Truckee, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in the Truckee area, you deserve compensation and justice. Medical errors cause serious injuries and financial hardship for many California families each year. At Moseley Collins Law, our dedicated team of lawyers have over 40 years combined experience representing victims of medical negligence nationwide. We understand this extremely complex area of law and will thoroughly investigate your case while providing knowledgeable, personalized representation.

Understanding Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of medical care, resulting in patient injury or harm. Common examples include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious illness or condition
  • Surgical errors and mistakes during child delivery
  • Improper medication dosing or prescriptions
  • Poor aftercare and follow-up treatment

The effects of medical negligence can be catastrophic, leading to significant health declines, disabilities, loss of wages, and immense emotional suffering. By pursuing a medical malpractice claim, victims can obtain compensation to cover all current and future accident-related expenses.

Our Proven Track Record Obtaining Justice

Our Proven Track Record Obtaining Justice

For over four decades, Moseley Collins Law has fought to protect the rights of injured victims nationwide. We have an established record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for clients injured by all types of medical negligence and malpractice. Our intimate knowledge of state laws allows us to build strong arguments on our clients’ behalf.

We are fully prepared to take your hospital negligence case to trial if that becomes necessary. Opposing counsels know we have the expertise and tenacity to convince judges and juries of justified compensation. This typically motivates them to offer fair settlements out of court. We negotiate aggressively - we won’t recommend accepting any offer that doesn’t adequately account for the full financial, physical and emotional impacts you’ve endured.

Focused Exclusively on Victim Representation

Moseley Collins Law represents victims harmed by healthcare organizations and medical professionals. We have no ties or relationships to insurance agencies, hospitals or physicians’ groups that could create conflicts of interest. Our sole priority is using our specialized legal skills to maximize compensation for people injured by medical negligence.

We provide robust representation for various types of malpractice claims, including:

  • Surgical Errors - Operating on the wrong body part; leaving foreign objects inside patients after surgery; surgical instrument breaks; anesthesia errors; post-op infections due to negligence; etc.
  • Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis - Failure to detect cancer, heart disease, meningitis, aneurysms and other serious illness during exams; interpreting test results incorrectly; not requesting proper diagnostic tests.
  • Emergency Room Mistakes - Substandard evaluation and stabilization of patients; discharging unstable patients; insufficient monitoring; giving improper medications.
  • Birth Injuries - Errors causing lack of oxygen, brain damage to infants; improper use of vacuum extraction or forceps; failure to diagnose fetal distress.
  • Nursing Home Abuse - Preventable pressure ulcers/bedsores; dehydration and malnutrition; medication overdoses or under-dosing.

Thorough investigations generally require us to consult medical experts who can accurately identify negligence. We assemble a specialized team featuring professionals matched to the circumstances of your case. Our connections within the medical community allow us to partner with some of the most reputable doctors and healthcare specialists.

Major Hospitals Serving Truckee & Surrounding AreasTahoe Forest Hospital

10121 Pine Avenue, Truckee, CA 96161 Tahoe Forest Health System is a JCAHO accredited acute care hospital with emergency services, ICU, surgical care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, pediatrics and more.

Eastern Plumas Healthcare

1065 Bucks Lake Road, Portola, CA 96122 25-bed critical access hospital with 24/7 ER, swing bed, rural health clinics, diagnostic imaging and specialty clinics.

Seneca Healthcare District

130 Brentwood Drive, Chester, CA 96020 Full-service, 14-bed medical facility with primary care, long term care, physical therapy, laboratory, radiology and more.

Cities and Towns near Truckee We Serve

Moseley Collins Law helps injured victims statewide secure proper compensation for their hardships. We represent Northern Californians harmed by medical negligence in these areas near Truckee:

  • Tahoe City
  • Kings Beach
  • Incline Village
  • Olympic Valley
  • Carnelian Bay
  • Tahoe Vista
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Homewood
  • Tahoma

No matter which town you live or receive(d) treatment in, we make ourselves available for free case consultations. Our lawyers travel to better understand victims’ situations before deciding how to proceed.

Common Injuries Stemming from Medical Negligence

Common Injuries Stemming from Medical Negligence

Healthcare mistakes often generate catastrophic, permanent damage greatly altering victims’ lives. We have seen clients suffer horrific injuries due to substandard treatment, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Severe infections
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke
  • Miscarriage or stillbirth
  • Cerebral palsy

No amount of financial payment can make up for experiencing these types of injuries. But obtaining medical malpractice damages can help you afford proper ongoing care as you cope with disabilities and losses that will affect you indefinitely.

Elements of a Strong Medical Malpractice Claim

Successfully winning malpractice cases requires victims prove several key elements. At Moseley Collins Law, we build compelling arguments on our clients’ behalf by gathering facts and evidence to establish:

  • A legitimate doctor-patient relationship existed
  • Healthcare providers acted negligently by breaching standards of care
  • This negligence directly and foreseeably caused the patient’s additional injuries
  • Significant monetary losses stemmed from these injuries

Our intimate familiarity with medical negligence laws allows us to thoroughly investigate mistakes and construct ironclad legal arguments. We can identify how patients experienced worsening health and financial outcomes due to incompetent healthcare delivery.

Our Law Firm Will Stand Up and Fight for You

Don’t wait to pursue compensation. California malpractice victims generally have one year from discovery date to officially file a lawsuit. It often takes significant time and effort to pull together all information needed to demonstrate a valid claim. Other key deadlines may apply as well depending upon your unique situation.

The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law provide personalized representation to clients in Truckee and surrounding northern CA regions. We have an established record of results from decades of exclusive focus safeguarding victims’ rights. Our credibility and resourcefulness during the discovery process motivates many defendant healthcare organizations and insurance companies to settle outside court. But we fully prepare every case for trial, scrutinizing all details to ensure maximum compensation.

We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations so you can discuss your situation confidentially and directly with a lawyer. Schedule your consultation today to explore your options. Fighting back against medical negligence takes resources most victims lack. With us as passionate, knowledgeable allies, you can pursue the maximum financial recovery you rightfully deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Claims

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice ClaimsHow much does it cost to hire your law firm?

We represent malpractice clients based on contingent fees – we only collect if we obtain financial recovery through settlements or trial verdicts. Our standard fee is 40% of gross settlement/verdict amounts. You pay nothing upfront or throughout the legal process.

What damages can I recover through a malpractice lawsuit?

There are economic damages like medical bills, lost income, and loss of future earnings capacity. There are also non-economic damages covering physical/mental pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium, and reduced enjoyment of life.

Should I report doctor negligence to a medical board?

Yes, reporting incompetence protects other patients from harm. But understand that board investigations unfold separately from civil malpractice cases seeking financial redress. Both processes can proceed simultaneously.

How can I gather evidence to prove my claim?

Leave fact-finding to experienced lawyers. We obtain medical records, consult experts, deposition staff involved, etc. to build evidence revealing improper practices. Don’t contact defendants yourself or mirror their records-gathering.

Who pays jury awards and settlements?

Doctors rarely pay themselves. Their malpractice insurance carrier handles payments per policy limits. Awards exceeding coverage become the provider's direct financial obligation.

The dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law will personally guide victims of negligence through all aspects of their cases. Trust us to deal directly with insurance companies while you focus on recovery. Justice takes time but our lawyers won’t rest until fairly compensated.

Contact us for a free consultation if you or someone close suffered harm from incompetent healthcare providers in the Truckee area or anywhere statewide. Let our passion and legal experience work toward the optimal outcome as you cope with aftermath. We help level the playing field against powerful hospital systems so victims can look ahead while holding wrongdoers fully accountable. You deserve thoughtful counsel and vigorous representation during this difficult time - let us fight on your behalf.

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.
"Everyone at the law firm was helpful, considerate and courteous. I would highly recommend Moseley Collins. Thank you so much." Robyn D.