Santa Barbara, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been the victim of medical malpractice in Santa Barbara or nearby areas? The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can help. With over 40 years of experience winning millions for clients nationwide, we have the skill and tenacity to stand up to negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, and healthcare systems when their mistakes cause serious injury or death.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical mistakes caused by negligence can drastically reduce one’s quality of life. Hospital negligence such as surgical errors, improper administration of medication, inaccurate diagnosis, inadequate patient monitoring, mistakes during childbirth, and more can all constitute malpractice under California law.

If you or someone close to you has experienced significant harm due to incompetent, reckless, or careless actions taken by a Santa Barbara healthcare provider, you may have grounds to pursue legal action. The accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can thoroughly investigate what went wrong and build a strong case on your behalf.

Our Proven Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Our Proven Medical Malpractice Lawyers

With extensive experience handling complex hospital negligence cases, our lawyers have the litigation capabilities and medical knowledge needed to successfully challenge large hospitals, physician groups, clinics, nurses, and other healthcare providers accused of misconduct in Santa Barbara and surrounding cities.

We are recognized medical malpractice litigators who have recovered millions for past clients nationwide over our 40+ year history. Our track record of success stems not only from our courtroom and settlement skills but also from our substantial financial resources to undertake state-of-the-art litigation.

Moseley Collins Law possesses the expertise and dedication to stand up to negligent medical entities, even when they have teams of their aggressive defense lawyers. We have the staying power to go the distance on cases other firms may not be equipped to handle.

Major Hospitals Serving Santa Barbara County

There are several major hospitals and medical systems providing care to residents across Santa Barbara County. Some of the largest Santa Barbara hospitals include:

Cottage Health Hospitals

Cottage Health operates the major Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital as well as Goleta Valley and Santa Ynez cottage hospitals serving the region. Their emergency rooms, operating suites, maternity wards, laboratories, radiology departments, and numerous medical specialties see thousands of patients each year who rely on their standards of care.

Marian Regional Medical Center

Part of the Dignity Health network, Marian Medical Center provides critical care, surgical, rehabilitation, and birthing services. They are equipped with advanced heart and stroke care programs as well as expert neurosurgeons and orthopedic doctors.

Lompoc Hospital

Lompoc Hospital is the sole public healthcare district hospital in the county providing emergency and intensive medical care to the Lompoc Valley area. Their campus includes a skilled nursing facility.

Sansum Clinic

With over 150 expert physicians across more than 30 specialties, Sansum Clinic delivers outpatient care to thousands. Anesthesiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and many other specialties are covered under the Sansum healthcare umbrella.

Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

For those suffering catastrophic injuries requiring intensive inpatient rehab care, Cottage Rehab Hospital provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy to regain functioning. Patients receive 24/7 medical management as well as psychological, vocational, and educational support services.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law For Your Medical Malpractice Case

If you or someone you love has suffered greatly due to medical negligence in Santa Barbara, putting a highly accomplished medical malpractice law firm in your corner is crucial to obtaining justice. Moseley Collins Law offers numerous advantages to clients harmed by healthcare, including:

Deep Litigation Resources

Medical malpractice cases demand extensive funding for top expert witnesses and case investigation expenses that routinely exceed $100k-$300k+ range. Our substantial capital reserves ensure we assemble the strongest evidence for trial success no matter costs.

Reputation for Taking Cases Other Firms Reject

Due to the costs/complexities of medical negligence lawsuits that may last years, many firms unfortunately cherry-pick cases or lack staying power. Moseley Collins Law embraces the challenge of even seemingly difficult medical injury cases with tenacity fueled by our mission.

Our Past Clients Love to Recommend Us

We have over 900 online reviews from our past clients which shows our quality of services. Our services are loved and trusted by many clients nationwide which makes us a good choice for medical malpractice victims.

With 40+ years of unwavering commitment to fighting for medical malpractice victims when others shy away, experience the difference by choosing our battle-tested lawyers.

Scope of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle

Medical negligence lawsuits can arise from all facets of patient care across every medical specialty. If your life has been severely impacted by incompetent care, some examples of potential malpractice cases we may be able to pursue compensation for include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness
  • Childbirth injuries to mother or baby
  • Surgical mistakes and complications
  • Medication errors and pharmacy mistakes
  • Failure to monitor patients appropriately
  • Inadequate infection control practices
  • Poorly performed aesthetic procedures
  • Lack of informed consent regarding risks/alternatives of a procedure

No case is too complex for our accomplished Santa Barbara medical malpractice lawyers. We have seen just about every type of damage resulting from healthcare gone wrong:

  • Infant brain damage, cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
  • Amputation of the wrong limb
  • Severe burns
  • Loss of vision
  • Birth injuries
  • Wrongful death

You can trust our lawyers to aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your unique situation. We have helped injured victims recover damages to pay for extensive medical bills, lost income, rehabilitative care, adaptive home/vehicle modifications, special education for children, and other necessities.

Common Injuries from Medical Negligence

Common Injuries from Medical Negligence

While no two medical malpractice cases are exactly alike, some of the most catastrophic injuries we see resulting from healthcare gone wrong include:

  • Brain Injuries - Medical errors and neglect can lead to oxygen deprivation, bleeding, and other trauma-causing disabilities like memory loss, paralysis, impaired senses, speech issues, and more. Brain damage is frequently permanent.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries - Mistakes during surgery, failure to diagnose spinal conditions, and other negligence can damage the spinal cord resulting in partial or total paralysis and loss of sensation.
  • Amputation - Surgical errors and complications sometimes necessitate amputation that could have been avoided with proper care. Loss of limbs severely impacts mobility and quality of life.
  • Severe Burns - Operating room fires, radiation therapy gone wrong, and chemical burns during procedures can cause serious scarring and disfigurement.
  • Loss of Vision - Mismanagement of chronic diseases, anesthesia accidents, and surgical mistakes may impair vision or result in total blindness.
  • Birth & Pregnancy Related - Poor monitoring of mother and baby during pregnancy or delivery can lead to cerebral palsy, fractured bones, lack of oxygen to the brain, and preventable infant death.

If you or someone you love suffered grave harm due to incompetence by Santa Barbara medical professionals, do not delay seeking experienced legal representation for justice and financial recovery. The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can help you understand your legal options during a free case review.

Cities and Towns Near Santa Barbara We Serve

Moseley Collins Law handles medical negligence cases for clients living across Santa Barbara County and surrounding cities, including:

  • Goleta
  • Carpinteria
  • Summerland
  • Montecito
  • Isla Vista
  • Lompoc
  • Solvang
  • Buellton
  • Santa Ynez
  • Los Alamos
  • Los Olivos

If you live in any Santa Barbara area community and have been harmed by substandard medical treatment, we encourage you to reach out to our offices for a free consultation. Our lawyers are here to support residents across Santa Barbara County who deserve accountability and compensation when doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other healthcare providers fail them.

Our Promise to Medical Malpractice Victims

Moseley Collins Law offers hope to medical negligence victims at a time they likely feel helpless and overwhelmed by catastrophic injury and loss. Our accomplished lawyers are compassionate supporters who can lessen the burden through pragmatic counsel and dedicated legal advocacy.

No one expects negligent care when under a healthcare provider’s charge. Patients believe doctors, nurses, and hospitals will make treatment decisions in their best interest and according to reasonable standards of medical care. When that trust is violated, victims deserve accountability and compensation.

We promise to fully investigate how the medical harm occurred, identify every liable party, establish precise causes for the injury event, quantify both economic and non-economic damages owed to you, and craft a medical malpractice lawsuit seeking maximum recovery. With extensive resources and talent on your side, we can shift focus toward rebuilding your life rather than dwelling on how the healthcare system failed you when it mattered most.

Moseley Collins Law encourages those harmed by medical negligence in Santa Barbara County to connect with us directly for a free, confidential case assessment. Call us at 800-426-5546 or contact us online to arrange a risk-free consultation. Our lawyers are here to support you when you need it most.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsHow Much Time Is There to File a Lawsuit After Medical Negligence Occurs?

California statutes limit the timeline for injury victims to pursue legal action. You typically have just one year from the date of discovery to file a lawsuit and preserve rights to remedies.

What Damages May be Recovered in a Hospital Negligence Case?

Economic damages in cases won can provide coverage for all accident-related medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and other quantifiable losses arising from injury/death. Non-economic damages may also compensate for physical/mental pain and reduced quality of life.

Is Medical Expert Testimony Required to Prove Malpractice?

Yes, qualified independent medical specialists who review all pertinent health records are pivotal for establishing proper standards vs. negligent care received. Their objective insights educate the court on acceptable medical practice breaches.

Who Can Be Held Liable - Just Doctors or Nurses Too?

Any negligent healthcare provider directly involved may share liability, whether surgeons, anesthesiologists, ER doctors, radiologists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, technicians, and sometimes hospital management personnel indirectly connected.

How Long Do Medical Injury Lawsuits Typically Take to Resolve?

Due to their complexity in proving causation and damages, cases often last 12-36 months until settlement or trial verdict. We move promptly yet avoid rushing clients into premature resolutions benefitting defense interests rather than prioritizing their best long-term interest.

Client Reviews
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