San Luis Obispo, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Moseley Collins Law has over 40 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice and hospital negligence in San Luis Obispo and surrounding cities. Our dedicated team has recovered millions for injured clients nationwide. If you or a loved one suffered additional harm due to a healthcare provider’s mistakes in the San Luis Obispo area, contact our medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation today at 800-426-5546.

When hospitals, doctors or other medical professionals deviate from the standard of care, it can result in life-altering consequences for patients. Medical negligence can occur due to surgical errors, misdiagnosis, unsafe discharge, inadequate patient monitoring and more. At Moseley Collins Law, our lawyers investigate malpractice cases by consulting with four or more specialized medical experts to identify errors made by healthcare providers. We handle a wide variety of cases including:

  • Birth Injuries: When doctors or nurses fail to properly monitor fetal distress, it can lead to catastrophic outcomes for the baby including cerebral palsy, seizure disorders or permanent disabilities.
  • Surgical Mistakes: From operating on the wrong body part to leaving foreign objects inside patients, surgical errors can severely impact patients.
  • Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis: Diagnostic failures leading to incorrect treatments or delayed correct treatments allows illnesses to severely advance.
  • Medication Errors: Prescribing inappropriate medications, incorrect dosages leading to overdoses can cause severe side effects.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: Bed sores, falls, malnutrition are some forms of elder abuse that happen in nursing homes.

If you suspect medical negligence by any healthcare professional or facility in the San Luis Obispo area, discuss your situation with our medical malpractice lawyers immediately to preserve your legal rights. Call us at 800-426-5546 for empathetic guidance and strong legal representation.

Major Hospitals Serving San Luis Obispo, CA

Major Hospitals Serving San Luis Obispo, CA

French Hospital Medical Center - A 166-bed facility offering advanced healthcare across multiple specialties like oncology, cardiology, orthopedics, birth center and 24/7 emergency care.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center - A 163-bed acute care hospital with emergency, surgical, imaging, rehab, birthing and other medical services.

Twin Cities Community Hospital - A full-service hospital with cancer center, birth center, surgical services, intensive care, medical imaging and more.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital - A short-term surgical, medical and rehabilitation services hospital.

Common Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

When hospitals or physicians stray outside the standard of care, patients can suffer catastrophic injuries. At Moseley Collins Law, we handle complex medical malpractice cases involving:

Birth & Pediatric Care Injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy
  • Brachial plexus injuries
Surgical Errors
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Foreign objects left inside patients after surgery
  • Surgical instrument breaks & sponges left behind
  • Anesthesia errors
Emergency Room Mistakes
  • Failure to properly diagnose
  • Delayed diagnosis and treatment
  • Discharging patients too soon
  • Ordering incorrect medical tests
Medication Errors
  • Wrong prescriptions
  • Overdose
  • Adverse drug interactions
  • Pharmacist dispensing mistakes
Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Stroke & aneurysm misdiagnosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Infections such as meningitis or sepsis
Nursing Home & Elder Abuse
  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene leading to infections
  • Excessive use of force

If you suffered any permanent injury or long-term disability because a doctor, nurse or healthcare provider deviated from the medical standard of care in the San Luis Obispo area, reach out to our firm today. Our medical malpractice lawyers can assess the details of your case and pursue maximum compensation for your losses.

The Legal Process of Medical Malpractice Cases in California

Hospital negligence disputes can become extremely complex legal cases with extensive evidence gathering and negotiations. At Moseley Collins Law, our skilled medical malpractice lawyers manage every aspect of your case:

  1. Initial Case Investigation & Review

    During an initial free consultation, our lawyers will listen to the facts of your incident, review your medical records, collect relevant documentation and identify liable parties. We move swiftly to gather evidence before it disappears to prove negligence.

  2. Retaining Medical Experts

    We coordinate with 4 or more medical specialists from different disciplines to analyze if healthcare providers breached the acceptable standard of medical care contributing to your injury. Thorough reviews by independent experts are crucial to demonstrate negligence.

  3. Demand Letter to Healthcare Providers

    We present detailed accounts demonstrating how the medical practitioner failed you, backed by expert testimonies and evidence of damages suffered. A settlement demand letter is sent providing an opportunity for liable parties to settle outside court.

  4. Filing a Complaint in Court

    If responsible parties refuse reasonable settlement offers, we file a medical malpractice complaint in California civil court outlining our position and requesting remedies.

  5. Litigation Process

    During litigation to resolve your case in court, we handle interrogatories, appeals, motions and other legal proceedings, striving to reach a fair settlement or jury award at trial. Having successfully tried over 100 cases in court, our lawyers are skillful medical malpractice litigators.

  6. Settlement Discussions

    At every juncture, we pursue productive settlement talks with defendants to avoid drawn-out litigation. Over 95% of our past cases settled out-of-court prior to trial. If agreements cannot be reached, we fully prepare for trial litigation and presentation before a jury.

With in-depth legal experience and resources, Moseley Collins Law simplifies the complex hospital negligence dispute process for our injured clients. Reach out to our patient advocates today at 800-426-5546 for a free case assessment.

San Luis Obispo Medical Malpractice Lawyers Offer Free Consultations

San Luis Obispo Medical Malpractice Lawyers Offer Free Consultations

Moseley Collins Law encourages anyone who suffered harm due to medical negligence in and around San Luis Obispo to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us today at 800-426-5546 to discuss your potential hospital negligence case. Consultations can also occur virtually or at our local office.

During initial consultations, our skilled lawyers:

  • Review your medical records in detail to identify issues
  • Analyze the actual damages caused by medical negligence
  • Identify parties responsible & gather evidence establishing liability
  • Explain your legal options & rights as a victim
  • Outline strategies to prove medical malpractice

Even if we cannot accept your case due to unique circumstances, we provide referrals to appropriate legal professionals who can better assist you. With over 40 years of combined legal experience, our medical malpractice lawyers have helped thousands of injured victims across Central California and pledge to point you in the right direction.

Contact our lawyers online or call 800-426-5546 today to receive empathetic guidance on your medical negligence situation. Take advantage of a free case assessment to understand your rights.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

In addition to San Luis Obispo and other major cities like Morro Bay or Atascadero, Moseley Collins law assists injured victims from the following nearby towns or areas:

North County
  • Paso Robles
  • Templeton
  • Cayucos
  • Los Osos
South County
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Nipomo
  • Pismo Beach
  • Grover Beach
Mountain Communities
  • Santa Margarita
  • See Canyon
  • San Miguel
  • Shandon
Other Local Cities & Towns
  • Avila Beach
  • Pozo
  • Edna Valley
  • Heritage Ranch
Call San Luis Obispo Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Legal Guidance

Don’t fight complex hospital negligence disputes alone. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are here to help injured victims in San Luis Obispo seek justice. Contact us at 800-426-5546 for a free consultation to discuss your situation. Our lawyers simplify this difficult legal process for you while pursuing maximum compensation for long-term damages that resulted from medical errors. Speak to us today for strong legal counsel.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Will I Have to Pay Legal Fees Upfront?

Never. At Moseley Collins Law, we eliminate upfront costs or fees to file medical malpractice claims for injury victims. Our hospital negligence lawyers operate on contingency, collecting no payment unless we win compensation or a settlement for you.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in California?

Time limits called “statutes of limitations” dictate how long patients have to pursue legal action against responsible healthcare providers after incidents of medical negligence. In California, adults have 3 years in most cases while minors have until age 8 or 26 to file.

How Long Will My Medical Malpractice Case Take to Resolve?

The timeframe for resolving hospital negligence cases depends on many factors. Most settle out of court within 2 years. Simple cases with clear evidence of egregious errors can resolve within a few months. However, severely complex medical negligence lawsuits involving multiple defendants can take over 5 years through appeals and trials.

What are Some Common Medical Mistakes that Constitute Malpractice?

From surgical errors, birth-related injuries, misdiagnosis, lack of informed consent to medication errors, cases involving any medical professional breaching accepted standards of care qualify as medical malpractice. Discuss your specific incident with our lawyers.

When Does Medical Negligence Become Criminal?

Some acts of medical negligence constitute not just civil malpractice but criminal acts. This includes sexual misconduct, assault of patients, illegal prescription of controlled substances resulting in addictions or death. Our firm coordinates with law enforcement authorities if criminal prosecutions are warranted.

Can You Still Work on My Case if I Live Outside of California?

Absolutely. We handle hospital negligence cases for clients living throughout the United States. Our legal services are not limited to just local residents. With today's technology, we work remotely with clients across the country seamlessly.

I Signed Arbitration Agreements with Healthcare Providers - What Does That Mean?

Arbitration clauses you signed with doctors, hospitals or nursing homes generally forfeit your rights to pursue court litigation for malpractice issues. However, our skilled lawyers contest questionable arbitration terms to fight for your best interests.

What Medical Records or Documents Should I Gather After an Incident?

Save copies of all medical documentation like patient charts, lab reports, surgical notes, prescriptions, billing records, release forms etc. along with correspondence like emails with healthcare staff. Also photograph visible injuries, save device markings and request image copies of x-rays, MRIs and more to capture critical evidence.

Should I Talk to Anyone About My Case Before Consulting Your Lawyers?

Do not discuss your case specifics or share any documentation with liability insurance adjusters of healthcare providers before talking to our legal team first. Insurance companies quickly try denying valid claims. Protect your rights by contacting us immediately after medical errors.

Client Reviews
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