Tehachapi, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in Tehachapi or the surrounding areas due to the negligence or mistakes of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional, you may be considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience assisting clients nationwide who have faced devastating consequences due to medical negligence. We are committed to standing up for victims and families and getting you the compensation you deserve.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional breaches the established "standard of care" by acting negligently or making an error that results in patient injury, suffering, or in the worst cases, death. Some examples of medical malpractice in Tehachapi or Kern County area hospitals, clinics, or doctors’ offices include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness or condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during childbirth
  • Prescribing improper medications or incorrect dosage
  • Failure to order necessary medical tests
  • Failure to properly monitor patients
  • Errors in anesthesia administration
  • Preventable infections
  • Discharging a patient too soon

The effects of medical negligence can be catastrophic and permanent. You may be facing long hospital stays, added medical bills, lost income, disabilities, or grieving the wrongful death of your loved one. The complexity of malpractice cases is why having an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side is so crucial.

Major Hospitals Serving Tehachapi

Major Hospitals Serving Tehachapi

Some of the main hospitals, medical facilities, and healthcare providers that serve the Tehachapi area include:

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley Hospital is a fully accredited, faith-based critical access facility with 25 beds located at 25000 West Valley Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561. They offer a 24/7 emergency room, laboratory, radiology, cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation, and other services. Visit their website.

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield Heart Hospital focuses exclusively on cardiovascular health with 88 beds at the corner of Stockdale Hwy & New Stine Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93309. They provide diagnostics & treatments for issues like abnormal heart rhythms, blockages, heart failure, etc. Visit their website.

Kern Medical Center

Kern Medical Center is a 222-bed public, acute care teaching hospital owned and operated by Kern County. They are located at 1700 Mount Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93306, and offer a level II trauma center, cancer treatment, burn unit, and more. Visit their website.

Mercy Hospital Downtown

Mercy Hospital Downtown is a Dignity Health network hospital with 302 beds located at 2215 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301. They offer award-winning care with cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery, orthopedics, and several intensive care units. Visit their website.

Cities and Areas We Serve

In addition to Tehachapi itself, Moseley Collins Law also provides legal help to victims of medical negligence from the surrounding towns and communities including:

  • Bear Valley Springs
  • Stallion Springs
  • Golden Hills
  • Mojave
  • Keene
  • Caliente
  • Lamont
  • Arvin
  • Frazier Park
  • Lake of the Woods
  • Water Canyon
  • Sand Canyon
  • Oak Creek
  • Alpine Forest

If you suffered harm in any of these cities or places near Tehachapi under medical care, we encourage you to reach out to explore your case eligibility.

Common Medical Malpractice Injuries

Depending on the specifics of each malpractice case, victims can be left with all kinds of severe, debilitating health issues. Some common medical negligence injuries we see include:

  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or facial paralysis due to doctor errors
  • Surgical mistakes leading to severe infections
  • Medication errors and adverse drug reactions
  • Misdiagnosed heart attacks, cancers, strokes and aneurysms
  • Failure to treat diabetes or high blood pressure appropriately
  • Nerve damage or paralysis from anesthesia errors
  • Decubitus ulcers and bedsores
  • Amputations of the wrong limb

No amount of financial compensation can erase the physical and emotional trauma these preventable medical mistakes may have inflicted. However holding hospitals, physicians, and nursing staff accountable can help patients better manage costs and losses stemming from the incident.

Moseley Collins Law has helped numerous victims in Kern County and throughout California navigate the aftermath of medical negligence and file claims against multiple parties like doctors, nurses, clinics, manufacturers, and more on a contingency fee basis. With extensive case experience and top medical experts on our side, we have what it takes to build strong arguments regarding medical standards of care and the causation of injuries.

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

At our law firm, thoroughly investigating each medical malpractice case before filing a lawsuit is key. We devote substantial time and resources to gathering, reviewing, and analyzing evidence to build a strong claim on our client’s behalf.

Collecting Medical Records and Documents

The process starts by collecting all relevant medical evidence, including:

  • Hospital records - admission, discharge, surgical, specialists’ consultation notes
  • Clinic and physician office medical charts
  • Laboratory and pathology reports
  • Radiology films, scans, MRIs, and test results
  • Billing statements and codes
  • Medication administration records
  • Home health agency care documents

We dig deep to get a complete picture by securing every applicable medical report, letter, and treatment notation in our client’s file across all involved healthcare providers.

Consulting Medical Experts to Assess Care

Our team thoroughly reviews the complete medical file once compiled. Then we retain multiple independent specialists with relevant credentials to provide unbiased expert opinions. For example, in a surgical mistake case, we may consult experts like a board-certified surgeon, infectious disease specialist, life care planner, and vocational rehabilitation analyst.

These specialists offer critical analysis of what care standards should have been followed in our client’s treatment plan based on medical literature and practice guidelines. They identify where providers breached standards through acts of negligence and show how we can demonstrate causation more definitively between mistakes made and subsequent patient injury.

Analyzing Factors Related to Liability and Damages

In addition to securing medical expert testimonies, we assess all other variables that impact the case merits:

  • Applicable state malpractice laws and precedents
  • Medical board complaints and sanctions
  • Provider training credentials and experience
  • Facility accreditations and relevant policies/procedures
  • Scope of short and long-term patient harms
  • Economic losses - medical bills, lost income, therapy costs
  • Intangible damages like physical pain and emotional distress

Building an airtight argument on liability and fair case value takes a strategic analysis from every angle. We apply our decades of specialty experience to bolster the claim's legitimacy ahead of negotiations or trial litigation.

With thorough investigation and preparation, we put our clients in the best position to recover maximum compensation for their medical negligence cases. Reach out for a free consultation regarding your specific situation.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law for Your Medical Malpractice Case?

Moseley Collins Law is proud to have 40+ years of success fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims nationwide. Our commitment is to stand by injury victims who need a strong ally during an overwhelmingly difficult time. We are happy to travel to meet you wherever is most convenient across the Kern County area.

What sets us apart from other California medical malpractice firms includes:

  • Decades of specialized experience – Our lawyers focus specifically on medical negligence and malpractice litigation. You can trust our strategic guidance rooted in deep case knowledge.
  • Pre-litigation experience – We thoroughly investigate before filing the lawsuit, consulting with independent medical experts to strengthen your claim’s merits.
  • Compassion for clients – We know the physical suffering and financial costs malpractice causes, and treat each client like family.
  • Resources to match large hospitals – By being selective in taking cases, we devote ample time, expertise and technology to claims we take on.
  • Contingency fee representation – We only get paid if we recover compensation for you, at no upfront cost to clients.

When you choose to work with us, you can expect personalized attention matched to your unique situation from start to finish. We will gather medical records, secure specialist testimony, demonstrate how standards were breached, handle negotiations with insurance providers, and more. Our goal is always maximum compensation for all your injuries, losses, and damages within legal timeframes.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Team Today

Don’t delay in exploring your legal options if you or someone you love has suffered due to medical negligence in Tehachapi or surrounding cities like Stallion Springs, Bear Valley Springs, Golden Hills, and Mojave. Call us at 800-426-5546 for a free, no-obligation consultation, or complete our simple online contact form . We are standing by to help and welcome the opportunity to review your potential malpractice claim at no cost or commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) How much does it cost to hire Moseley Collins Law for my medical malpractice case?

The benefit of working with us is that we do not require money upfront or any out-of-pocket payments. We handle malpractice cases on contingency, meaning legal fees come from any settlement or court award we obtain for you. If we cannot get you compensation, you owe us nothing. This ensures access to quality legal help.

How do I know if what happened to me qualifies as medical malpractice?

Every malpractice scenario involves unique facts best assessed during a free case review with our lawyers. There are gray areas, but often negligence may have occurred if your doctor violated safety rules, lacked proper training/supervision, failed to test/diagnose, operated carelessly, discharged prematurely, or more.

Will filing a malpractice claim impact my relationship with my doctor/hospital?

You are not required to maintain relationships with providers once they commit negligence. We aim to secure evidence to prevail in court and compensate you adequately. Any relationship ties typically fade once care violations come to light. However, reputable providers also want to rectify any malpractice internally.

How much time do I have to sue my doctor for medical malpractice?

Each state has laws limiting how long patients have to file medical malpractice lawsuits called “statutes of limitations.” These vary greatly but are at minimum 1 year in most states. California gives patients 3 years maximum after injury or 1 year after discovering it. Time is of the essence, so don’t delay, and call us ASAP if you suspect issues!

Will my case settle before going to trial?

Yes, the large majority of our claims are resolved in settlement before reaching trial based on the claim’s merits. An experienced lawyer knows how to demonstrate liability plus damages and prepare thoroughly to negotiate effectively with hospitals/insurers in favor of the client. However, we are fully ready for court if needed.

Client Reviews
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