East Palo Alto, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each year, leaving many patients with life-long disabilities and health struggles. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to the negligence or mistakes made by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider in or around East Palo Alto or San Mateo County, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The seasoned medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have helped clients nationwide recover millions of dollars in compensation in hospital negligence cases. With over 40 years of legal experience behind us, we have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate errors and fight for maximum compensation for your injuries.

Causes of Action for Medical Negligence Lawsuits

Medical providers must adhere to a professional standard of care expected given their training and experience. When hospitals, doctors, nurses, surgeons, specialists or other practitioners fail to meet this standard and cause harm as a result, they can be held legally and financially accountable. There are numerous situations throughout diagnosis, testing, surgery, medication management, aftercare and more where mistakes and negligence might occur.

Some specific potential grounds for medical negligence lawsuits include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious health condition
  • Surgical mistakes and errors made during operations
  • Birth injuries to mother or baby, like cerebral palsy
  • Improper administration or prescription of medication
  • Failure to prevent infections and bedsores
  • Ordering or interpretation mistakes with clinical tests
  • Discharging patients prematurely without proper follow-up care
  • Any medical decision or accident that worsens prognosis

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can analyze the details of what went wrong in your specific situation to identify negligence. With extensive experience investigating errors hospitals and doctors make, we can build a strong claim for compensation. Our network of medical experts lend their guidance to prove deviations from standards.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law for Your Medical Negligence Case?

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law for Your Medical Negligence Case?

Moseley Collins Law is dedicated specifically to handling medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases. Backed by our extensive experience with malpractice litigation and network of top medical experts, we have what it takes to stand up to hospitals and healthcare providers when negligent care causes harm to patients. If our investigation reveals that medical negligence likely played a role, we will aggressively pursue accountability and the highest payout possible so you can focus on healing and moving forward.

When weighing your options for legal representation for hospital negligence, keep the following about Moseley Collins Law in mind:

  • Over 40 Years of Experience: With four decades handling medical malpractice cases under our belt, you can trust that we have extensive knowledge of state laws and legal strategies that produce results.
  • Premier Medical Experts: To build a strong case on your behalf, we partner with the best medical professionals to evaluate mistakes and prove negligence.
  • Track Record of Large Compensation: Through thorough litigation and settlement negotiation, we have recovered millions for previous malpractice clients over the years.
  • No Fees Unless We Win: Our representation operates on a contingency-fee basis so no payment is required upfront or unless we recover compensation for you.
  • Compassionate Support: The negligence of healthcare providers causes immense suffering and disruption. We listen with empathy and provide counsel each step.
The Scope of Medical Negligence Cases We Handle

Moseley Collins Law possesses distinct experience with numerous types of medical malpractice and personal injury claims, including:

  • Birth Injuries: Doctor, nurse or hospital errors during labor/delivery causing deficits.
  • Surgical Mistakes: Unnecessary/risky operations, surgical accidents and mistakes.
  • Misdiagnosis: Failure to test for or accurately diagnose conditions.
  • Child Injuries: Injuries to infants and children due to healthcare negligence.
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis: Failure to screen, falsely reading tests, or delayed diagnosis.
  • Nursing Home Abuse: Injuries caused by abuse, neglect or errors.
  • Medication Errors: Prescribing/administering the wrong drug or dosage.

And many other areas of medical and hospital negligence. We handle a wide spectrum of significant damages and injuries, including paralysis, permanent disability, wrongful death and more. Our goal is to alleviate stresses so you can focus your energy on healing while we handle battling negligence legally.

The Hospital Negligence Litigation Process in California

Pursing compensation for medical negligence through a malpractice lawsuit is a complex legal process that requires working with an experienced local lawyer. The litigation timeline varies case-by-case, but generally involves:

  1. Case Investigation: Gathering records, interviewing doctors/nurses involved, reviewing relevant medical research, hiring expert witnesses.
  2. Filing: our lawyers file the malpractice lawsuit paperwork with the East Palo Alto court.
  3. Discovery Phase: Defendants respond, paperwork is exchanged, depositions conducted, and medical experts supply opinions.
  4. Settlement Negotiations: Most cases settle out of court before trial. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf.
  5. Trial: If no settlement is reached, we take the case to trial before a judge or jury seeking maximum compensation.

Having a law firm like Moseley Collins Law guide you through litigation can alleviate much uncertainty and hardship during an already challenging situation. With extensive knowledge of state negligence laws and proven negotiation tactics, our lead lawyers will work tirelessly—on a contingency-fee basis—to hold parties accountable and recover damages from lost wages, hefty medical bills and other losses stemming from errors.

Cities and Areas We Serve in San Mateo County

The medical malpractice lawyers with Moseley Collins Law assist clients throughout Northern California who suffered harm due to medical negligence, including those in East Palo Alto and surrounding cities throughout San Mateo County, such as:

  • Atherton
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hillsborough
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Pacifica
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Gregorio
  • San Mateo
  • South San Francisco
  • Woodside

No matter which hospital, doctor’s office or other medical facility in the Bay Area your incident occurred, we can investigate mistakes and work to achieve a fair settlement or court award. With offices located in convenient proximity to these cities, residents anywhere throughout the county can request a free case review and medical records examination to determine validity for a claim.

Major Hospitals Serving East Palo Alto

Major Hospitals Serving East Palo AltoStanford Health Care

Stanford Health Care operates a Level 1 trauma center along with comprehensive specialty care located very close to East Palo Alto in Palo Alto, CA.

Website: https://stanfordhealthcare.org/

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is a key community hospital and trauma center specifically located in East Palo Alto region. It is part of the Dignity Health network and offers emergency care, birthing services, imaging, lab tests and more to local residents.

Website: https://www.dignityhealth.org/bayarea/locations/saintfrancis/about-us

Sequoia Hospital

Sequoia Hospital is a comprehensive medical center with birth center, stroke care, surgical services and cardiac diagnostics. It is located nearby in Redwood City, CA.

Website: https://www.dignityhealth.org/redwood-city/services

Seton Medical Center

Seton Medical Center is a large hospital offering level II trauma, cancer treatment, orthopedics, ER services and specialty clinics located in neighboring Daly City, CA.

Website: https://www.setonmedicalcenter.org/

Common Hospital Negligence Cases We See

With various local hospitals and medical centers in proximity, instances of medical negligence unfortunately occur somewhat regularly in East Palo Alto and the surrounding region that cause serious harm. Some of the hospital negligence cases our lawyers commonly see in the city and county include:

  • Surgical errors during procedures at local operating rooms and outpatient clinics involving mistakes like operating on or removing the wrong body part. Surgeons causing avoidable paralysis or infections.
  • Emergency room errors involving conditions like missed heart attacks, appendicitis, cancers, aneurysms, etc. that should have been caught.
  • Improperly handled deliveries causing oxygen deprivation, brain damage, cerebral palsy and other impediments during labor.
  • Failure to test for or accurately diagnose cancer, heart disease, meningitis, other life-threatening conditions that could have been caught earlier.
  • Medication mix-ups involving wrong prescriptions, dosages leading to complications and overdose.
  • Premature discharge from hospitals that require readmittance and further harm.
  • Misinterpretation of scans/lab results containing warning signs that providers negligently missed.
    And many other types of medical negligence and malpractice.

Far too often, doctors try to cover up mistakes by refusing to report errors or pulling records, destroying evidence of negligence. Having the legal power of Moseley Collins Law and medical experts on your side levels the playing field when going up against evasive healthcare systems. Our independent investigations have revealed negligence and achieved immense settlements in countless cases over our long history serving San Mateo County.

Damages Available in California Medical Negligence Lawsuits

No dollar amount could ever make up for how medical negligence changes health, mobility and life outlook for victims. But receiving financial compensation can lessen stresses in order to move ahead after errors or accidents caused by medical professionals in East Palo Alto. Our lawyers have fought for and won clients financial damages that cover:

  • All past and future medical bills relating to the incident
  • Loss of income and impact to professional trajectory
  • Costs for at-home nursing care and assistance
  • Long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Adaptations to homes/vehicles to account for disabilities
  • Past and future pain and suffering

And any other verifiable, quantifiable ways the malpractice has financially devastated patients and families. Successfully resolving a medical negligence case can free victims from debt, while funding further recovery efforts.

Finding the Right Medical & Hospital Negligence Lawyer

Not all personal injury law firms possess the expertise with California medical malpractice laws, high hospital litigation costs, finding premier medical experts and complex legal preparation these cases demand. When vetting lawyers to review your potential negligence claim in East Palo Alto, consider:

  • Do they have ample recent experience specifically with hospital negligence cases?
  • Can they point to past results delivering sizable damages for clients?
  • Will they personally oversee and litigate the case? How large is their potential team?
  • How will they gather testimony from medical/nursing experts?
  • Are they familiar with all CA negligence laws, requirements and loopholes?

Moseley Collins Law has decades of accomplishment holding hospitals and doctors accountable when they severely hurt patients. Our firm provides answers to all the above criteria—plus seamless communication and compassion. Contact us for a free review of how medical negligence impacted you or someone you love today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat does a medical malpractice lawyer do?

A malpractice lawyer investigates negligence, collects evidence and documentation, identifies liable parties, negotiates with insurance companies, litigates lawsuits and argues for full financial damages. Experienced lawyers have successfully resolved many cases.

Do I have a case if the doctor apologized?

Even with apologies, you can pursue compensation. Simple apologies also fail to spur meaningful change that legal consequences may encourage so the same errors are not repeated.

Will pursuing legal action negatively impact my health treatment?

No. Doctors have an ethical obligation to continue caring for a patient's medical needs regardless of legal matters. Mistakes should not cost you appropriate ongoing healthcare too.

Who pays the medical malpractice award?

Awards and settlements come from the liable doctor’s malpractice insurance or from the hospital/practice itself if insured amounts are surpassed. Patients do not directly receive funds from individual medical providers.

Is medical negligence the same as malpractice?

Yes. Malpractice is a legal term applied to preventable medical negligence that harms patients. Other terms like medical error cover preventable mistakes too.

The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law can address all other issues related to hospital negligence cases in East Palo Alto, CA. We encourage anyone harmed by poor medical care to reach out for a free consultation. Supporting clients compassionately is our priority.

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