West Carson, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. When a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional provides care that does not meet accepted standards, it’s considered medical malpractice. Hospital negligence is a type of medical malpractice that occurs when a hospital makes mistakes related to policies, safety, staff training, or patient monitoring that result in patient harm.

If you or a loved one suffered additional pain, worsened condition, permanent disability, or death due to the negligent actions of a West Carson area hospital or medical facility, you may have grounds for a hospital negligence lawsuit. The accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience holding hospitals accountable nationwide when they fail to provide an acceptable level of care.

Our goal is to help victims and families maximize compensation for their injuries, losses, and suffering. We conduct rigorous investigations to build strong cases proving negligence. Contact us for a free consultation today to discuss your situation with a lawyer.

Common Types of Hospital Negligence

Common Types of Hospital Negligence

From medication errors to surgical mistakes and more, many kinds of hospital negligence can cause serious harm. Some examples of potential cases we handle include:


Hospital-acquired infections affect nearly 2 million patients per year. Sources may include contaminated medical devices, surgical supplies, or infection control breaches by staff. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (C. diff), and sepsis infections often lead to extended hospital stays, readmissions, disability, or death.

Surgical Errors

Up to 4,000 surgical mistakes occur daily in US hospitals according to some estimates. Surgeons may operate on the wrong site, leave foreign objects inside patients after surgery, use defective implants or medical devices, or fail to prevent avoidable complications. Errors under anesthesia are also possible.

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Diagnostic errors contribute to 40,000-80,000 US deaths annually. Doctors may improperly interpret tests, fail to order needed tests, or ignore symptoms of severe conditions like cancer or heart disease. Misdiagnosis can delay life-saving treatments.

Medication Errors

Prescribing errors, incorrect dosages, administering the wrong drug or at the wrong times, ignoring drug allergies, and other mistakes claim over 1 million victims annually. Medication errors are very common but can have devastating effects.

Birth Injuries

When substandard care leads to conditions like brain damage, cerebral palsy, or brachial plexus (shoulder dystocia) injuries in infants, families suffer life-long consequences. Birth or labor/delivery errors stem from inadequate fetal monitoring, failure to perform C-sections in a timely manner, improper use of medications or vacuum extractors, etc.

Our Team Has Extensive Experience with Hospital Negligence Claims

Moseley Collins Law is dedicated to helping victims harmed by all types of hospital mistakes and errors in the West Carson area and throughout California. Our firm has handled thousands of successful medical negligence cases over four decades. Our record of hundreds of jury verdicts and settlements exceeding millions speaks to our reputation for achieving results.

With extensive medical expertise backing our detailed investigations and strategic approach, our lawyers have obtained millions for clients injured by:

  • Surgical errors causing severe infections, organ damage, loss of limb function, paralysis, and wrongful death
  • Misdiagnosis of heart attacks, cancer, strokes, sepsis, aneurysms, and other life-threatening conditions
  • Preventable pressure ulcers, blood clots, respiratory failure, cardiac events, falls, malnutrition, and other nursing care issues
  • Anesthesia errors leading to brain damage
  • OB/GYN mistakes and birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy, Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy, facial paralysis, and other conditions
  • Medication errors producing kidney failure, uncontrolled bleeding, respiratory arrest, heart problems, blindness, birth defects, and more
  • Defective or contaminated medical devices like pacemakers, surgical meshes, and hip implants
  • Lack of informed consent regarding surgical risks
  • HIPAA privacy violations related to unauthorized access of medical records
  • Failure to address suicidal patients’ needs
Why Choose Us?

Moseley Collins Law has the expertise, dedication, and resources to stand up to negligent hospitals and medical corporations. What sets our firm apart includes:

  • 40+ years handling medical malpractice cases
  • Hundreds of cases resulting in million+ dollar verdicts/settlements
  • Medical experts from 10+ specialties backing our investigations
  • No legal fees unless we recover compensation
  • Home/hospital visits available
  • Victim-focused support throughout the legal process

Our thorough investigations leave no stone unturned while finding answers clients deserve. We also remain sensitive to our clients’ physical, emotional, and financial suffering while pursuing fair compensation through settlements or jury awards. Contact us for a free case review if you or someone you love suffered harm from hospital negligence in the Los Angeles region.

Major Hospitals Serving West Carson

Major Hospitals Serving West Carson

If you or a loved one experienced medical negligence at one of the major hospitals serving West Carson residents, our lawyers can help. Some of the largest medical facilities in the area include:

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center - A Level 1 trauma center and major teaching hospital for UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine. Known for expertise in emergency medicine, trauma, cardiology, neurology, and other specialties.

Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center – A 428-bed facility offering comprehensive services. Highly-rated for cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and other areas.

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center – A renowned 493-bed nonprofit hospital with leading heart, cancer, trauma, and emergency care.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center – The 424-bed flagship hospital of MemorialCare's network serving the South Bay. Offers award-winning care in areas like orthopedics.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers – Operated by Providence St. Joseph Health System, the 438-bed San Pedro hospital and 327-bed Torrance facility offer exceptional maternal, cardiac, cancer, neurological, orthopedic and emergency services.

West Carson Areas We Serve

As hospital negligence lawyers assisting clients throughout the South Bay region surrounding West Carson, some areas we serve include:

  • West Carson
  • Carson
  • Long Beach
  • Torrance
  • Redondo Beach
  • Hermosa Beach
  • Wilmington
  • San Pedro
  • Harbor City
  • Lomita
  • Gardena
  • Lawndale
  • Hawthorne
  • Inglewood
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Palos Verdes Estates
  • Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Rolling Hills
  • Rolling Hills Estates
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula
Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the ultimate goal is usually to obtain compensation for the often catastrophic and preventable damages the victim suffered. By law, there are two main categories of damages that may be awarded – economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

These compensate quantifiable monetary losses from medical negligence. Common economic damages include:

  • Medical expenses – All past and future costs of hospital stays, procedures/surgeries, medications, devices, rehabilitation, at-home nursing care, and other medical needs stemming from the malpractice are included. This also covers potential future medical costs over the victim's lifespan.
  • Lost income – Income lost due to missing work during recovery and treatment is recoverable. Awards also often include diminished future earning capacity, such as if disabilities prevent returning to the same career.
  • Loss of household services – If injuries prevent victims from performing household duties they used to carry out, the cost of paying for replacement services is included.
Non-economic Damages

These subjective, more difficult to quantify damages address the human suffering caused by mistakes. Types of non-economic damages may cover:

  • Pain and suffering – Compensation accounts for physical pain and mental anguish experienced as a result of provider negligence. The effects can be long-lasting.
  • Loss of consortium – If injuries negatively impact intimate relationships between victims and their partners, this covers related losses.
  • Emotional distress – Anxiety, depression, trauma, lack of sleep, and other emotional consequences stemming from the incident may be included.
Punitive Damages

If medical malpractice shows an extreme, reckless disregard for patient health and safety, courts may award additional punitive damages meant to punish the defendant. Proving willful negligence is complex, so experienced lawyers are key.

Working with a lawyer helps victims and families seek fair compensation that reflects the full impact of preventable healthcare errors. Economic plus non-economic damages can total well into the millions depending on case circumstances.

Trust Our Lawyers Handling Hospital Negligence Cases for Over 40 Years

Moseley Collins Law is ready to thoroughly investigate what went wrong after you or your loved one were injured as a hospital patient in West Carson or the greater Los Angeles region. We know how to build strong arguments regarding medical negligence and have a proven record of results from decades of successful cases. To discuss your potential hospital negligence claim in a free consultation today, contact our law firm by calling (800) 426-5546 now. You may qualify for substantial compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How long do I have to file a hospital negligence lawsuit in California?

You normally have 1 year from the date of discovery to file a medical malpractice claim under the statute of limitations. There may be exceptions in some cases, so contact us immediately to discuss the details of your situation.

Does hospital negligence only involve doctors, or can nurses, techs, and other staff be liable too?

In addition to physician negligence, nurses, pharmacists, medical technicians, and other hospital team members can also be named if their errors harmed you. The hospital itself may also share liability.

Will filing a complaint with my insurance company or the hospital trigger an investigation?

You can file grievances reporting issues, but hospitals and insurers have little incentive to fully investigate themselves. Our independent experts provide unbiased analysis of what went wrong and determine if you have a valid legal claim.

How expensive is it to pursue a hospital negligence lawsuit?

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning no payment is owed unless we successfully recover compensation for you through a settlement or jury award. We also front all costs of the case.

How much is my hospital negligence case worth?

Every case is different. The ultimate value depends on factors like the severity of injury, length of treatment/recovery time, economic and non-economic damages, and level of negligence proved. Our lawyers determine fair compensation.

Client Reviews
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