South Lake Tahoe, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Receiving medical treatment should make you feel safe and lead to an improved quality of health. But when doctors, nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, pharmaceutical companies, or other hospital staff members act negligently, the results can be life-altering. Medical malpractice happens more often than you may realize across the United States.

If you or a loved one suffered additional pain, a worsened condition, new injuries, or even death due to the negligent actions or inaction taken by a South Lake Tahoe medical professional or facility, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. The accomplished lawyers of Moseley Collins Law have helped numerous victims of medical negligence throughout Northern California recover millions of dollars in financial compensation.

With over 40 years of combined legal experience specifically handling medical malpractice cases nationwide, we have an in-depth understanding of this complex area of law. We handle every aspect of building a strong claim on your behalf while you focus on healing and recovery. Contact us for a free consultation today to discuss your potential hospital negligence case 800-426-5546.

How Common Are Hospital Errors in South Lake Tahoe, CA?

Unfortunately, medical mistakes and substandard care occur far too frequently in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices nationwide. In South Lake Tahoe, some common incidents bringing about medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious health condition
  • Childbirth injuries to mother or infant
  • Surgical errors like operating on or removing the wrong body part
  • Pharmacy prescription errors with incorrect drugs or doses given
  • Failure to recognize symptoms of stroke, heart attack or internal bleeding
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Preventable infections due to unclean equipment or environment

These are just some examples of medical negligence that can drastically reduce one’s quality of life. More severe cases result in permanent disabilities, irreversible damage, or wrongful death.

That’s why Moseley Collins Law fights on behalf of victims and holds all negligent parties fully accountable. Hospitals, doctors and insurance companies cannot get away with causing preventable patient harm due to incompetence or putting profits over patient safety. With an intricate understanding of state and federal regulations, our lawyers build strong arguments to recover damages for all physical, emotional and financial losses victims suffer.

South Lake Tahoe Medical Malpractice Laws

South Lake Tahoe Medical Malpractice Laws

In California, medical malpractice laws allow injury victims to file lawsuits against any healthcare provider whose incompetent actions or inaction directly caused them harm. This includes not only doctors and nurses, but also clinics, labs, psychiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, nursing homes, and any medical facility.

To successfully win compensation in a medical negligence claim, our lawyers must prove:

  • A patient-provider relationship existed where the medical professional owed a duty of care to the patient
  • The standard of care was breached when treatment fell below accepted standards
  • The patient suffered compensable injuries
  • Those injuries were directly caused by the medical negligence

The state has strict rules regarding medical malpractice claims which limit non-economic damages to $250,000. However, there are no caps on economic damages like medical costs, lost income, rehabilitation and in-home healthcare expenses. These costs often total millions for victims who now require around-the-clock care.

It’s vital to have a South Lake Tahoe medical malpractice lawyer intimately familiar will all applicable state laws and regulations. We prepare strong arguments regarding negligence while making sure filings adhere to CA rules regarding expert testimony, settlement demands, litigation timelines and more. Strict attention to legal details provides victims the greatest chance of success.

Major Hospitals Serving South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe offers quality medical facilities providing care to local residents as well as visitors to the region. Below are the major hospitals available:

Barton Memorial Hospital

A non-profit regional medical center offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Barton Memorial provides primary and specialty care across over 30 departments.

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

As the largest hospital serving the Lake Tahoe area, services include Level III trauma center designation, cancer care, inpatient rehabilitation unit, and robotic surgery program.

Tahoe Forest Hospital

This acute care hospital in Truckee offers emergency care, intensive care, surgical care, childbirth services, diagnostic imaging and more for those located in North Tahoe near the Nevada border.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

In addition to fighting for South Lake Tahoe medical malpractice victims, Moseley Collins Law helps injured victims throughout the region receive justice. Other nearby areas we serve include:

  • Meyers
  • Christmas Valley
  • Angora Highlands
  • Heavenly Valley
  • Sierra Tract
  • Tahoe Paradise
  • Spring Creek
  • Lake Valley

Why Choose Us for Your Medical Injury Case?

Why Choose Us for Your Medical Injury Case?

Moseley Collins Law is dedicated to helping South Lake Tahoe residents receive justice and compensation after medical negligence harms their health and lives. Our firm has an outstanding track record of success backed by superb industry credentials:

  • Over 40 years combined assisting medical malpractice victims nationwide
  • Multimillion dollar verdict and settlement history
  • Hundreds of outstanding client reviews praising our compassion and legal skill

We provide personalized attention for every client while having the resources and expertise of a prominent statewide firm. Our South Lake Tahoe medical malpractice lawyers aggressively pursue maximum compensation for all physical, financial and emotional damage victims suffer. We fully investigate how preventable mistakes happened and hold all negligent parties accountable to prevent it from occurring to others.

Types of Medical Negligence Cases We Handle

Hospital negligence can take countless forms depending on the medical specialty, type of treatment and where errors occur. Our firm has extensive experience handling a spectrum of medical malpractice claims involving:

  • Emergency room negligence - Failure to run tests or recognize life-threatening conditions in ERs lead to permanent damage or death for thousands of patients annually. Slow diagnosis of heart attacks, appendicitis, meningitis, stroke and more commonly bring about lawsuits.
  • Surgical errors - Botched operations, anesthesia overdoses, organ removal mistakes, or operating on the wrong body part makes surgical units one of the highest risk areas of any hospital. Surgeons must take proper precautions and follow protocols exactly to prevent severe harm.
  • Birth injuries - When doctors, nurses or hospitals fail to follow OB/GYN standards of care, infant and maternal trauma can result. Birth hypoxia, Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy, cephalohematoma, fractured clavicles, and cerebral palsy are some of the more common delivery room errors.
  • Misfiled pharmacy prescriptions - Getting the incorrect medicine or wrong dose leads thousands to suffer allergic reactions, organ failure, neurological damage and even death. Pharmaceutical companies also mislabel drugs or fail to provide adequate warning labels.
  • Failure to diagnose cancer, heart disease, diabetes - Spotting and beginning treatment for dangerous health conditions quickly leads to hugely improved prognoses. Delayed or missed diagnoses through poor testing procedures, evaluation, monitoring or analysis can drastically reduce life expectancy and quality.
  • Nursing home abuse - Elderly negligence regarding falls, bedsores, poor nutrition or dehydration and other forms of preventable harm.
Financial Recovery Through Settlements & Verdicts

The accomplished South Lake Tahoe medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law advocate for clients to obtain financial means to cover all present and future medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity and pain/suffering damages owed. We take great pride helping severely injured victims or grieving families recover multiple millions in verdicts and settlements.

However, no amount of money can ever make up for losing someone you love or irreversibly losing functioning and independence. We fight for justice and accountability at the same time as pursuing the maximum financial recovery available under CA law. Success provides the resources victims now need for proper medical care, life enjoyment and security moving forward.

Contact Us About Your Potential Medical Negligence Claim

Don’t wait to pursue maximum compensation and justice against the medical professionals who caused you or your family unnecessary harm. Moseley Collins Law offers free consultations and case evaluations to discuss the merits of your medical injury claim. Over the phone and in-person, we compassionately listen while analyzing the full scope of damages you face.

We take medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning legal fees only come from financial recoveries made - zero upfront costs for our help battling complex hospitals and insurance companies. To get started and claim what you deserve, give our South Lake Tahoe office a call at 800-426-5546 or request your free case review online.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice ClaimsHow soon after an injury can I file a malpractice claim?

Per California statute, you must file your claim within 1 year from the discovery date - with some exceptions. Discuss your specific incident timing with us.

Does medical negligence include nursing home abuse?

Yes, seniors abused in nursing homes have legal rights to sue for their injuries the same as in hospitals. Physical or emotional abuse, bedsores, poor care or unsanitary facility conditions constitute negligence.

What types of damages might I recover?

You may claim current and future medical costs, lost income & benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, pain & suffering damages based on life impact among other damages.

Can someone file suit if a loved one died from medical errors?

Yes, wrongful death lawsuits hold negligent parties accountable. Families can claim loss of financial support, companionship, funeral costs and other applicable damages.

Who pays my claim if I win - doctors themselves or their insurance?

Doctors must carry hefty malpractice insurance for these reasons. Rarely does compensation come directly from the provider’s own finances.

Client Reviews
"When I was injured I felt truly hopeless. I didn't know where to turn when I was released from the hospital. Luckily, I remembered your phone number and I called you. You won a nice settlement for me. Thank you!" Charles T.
"May God bless you always, Moseley and your wonderful staff. You all were there for us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful." Tina N.
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