Soledad, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Have you or a loved one experienced life-altering injury or death due to substandard medical care in a Soledad hospital? The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience holding hospitals accountable in negligence cases nationwide. If you suffered harm under a Soledad hospital’s care, contact our firm today for diligent representation and compassionate counsel.

Understanding Hospital Medical Negligence

Medical errors cause up to 160,000 deaths per year in California alone. Hundreds of thousands more are severely hurt by negligent practices in both hospitals and outpatient facilities. However, hospitals tend to have much higher rates of medical negligence given their role in serious injuries and complex procedures.

Common examples of hospital negligence include:

Surgical Errors
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Retained surgical items in the patient's body
  • Damage to organs/tissue
  • Anesthesia errors
Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis
  • Failure to order tests or scans
  • Missed cancer diagnosis
  • Heart attack misdiagnosis
Medication Errors
  • Administering the wrong drug
  • Over/under dosing
  • Ignoring dangerous drug interactions
Infant/Maternity Errors
  • Failure to monitor fetal distress
  • Improper use of forceps/vacuum devices
  • Delayed C-section
Infection Outbreaks
  • Unsanitary facilities/tools
  • Spread of bloodborne pathogens
  • Sepsis

If you experienced any permanent injury, disability, or loss of a loved one due to poor judgment or negligible treatment in a Soledad medical facility, you need fierce legal advocates in your corner.

Why Choose Us? Proven Record of Results.

Why Choose Us? Proven Record of Results.

The hospital medical negligence lawyers at Moseley Collins Law bring decades of experience holding healthcare organizations accountable. Our track record of success sets us apart. With extensive medical resources and a selective case approach focused on maximum compensation, we have helped clients secure millions in verdicts and settlements.

When investigating potential malpractice, we take meticulous steps to build an airtight case, including:

  • Ordering all relevant medical records
  • Retaining independent medical experts from key specialties
  • Reconstructing the sequence of events
  • Documenting every instance of substandard care
  • Establishing long-term prognosis and needs

We invest tremendous time and resources on the front end to ensure we can secure the financial means for clients to afford long-term medical care and improve their quality of life.

While no amount of money can make up for preventable harm, holding hospitals responsible provides critical compensation for:

  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Home health assistance
  • Special medical equipment
  • Loss of income/wages
  • Pain and suffering

Our goal with every healthcare negligence case is to fight for properly funded recovery and a safer California medical system.

Soledad Hospitals

Below are the major hospitals serving Soledad and the surrounding areas:

Natividad Medical Center

A level II trauma center providing a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.

Mee Memorial Hospital

A 48-bed medical center offering primary and specialty care to King City and southern Monterey County.

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital

The largest hospital in the region with 281 beds, Level III trauma center, and heart attack/stroke center.

Soledad Communities We Serve

The hospital negligence lawyers at Moseley Collins Law help injured victims and bereaved families across Soledad and throughout Monterey County, including:

  • Greenfield
  • Gonzales
  • King City
  • Salinas
  • Marina
Unincorporated Communities
  • Chualar
  • San Lucas
  • San Ardo
  • Lockwood
  • Bradley

Regardless of which hospital, doctor, or medical facility caused harm to you or your family, our dedicated legal team advocates for Soledad residents statewide. Contact us about negligence at Natividad Medical Center or any regional healthcare provider.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

In addition to Soledad, we help clients with medical malpractice cases in the following nearby regions:

  • Salinas
  • San Benito County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Fresno County

Please reach out if you or a loved one experienced medical negligence in any regional hospitals or healthcare centers around these Central Coast cities. We advocate for clients statewide.

Examples of Common Injuries in Medical Negligence Cases

Examples of Common Injuries in Medical Negligence Cases

Medical errors often cause severe, disabling harm. We have seen countless examples of how a facility’s negligence devastates health and quality of life. Some common injuries in malpractice cases involve:

Brain Damage
  • Oxygen deprivation at birth
  • Surgical mishaps
  • Failure to diagnose strokes
  • Delayed infection treatment
Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Surgical instrument left inside the patient’s spine
  • Errors administering epidurals
  • Failure to diagnose arterial tear or aneurysm
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Undiagnosed cancer or diabetes
  • Ignoring signs of vascular disease
Cerebral Palsy
  • Newborn drops
  • Forceps delivery errors
  • Cord prolapse

Most clients come to us facing permanent disability, loss of limb function, paralysis, or wrongful death of a loved one. We understand the complex medical details while providing compassionate counsel. Securing accountability and financial relief cannot erase harm but, it allows clients to access vital resources for recovery.

What Compensation Is Available in Hospital Negligence Cases?

California malpractice law holds medical providers fully liable for all avoidable patient suffering connected to substandard care. However, securing fair compensation in hospital negligence cases requires understanding complex regulations, medical concepts, and insurance company tactics. Having an experienced legal team gives victims the greatest chance at recovery funds for:

Economic Damages

This covers tangible financial costs like:

  • Medical treatment/therapy
  • Assisted living support
  • Specialized equipment
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Out-of-pocket medical bills
Non-economic Damages

Since quantifying pain and emotional harm is difficult, there are caps on these subjective awards. However, you can still demand accountability and funding for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional anguish
Wrongful Death Damages

If negligence leads to a patient's death, surviving loved ones can pursue damages like:

  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of financial support victims provided
  • Loss of love/companionship

Relying on the hospital’s risk management team or insurance adjusters typically leads to insufficient settlements. Having medical negligence lawyers fully investigate your case while aggressively negotiating for maximum compensation is critical.

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

When examining the complex details surrounding patient care to determine if medical malpractice contributed to additional injury or death, precision and expertise are vital. Our lawyers combine compassionate guidance for clients with methodical investigation techniques to build cases.

Order Complete Medical Records

The very first step involves formally requesting copies of every applicable medical report, surgical notation, diagnostic test result, doctor consultation note, and nursing/pharmacy record for the patient’s care.

Thorough records reveal missed symptoms, inaccurate diagnoses, medication issues, delays in seeking specialist consults, and more problems suggesting negligence. Complete files also show the extent of the resulting harm.

Retain Renowned Independent Specialists to Review Records

Perhaps the most important phase begins when we engage medical experts across all pertinent specialties to scrutinize the patient’s care.

Identifying deviations from reasonable standards of care requires diagnosing physicians, surgeons, hospital administration leaders, and other specialists weighing in based on their expertise. Credible, well-respected medical professionals detailing negligence carry tremendous weight.

Reconstruct the Course of Treatment

In addition to calling out substandard medical judgment, our experts must recreate the sequence of events to highlight every misstep harming the patient.

When did signs and symptoms first arise? What tests and medication should have been followed? Did delays worsen the prognosis? Answering key questions demonstrates how better care could have made a difference.

Calculate Financial Costs of Medical Injury

Documenting mistakes becomes only part of determining damages. Our financial experts also quantify how much additional treatment, assisted living needs, lost income, and other monetary losses inadequate medical care caused.

When a patient or family member endures exponentially greater healthcare costs and financial hardship due to errors, it merits compensation. We fight to secure coverage for all current and future medical bills linked to medical negligence.

With these rigorous investigation tactics, our lawyers build malpractice cases methodically. Attention to detail delivers results for injured clients. Contact our firm to start the process today.

Soledad Medical Malpractice - Next Steps

Suffering or losing someone due to medical negligence merits justice. The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law advocate for clients mourning the devastating loss or facing permanent disability after facility errors. We navigate complex legal processes while you focus on healing and closure during traumatic times.

To get started today with a free consultation about any Soledad hospital negligence case, call us at (800) 426-5546. There are no lawyer fees unless we secure compensation in your case. Receive diligent counsel from powerhouse trial lawyers with proven success in holding healthcare organizations accountable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsHow much does it cost to hire you as my malpractice lawyer?

There are never any upfront fees. We only collect legal costs if we recover financial compensation through settlement or trial verdict. All consultations are free as well.

2. What if the negligent care happened years ago?

The statute of limitations still allows you 1 year from discovery of the injury or 3 years maximum to file a California malpractice lawsuit. Act now to preserve rights.

3. How do you determine if medical negligence occurred?

We conduct an extensive record review and then retain 4+ independent specialists to scrutinize care standards. Medical experts are key.

4. How long do these hospital negligence cases usually take?

Anywhere from several months for straightforward settlements to over 2 years if the case goes to trial. We strive for efficiency but results matter most.

5. Can you help me file a complaint with the state medical board?

Yes, in addition to pursuing hospital accountability and compensation for clients, we assist with reporting providers to regulatory agencies. Patient safety matters.

Please call today with any other questions about our services and success in getting justice for those injured by medical negligence in and around Soledad.

Client Reviews
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