Burlingame, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Patients put their trust in doctors and hospitals to provide competent, safe care. Yet medical mistakes still happen far too often. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a healthcare provider’s negligence in Burlingame or a nearby city, you may have grounds for a malpractice lawsuit. Contact our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers for a free consultation regarding your hospital injury case.

How a Burlingame Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Moseley Collins Law has over 40 years assisting victims of medical negligence across multiple states. Our Burlingame medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience building strong malpractice cases to fight for injured clients. We work closely with nationally recognized medical experts to investigate errors and establish liability.

Our legal team has achieved millions for past clients, while providing compassionate support. If an avoidable medical mistake resulted in devastating injuries - such as paralysis, brain damage, surgical errors or wrongful death - we can help. Contact our office today to discuss your potential hospital negligence case at no charge.

We will evaluate the facts and provide honest guidance regarding your legal options.

Examples of Recoverable Damages in Medical Injury Cases

Examples of Recoverable Damages in Medical Injury Cases

Compensation varies case-by-case, but may cover:

  • Excessive medical bills
  • Lost wages from inability to work
  • Reduced future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation and assistive care
  • Adaptations to home/vehicle for disabilities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship for wrongful death

We will fight to secure all past and future damages warranted in your malpractice claim.

Major Hospitals Serving Burlingame & Nearby CitiesMills-Peninsula Medical Center

A full-service hospital offering emergency care, cancer treatment, neurology, stroke care, women’s health and other specialties.

Sequoia Hospital

This regional medical center provides cardiac care, joint replacement, childbirth services and more for Daly City and the Peninsula.

Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Area Hospitals

Network of three hospitals including a medical center plus dozens of clinics serving the healthcare needs of San Mateo county residents.

PAMF San Mateo Medical Center

Part of Sutter Health’s network, this 153-bed hospital offers emergency, lab, imaging, birth and surgery services.

Seton Medical Center

A 357-bed Daly City hospital with 24/7 emergency, cancer care, orthopedics, neurology and other medical services.

Kindred Hospital San Francisco Bay Area

Kindred Healthcare operates this long-term acute care hospital providing aggressive rehabilitation for critically ill patients.

Communities Near Burlingame We Serve

Our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers assist injured clients from:

  • Burlingame
  • Millbrae
  • San Mateo
  • Foster City
  • San Carlos
  • Belmont
  • Redwood City
  • Emerald Lake Hills
  • North Fair Oaks
  • Hillsborough
  • San Bruno

If you or someone close suffered harm in one of these cities, contact us about representation for your potential negligence case.

Frequent Medical Errors Resulting in Malpractice Lawsuits

Frequent Medical Errors Resulting in Malpractice Lawsuits

There are many types of preventable medical mistakes, including:

Surgical Errors
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Retained surgical objects
  • Vascular injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Unnecessary procedures
  • Surgical instrument breaks
  • Other OR mishaps
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis
  • Heart attacks
  • Cancers
  • Strokes
  • Meningitis / infections
  • Appendicitis
  • Diabetes complications
  • Other serious conditions

Missing or delaying an accurate diagnosis compromises the chance for better patient outcomes.

Birth Injuries
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy
  • Bone fractures
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
Medication Errors
  • Wrong drug
  • Incorrect dose
  • Adverse reactions
  • Pharmacy dispensing mistakes
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
  • Falls
  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Infections
  • Malnutrition
  • Other elder abuse

If medical negligence caused your devastating injury, our Burlingame medical malpractice lawyers can analyze your case for free.

Proving Liability in Hospital and Doctor Negligence Claims

Patients who suffered harm due to medical errors face an uphill battle when seeking compensation through a malpractice lawsuit. Successful cases hinge on proving liability - that a healthcare provider breached their duty of care which directly caused injury. Our lawyers are highly experienced at establishing medical negligence.

Demonstrating a Doctor/Patient Duty Existed

The first legal element involves showing a doctor-patient or hospital-patient relationship existed. Typically, any professional consult, admission, treatment or procedure establishes this health caregiver duty for that episode of care. Plaintiffs must prove they put trust in that provider for services rendered.

Identifying Breaches in the Standard of Care

Next, our lawyers demonstrate specifically how a doctor, nurse, technician or hospital employee breached acceptable standards of medical care. Avoiding mistakes is not enough - providers must render care reasonably expected from average peers in that specialty under similar circumstances. Falls below this standard constitute negligence.

Proving Causation Between Breach and Harm

In addition to substandard treatment, we must establish causation - that a provider's negligence directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries or damages claimed. This involves complicated analysis of treatments, results, alternate interventions, delays and reasonable outcomes expected. Medical experts are invaluable in substantiating errors that ultimately caused harm.

Quantifying the Scope of Damages from Negligence

Finally, our lawyers must comprehensively demonstrate all damages that flowed from the medical negligence. We gather evidence regarding additional medical costs, lost wages, disability accommodations, pain and suffering incurred already plus expected future impacts. Documenting full damages compels higher settlements.

Recovering rightful compensation hinges on proven liability. Our lawyers have decades of experience demonstrating all legal elements warranting damages in even complex medical negligence claims. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law

With over 40 years of legal experience, Moseley Collins Law is a trusted choice for personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse representation. When injured due to negligence, our lawyers can pursue justice and maximum recovery for damages suffered.

Skilled Litigators Determined to Help Clients

Our team handles cases ranging from auto wrecks to brain injuries due to doctor mistakes. Every client works directly with lawyer partners committed to the highest ethical standards. We conduct thorough investigation and build effective claims on victims’ behalf. Our litigators have experience successfully battling major insurance companies in court when needed.

Trusted Medical Expertise Behind Victims’ Claims

Proving medical negligence requires in-depth understanding of treatments, procedures and the standard of care. Our network includes doctor and nursing specialists nationwide who expertly investigate cases for free. They help prove substandard care and establish damages suffered due to malpractice. Our medical knowledge bolsters cases with scientific facts.

No Fees Unless Your Case Recovers Damages

We operate on a contingency basis - no fees come out of the client’s pocket. Our legal team only collects if your case recovers damages, as an agreed upon percentage of the final settlement or award. If no recovery occurs, you pay us nothing.

Compassionate Support Empowering Victims

We understand pursuing justice can further emotional hardship for victims and families. Our legal team contributes not just knowledge and resources - but empathy, counseling and care to clients along the legal journey. Our supportive assistance empowers survivors seeking accountability and change.

Nationwide Representation

We represent injury victims across several states. Our offices span from Seattle to Los Angeles to Baltimore. Free case evaluations available nationally. Local partnerships with doctors give us insights and assistance with cases in a victim’s home state.

The decision regarding legal counsel for an injury case is critical. For reliable lawyers with proven results for victims, contact our team. Let us review your potential malpractice, negligence or personal injury case today. Call (800) 426-5546 now for your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Do I need a lawyer to sue a hospital or doctor for malpractice?

Medical negligence law is highly complex. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer is essential to build a convincing case and achieve fair compensation. Handling such cases on your own is extremely difficult.

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

We provide representation on a contingency fee basis, meaning no upfront payments required. We only collect if your case succeeds. Our clients pay nothing out of pocket.

What is the maximum medical malpractice payout?

There are no damage caps on medical liability cases in California. Maximum compensation depends entirely on the specifics of the injury, treatments, losses and facts proven. Settlements well over $10 million are possible in egregious cases.

Can I sue a hospital and doctor separately?

It may be possible to pursue separate negligence lawsuits, but this legal strategy has pros and cons. A lawyer can advise if splitting your claim is beneficial or risky. It often depends on insurance coverage complexities.

Is emotional distress covered in a malpractice claim?

Yes, compensation through medical negligence lawsuits typically includes damages for emotional trauma. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will ensure your settlement properly reflects all suffering endured.

If you or someone close suffered permanent harm due to mistreatment at a Bay Area healthcare facility, contact our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers today. We provide initial case evaluations at no charge to injury victims and families. Take advantage of a free consultation now by calling (800) 426-5546 or completing our online intake form. Our lawyers are here to help get answers and pursue justice.

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