test results, medical images, therapy notes, and all other file materials.

Review by Medical Specialists

Our firm retains highly credentialed medical specialists across nearly every specialty to scrutinize these records for deviations from accepted standards. For complex catastrophic injury cases, we utilize at least four independent specialists to analyze the case allowing for multi-disciplinary insight. Identifying errors often requires diagnosticians with the same training and abilities as the defendant.

Deposition of Defendants

We depose the involved healthcare providers, questioning them under oath on their recollections and rationale regarding the treatment in question. Depositions are crucial for exposing contradictions, improbable explanations, and admissions of fault.

Additional Expert Testimony

Proving medical negligence hinges on credible, authoritative testimony that standards were breached. We call on our specialists to explain where proper protocols were ignored and how adhering to them likely would have prevented the grievous harm inflicted. Expert insight provides the evidence necessary to demonstrate and quantify the avoidable damages now burdening the injured patient and family.

Recreating a Preventable Tragedy

These investigation steps ultimately coalesce into an air-tight recreation of the regrettable chain of events culminating in extraordinary suffering. The specialists contextualize how following medical standards could have spared the grievous harm making such a devastating outcome preventable. Their testimony forms the foundation for constructing an irrefutable medical malpractice claim under California law.

With meticulous investigation and documentation, we build robust cases on your behalf for negotiating a rightful settlement or proceeding to a favorable verdict at trial if necessary. Contact our office today to engage our fact-finding process in seeking maximum compensation for your losses.

The First Step: Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or someone you love suffered harm under an Oildale doctor, hospital, or nursing home’s care, contact our lawyers immediately for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Call us at 800-426-5546 to determine your best legal options. The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve while supporting you through the difficulties ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim?

If an Oildale doctor, nurse, technician, or other medical professional provided care below accepted standards resulting in otherwise preventable harm, you may have a strong claim. Our free case evaluations help determine if negligence occurred.

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

The statute of limitations is 1 year from the date of discovery or 3 years from the date of injury for adults. Minors injured by medical negligence have until age 8 or 26 to pursue legal action.

What key information should I have before contacting a lawyer?

Useful information includes medical records related to the injury, names of healthcare providers and facilities involved, dates of treatment, and specifics of how the medical care harmed you or your loved one.

Who pays the compensation in a successful medical malpractice suit?

Compensation typically comes from the liable doctor’s malpractice insurer, the hospital's insurance, or the state's patient compensation fund if the provider lacked sufficient insurance.

What common damages might I recover through an Oildale medical negligence lawsuit?

You may recover compensation for medical costs, lost income and business losses, disability and rehabilitation services, pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium, and other damages tailored to your unique losses and needs.

The compassionate Oildale medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law will thoroughly investigate what went wrong and fight for the maximum compensation you rightly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 800-426-5546.

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