Yorba Linda, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys
Moseley Collins Law has over 40 years of experience representing clients in medical malpractice lawsuits nationwide. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a preventable medical error, you may have grounds for legal action. Our dedicated medical negligence lawyers have recovered millions for clients in cases other firms turned down. We thoroughly investigate errors and aggressively pursue maximum compensation.Understanding Medical Negligence That Causes Harm
Medical procedures, even routine ones, do carry risks. However, harm that results specifically because a medical professional failed to meet accepted standards of care constitutes malpractice. The most common medically negligent actions include:
- Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose serious conditions
- Surgical errors and mistakes during child delivery
- Administering the wrong medications or doses
- Poor aftercare and discharge instructions
- Inadequately monitoring patients
These errors breach the doctor's duty of care if another competent professional would not have made the same mistake. The inaction, action, or delayed action causes preventable patient injury.
While not all mistakes lead to legal consequences, you need an experienced lawyer to determine if yours does. With investigation and medical experts, we establish exactly where acceptable protocols were ignored or overlooked. Then we build a powerful malpractice lawsuit to demand the justice clients deserve.Major Medical Facilities Serving Yorba Linda Residents
Below are the major hospitals available to residents of Yorba Linda and surrounding communities:St. Jude Medical Center - Fullerton
A 301 bed hospital offering comprehensive treatment across most major specialties like cancer care, cardiovascular services, neuroscience, orthopedics and women's health.Placentia-Linda Hospital
A 93 bed hospital providing emergency, surgical, imaging, and other medical services with specialty focuses like orthopedics, stroke treatment, wound care and women's health.West Anaheim Medical Center
A 219 bed community hospital offering emergency, inpatient, surgery, behavioral health, maternity, stroke care and imaging services.La Palma Intercommunity Hospital
A 141 bed hospital with 24/7 emergency, surgical, diagnostic imaging, critical care, and specialized programs from breast health to joint replacement.Anaheim Global Medical Center
A 169 bed hospital focused on serving diverse communities with quality medical and surgical healthcare options.Most Common Medical Malpractice Claims We Pursue
For four decades, Moseley Collins Law has fought malpractice cases in numerous areas of negligence:Surgical Errors
- Wrong site surgery
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Leaving surgical equipment inside patients after surgery
- Surgical instrument breaks or malfunctions during key procedures
- Failure to secure informed surgical consent, including risks like infection
Many surgical errors reflect preventable mistakes rather than accepted procedural risks. But holding surgeons and medical facilities accountable takes experience many firms lack.Childbirth and Labor/Delivery Errors
- Failure to monitor fetal distress during difficult births
- Improper use of birth-assisting tools like forceps or vacuums
- Delayed emergency C-sections putting baby at risk
- Dropping or causing direct injury to the baby during delivery
Bringing life into this world carries innate risks. But injury due to negligence, like inadequate fetal monitoring or lack of emergency protocol adherence falls directly on the responsible hospital staff.Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
- Missed cancer diagnosis due to overlooked test results
- Stroke indicators like numbness ignored
- Blood clots symptoms initially dismissed
- Aneurysm concerns never properly tested or diagnosed
Spotting rare conditions proves challenging. However, failing to recognize common symptoms of serious ailments constitutes negligence. Missing red flags simply should not happen at reputable hospitals.Hospital-Acquired Infections & Errors
- Surgical site infections from poor sanitation
- Bedsores from inadequate patient turning protocols
- Patient falls due to lacking safety features like bed alarms
- Unsupervised staff subject patients to physical/sexual assault
Most facilities house extremely ill individuals in close proximity. Still, causing further harm by not following fundamental safety procedures shows gross negligence.Medication Errors
- Administering wrong medication or dosages
- Overlooking harmful prescription interactions
- Providing improper prescriptions ignoring patient factors
- Unclear dosage or treatment instructions upon discharge
With advanced computer systems assisting doctors and pharmacies, many medication errors result from human oversight. Facilities lacking thorough quality control checks put patients at risk.
Talk to our medical malpractice lawyers about your potential case, even if other firms rejected it. We have the tenacity and expertise to build cases others may view as too complex. Our independent medical experts thoroughly review your records to identify the exact negligence.Cities and Areas We Represent in Medical Malpractice Claims
The Yorba Linda medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law help injured victims and grieving families throughout Orange County and surrounding areas including:
- Yorba Linda
- Buena Park
- La Habra
- Villa Park
- Other nearby communities
If you suffered harm in a medical facility in or around Yorba Linda, we can investigate what went wrong during your care and work toward rightful compensation. As an injured party, you may recover damages for:
- Exorbitant medical bills
- Loss of income and future earnings
- Reduced quality of life from disability
- Severe physical pain and emotional distress
- Wrongful death damages
The knowledgeable lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are here to guide victims and families through the aftermath of medical negligence. We help ease the financial pressures that often accompany catastrophic injury or the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our ultimate goal is to hold hospitals fully responsible for preventable mistakes to improve standards of care.Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases
When medical malpractice leads to catastrophic injury or wrongful death, quantifying the damage's scope proves daunting. However, certain economic and non-economic category damages may apply. Understanding available compensation empowers victims to rightfully recover.Economic Medical Malpractice Damages
These damages include tangible financial losses from medical negligence. Types of economic damages include:
All healthcare costs tied to the malpractice count—both initial hospital bills and ongoing expenses like at-home nursing care or physical therapy requirements. Patients deserve compensation covering complete current and future medical needs.
Reimbursement for lost wages suffered during recovery counts. Additionally, diminished earning capacity from disabilities or compromised ability to work also qualifies. Victims deserve compensation enabling them to maintain financial integrity.Non-Economic Medical Malpractice Damages
These subjective, intangible harms nonetheless devastate victims’ lives. Non-economic damages may cover:
Pain and Suffering
Ongoing, often severe physical pain from gross mistakes warrants financial remedies to improve quality of living. Significant compensation acknowledges victims’ struggles.
Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma related to medical errors all require compensation and psychological treatment. No victims should shoulder mental health decline alone.
Loss of Consortium/Companionship
Wrongful death cases warrant damages acknowledging destroyed relationships and loss of family cohesion. Though money cannot replace loved ones, robust compensation programs fund counseling and offer financial stability.
With expert lawyers fighting for full coverage of these multifaceted damages, victims gain the best chance for restoring stability and recovering from preventable medical negligence.Why Choose Us for Your Medical Malpractice Case?
Moseley Collins Law has distinct resources to build strong legal arguments demanding hospitals improve patient safety protocols. Among our unique assets:
- Decades of Malpractice Case Experience
Unlike many firms focusing on several areas of law, medical negligence legal action comprises the majority of our practice. We understand the complexities these cases entail. Our firm’s 40+ years handling California hospital errors gives us added insight.
- An Extensive Network of Medical Experts
We partner with independent specialists nationwide to meticulously investigate apparent malpractice. By utilizing medical experts from fields like cardiology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, nursing care, surgery, neurology and more, we comprehensively identify negligence.
- Proven Results Holding Negligent Medical Facilities Responsible
Our unrelenting efforts have resulted in millions for catastrophically injured clients and grieving families failed by the healthcare system. We fight to expose gross misconduct and demand improved patient safety measures.
- We Care About Getting You Answers and Justice
The lawyers at Moseley Collins Law know legal action cannot erase what happened. But forcing accountability and securing rightful compensation can alleviate further struggle. We fully support our clients through advocacy inside and outside the courtroom.
- 100% free, no-obligation case evaluations
- Thorough investigation using medical experts
- Aggressive pursuit of maximum case compensation
- Client guidance throughout legal process
We take pride in our proven results. Contact us about your potential malpractice case and learn why clients recommend us.Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below find answers to some common questions injury victims and families have about negligent hospital harm cases:How do I know if what happened qualifies as medical malpractice?
You suspect malpractice if harm occurred because a doctor, nurse or other medical professional failed to provide an acceptable standard of care. Expert investigation determines if protocols were breached.What if a mistake was made but I'm not sure it affected my treatment?
You still may have a case. Medicine involves judgment calls, but some errors clearly fall below reasonable quality care, even if the harm cannot get fully undone.What if I signed consent forms about risks?
Informed consent regarding known procedural risks differs from harm caused by negligent actions. No patient consents to reckless mistakes.Is there a cap on medical malpractice damages?
There are limits on some damages in California. Experienced lawyers maximize compensation using legal means.How much does pursuing a claim cost upfront?
Contingency agreements where legal fees come from settlement funds, not retainers, finance cases. Certain disbursements still apply but get recouped.
For a free consultation with a lawyer regarding your rights and options, contact Moseley Collins Law today. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers carefully evaluate each potential negligent hospital claim to determine recovery options. We focus specifically on catastrophic injury cases turned away elsewhere.