Santee, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been the victim of medical negligence in Santee, California or a surrounding city, the dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can help. With over 40 years of experience recovering millions for clients, our lawyers have a proven track record obtaining justice and maximum compensation for victims nationwide. We understand how devastating malpractice injuries can be, and are here to help you and your family pursue the financial recovery necessary to move forward.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence, occurs when a doctor, nurse, technician, hospital or other medical professional fails to provide an acceptable standard of care when treating a patient. This failure results in further injury, worsened condition or even death in some tragic cases.

Some common examples medical errors that may constitute malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose serious conditions
  • Surgical mistakes and operating room errors
  • Medication prescription errors and pharmacy dispensing mistakes
  • Childbirth injuries to mother or baby due to OBGYN or nurse negligence
  • Failure to detect cancer or tumors in earlier stages
  • Improper medical device usage or recommendations

Regardless of the specific details, if you or someone close to you has experienced harm, unnecessary pain and suffering, or loss due to evident medical negligence, we can investigate the incident to determine validity of a malpractice lawsuit. Malpractice cases must prove four key elements:

  1. A doctor-patient professional relationship existed that instated a duty of care
  2. The medical provider violated or breached the standard of care
  3. The patient incurred an injury or damages
  4. The breach of duty was directly responsible for causing said injury/damages

With ample resources and a litigation team featuring medical experts across specialties, we can establish whether malpractice factors are present in your situation during a free case assessment. If medical error is evident, we'll then aggressively pursue maximum financial damages on your behalf.

What Types of Medical Negligence Do We Handle?

What Types of Medical Negligence Do We Handle?

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling a broad range of medical negligence and malpractice cases in Santee and greater metro area, including:

  • Failure to diagnose infection
  • Cancer misdiagnoses
  • Birth injuries and birth trauma
  • Improper administration of anesthesia
  • Surgical mistakes and errors - operating on the wrong body part
  • Medication overdoses and pharmacy errors
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Failure to order appropriate medical tests
  • Pediatric care negligence
  • Discharging patients prematurely

We also pursue compensation for all types of catastrophic injuries that result from medical negligence or errors, such as:

  • Spinal cord damage, paralysis and quadriplegia
  • Severe brain damage and traumatic brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Amputation of limb(s)
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Blindness and permanent vision damage
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Severe infection and sepsis
Hospitals Serving Santee & San Diego County Sharp Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa)

Sharp HealthCare hospital offering comprehensive care. Services include emergency, cancer, heart, orthopedics, women's health and more.

Alvarado Hospital (San Diego)

Full-service hospital providing care across medical specialties and 24/7 emergency services. Part of Prime Healthcare.

Paradise Valley Hospital (National City)

This acute care hospital has over 260 beds, ER, imaging, surgical suites and specializes in bariatric and orthopedic care.

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista

Scripps clinic and hospital offering heart care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, women's health and 24/7 ER services.

Sharp Chula Vista (Chula Vista)

Sharp HealthCare medical center providing full-service care for families. Cancer, orthopedics, pregnancy, ER and more.

Santee Cities & Neighborhoods We Serve

Our Santee medical malpractice lawyers help injured victims in these neighboring cities and metro area communities:

  • El Cajon
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Lemon Grove
  • Spring Valley
  • Alpine
  • San Diego
  • National City
  • Chula Vista
  • Carlsbad
  • Escondido
  • Oceanside
  • Vista
  • San Marcos
  • Encinitas
  • Imperial Beach
  • Poway
  • Solana Beach
  • Del Mar
  • Ramona
  • Valley Center
  • Fallbrook
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Rancho San Diego
  • Rancho Santee
  • Dehesa
  • Fletcher Hills
  • Navajo
  • Mission Trails
  • Tierra Del Sol

And more. If you do not see your San Diego neighborhood or suburb listed here, give us a call about your case.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

If you or a loved one experienced harm, additional injury, or loss due to evident medical negligence, you may have grounds to pursue financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. By demonstrating negligence and causation, you can potentially recover damages to cover both economic and non-economic losses.

Economic Medical Malpractice Damages

These damages seek to compensate tangible financial effects of the malpractice, including:

Lost Income and Loss of Earning Capacity

If new disabilities inhibit your ability return to work or perform essential job duties, you can claim lost wages. Loss of future earning power may also be claimed if injuries are permanent.

Medical Expenses

Recovering all past, current and reasonably expected future medical costs associated with extra treatment needed is standard. Expenses like hospital bills, medications, therapy and in-home care fall under this umbrella.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Malpractice may cause significant costs for travel to appointments, home modifications for accessibility, paid caregivers and more. These and other literal out-of-pocket expenses can be recovered.

Non-Economic Medical Malpractice Damages

Unlike the definite financial losses above, non-economic damages concern intangible yet still devastating effects of malpractice negligence, such as:

Pain and Suffering

The physical pain, emotional distress, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression that medical errors and resulting complications inflict deserve fair compensation.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

If malpractice injuries now prevent you from activities, hobbies and quality of life components you previously enjoyed, this merit compensation. Damages align with the severity of disruption.

Loss of Consortium

If negligence resulted in wrongful death, the plaintiff's spouse and/or family members may file to recover damages for the loss of their loved one's companionship.

Punitive Damages

In cases of gross negligence or egregious misconduct, the court may award additional punitive damages intended to punish the defendant. Speak to a lawyer on eligibility.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law For Your Medical Malpractice Case?
  • Proven Track Record - Over 40 years focused exclusively on medical malpractice litigation with millions recovered for injured clients to date
  • Financial Means to Litigate Thoroughly - Extensive case expense funding with no upfront costs so you can focus on recovery while we focus on building your claim
  • Compassionate & Dedicated Lawyers – Our experienced lawyers treat each client of medical malpractice case like family.

Whether hospital negligence, surgical errors, anesthesia mistakes, delayed cancer diagnosis, pharmacy dispensing errors, or any other form of medical malpractice, we have the expertise and resources to analyze your situation and formulate a recovery plan.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Our lawyers offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to anyone harmed by medical negligence in Santee, San Diego metro and surrounding cities. We will objectively assess your situation, answer all questions, and let you know your legal options.

To schedule now at no cost or commitment, please call (800) 426-5546 or tell us how we can reach you online. Take advantage of our risk-free consult offer and 40+ years of malpractice litigation prowess today. Justice awaits!

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical MalpracticeHow much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Moseley Collins Law takes malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning no upfront payment is required from the client and we only collect if we obtain recovery or settlement funds for you. Our firm also fronts all litigation costs.

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

Each state has statutes of limitations dictating the deadline for filing medical negligence claims. In California, patients generally have one year from the data of discovery, but allowances are made for discovery delays. Have your case analyzed today before time runs out.

Does medical malpractice also include nursing home abuse?

Yes, the negligence or inadequate care of an elderly patient or nursing home resident constitutes grounds for a malpractice claim under California law. Bed sores, falls, medication errors and poor nutrition that cause harm would all warrant investigation.

Will any compensation I receive get reduced by legal fees?

No. The contingency fee percentage our law firm collects comes out of the award or settlement amount the defendant pays. So, if we don't win your case, you pay nothing, while we take on all risk and cost burden.

Can I file a malpractice suit if someone died due to medical negligence?

Absolutely. The surviving family has cause and the right to sue for wrongful death when the loss of life occurred as a direct result of provider incompetence or error. Speak to our compassionate wrongful death lawyers today.

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