Blackhawk, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical malpractice can have devastating impacts on patients and families. When negligent medical care or mistakes lead to significant injuries or even death, your world is turned upside down. You may be facing unexpected medical bills, loss of income, and reduced quality of life. The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are here to help Blackhawk residents who have experienced harm due to hospital negligence or physician errors seek the compensation they deserve. With over 40 years of experience nationwide, we have helped numerous victims of medical negligence across many cities in the state.

Examples of Hospital Negligence

Not all medical mistakes stem from doctors themselves. Other healthcare professionals can also be responsible when lapses in acceptable standards of medical care lead to patient harm. Some examples of hospital negligence we see involving non-physicians include:

Nursing Errors
  • Administering improper dosing of medication
  • Failing to communicate post-surgical complications
  • Inadequate patient monitoring
Anesthesia Mistakes
  • Administering too much sedation agents
  • Failing to properly monitor vital signs
  • Improper intubation leading to brain injury
Lab Errors
  • Mix up between patients’ testing orders and results
  • Delayed turnaround for time-sensitive lab diagnostics
  • Reporting inaccurate results

Major Hospitals Serving Blackhawk

One disruption in coordination of care between doctors, nurses, techs and other personnel involved in treatment can leave patients gravely wounded. Pinpointing where safety measures failed along the chain is key. This allows singling out the specific actions that ultimately caused patient harm - regardless of the medical role.

Major Hospitals Serving Blackhawk John Muir Medical Center

Walnut Creek John Muir Medical Center is recognized as one of the leading hospitals in the East Bay, providing compassionate care along with medical, surgical, obstetrics, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, neurosciences, and emergency services.


San Ramon Regional Medical Center

Part of the San Ramon Regional Medical Center offers award-winning and patient-centered care across areas like cancer, heart health, orthopedics, neurology, childbirth services, intensive care, and more.


Stanford ValleyCare Hospital

Stanford ValleyCare provides essential medical services to those across the Tri-Valley region and beyond, including emergency care along with specialty areas like orthopedics, cancer treatment, pulmonology, stroke care, women’s health, and surgery.

Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center

The Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center provides quality care ranging from family medicine, pediatrics, and dermatology to inpatient services, surgical specialties, and emergency and urgent care.

Sutter Delta Medical Center

Sutter Delta Medical Center offers Antioch area residents access to ICU care, critical trauma services, births and newborn medicine, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation, cancer treatment, spine procedures and more.

David Grant USAF Medical Center

David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base plays a key role serving military members and families with care encompassing areas like surgery, emergency services, pediatrics, childbirth, diagnostic testing, orthopedics, mental health and rehabilitation.


Surrounding Geographic Areas We Serve

Moseley Collins Law helps those unfairly impacted by medical negligence throughout Northern California cities and communities near Blackhawk, including:

  • Alamo
  • Clayton
  • Concord
  • Danville
  • Diablo
  • Dublin
  • Lafayette
  • Martinez
  • Moraga
  • Oakley
  • Orinda
  • Pacheco
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pleasanton
  • San Ramon
  • Walnut Creek

Whether your medical malpractice occurred in Blackhawk or any of these nearby cities, our lawyers make it a priority to support each client. We take on cases throughout Contra Costa County and Alameda County.

The Impacts of Medical Malpractice

The Impacts of Medical Malpractice

Being the victim of a healthcare professional’s negligence often leaves patients with considerable hardship extending well beyond just the untreated illness or initial injury. Some common personal and financial impacts our clients face after experiencing medical malpractice include:

  • Permanent disability
  • Lost income or inability to work
  • Pain and reduced mobility
  • High medical bills
  • Emotional distress or mental anguish
  • Lower quality of life from chronic health problems

Moseley Collins Law seeks full financial compensation on our clients’ behalf encompassing all these damages - including coverage of medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. No specific dollar amount can erase what happened, but obtaining fair restitution helps our clients move forward and receive the ongoing care they require due to physician negligence.

In-Depth Investigation of What Went Wrong

Here at Moseley Collins Law, our team conducts meticulous analysis into each potential malpractice case. We obtain all pertinent records and consult with at least four independent medical specialists of different backgrounds to provide expert opinions from varied perspectives. Identifying if and how protocols were violated provides the foundation for constructing a strong claim.

Thorough assessment by multiple medical experts enables developing an understanding of how physician missteps may have drastically endangered a patient’s well-being. We invest extensive time and resources examining how health care providers failed in their duty of care through action or inaction. This sets the stage for demonstrating to courts and insurance companies how substandard medical care leads to catastrophic injury - a key precursor to obtaining fair financial damages for the harmed patient.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When medical malpractice leads to injury, victims can pursue financial compensation through a lawsuit. There are different types of damages that may be awarded if negligence is proven. Understanding these can help victims seek maximum recovery.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in malpractice cases aim to compensate tangible financial losses tied directly to the incident. These can include:

Medical Expenses

All past and future medical costs associated with additional treatment needed can be recovered. Things like hospital bills, medications, surgeries, physical therapy, at-home nursing care, and more would apply.

Lost Income

If injuries prevent returning to work, calculating lost wages – both from time already missed and future reduction in earning capacity – is warranted. Supporting documentation like tax returns and payroll stubs helps substantiate losses.

Loss of Earning Capacity

Even if victims can return to work, their ability to earn as much as prior to the incident may be compromised. Getting expert analysis of long-term economic damage is crucial.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic malpractice damages address the more intangible impacts victims endure, like:

Pain and Suffering

Quantifying physical discomfort, emotional distress, anxiety, sadness, fear, inconvenience, and more provides a wider context of harm done.

Loss of Companionship or Consortium

In severe incidents like wrongful death, loved ones losing that relationship bond warrants financial compensation. Calculations account for factors like lost advice, care, support and affection.

Punitive Damages

If negligence is exceedingly reckless or grossly negligent, courts may award additional punitive damages meant to punish the malpractice perpetrator. This is rare but deters similar behavior in medical care.

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law thoroughly investigate failures in standards of care that led to avoidable patient harm. Successfully proving negligence enables securing the maximum compensation our clients rightfully deserve.

Let our dedicated team help guide you through the process of understanding all potential damages you may be entitled reimbursement for.

Why Work With Us

If you or someone you care about has suffered considerable harm due to subpar medical treatment, the dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can guide you through the process toward financial recovery. Our lawyers offer:

  • 5-star reviews from past clients highlighting our compassion and success
  • No out-of-pocket costs and we get paid only when you do
  • Support navigating complex paperwork and legal processes
  • Medical background and connections to facilitate expert case evaluation
  • Comfortable, personalized attention focused solely on your needs

Reach out today for a free, confidential case assessment. Call us 24/7 at 800-426-5546 to discuss your particular situation with one of our lawyers. We will evaluate your specific case details, answer any questions about the process moving forward, and make recommendations regarding your legal options.

Though we cannot erase what happened, holding health care providers accountable for negligence can help victims move ahead. Seizing some control back and securing resources for continued care tailored to permanent medical needs also makes a big difference. You do not have to shoulder this burden alone. Allow our empathetic professionals to stand up on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Do I have a valid medical malpractice claim?

If medical negligence causes devastating injuries - such as permanent disability, brain damage, or the death of a loved one - you may have a strong case. An experienced lawyer can evaluate if a healthcare professional breached the standard of care.

How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Moseley Collins Law offers representation on a contingency-fee. This means no out-of-pocket costs to you. We only collect if we obtain financial recovery on your behalf.

What damages can I recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Compensation can address things like medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Experienced lawyers maximize recoveries.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice claim?

California has statutes of limitations on potential cases. It is essential to act promptly to preserve your legal rights.

How long do medical malpractice cases take?

Every case is unique, but many resolve within 1-2 years. Factors impacting the timeline include amassing records, getting expert opinions, settlement talks, and whether a trial proves necessary.

Client Reviews
"When I was injured I felt truly hopeless. I didn't know where to turn when I was released from the hospital. Luckily, I remembered your phone number and I called you. You won a nice settlement for me. Thank you!" Charles T.
"May God bless you always, Moseley and your wonderful staff. You all were there for us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful." Tina N.
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