Paramount, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Moseley Collins Law has over 40 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice nationwide. Our dedicated team of lawyers have recovered millions for clients who were seriously injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.

If you or a family member has been a victim of medical negligence in Paramount or the surrounding region, contact our medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation today at 800-426-5546. We can review your case details and advise you on the best legal options.

Understanding Medical Malpractice

Medical facilities like hospitals and clinics have a duty of care to patients. When that duty is breached due to negligence, errors, reckless actions, or failure to meet reasonable standards, patients can experience life-altering harm.

Some examples of hospital medical malpractice can include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious health condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during operations
  • Inadequate monitoring of patients
  • Improper administration or dosage of medication
  • Discharging patients prematurely
  • Failure to prevent falls or infections
  • Use of defective medical devices or equipment

These types of incidents can lead to catastrophic injuries with impacts that last a lifetime. Patients may face disabilities, permanent health issues, lost wages and income, suffering and pain, and reduced quality of life. Many never fully recover.

Medical Negligence Leads to Serious Harm

Medical Negligence Leads to Serious Harm

The level of harm arising from hospital medical negligence can be severe and life-altering. Some consequences victims of malpractice may endure include:

  • Permanent Disability - For those left paralyzed, brain damaged or who lose control of critical bodily functions. Care & support is then needed for daily living tasks.
  • Lost Limbs & Amputation - Reckless mistakes during surgery or delayed infection diagnosis can necessitate removing damaged limbs or body parts.
  • Chronic Medical Problems - Undiagnosed conditions worsened by neglect has lifelong health impacts requiring extensive future treatments.
  • Psychological Trauma - Stress, depression and emotional duress often result when future health or livelihood gets compromised.
  • Exorbitant Medical Costs - Additional surgeries, lengthy hospitalizations, future treatments and long-term care/housing needs carry extraordinary costs beyond normal means.
  • Wrongful Death - Little solace comes to grieving families who lost loved ones due to preventable medical negligence in hospitals. No settlement replaces their loss.

The economic costs and personal suffering are often immense for victims. Accountability for this level of damage demands legal expertise, scrutiny and justice so those responsible get held fully liable.

If your experience at any Paramount hospitals, clinics or healthcare facilities resulted in harm that could have been prevented, you may have a medical malpractice case. The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can investigate what went wrong and build a case aimed at maximum compensation.

Key Reasons to Pursue a Medical Negligence Lawsuit

There are important reasons why hiring a qualified lawyer to handle your medical malpractice case is essential:

  • Compensation for Damages: Bringing a malpractice lawsuit enables injured victims to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. This can include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses.
  • Access Legal Experience: Medical negligence cases involve complex legal processes and require an in-depth understanding of medical treatments and standards of care. A lawyer knows how to navigate the system properly.
  • Unbiased Investigation: Experienced lawyers have the resources to conduct an extensive investigation through reviews of medical records, consulting with experts’ witnesses, establishing facts and evidence.
  • Level the Playing Field: Patients are always at an extreme disadvantage against healthcare providers and insurance companies' legal teams. Qualified legal representation levels this imbalance.
  • Avoid Future Negligence: When providers are held liable for their negligence, it can deter future medical mistakes and improve overall standards of care. No one should suffer harm that could have been prevented.

The team at Moseley Collins Law leverage decades of combined experience to build strong cases and fight vigorously for injured patients and grieving families seeking justice and fair compensation in Paramount.

Examples of Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Examples of Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

There are many types of serious medical errors and negligence that can occur within hospitals. Some leading examples our firm assists Paramount victims with include:

Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis

One of the most common hospital errors is missing a diagnosis or improperly diagnosing a patient's condition. Some contributing factors can include:

  • Failing to order correct diagnostic tests
  • Misreading test results and scans
  • Not detecting symptoms of an emerging condition
  • Releasing patients without proper diagnosis

Failure to diagnose issues like strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, infections, or other problems can allow these conditions to dangerously progress unchecked.

Surgical Mistakes and Errors

With many complex surgeries occurring daily in hospitals, there are ample opportunities for negligent and preventable mistakes to be made such as:

  • Operating on the wrong site
  • Leaving surgical tools or sponges inside patients after surgery
  • Cutting or puncturing healthy organs and tissue
  • Causing injuries through reckless actions
  • Not preparing properly for complex procedures

Surgical errors often severely compromise patient health and well-being.

Birth & Labor Negligence

High risk labor and deliveries require close monitoring and timely actions by hospital staff. However, failures to respond appropriately often lead to:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Cerebral palsy arising from traumatic births
  • Newborn brain damage
  • Brachial plexus and other nerve damage
  • Fatal birth injuries

These incidents can dramatically impact families through life-long disabilities and child learning impediments.

Medication & Anesthesia Errors

Doctors depend on hospital staff to coordinate and administer medication and anesthesia properly before and after procedures. Preventable mistakes can involve:

  • Over or under dosing
  • Unforeseen drug interactions
  • Using unsafe combinations
  • Failing to track prior dosages
  • Ignoring patient allergies

Medication mistakes are a key source of severe and fatal hospital injury cases annually.

If you or someone you love suffered harm under any comparable circumstances of negligence by a Paramount healthcare provider, the dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can meticulously review your case details and determine the merits of a potential claim.

Major Hospitals Serving Paramount & The Surrounding RegionSt. Francis Medical Center

St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood is the closest full-service medical facility offering critical & emergency care, surgical services, maternity needs and specialty treatments for cardiovascular care, stroke, and cancer located 4.5 miles from Paramount.

Lakewood Regional Medical Center

Lakewood Regional Medical Center houses an accredited chest pain and stroke center along with 24/7 emergency services located 5.3 miles from the city of Paramount.

Gardens Regional Hospital & Medical Center

Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens features a mental health center and ER along with areas focused on stroke, women's health, urgent care, skilled nursing and outpatient surgery lying 5.9 miles from Paramount.

Cities and Towns We Serve in the Paramount Area

In addition to representing Paramount residents, our lawyers assist victims throughout many nearby cities and communities who suffered harm from medical negligence, including:

  • Artesia
  • Bellflower
  • Cerritos
  • Compton
  • Downey
  • Hawaiian Gardens
  • Lakewood
  • Long Beach
  • Norwalk
  • South Gate

Regardless where in the region you or your family members may have been injured, Moseley Collins Law can promptly schedule a free case review when you contact our office directly or submit and inquiry through our site. Our lawyers are prepared to carefully examine details, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options.

Why Waiting to Pursue Compensation is Ill-Advised

In California, victims harmed by medical negligence only have one year from the date of discovery to officially file a claim, as per the medical malpractice statute of limitations CA Code 340.5.

This strict deadline gets imposed regardless of when:

  • The full extent of injuries become known
  • Mistakes are actually detected after-the-fact
  • Any related harm manifests from latent complications

Filing quickly preserves your rights to seek damages against liable parties once negligence gets proven. Delaying legal action could jeopardize securing any accountability or compensation down the road if culpable parties escape early responsibility.

Additionally, early lawyer involvement enables properly gathering statements and documentation necessary to build a convincing negligence argument before memories fade and records disappear. Compiling robust evidence in advance leads to the strongest chance confirming malpractice occurred.

Do not gamble losing recompense owed to you - move rapidly with engaging a medical malpractice lawyer serving Paramount and the surrounding towns. The risk of forfeiting damages grows each day lacking representation. Our firm excels at promptly investigating incidents on clients behalf so legitimate claims get handled within proper legal windows.

Why Choose Us For Your Medical Negligence Case?

Moseley Collins Law is a distinguished firm with over four decades of success securing results for victims of negligence across all areas of personal injury law. Our award-winning lawyers have been recognized from verdicts and settlements obtained for clients.

We have an established record of excellence specifically in medical malpractice litigation. Some key reasons Paramount medical negligence victims choose our firm include:

Laser-Focused Experience
  • Over 40 years handling complex medical malpractice claims
  • Lawyers dedicated exclusively to personal injury practice
  • Deep understanding of medical standards and hospital procedures
  • Fluency analyzing medical records and complex cases
  • Proven track record handling 7 and 8 figure cases
Patient-First Compassion
  • Understand the pain and disruption victims experience
  • Provide an empathetic ear and shoulder to lean on
  • Remain sensitive to vulnerable situations
  • Make client interests the priority through an ordeal
  • Minimize stress while fights rages on their behalf
Meticulous Preparation
  • Thoroughly investigate how clients were harmed
  • Track down all liable parties
  • Identify each chance negligence occurred
  • Consult medical experts to interpret standards violated
  • Amass evidence to conclusively prove liability
Tireless Trial Advocacy
  • Build an irrefutable argument proving negligence
  • Leverage proof to strengthen settlement leverage
  • Take uncooperative defendants to trial
  • Cross examine doctor and hospital witnesses
  • Persuasively convey harm and losses to jury
Maximum Case Value
  • Settle 95% cases out-of-court for clients
  • Secure full and fair compensation
  • Overcome lowball offers from insurers
  • Extract maximum dollars clients deserve
  • Get verdicts in clients favor when needed

With an intimate knowledge of malpractice litigation and the inner workings of hospital bureaucracy, we level the playing field against healthcare conglomerates by aggressively confronting their team of lawyers and mercilessly call out negligence.

Our personal attention, custom legal strategy building, compassion and counsel provide much needed support clients deserve when traversing complex legal processes. Clients can feel confident knowing our competent lawyers are fully invested in securing justice on their behalf.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Hospital Negligence Lawyers

The hospital medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law provide responsive legal guidance clients can rely on during vulnerable times. Contact us for a free case review.

To have your questions answered directly and discuss your circumstances in confidence with an experienced lawyer, please call us at 800-426-5546 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.

We have assisted numerous victims secure rightful compensation in Paramount medical negligence cases. Moseley Collins Law proudly fights for the people, not powerful interests - allowing injured patients and grieving families in the Paramount area to pursue proper justice against callous, negligent hospitals and medical providers who fail meet adequate standards of care.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Our firm operates on a contingency fee structure which means no upfront payments. We only collect if your case gets settled or wins in court. Our fee would come out of those award proceeds. There are no hourly charges regardless of the time we invest.

Can I sue a hospital for misdiagnosis?

Yes, a hospital can absolutely be held liable. While individual physicians carry their own malpractice insurance, the hospital bears ultimate responsibility for any doctor, nurse, technician or staff member they employ and supervise. Their liability protects you if any negligent caregiver or entity cannot fully cover settlement amounts awarded.

What mistakes justify a malpractice lawsuit against a hospital?

A long list of hospital medical errors - like surgery on the wrong body part, leaving surgical objects inside patients, neglecting treatment of injuries/illnesses, failing to prevent falls & infections, improper administration of anesthesia or medication, and more - can substantiate valid negligence claims when not meeting adequate standards of care.

How often do patients win malpractice suits against hospitals?

Having an experienced medical malpractice lawyer substantially improves the odds patients will receive reasonable compensation when harm results from hospital negligence. While each case has unique factors, over 90% of our cases have secured sizable settlements for clients prior to trial.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after medical malpractice?

California strictly imposes a 1 year statute of limitations deadline to pursue legal action after any act of medical negligence. Only having 12 months underscores the urgency of contacting a lawyer quickly to preserve your rights. Delayed filings routinely get thrown out of court permanently.

For advice specific to the details surrounding your hospital injury or loved one’s wrongful death, consult with our medical malpractice lawyers directly about options in your case.

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