Gilroy, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Moseley Collins Law is a distinguished medical malpractice law firm helping injured patients and grieving families in Gilroy, CA and throughout Santa Clara County. Our award-winning lawyers have recovered millions for people harmed by medical negligence nationwide. If you or a loved one suffered birth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, hospital infections or other adverse effects of negligent hospital care, call us at 800-426-5546 for a free consultation.

Understanding Medical Negligence and Your Rights to Legal Action

Hospital negligence occurs when the standards of care are breached, resulting in patient harm. As intricate as medicine can be, mistakes still happen. However, some errors may constitute malpractice under California state laws.

You may have valid grounds to pursue compensation if:

  • The medical provider failed to meet the accepted standard of care
  • This failure directly caused significant injuries or death
  • Hardships, losses and expenses now burden you and your family

The law provides injured patients and bereaved families the right to hold hospitals as well as doctors, nurses and other providers legally accountable. By becoming your advocacy ally, we can shift the costs to the responsible parties so you can focus on healing and restoration.

How a Gilroy Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

How a Gilroy Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Moseley Collins Law has successfully represented clients against negligent providers statewide, securing record-setting verdicts and settlements. Our veteran medical malpractice lawyers offer compassionate guidance and vigorous representation to injured patients in Gilroy and surrounding Santa Clara County cities, including Morgan Hill and San Martin.

We conduct exhaustive investigations to build strong cases, thoroughly examining medical records and consulting with specialists. We handle everything start to finish. Our resources and relentless, attentive approach have helped devastated clients find answers and obtain the maximum financial recovery under California law.

Examples of Reckless Conduct and Preventable Harm We Pursue

Some common factors underlying valid malpractice suits include:

Mistakes Leading to Birth Injuries
  • Improper use of birth-assisting tools
  • Failure to monitor fetal heart rate
  • Delayed emergency C-section
Surgical Errors
  • Operating on the wrong site
  • Leaving surgical tools inside patients after surgery
  • Causing organ damage or punctures
  • Anesthesia errors
Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis
  • Failure to recognize urgent medical issues
  • Incorrectly interpreting imaging scans and lab results
  • Not ordering appropriate tests or providing referrals
Medication Errors
  • Administering or prescribing the wrong drugs
  • Ignoring harmful drug interactions
  • Over or under-dosing
Preventable Infections
  • Improper sanitization of medical equipment
  • Unclean facilities and poor infectious disease protocols

If you lost a loved one due to medical negligence, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim under CA law as well.

Other examples may constitute malpractice depending on case specifics.

Major Hospitals Serving Gilroy and Santa Clara CountySt. Louise Regional Hospital - Gilroy, CA

St. Louise Regional Hospital is a fully accredited 222 bed hospital serving southern Santa Clara County since 1964. Owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara, their services include 24/7 emergency care, childbirth, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, medical/surgical units, a Joint Commission-certified stroke program and robotic surgery.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - San Jose, CA

Santa Valley Medical Center operates a 574-bed hospital providing a wide range of services as the public teaching hospital for Stanford Medical School. Specialties include high-risk obstetrics, level I trauma center, burn center, rehabilitation, cancer care and a major stroke center.

Regional Medical Center of San Jose - San Jose, CA

Formerly San Jose Hospital, Regional Medical Center serves south San Jose as a 212-bed facility with a level II trauma center, birthing center with NICU, rehabilitation services, cardiac catheterization lab and Joint Commission certification as a primary stroke center.

Cities and Communities We Represent in Santa Clara County

Our lawyers handle medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients and grieving families in Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Martin as well as:

  • San Jose
  • Milpitas
  • Santa Clara
  • Sunnyvale
  • Mountain View
  • Los Gatos
  • Palo Alto
  • Campbell
  • Cupertino

Essentially, we help clients across all of Santa Clara County hold negligent hospitals and healthcare providers accountable.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Patients who have suffered harm because of substandard medical treatment may be able to recover several types of damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Understanding the potential compensation available can help patients and families pursue necessary accountability after devastating, and preventable, injuries.

Economic Damages

These damages compensate injured victims and grieving families for measurable financial costs stemming from incidents of medical negligence.

Medical Expenses

Patients can recover both past and future costs of all treatments, hospitalizations, procedures, medications, assistive devices and in-home care stemming from the malpractice. This also often encompasses family counseling needed to cope with resulting tragedies.

Lost Income

Wages lost because injuries prevent plaintiffs from working can amount to substantial sums over time. Calculating reductions to lifetime earning capacity also comes into play for serious, disability-causing incidents.

Loss of Consortium

In some cases, injuries deprive spouses of companionship and affection. Plaintiffs can seek restitution for these intangible relationship damages in addition to economic costs.

Non-Economic Damages

Money cannot undo agony and grief inflicted by negligent healthcare providers. Still, the law provides payment of non-economic damages with acknowledgement no amount fully compensates preventable suffering.

Pain and Suffering

Those physically and emotionally traumatized by incompetent medical care can seek damages for pain and mental anguish. Particularly catastrophic injuries usually correlate to higher awards.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Permanent disability robs victims of participating in once treasured activities and enjoying life’s milestones to the fullest. Judges and juries may award additional payouts for such irreparable losses.

Pursuing just compensation for all aspects of harm following medical errors can relieve burdens moving forward. Our lawyers thoroughly evaluate and quantify both economic and human damages to fight for maximum recovery through settlements or jury awards.

What Makes Moseley Collins Law Among the Top Medical Malpractice Firms?

With over 40 years fighting for patients in California, we apply extensive medical expertise and legal experience to every case. Factors that separate us include:

  • Board Certified Legal and Medical Experts - We engage specialists matching your unique situation, from obstetrics and pediatrics to surgery subspecialties. Objective expertise strengthens your position.
  • Meticulous Preparation, Investigation and Research - We gather expansive evidence - consulting your providers, examining your records in detail, subpoenaing documentation from involved parties if necessary, researching medical standards and facilities’ histories.
  • Team Devoted to Client Wellbeing - You need support to move beyond grief and suffering. We get to know you, guiding each step compassionately. Client satisfaction shapes our work.
Why Choose Us for Your Medical Negligence Case?

Moseley Collins Law has the skills, knowledge, resources and determination to stand up to negligent hospitals in Gilroy and Santa Clara County. Our local presence and background specifically in medical malpractice differentiates us. Healthcare institutions and insurance companies know our formidable reputation prosecuting providers that cause grievous harm through errors and reckless cost-cutting measures. We level the playing field for patients and families so you receive full and fair compensation.

If you or someone you love suffered due to medical negligence anywhere in Northern California, we provide honest answers during a free case review. Call 800-426-5546 today or contact us online to get started. The road to justice, accountability and recovery lies ahead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat are typical reasons medical malpractice cases get thrown out of court?

Most cases that get dismissed feature poor evidence of negligence and causation of injury. We perform exhaustive analysis into standards of care to prove definitively that subpar medical care caused your suffering. This takes extensive medical research and consulting specialists.

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

In most cases you have 1 year from the date of discovery to file a claim, but exceptions exist in cases involving minors, delayed discovery of negligence, intentional concealment and other factors.

What types of damages might I recover through a medical negligence claim?

You may receive compensation for medical costs, lost income, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. If negligence resulted in death, the patient’s family members may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit under CA law.

Who pays my medical malpractice claim?

Compensation typically gets paid by the liable provider’s malpractice insurer or hospital trust funds set aside for resolving negligence claims. Money does not come out of the provider’s personal assets.

How will pursuing a claim impact my relationship with my doctor and hospital?

Under state law, providers cannot retaliate against patients pursuing legal accountability. We also approach facilities respectfully through proper legal channels. Your care comes first.

Call us today at 800-426-5546 to discuss your potential malpractice case. Our lawyers are happy to evaluate your situation discreetly and at no cost. Justice, answers and recovery could be closer than you think.

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