California State Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been severely injured by a healthcare provider's mistake in California? Perhaps a serious condition went undiagnosed, a preventable surgical error altered life permanently, a medication mistake caused harm, or negligent maternity care led to cerebral palsy or other birth injury. Whatever happens, you have rights in California.

Pursuing accountability seems pointless when just surviving day-to-day feels impossible. But holding negligent parties liable can help prevent the same tragedies from impacting other patients. It also provides crucial financial support so families can access vital resources like medical care, therapy, equipment, home health, and more.

The path toward justice is complex, but you don’t have to walk it alone. For over 40 years, the legal team at Moseley Collins Law has helped victims nationwide recover damages after medical negligence. Now, our top-rated California medical malpractice lawyers are here to fight for you too.

What Qualifies As Medical Malpractice in California?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of medical care, resulting in avoidable patient injury. Doctors, nurses, specialists or any licensed medical provider can commit negligence through reckless actions like:

  • Misdiagnosing conditions or delayed diagnosis of illnesses
  • Preventable surgical mistakes
  • Errors administering anesthesia
  • Ignoring symptoms of serious health issues
  • Failure to order necessary tests or scans
  • Improper infection control practices
  • Maternal negligence during pregnancy or delivery
  • Medication errors

To successfully pursue financial damages in California, our lawyers must prove:

  • A provider-patient relationship existed so the provider owed a duty of care
  • The medical provider breached this duty by deviating from accepted standards
  • This breach directly caused the patient’s catastrophic injuries
  • Significant past and future losses resulted - such as extensive medical costs, lost income, reduced life expectancy, diminished quality of life, and more

If substandard care by a California medical provider resulted in grave harm to you or someone you love, contact us for a free consultation. Below we provide an overview of the types of facilities where errors occur, common severe injuries caused, and areas we serve. Reach out - our top-rated lawyers can help you understand your options.

Major Healthcare Systems in California

Major Healthcare Systems in California

As the most populous state in America boasting nearly 40 million residents, California is home to some of the largest and most complex healthcare networks nationwide. Top hospital systems serving patients across the Golden State include:

University of California Health

With multiple prestigious medical centers engaging in groundbreaking research and delivering advanced specialty care, University of California Health sits among the top-ranked providers nationally.

Dignity Health

Spanning both California and Nevada, Dignity Health operates over 30 hospitals plus an expansive network of clinics and care centers.

Sutter Health

Delivering integrated care to millions of Northern Californians, Sutter Health operates two dozen acute care hospitals from San Francisco up to the Oregon border.

Kaiser Permanente

The behemoth HMO serves over 12 million members at its 39 hospitals and over 700 medical offices across eight states plus Washington, D.C.


With 51 hospitals spanning seven western states, Providence delivers compassionate faith-based care to vulnerable populations.

And other large health networks like Scripps Health, Prime Healthcare Services, Adventist Health, Sharp HealthCare, Emanate Health, Keck Medicine of USC, Cedars Sinai, St. Joseph Health, Enloe Medical Center, and more.

Plus, California houses nearly 100 critical access hospitals, 175+ private specialty surgical centers, 340+ community and public health clinics, over 1,000 skilled nursing facilities, and countless other sites delivering every level of essential medical care to state residents daily.

Common Severe Injuries From Medical Negligence

The primary care errors we see typically involve: maternity cases resulting in profound birth injuries like cerebral palsy and permanent nerve damage; surgical mistakes leading to severe infection or uncontrolled bleeding; misdiagnosed conditions like cancer or heart disease advancing undetected; severe medication reactions causing organ failure or disability.

Additional common categories of catastrophic damages from medical negligence include:

  • Infant Brain Damage
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Amputation of Multiple Limbs
  • Severe Burns
  • Blindness
  • Paralysis (Quadriplegia, Paraplegia)
  • Stroke
  • Wrongful Death

Our medical malpractice firm only handles cases for victims who require around-the-clock nursing care for the rest of their lives or have died prematurely because of extreme negligence. Yet no matter how small the incident seems, you deserve experienced legal guidance regarding options after medical errors.

We started out over 40 years ago advocating for victims of medical negligence nationwide. Fighting for client medical resources, lost wages, and justice evolved into our sole focus because innocent families suffer tremendously when healthcare providers cut corners. Many cases settle favorably prior to trial. Yet make no mistake - our California medical malpractice lawyers prepare every single case for litigation in order to negotiate optimal outcomes for harmed clients.

Service Regions Our California Medical Malpractice Lawyers Cover

With four decades of proven success holding healthcare organizations liable for errors nationwide, Moseley Collins Law delivers powerhouse legal advocacy regardless of where clients reside within California. Some of the regions and communities our lawyers frequently serve include:

Los Angeles Metro

As home to almost 10 million residents, LA County houses thousands of world-class doctors plus globally-ranked hospitals like Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. Yet medical mistakes still occur - often with permanent, catastrophic consequences that completely alter victims’ lives forever. Our LA medical malpractice lawyers are here to help.

We assist clients in LA neighborhoods like Downtown, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Brentwood, Westlake Village, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Compton, Inglewood, Glendale, Pasadena, Long Beach, Malibu and more.

San Diego

With top-tier providers like UC San Diego Health, Scripps Health and Sharp Healthcare, San Diego attracts patients from around the world seeking exceptional specialty treatment for complex conditions. But when medical negligence leads to gravely disabling injuries or wrongful death instead of healing, family trauma rapidly escalates. Our fierce California medical malpractice lawyers demand justice for San Diego victims.

San Francisco Bay

Renowned for elite medical discovery and delivery, the San Francisco Bay area is home to internationally-ranked hospital networks staffed by the nation’s best specialists utilizing state-of-the-art technologies daily. Yet reckless oversights still happen - forever changing innocent patient lives. We support Bay area families in the painful aftermath by investigating errors and negotiating favorable settlements so they can move forward.

We specifically support medical malpractice victims in Oakland, San Francisco city neighborhoods like Haight Ashbury, Pacific Heights and Mission District plus nearby areas like Palo Alto, San Mateo, Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Pleasanton and more.


As California’s capital, Sacramento provides advanced care to approximately 500,000 local residents plus visitors arriving from Northeastern communities hours away. When a preventable mistake results in grave injury or death instead, our fierce trial lawyers demand justice through exhaustive case investigation and research. Clients can focus on healing, not fighting the system alone.

And all other California communities - both urban and rural - have experienced heartbreaking tragedies after physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other providers fail to uphold reasonable standards of medical care. Regardless of where you reside within state borders, our powerhouse litigation firm offers compassionate guidance and advocates relentlessly so catastrophic damage victims maximize outcomes. Justice provides families with crucial resources like therapies, equipment, home health, and accessible housing so critically injured patients can thrive.

Why Hire Us For Your California Medical Malpractice Case?

Why Hire Us For Your California Medical Malpractice Case?

With decades of proven success recovering record verdicts and settlements for clients nationwide, our extremely selective medical malpractice firm maintains exhaustive resources to investigate errors, prove negligence, force settlements and litigate cases involving grave injuries or death. Some key reasons victims choose us to fight for justice in California include:

Unparalleled Legal Experience
  • 40+ years handling complex medical negligence claims
  • Among few California firms focusing solely on catastrophic damages
  • Extensive insight into Medi-Cal liens, structured settlements, state regulations
Preeminent Client Satisfaction
  • Hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google from past clients
  • Nationwide record of proven success with cases resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts
Battle-Tested Litigation Prowess
  • Among top medical malpractice firms large hospitals recommend to one another when severe errors occur
  • Nationally-recognized negotiating skills deliver flexible, lifelong compensation for injured clients
  • Will eagerly take cases to trial when reasonable agreements cannot be reached
compassionate victim advocacy
  • Treat clients like family throughout legal process
  • Help victims make sense of how tragedies occurred
  • Provide guidance for overcoming healthcare bias going forward

Mistakes happen. Yet when breaches in standards of care lead to gravely catastrophic or even fatal results, you deserve experienced legal guidance regarding options. We offer precisely that. Don’t minimize damages or assume you must handle negotiations alone. Take action now by contacting our California headquarters for a free consultation with a medical error lawyer you can trust. Let us help you make sense of what occurred and discuss options for moving forward. Justice provides injured victims and grieving families with crucial resources ensuring quality care, equipment and accessible living needs are met daily.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What does “medical malpractice” mean legally in California?

In California, medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals fail to meet accepted standards of healthcare delivery, resulting in severe patient injuries or death. Reckless medical errors like surgical mistakes, failure to diagnose illnesses, childbirth injuries, lack of infection control, improper prescriptions and more can constitute negligence depending on case specifics.

What kinds of damages might be available in my California medical malpractice case?

If our lawyers can prove medical negligence resulted directly in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, you may recover damages for extensive medical costs, loss of past and future income, reduced life expectancy, physical and emotional pain/suffering, and more based on case circumstances.

Will your law firm actually litigate my complex California medical malpractice case in court if required?

Absolutely. While we have earned a national reputation for favorably resolving most California medical error cases in clients’ favor outside court when possible, our award-winning medical malpractice lawyers fully prepare every single claim for litigation from day one. We are not afraid to take on prominent hospital networks and billionaire insurance companies in court when warranted to demand justice for injured victims.

How can I know if I have a strong medical negligence case in California?

The best way to understand the viability of a potential California malpractice claim is scheduling a free legal consultation with us directly. We will order complete medical records, have independent national specialists across every pertinent field scrutinize them for breaches in standards of care, then provide honest guidance regarding case merits. We pledge to deliver transparent insight regarding both strengths and weaknesses so victims can decide how to proceed.

Don’t minimize what happened or assume you must navigate legal complexities alone. Take action now by contacting our firm online or calling 800-426-5546 to schedule a no-obligation case review. Our top California medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you understand options so you can make informed choices while focusing on healing.

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