Alamo, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a medical mistake at a local Alamo hospital that resulted in significant injury or death? Medical errors cause nearly 100,000 deaths per year in the U.S. according to research. If you have suffered harm in an Alamo healthcare facility due to substandard care, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years combined helping victims nationwide pursue compensation for all types of hospital negligence. We handle complex cases against healthcare providers ranging from failed diagnosis and improper prescriptions to surgical errors and medication mixups. Reach out for a free consultation with our firm to discuss the details of what happened. We will evaluate your grounds for legal action and give recommendations on possible next steps you can take.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals have an ethical and legal duty to uphold accepted standards of medical care. When doctors, nurses, specialists or other practitioners breach this duty, causing harm to patients, their negligent actions constitute medical malpractice. Some common categories of medical negligence include:

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Failure to promptly and properly diagnose a medical condition accountability for over 40% of all medical malpractice claims. Examples include:

  • Interpreting imaging scans incorrectly
  • Attributing symptoms to wrong cause
  • Not requesting necessary tests

A missed or late diagnosis often allows disease progression, leading to more severe complications or death - outcomes that timely detection and treatment could have prevented.

Medication Errors

Medication Errors

Mistakes with medications cause major patient injuries every year. Some instances include:

  • Administering wrong drug resulting in allergic reaction
  • Incorrect prescribing that causes complications
  • Pharmacy dispensing error providing improper strength

Tracked statistics indicate medication errors alone harm over 1.3 million patients annually in American hospitals. Negligence with drugs can lead to grave results.

Birth Injuries

When poor decisions or technique used during prenatal care or the delivery process results in harm to an infant, the practitioners involved may face liability. Common causes include:

  • Failure to monitor fetal distress
  • Improper use of birth-assisting tools
  • Delayed emergency C-section

Birth injuries like brain damage, broken bones, cerebral palsy or paralysis cause permanent lifetime disabilities.

While the above examples highlight common grounds for medical malpractice cases, countless other forms of practitioner negligence exist. Patients who suffer any type of injury or loss caused by substandard medical care may have a right to take legal action. An experienced lawyer can assess case details to determine if grounds for a claim exist.

Hospitals and Health Systems Serving AlamoJohn Muir Health

John Muir Health is a leading medical network serving communities throughout the East Bay. Its Walnut Creek Medical Center located just minutes from Alamo offers a wide range of services as well as an emergency department and level II trauma center.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

This full-service hospital provides comprehensive treatment options to residents of Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and nearby towns. They offer specialty centers focused on cancer, heart health, orthopedics, women's health among other areas.

Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare

Now part of the prestigious Stanford hospital network, ValleyCare operates health centers in Pleasanton and Livermore, making specialty care more accessible to Alamo patients.

Kaiser Permanente Facilities

Kaiser members can access care at multiple facilities in Walnut Creek and Pleasanton, including medical offices and hospitals featuring ERs, surgery centers, birth centers and more.

Surrounding Areas We Serve

In addition to Alamo, Moseley Collins Law helps injured victims and grieving families pursue medical malpractice cases in all nearby cities and towns, including:

  • Danville
  • San Ramon
  • Blackhawk
  • Diablo
  • Dublin
  • Pleasanton
  • Walnut Creek
  • Lafayette
  • Orinda

No matter where in Contra Costa county you live, our experienced lawyers are ready to help if you were harmed by medical negligence. Call today to learn more about your options.

Injuries Resulting from Medical Malpractice

Injuries Resulting from Medical Malpractice

Preventable medical mistakes commonly cause a range of serious, disabling health issues. We have seen clients endure traumatic injuries in East Bay hospitals resulting from varying forms of malpractice, such as:

  • Birth & labor related injuries - cerebral palsy, erb's palsy
  • Misdiagnosed heart attacks and strokes
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical mistakes - organ perforation, nerve damage
  • Failure to test for infections
  • Delayed emergency treatment

These errors all breach basic standards doctors are expected to follow. When lapses in care lead to debilitating injury or accidental death, the victims deserve compensation. Our lawyers are committed to getting East Bay families the justice they deserve after medical negligence occurs in local facilities. Call today to learn more.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Being injured due to a healthcare provider’s negligence can yield devastating consequences. While no amount of financial compensation can undo the suffering endured in cases of medical malpractice, monetary damages won through a lawsuit help the victim cover medical costs, replace lost income, and recover for pain and impairment stemming from the incident.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits refer to tangible financial losses tied directly to the negligence, quantified through receipts, billing statements, and wage verification. These include:

  • Medical expenses - Any costs related to emergency transportation, hospitalization, surgeries, physician care, physical therapy, prescription medications, assistive devices like wheelchairs, and more stemming from the malpractice injuries. Also covers estimated future medical costs.
  • Lost income and benefits - Reimburses income lost if injuries prevent victim from working, calculated based on employment records and expert analysis. May include diminished earning capacity going forward if disabilities are permanent. Also covers job benefits lost.
Noneconomic Damages

Noneconomic damages compensate victims for difficult-to-quantify yet very real consequences of practitioner negligence such as:

  • Pain and suffering - Covers physical discomfort and emotional distress resulting from malpractice injuries, surgery complications, disability limitations, reduced quality of life and more.
  • Loss of enjoyment - Damages accounting for loss of ability to participate in meaningful life activities and events due to restrictions imposed by impairment suffered.

By pursuing the full spectrum of damages afforded in a malpractice lawsuit, victims can secure the necessary compensation to financially stabilize and move forward after tragic, preventable harm occurs at the hands of trusted healthcare professionals.

Why Moseley Collins Law Can Help After Medical Negligence

What sets our firm apart? Four key reasons victims facing medical crisis choose us:

  • 100% Focus on Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Rigorous Investigation - Hire Multiple Independent Medical Experts to Strengthen Your Case
  • Track record of Large Financial Recoveries for Clients
  • Contingency Fee Representation - We Only Get Paid If You Win

Frequently Asked Questions

The lawyers and staff at Moseley Collins Law remain dedicated to guiding victims of medical mistakes toward justice and compensation for their losses. Contact us about your potential malpractice case and we'll let you know if we're able to help. Consultations are always free.

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat Does Proving Medical Malpractice Involve?

You must show that health providers violated the accepted standard of medical care either through action taken (improper treatment or medication) or failure to diagnose/treat a condition, resulting in injury. With help from independent medical expert witnesses we hire, we build a compelling case demonstrating how the substandard care caused the harm suffered based on established negligence principles.

Do I Have a Case if a Bad Outcome Happened but No Obvious Mistake?

Sometimes patients suffer infection, sickness or have a procedure go wrong even if proper protocols were followed. In these instances, it becomes challenging to prove malpractice unless our investigation uncovers errors that were not apparent. We dig deep investigating the circumstances since medical records often do not tell the whole story. In many cases we find legitimate grounds to pursue negligence claims even without obvious mistakes.

What Expenses Will I Incur if You Represent Me?

No upfront payments required on contingency fee basis - we only collect if you recover funds. Small expenses get advanced to us as needed for medical records, reports etc and reimbursed at end.

How Long Do These Hospital Negligence Cases Usually Take?

Anywhere from several months for straightforward errors to 2+ years for complex situations involving extensive medical review, negotiating with insurance firms and in rare instances going to trial. We promptly initiate investigation and handle intricacies so you focus on healing.

What Compensation Should I Expect?

Every case unique - compensation determined by specific costs related to injury like medical bills, lost wages, pain/suffering damages etc. so impossible to give average amount. Our goal always maximum recovery to cover all present and future accident-related needs. With our track record, we deliver results well above average.

If you still have more questions or concerns regarding your options after hospital negligence, contact our Alamo medical malpractice lawyers directly for clear answers tailored to your situation during a free consultation. Call 800-426-5546 now. Our firm makes justice for patients our top priority.

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