Fair Oaks, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths each year in the United States. When a doctor, nurse, hospital or other healthcare provider makes a preventable mistake leading to patient harm, the legal term is “medical malpractice.” If you or a loved one suffered additional pain, an exacerbated condition, permanent disability or other damages due to substandard medical care in Fair Oaks or the Sacramento area, you may have grounds for a medical negligence lawsuit.

An experienced Fair Oaks medical malpractice lawyer can investigate what went wrong and hold the responsible parties legally accountable if malpractice appears evident. By taking legal action, victims of medical negligence can pursue compensation for all injury-related losses. This includes covering additional medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

While no amount of money can reverse the damage wrought by medical malpractice, securing financial compensation can greatly aid in the recovery process. At Moseley Collins Law, our medical negligence lawyers have helped numerous victims and families across Sacramento County navigate the legal terrain and fight for maximum compensation after poor medical care led to devastating results.

Key Legal Terms in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical negligence disputes involve some particular key legal phrases, including:

  • Medical malpractice - When a healthcare professional fails to meet accepted standards of medical care, resulting in or worsening an injury to a patient. This includes acts of both commission (doing something wrong), and omission (failing to do something necessary for proper care).
  • Negligence - The elements necessary to prove negligence in a medical malpractice claim are: a) A provider owed a duty of care to the patient; b) the duty of care was breached through unmet standards in treatment/lack of treatment; and c) patient injury resulted from that breach.
  • Compensation damages - If negligence is proven and the case succeeds, the patient or family can recover damages to both provide for the victim’s enhanced medical needs and other injury-related current and future expenses, as well as to compensate for emotional stress and pain.

Common Medical Malpractice Claims

Common Medical Malpractice Claims

There are a wide variety of potential situations that may constitute health provider negligence. Some of the most common medical negligence claims we see include:

  • Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis - Failure to promptly and properly diagnose a condition allows it to advance unchecked.
  • Childbirth injuries - Both mother and baby may suffer traumatic injuries during labor and delivery.
  • Surgical errors - Operating on the wrong site or body part, leaving instruments inside patients, etc.
  • Medication errors - Giving the wrong type, wrong dose or incorrectly administered prescriptions.
  • Emergency room negligence - Inadequate response times, substandard triage, etc.
Sacramento Area Medical Facilities

UC Davis Medical Center – A 625-bed academic medical center in Sacramento offering advanced specialty care across dozens of fields. https://health.ucdavis.edu/medicalcenter

Mercy Hospital of Folsom – This Catholic full-service hospital has 174 beds and offers emergency, surgical, birth and intensive care. https://www.dignityhealth.org/sacramento/locations/mercy-hospital

Sutter Medical Center - Sacramento – The 444-bed flagship hospital of the Sutter Health network in the Sacramento Valley area. https://www.sutterhealth.org/sutter-medical-center

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center – A 274-bed community hospital anchored to the large Kaiser health network. https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/northern-california/facilities/sacramento-medical-center-10000

Mercy General Hospital – A 332-bed facility providing compassionate care in line with Catholic healthcare traditions. https://www.dignityhealth.org/sacramento/locations/mercy-general

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento – With 291 beds, this community hospital has offered comprehensive care since 1965. https://www.methodistsacramento.org

Vibra Hospital of Sacramento – A long-term acute care hospital focused on treating more medically complex patient cases. https://vibrahospitalofsacramento.com

Shriners Hospital for Children - Northern California – This non-profit pediatric hospital serves children in need regardless of families’ ability to pay. https://northerncalifornia.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/

VA Northern California Health Care System – This 80-acre medical center serves veterans’ specialized healthcare needs. https://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov/locations/sacramento.asp

Injuries Potentially Caused by Medical Negligence

Medical errors frequently result in severe, life-changing damages for patients. Some of the devastating injuries potentially attributable to healthcare negligence include:

  • Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Birth-related injuries
  • Stroke
  • Bone fractures
  • Burns
  • Postsurgical infections
  • Sepsis
Legal Representation You Can Trust

No amount of financial recovery can make up for the emotional turmoil and lifestyle limitations resulting from an injury caused by medical malpractice. But securing experienced, compassionate legal counsel from an accomplished Sacramento-area medical negligence law firm is essential. Our lawyers will stand by your side and shoulder considerable burdens so you can focus on healing.

It costs nothing to discuss your potential claim with the city and county serving lawyers at Moseley Collins Law. We provide free consultations to examine the facts and help determine if medical negligence appears evident. For viable cases, we work on contingency, collecting no upfront fees from clients. Fees come only from any final case settlement or court award in your favor. Over more than four decades, we have helped numerous innocent victims in Fair Oaks and beyond recover millions in compensation after medical errors changed their lives.

When our extensive investigations prove merit for legal action, Moseley Collins Law fully commits the considerable resources at our disposal to prove negligence and maximize claims. We hire multiple independent specialists and medical experts to analyze records and provide testimony supporting liability. For those harmed by subpar medical care in or around Fair Oaks, Sacramento and Placer counties, we can connect you to respected medical malpractice lawyers. With an intimate understanding of injury law and the Sacramento courts system, we have the skills and determination to take on even seemingly overmatched opponents in aggressive pursuit of justice.

Areas We Serve

Areas We Serve

At Moseley Collins Law, we handle medical malpractice claims on behalf of injured patients and grieving families across Sacramento County and surrounding areas, including:

  • Fair Oaks
  • Carmichael
  • Sacramento
  • Citrus Heights
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Roseville
  • Rocklin
  • Elk Grove
  • Orangevale
  • Folsom
  • Granite Bay
  • Davis
  • West Sacramento
  • Woodland
  • Vacaville
  • Dixon
  • Rio Vista
  • Galt
Limits to Our Practice Areas

While Moseley Collins Law commits extensive resources to providing legal support for victims of negligence, medical error and oversight, personal injury and wrongful death law comprises our sole practice areas. The severity of damages defining the valid medical malpractice claims we accept means our lawyers cannot realistically fight smaller cases while dedicating sufficient time to our profoundly injured clients.

However, we still aim to point those with less drastic damages toward appropriate representation, and offer free consultations providing direction even if we cannot directly assist you. Note that we cannot give official legal advice to anyone not formally retaining our firm.

Moseley Collins Law proudly upholds a reputation of success built on working exclusively on a contingency basis alongside traumatized victims against powerful defendants. For decades, both large institutions and individuals have sustained injuries leading to an inability to work and dependence on family members for care due to medical mistakes that should have been prevented. We have the drive, ability and resources to take on complicated negligence cases other lawyers turn down as too difficult to win. When medical errors irrevocably change lives throughout Sacramento and nearby cities, we relentlessly pursue legal accountability and financial means to ease the victims’ burdens moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Do I need to prove intentional harm to claim medical malpractice?

No, you do not need to prove a healthcare provider intentionally hurt you to claim medical malpractice. Most often, medical negligence is due to careless mistakes or oversight, not malicious intentions. You only need show a medical professional failed to meet established "standards of care," leading to your injury.

What if a doctor misdiagnosed my condition at first but got it right later?

A delayed or wrong initial diagnosis that leads to additional harm can still constitute grounds for a Sacramento medical malpractice lawsuit, even if the correct condition is ultimately diagnosed. Any damage done by the period of missed diagnosis and improper treatment legally falls under the provider’s liability.

Is there a deadline to file a California medical malpractice claim?

Yes, legally you have one year from the date when injury was known or should reasonably have been discovered to file a medical negligence claim in California court. There are limited exceptions, but generally if you miss this statute of limitations deadline, you forfeit your right to sue.

Do I have to pay any legal fees if I lose my medical malpractice case?

At Moseley Collins Law, as with most experienced medical malpractice law firms, we work on contingency and only collect legal payment when our clients win their cases. So, you have zero financial downside – no fee unless we successfully prove negligence and secure compensation for your injuries.

I’m unsure what really caused my loved one's death. Can you help investigate potential medical negligence?

Yes, at Moseley Collins Law we devote extensive resources to fully investigating deaths with even hints of potential malpractice through no-cost case evaluations. We leave no stone unturned seeking complete clarity on the causes and parties responsible for unexpected patient deaths.

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