Whittier, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a medical mistake by a doctor, nurse, or hospital in the Whittier area? Medical errors cause serious injuries and even death in far too many cases. If you believe substandard medical care caused significant harm, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit and should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping clients nationwide obtain compensation when negligent medical care causes devastating injuries. We understand this is an extremely difficult time, which is why we offer compassionate guidance and work tirelessly to help victims and families rebuild their lives.

Whittier Medical Malpractice Lawyers Thoroughly Investigate Cases of Negligent Hospital Care

Hospital negligence is a leading type of medical malpractice we see at our firm. Even routine surgeries, childbirth, emergency care, and hospital stays can result in permanent damage when staff fail to meet reasonable standards of care. We have an extensive track record with medical malpractice cases involving:

  • Surgical errors - punctured organs, foreign objects left inside patients, anesthesia mistakes, etc.
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis - especially cancers, heart attacks, strokes, infections
  • Childbirth injuries - lack of oxygen to the baby, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries
  • Emergency room errors - failing to properly diagnose and stabilize conditions
  • Medication mistakes - wrong prescriptions, dosage errors, adverse drug interactions
  • Hospital-acquired infections - sepsis, MRSA, C. difficile, pneumonia
  • and many other issues

We conduct thorough investigations of what went wrong by consulting with independent medical experts. By identifying exactly how the medical professionals breached their duty of care, we build strong cases to pursue fair compensation for clients.

Areas We Serve in and Around Whittier

Areas We Serve in and Around Whittier

In addition to representing those injured by medical negligence in the city of Whittier itself, our lawyers help clients throughout the greater Whittier region including:

  • La Mirada
  • La Habra Heights
  • La Habra
  • Norwalk
  • Pico Rivera
  • Montebello
  • Santa Fe Springs

No matter where in the Whittier area you reside, our lawyers are here to provide guidance after an incident of medical malpractice causes harm. Please reach out for a free consultation so we can start helping you pursue deserved compensation.

Major Hospitals Serving Whittier Residents

Below are details on the major hospitals and medical facilities available to people living in Whittier and nearby areas:

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier

PIH Health Hospital Whittier is an acute care hospital facility providing a full range of medical, surgical, and emergency services, as well as birth center and pediatrics care.

Beverly Hospital - Montebello

Part of the Prospect Medical Holdings system, Beverly Hospital in neighboring Montebello offers medical, surgical, and intensive care as well as 24-hour emergency services.

PIH Health Whittier Hospital Medical Center

Formerly known as Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, PIH Whittier Hospital Medical Center offers both inpatient and outpatient services including an Emergency Department.

If you or someone in your family suffered harm due to medical negligence at one of these hospitals serving the Whittier community, please reach out to our law firm so we can help.

Damages Available in California Medical Malpractice Claims

Money alone cannot erase the trauma of dealing with a major health crisis because of medical negligence. However, obtaining financial compensation can make a big difference in being able to access rehabilitative treatment and life-saving medical care along with covering other costs.

Some of the damages our Whittier medical malpractice lawyers have successfully obtained for past clients include:

  • Medical expenses from additional treatment needed - surgeries, hospital stays, medications, therapy, in-home nursing care, specialized equipment, etc.
  • Lost income and future loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium damages for impact on marital relationship

By pursuing the maximum compensation warranted in your case, we can help secure funds to pay past and future medical bills while also easing the financial challenges negligent medical care often causes.

Statute of Limitations Deadlines for Filing Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in California

One of the most important things to know after experiencing medical negligence is that California has strict deadlines for filing medical malpractice claims. For adults, you typically have just one year from the date of discovery to have a lawyer file a lawsuit seeking damages.

There are exceptions and nuances to these statute of limitations rules, however. Having a legal consultation with our Whittier medical malpractice lawyers ensures we have the information needed to pursue compensation before any deadlines pass. A free case evaluation also means protecting your rights even if we cannot ultimately represent you.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law to Handle Your Medical Malpractice Case

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law to Handle Your Medical Malpractice Case

The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law offer unmatched dedication to helping injured victims and grieving families in Whittier get justice after medical negligence causes life-altering harm.

  • More Than 40 Years of Combined Legal Experience

    Our lawyers have spent decades fighting for victims of medical malpractice and personal injury. This wealth of experience guides our strategic approach to even the most complex cases.

  • Former Insurance Defense Lawyers on Your Side

    We know how insurance companies think and operate because several of our lawyers previously defended hospitals and physicians. This inside perspective informs our legal strategies.

  • Patient-Focused Client Service

    We limit the number of cases we accept so that clients always work directly with a lawyer dedicated their interests. Our firm believes focusing on client needs drives the best possible case outcomes.

  • Commitment to Diversity and Compassion

    Far too often, women, people of color, those with disabilities, and vulnerable groups face discrimination in the medical system leading to poor care. We help give these marginalized victims a voice.

Get in touch with us online or call 800-426-5546 to find out how our Whittier medical malpractice lawyers can help you pursue compensation if you were the victim of negligent hospital care or errors by healthcare professionals. Let our experience successfully fighting for client rights drive results for your case.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Team Today

Have you been injured by medical negligence in the Whittier area? The first step toward understanding your legal options and rights is to reach out to our team for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Speak With a Lawyer at No Cost

Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers provide consultations at no upfront cost to clients. This allows us to listen to the details of your case, answer any questions you have, and give you an honest assessment of your options. There are never fees just for exploring your rights.

Contact Us By Phone or Online

Getting in touch with our legal team is easy through two convenient options:

By Phone

Call us at 800-426-5546 whenever you have questions or want to go over your potential case.

Online Contact Form

Use our online legal consultation form to provide background details on your case at any time. We respond quickly to all inquiries made through our website.

Do not delay pursuing compensation if you or a loved one has been harmed by medical negligence in facilities serving Whittier. Late filings can bar viable claims. Contact our lawyers today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What qualifies as medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or facility breaches the standard of care they owe a patient. This means providing medical treatment that falls below professionally recognized standards resulting in harm. For example, a doctor misdiagnosing an illness, a pharmacist giving the wrong medication, or nurses failing to prevent infections would qualify as medical negligence. The key is being able to show that acceptable standards were not met and this directly caused additional injuries or complications.

Does medical malpractice only happen in hospitals?

No. While many incidents of medical malpractice we see do occur in hospitals, a negligence claim can potentially be brought against any healthcare provider including doctors, nurses, specialists, surgeons, dentists, nursing homes, therapists, home health aides, and other practitioners. Wherever medical care occurs, there is potential for mistakes and substandard treatment.

What types of damages might be available in a medical malpractice case?

There are both economic and non-economic damages that may be pursued. Economic damages aim to cover tangible costs like medical bills, lost wages from time off work, and loss of future earnings. Non-economic damages focus on compensating for more intangible impacts such as pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, physical impairment or disfigurement, and emotional distress. Families who lose a loved one may also claim wrongful death damages.

Is compensation still possible if problems are not noticed immediately?

Yes, many types of medical negligence involve issues that only become apparent at a later date. Misdiagnosed diseases that become critical, unexpected infections, mistakes in surgery that cause problems months later, and similar situations would still make a claim viable even if time has passed. The key is meeting the statute of limitation time constraints in California still.

Should I speak to a lawyer even if unsure I have a case?

Yes! Because California laws limit the timeframe eligible patients have to pursue medical malpractice compensation, it is always advisable to speak to a qualified lawyer immediately after suspected negligence. This helps ensure your rights are protected even if questions remain about precisely what went wrong. Take advantage of free case consultations.

Speak to our lawyers today to protect your rights and learn more about compensation available after medical negligence harms you or a loved one in the Whittier area.

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