Westmont, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one experienced medical negligence in a Westmont hospital resulting in catastrophic injury or wrongful death? The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law help Westmont victims and families pursue maximum financial compensation. With over 40 years of legal experience and millions won for clients across our states of practice, we have the resources to build a strong case against any negligent hospital, doctor group or healthcare provider.

Understanding Hospital Negligence in Westmont

Hospital negligence occurs when the facility breaches its duty of care through dangerous conditions, medical mistakes like misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis or surgical errors, inadequate infection control or failure to prevent falls and injuries. Westmont hospitals can be liable for system failures and the negligent actions of its doctors, nurses, technicians and other staff.

If you believe poor care in a local Westmont hospital caused or contributed to serious injury or death, the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can fully investigate what went wrong during your visit and identify liable parties. We handle failure to diagnose/treat claims against various liable parties.

Major Westmont Hospitals

Major Westmont Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Westminster - This 99-bed hospital offers long-term acute care, intensive care, transitional care and short-term rehabilitation. Their services include treatment for wounds, breathing issues, brain & stroke recovery.

UCI Medical Center - As one of the top academic medical centers in California, UCI Medical Center operates over 500 beds and provides specialty care in cancer, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics and high-risk obstetrics.

Chapman Global Medical Center - This 153-bed regional medical center offers award-winning care in areas like orthopedics, robotic surgery, stroke and cardiology from its Orange County location.

Hoag Hospital Irvine - Located in the heart of Irvine, Hoag Hospital Irvine contains 80 beds along with an emergency department, operating rooms and imaging services. Their specialties include orthopedics, spine surgery and rehabilitation.

Areas We Serve in Westmont for Hospital Negligence Claims

Our dedicated lawyers assist victims of hospital negligence throughout Westmont including:

  • Belmont Shore
  • Naples
  • Alamitos Beach
  • Bixby Knolls
  • California Heights

We also help residents in Signal Hill, Lakewood, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach pursue just compensation after hospital negligence causes catastrophic injuries for them or their families.

Injuries Caused by Hospital Negligence

When medical providers fail to meet reasonable standards of medical care, patients can experience devastating injuries with permanent effects. Our lawyers have seen hospital negligence cause:

Brain Injuries
  • Anoxic/hypoxic brain injuries due to lack of oxygen during surgery, anesthesia errors etc
  • Intracranial bleeding following birth/labor & delivery mistakes
  • Strokes because of surgical errors or failure to treat vascular issues
Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Nerve damage during surgery causing paralysis in extremities
  • Failure to immobilize back/neck properly after accidents
  • Surgical mistakes forcing multi-limb amputations
  • Circulation issues resulting in limb necrosis
Wrongful Death
  • Preventable fatal reactions to medication dosing errors
  • Failure to treat life-threatening conditions like sepsis & heart attacks

If you lost a loved one due to Westmont hospital negligence, we advise on wrongful death claims and help surviving families pursue compensation for funeral costs, lost wages & companionship.

Proving Liability of Negligent Westmont Hospitals

Building a strong hospital negligence claim requires proving four key elements of medical malpractice:

  1. Existence of a doctor-patient relationship creating a duty of care
  2. Breach of the standard of medical care either through errors, inadequate supervision or negligence
  3. Causation linking breach of care to injury/death
  4. Significant injuries and measurable damages

To establish these grounds, our medical malpractice lawyers rigorously investigate your Westmont hospital visit and gathers all pertinent medical records and documentation. We work with independent medical experts to review your entire case and pinpoint exactly where the hospital breached reasonable standards of care.

Moseley Collins Law lawyers use litigation, aggressive negotiations and mediation to pressure hospitals and insurance carriers for maximum compensation in your hospital negligence claim. We have the resources and dedication to stand up against negligent healthcare corporations and hold them fully liable.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the purpose is to pursue compensation for the injuries, losses and harms suffered due to a healthcare provider’s negligence. The types and amounts of damages available depend on the specific details of each malpractice case. Common categories of medical malpractice damages include:

Economic Compensatory Damages

These damages aim to reimburse tangible monetary losses from medical negligence such as:

  • Medical Expenses: All past and future medical costs associated with follow-up care, additional procedures to correct errors, rehabilitation, assistive devices and more.
  • Lost Income: Reimbursement for complete or partial loss of wages due to inability to work during recovery.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: Compensation for permanent inability to return to same career or reduced future earnings.
  • Out of Pocket Costs: Other incidental expenses for things like travel for specialist treatments or paying caregivers during recovery.
Noneconomic Compensatory Damages

These subjective, intangible damages account for more personal impacts of malpractice like:

  • Pain and Suffering: Ongoing symptoms that reduce quality of life such as chronic pain.
  • Emotional Distress: Compensation for mental anguish like depression or anxiety disorder caused by disfigurement, disability or trauma.
  • Loss of Companionship: Diminished ability to enjoy time with spouse, children and family that previously offered comfort and support.
Punitive Damages

In cases of clear recklessness, extreme negligence or intentional misconduct by healthcare providers, courts may award additional punitive damages to punished the defendant as a deterrent. These are capped under state laws.

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law thoroughly assess both economic and non-economic damages on a case-by-case basis to pursue fair compensation for victims in settlement negotiations or jury awards. Contact us for a free consultation.

Why Choose Us for Your Hospital Negligence Claim?

Moseley Collins Law has over four decades of experience handling complex medical malpractice and personal injury litigation involving hospitals across Westmont and nationwide. Our reputation over hundreds of cases shows our commitment to clients and ability to deliver record-setting verdicts against even the largest negligent hospitals.

We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations so Westmont victims understand their legal options after hospital negligence. Our [900+] 5-star Google reviews showcase our dedication to personalized attention for each client while pursuing maximum compensation through settlements or jury verdicts.

Call us at (800) 426-5546 or contact us online to learn how we can build a powerful case against the Westmont Hospital responsible for your injuries. Don't wait - strict statutes of limitations apply to medical malpractice claims so assert your rights quickly for the best opportunity at a successful claim!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

You typically have only 1 year from the date of discovery or 3 years from date of negligence to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital in California. Strict statutes of limitation apply so assert your rights quickly.

What damages can I recover in my Westmont hospital negligence claim? 

Compensation depends on the severity of injuries but can include coverage for hospital bills, loss of income & future earnings, rehabilitation costs, assistive equipment, pain & suffering plus punitive damages.

When should I call a lawyer if I suspect Westmont hospital negligence? 

Contact our lawyers immediately after suspected negligence so we can request medical records before they are changed or documentation is lost. We also need time to thoroughly investigate hospital liability while evidence is still fresh. Don't delay!

Will filing suit against the negligent Westmont hospital negatively impact my care? 

Legally, hospitals cannot retaliate or refuse treatment because of medical malpractice claims. But our lawyers handle these sensitive situations discreetly while advocating vigorously for your rights.

How will Moseley Collins Law build my case against the negligent Westmont hospital? 

First, we gather all documentation like medical charts and expert testimonies to establish hospital liability and the full impact of your injuries/damages. Then we negotiate aggressively with the hospital & insurance carriers, taking the case to trial if fair settlements are not offered.

Start your hospital negligence claim by calling (800) 426-5546 or contacting our Westmont medical malpractice lawyers online for a free consultation. Let us help the hospital responsible take full accountability for the suffering they caused!

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