Belmont, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Moseley Collins Law is a leading medical malpractice law firm with over 40 years of experience representing victims nationwide. Our medical malpractice lawyers have extensive expertise with hospital negligence cases and obtaining justice for patients harmed by poor medical care.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a preventable medical error in a Belmont hospital or facility, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Contact our law office today for a free case review and legal consultation, with no obligations.

Common Examples of Hospital Medical Malpractice

The hospital mistakes we handle include:

  • Surgical errors - Up to 4,000 surgical mistakes occur daily in U.S. operating rooms. Recklessness before, during or after surgery can leave patients coping with surgical infections, nerve damage, hemorrhaging, organ perforation, anesthesia overdoses, wrong-site surgery, retained foreign objects, and other major harm.
  • Birth & labor/delivery injuries - When errors occur during childbirth, both mothers and babies may endure lifelong effects. Birth injuries, oxygen deprivation, cerebral palsy, paralysis due to nerve damage - can all occur due poor monitoring, improper medication administration or use of devices, failure to test for or treat abnormalities, etc.
  • Misdiagnosis & delayed diagnosis - Failing to correctly diagnose conditions in time or incorrectly identifying illnesses based on symptoms costs many patients their wellbeing or lives. Such mistakes open the door to disease progression, severe disability, and wrong treatments.
  • Medication & pharmacy errors – Medication mistakes cause over 1.3 million injuries annually in U.S. healthcare facilities. Wrong drugs or dosages lead to dangerous interactions, organ damage, overdoses and more. Hospital pharmacy negligence also occurs.
  • Medical device & product liability - If an issue arises with a device used in patient care, like defective implants, faulty drug infusion pumps, or dangerous vaginal mesh, the hospital and manufacturer may share liability for ensuing harm to patients.

For a free evaluation of your case, call 800-426-5546 now. Our medical malpractice lawyers carefully assess hospital mistakes to identify substandard practices.

Major Hospitals Serving Belmont & San Carlos

Major Hospitals Serving Belmont & San Carlos

Top medical facilities providing care in the Belmont and San Carlos area include:

Sequoia Hospital – Redwood City

Part of Dignity Health, Sequoia Hospital offers comprehensive treatment from cardiac rehab and orthopedics to a Level II trauma center. It also houses a Birth Center with a Level II nursery.

Sequoia Hospital Website

Seton Medical Center – Daly City

With multiple service lines spanning cardiology, orthopedics, neurology and other specialties, Seton Medical Center provides modern care in Daly City.

Seton Medical Center – Daly City Website

Kaiser Hospital – Redwood City

The Kaiser Permanente facility in Redwood City provides ample medical services including emergency, lab, pathology, pharmacy, physical therapy and more.

Kaiser Hospital Redwood City Website

Service Areas Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cover

Beyond Belmont itself, our lawyers assist clients with hospital negligence cases throughout San Mateo County areas including:

  • San Carlos
  • Redwood City
  • San Mateo
  • Foster City
  • Burlingame
  • Hillsborough
  • Millbrae
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Daly City
  • South San Francisco
  • Menlo Park
  • And more cities/towns located in San Mateo County

Moseley Collins Law helps clients nationwide stand up to medical negligence. If you suffered harm at a hospital or clinic in the Belmont area, our seasoned medical malpractice lawyers can advise you of your legal options.

Elements Required to Prove Hospital Malpractice

To demonstrate grounds for a medical negligence lawsuit, key legal elements must be proven:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed
  • The medical provider acted negligently, violating accepted standards of care
  • The patient suffered substantial harm and damages
  • There is a direct cause-and-effect linkage between the negligence and damages

With adept legal representation analyzing your situation, we can help establish the connection between a hospital’s failures and the harms that followed.

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

How We Investigate Medical Malpractice Cases

At our law firm, investigating potential medical malpractice cases is key. We conduct in-depth examinations before advising clients on the merits of their case. Here is how our process typically works:

Reviewing Medical Records

The first step our lawyers take is requesting and reviewing all available records pertaining to the client’s alleged negligence incident. This includes:

  • Hospital charts & nurses’ notes
  • Physician clinical notes & reports
  • Surgical records
  • Lab & pathology results
  • Imaging exam films & diagnosis reports
  • Pharmacy patient profiles documenting medication orders

Thorough record review allows us to create a detailed timeline of care and identify any glaring omissions, errors, lack of follow up or other possible missteps.

Consulting Medical Specialists

With records in hand, we next consult privately with medical specialists in the exact specialty involved. For example, an OBGYN for a potential birth injury claim or cardiologist for a misdiagnosed heart issue.

These experts assist us in identifying finer aspects of negligence compared to standard protocols for diagnosis and treatment. Their insight is invaluable for proving malpractice.

Obtaining Skilled Expert Testimony

In some cases, we ask medical specialists to provide official expert witness testimony detailing how, in their professional opinion, standards of medical care were breached.

Credible expert analysis is crucial for demonstrating negligence to courts and insurance companies. We screen many candidates to find optimal experts.

Uncovering Additional Evidence

Seeking other evidence sources beyond medical files also strengthens claims. Our investigation may turn up details like:

  • Past malpractice claims or disciplinary actions against providers
  • Potential issues with medical devices/products used in treatment
  • Whether informed consent standards were violated
  • Staffing/supervision policies not followed

Building robust arguments demands digging deeper through exhaustive initial investigation of how negligence allegations unfolded start to finish. This sets in motion a well-researched case.

With adept scrutiny into all clinical and non-clinical factors in play, our lawyers zero in on establishing cause between medical misjudgment and subsequent patient harm. Contact our office for a free consultation regarding your potential malpractice claim investigation.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law

With countless law firms to pick from, why select Moseley Collins Law for your medical malpractice or personal injury case? Several key reasons set our lawyers apart.

Specialized Expertise

Unlike general practice firms dabbling in many legal niches, Moseley Collins Law focuses specifically on medical malpractice litigation plus other select categories of personal injury suits.

Our lawyers eat, sleep and breathe negligence cases - allowing them to hone targeted strategies maximizing claim outcomes for catastrophically injured patients and grieving families nationwide. Specialization brings better results.

Meticulous Case Investigation

Many lawyers reviewing potential suits simply examine basic medical records then decide if the case merits moving forward. Our exhaustive investigative process differs greatly.

Gathering expansive evidence – consulting specialty medical experts across the country, seeking additional records, establishing detailed timelines of care - builds robust arguments tying negligence clearly to damage done.

Thorough inquiries distinguishing strong from weak legal arguments allow us to take cases with the highest likelihood of winning.

National Medical Expert Network

As mentioned, through decades of specialty malpractice focus Moseley Collins Law developed relationships with physicians spanning every healthcare niche nationwide.

This deep bench provides trusted analysis on the finer clinical aspects of standards of care - quantifying breaches in protocols and how patients specifically suffered harm as a result.

Their credibility with similar professionals carries weight that generic testimony cannot match. Ours leverages insights from the best.

Contingency-Based Fees

Unlike most competitors, our firm works on a contingency-fee basis for malpractice suits – no payment owed unless we first secure financial verdicts/settlements benefitting clients.

This client-focused model allows those already facing financial woes after medical negligence to still pursue justified legal action for further compensation, without worrying over lawyer costs on top of it all.

For these reasons and more, Moseley Collins Law is uniquely poised to deliver results victims deserve. Contact our office regarding your potential case and put our lawyers to work fighting for the justice you seek.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What is considered medical malpractice versus just an accident?

Medical malpractice refers specifically to negligence committed by a healthcare professional that directly causes substantial harm or death to a patient. An accident suggests an injury occurred randomly rather than because of provider negligence.

What types of compensation can I recover in a hospital negligence lawsuit?

Recoverable damages may include medical costs, lost income, rehabilitation services, decreased earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. In rare cases punitive damages may be warranted.

Is there a cap or limit on malpractice damages I can receive?

In some states laws limit total non-economic or punitive awards. However, California does not impose caps on medical negligence damages. Cases are decided based on circumstances.

Do I have to pay legal fees upfront when filing a malpractice claim?

No, at Moseley Collins Law we take cases on a contingency-fee basis meaning no payment is required from clients upfront or unless we obtain settlement money or court award in your favor.

How long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit against a negligent hospital?

Every state has strict statutes of limitations dictating required timing to pursue civil lawsuits after an incident. In California you typically have 3 years from the injury date to file a claim.

Don’t endure physical, emotional, and financial losses from hospital negligence alone. Moseley Collins Law fiercely advocates medical malpractice lawsuits statewide to right wrongs. Call 800-426-5546 now or contact us online for a free consultation regarding your potential hospital negligence claim in Belmont, San Carlos or surrounding cities. Our lawyers can assess your case details and advise on all legal options available.

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