Tulare, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Lawyers

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to the negligent actions of a Tulare or Visalia medical professional or facility, the medical malpractice lawyers of Moseley Collins Law can help. With over 40 years of experience practicing medical malpractice litigation specifically for catastrophic cases requiring life-long 24/7 care, Moseley Collins Law has recovered millions for victims and their families. This page serves as an informational guide on pursuing legal action against Tulare doctors, hospitals, and healthcare systems in cases of gross negligence.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Assisting Visalia and Tulare Victims

When healthcare professionals fail to uphold an acceptable standard of medical care and cause harm as a result, we call this medical malpractice. Doctors, nurses, specialists, surgeons, dentists, chiropractors, therapists and all medical providers have a legal duty to treat every patient in their care with reasonable skill and safety precautions. However, medical mistakes are sometimes made, often with devastating consequences.

If you have suffered life-altering injury or the loss of a loved one in Tulare or the surrounding communities of Woodville, Waukena, Lemon Cove, Pixley, Tipton, Poplar-Cotton Center due to provider negligence, the dedicated Tulare medical malpractice lawyers of Moseley Collins Law may be able to help. With convenient office locations in Visalia and Fresno, they represent clients from all over Tulare County, Fresno County and beyond in medical negligence lawsuits against defendants like Kaweah Delta Medical Center. Kaweah Delta Medical Center is the main hospital serving the greater Visalia and Tulare areas providing emergency care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, heart care and more.

Some specific examples of potential grounds for medical negligence claims that our skilled lawyers may be able to assist with if the negligence resulted in severe injury or wrongful death include:

  • Misdiagnosis/Delay in Diagnosis
  • Medication Errors
  • Childbirth Injuries
  • Failure to Monitor Patients Properly
  • Delayed Emergency Room Treatment
  • Surgical Mistakes/Errors
  • Anesthesia Errors
  • Improper Medical Device Use
  • Outpatient Clinic Negligence

If your life has been forever impacted by the reckless, negligent or incompetent actions of a Tulare healthcare provider, do not hesitate to explore your options. The medical malpractice lawyers from Moseley Collins offer free, no-obligation case evaluations to all potential clients. Simply call our 24/7 hotline at (800) 426-5546 to learn if we are able to take your case. With ample resources, a proven track record of results, and deep care and compassion for our clients, Moseley Collins Law are determined advocates for justice.

What Kind of Settlement Value Can My Medical Malpractice Case Have?

What Kind of Settlement Value Can My Medical Malpractice Case Have?

No two medical negligence cases are alike when it comes to potential value and compensation amounts, however some contributing factors include:

  • Level of injury/impairment caused - More severe injuries warrant higher damages. Cases involving severe brain damage, paralysis, loss of limbs or functions and wrongful death carry higher potential values. The level of ongoing medical treatment and personal care the victim will need the rest of their life impacts amounts.
  • Liability apportionment - The percentage of liability courts attribute to each party affects settlement amounts. Some states employ comparative negligence rules which would reduce patient compensation by their percentage of fault.

While every medical malpractice case outcome depends widely on details of the negligence and patient losses, our Tulare medical malpractice lawyers have helped secure millions for clients including injury victims and surviving loved ones in appropriate scenarios.

Why Choose Us?

Moseley Collins Law medical malpractice lawyers have been assisting clients for over four decades. Over the years we have developed a strong reputation locally and nationally for our integrity, dedication for clients, high success rate, and fair fee structures. Some key reasons to choose our services include:

  • Top Resources - Our extensive in-house team is made up of talented litigators, medical consultants/experts in most fields, and skilled negotiations all working together toward maximum results. We commit whatever resources it takes to build strong cases.
  • Rigorous Standards - Less than 10% of inquiries make it through their thorough case evaluation process as they commit to only taking the strongest negligence cases involving severe injury necessitating 24/7 care or wrongful death. However, if your case is declined, you receive guidance on legal rights/options.
  • Zero Fees Upfront - We take cases on a contingency-fee basis meaning legal fees only come from settlement funds - no money required upfront. Cases costs are also fronted by the firm and reimbursed at the end.

If you lost a loved one or suffered immense harm unnecessarily due to a Tulare doctor or medical facility's negligence, the dedicated patient advocates from Moseley Collins Law may be able to gain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact our office today online or by calling (800) 426-5546 for a free consultation. There are also hundreds of positive Moseley Collins Law reviews online further showcasing our proven dedication obtaining fair results for victims and families harmed by medical negligence.

The Specifics of Medical Negligence

Since medical malpractice is a complex area of law, plaintiffs face an uphill legal battle in most cases which is why connecting with proven Tulare medical malpractice lawyers from the start is key. By law, the burden of proof rests on the plaintiff. Meeting all the legal elements of a successful claim takes comprehensive investigation, legal acumen and trial experience:

  1. A physician-patient relationship existed - This relationship imposes a duty of care on the medical provider. There are some exceptions such as in the ER where an initial consult does not necessarily establish a relationship.
  2. The provider acted negligently - Deviation from standard medical care that caused injury which a reasonable professional under similar circumstances would not make establishes breach of duty. Typically, gross negligence must be proven - mere dissatisfaction with results does not qualify.
  3. Causation proven between negligence and injury - The breach of duty was directly responsible for the adverse injuries claimed. Multiple experts often testify to scientific merits establishing the cause.
  4. Verifiable patient injury/damages occurred - Without provable serious patient harm (death, long-term care needed, permanent disability, etc.), there is no case regardless of the medical negligence proven. Plaintiffs must quantify economic costs + pain/suffering.

When all four criteria legally qualify and our client is ready to take action, our lawyers thoroughly prepare every medical negligence case as if destined for a jury trial seeking maximum compensation although most settle beforehand. We hire independent specialists early on to methodically comb medical records finding key details establishing negligence while family/friends of the victim share insight on damages for a complete account of losses suffered which courts also want quantified.

Building an ironclad claim requires skill, meticulous effort, expansive medical insight, and jury trial experience which the battle-tested Tulare medical malpractice lawyers from Moseley Collins Law possess after 40+ years specifically handling these cases. All cases undergo extensive review and must meet our strict criteria before a lawyer-client relationship can formally commence. However, we still provide caring guidance to callers not meeting case requirements.

What Information Do We Need For A Free Consultation?

What Information Do We Need For A Free Consultation?

When victims of medical negligence or surviving loved ones call seeking legal guidance from our seasoned medical malpractice lawyers providing dedicated advocacy across Tulare County and all of central California, we require certain background details before an informed case evaluation discussion can occur. This absolutely free, completely confidential consultation allows potential clients to talk with a lawyer and have all our initial questions answered directly regarding their legal standing and options.

Essential details they will request you have on hand when you call include:

  • Your name/contact information or if you’re calling for someone else, their details
  • The name of person injured/deceased by medical negligence & their age
  • Date/details of the negligence including doctor/facility names
  • Specific injury or cause of death suffered
  • Current condition of injured victim - level of recovery, permanent damage, care needed, etc.
  • Any corroborating records or materials you already have documenting the incident
  • List of all economic damages incurred already - medical bills, lost work wages, etc.

With those key case specifics shared upfront, our Tulare medical malpractice lawyers can complete an initial case strength analysis, advise if it meets their case intake standards, answer urgent questions related to filing limitations, provide general guidance relative to similar cases, gauge potential negligence based on facts presented, and give neutral feedback regarding legal options. We will handle caller questions for as long as needed with patience and compassion knowing this call often represents the first brave step toward justice after tragedy.

Consultations conveniently take place remotely via phone or online form accessible from anywhere most times of day/night. If further medical guidance is required pre-lawsuit, clients gain access to their network of doctors who provide independent insight on records and even testimony when preparation for trial moves forward after intake stages. Contact us online or call (800) 426-5546 to take advantage of this invaluable free offer and directly address a caring medical malpractice lawyer today.

Hiring the Right Medical Negligence Lawyer Matters

Successfully exercising medical malpractice injury claim rights requires thorough litigation preparation, negotiating talent at settlement proceedings, expansive medical knowledge, savvy court experience, financial resource capacity, an empathetic bedside manner and sheer determination which perfectly encapsulates the Moseley Collins Law approach that has served clients exceptionally for over forty years.

It takes this unique blend of compassion and legal warrior skill to battle complex hospital negligence cases against massive insurance corporations protecting the healthcare industry in California courts looking to curb lawsuits. Only 1 in 8 potential clients even satisfy their strict intake standards so preparing your best case presentation before calling is key. If eligible for representation, you gain tireless advocates already equipped with the expansive in-house resources and track record required to win.

The radically life-altering effects from failed patient procedures, misdiagnosis negligence, surgical/pharmaceutical errors and essentially all types of preventable medical harm coming from a healthcare provider breach of care deserve accountability. Yet the system makes it difficult and opposing counsel does look to settle quietly before trial. It pays to have an accomplished Tulare medical malpractice lawyer in your corner determining the strongest legal course toward deserved justice.

Major Hospitals Serving Tulare County and Surrounding Areas

Tulare County residents have access to several quality hospitals and medical centers to meet their healthcare needs. Some of the major hospitals in and around Tulare County include:

Kaweah Delta Medical Center (Visalia, CA) - The primary hospital serving Visalia and Tulare County with over 500 beds. Offers emergency care, cancer treatment, rehabilitation services and more.

Adventist Health Tulare (Tulare, CA) – A 167 bed hospital providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24/7 emergency care for Tulare County residents.

Sierra View Medical Center (Porterville, CA) – This Porterville based hospital cares for Tulare County residents with a 128 bed capacity and the only Level III trauma center in the county.

Saint Agnes Medical Center (Fresno, CA) – Located just outside of Tulare County, Saint Agnes is a 365 bed hospital with a top regional heart program and cancer center.

Do not leave restitution or the memory of deceased victims to chance navigating alone. The Moseley Collins Law team cares deeply about clients while bringing the essential ingredients for medical negligence victory - expansive negligence & trial expertise, financial firepower to front all case costs until the end, and extensive connections providing medical insights that paint an accurate picture for judge and jury on how egregious errors shattered a life.

Contact us for a free consultation by calling our 24/7 intake hotline at (800) 426-5546 and take the first step toward gaining the closure you deserve after negligence altered your world forever. The worst mistakes warrant the best Tulare medical malpractice lawyers and Moseley Collins Law proves ready to take on that challenge.

Cities and Areas We Serve

Some of the main cities and communities we help victims of medical malpractice in include:

  • Tulare, CA
  • Visalia, CA
  • Woodville, CA
  • Lemon Cove, CA
  • Waukena, CA
  • Pixley, CA
  • Tipton, CA
  • Poplar-Cotton Center, CA
  • Ivanhoe, CA

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsDo I have a valid medical malpractice case?

Every potential malpractice case has unique facts, but some common factors our lawyers look for during a free case review include:

  • Permanent injury, disability or death caused by doctor/facility negligence
  • Clear healthcare provider errors apparent in the record
  • Significant economic and non-economic damages from the negligence
What does “statute of limitations” mean in medical negligence?

This refers to legal filing deadlines unique to each state. In California, patients must file medical malpractice claims by the sooner of 3 years from the negligent act OR 1 year after discovering the injury - prompt legal consultation advised.

Will filing a malpractice claim impact my ongoing care at the provider?

Under patient rights laws, doctors/facilities cannot deny medically necessary care because of a pending legal claim. Maintaining your well-being remains the priority.

Can hospital systems be held liable for doctor malpractice?

Yes, the principle of “vicarious liability” means employers can share negligence blame for staff actions. This expands options for injury victims pursuing accountability.

Is compensation guaranteed if negligence is proven?

While courts often award damages upon clear proof of malpractice causing severe injury or death, legal outcomes involve many factors. Experienced lawyers increase odds substantially.

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.
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