Golden Hills, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical errors cause serious injury or death to hundreds of patients in Golden Hills area hospitals each year. When substandard medical care or negligence leads to devastating outcomes for patients, the dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law fight on their behalf to obtain the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve.

With over 40 years of legal experience, including handling a wide range of medical malpractice claims, we have helped injured clients recover millions in settlements across multiple states. Our firm thoroughly investigates errors made by doctors, nurses, specialists or hospitals that lead to irreparable patient harm. If mistakes or lack of proper care resulted in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death of your loved one in the Golden Hills area, we encourage you to request a free consultation with our knowledgeable lawyers to discuss the merits of your potential malpractice case.

What is Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or provider deviates from the accepted standard of care in their treatment of a patient. This results in injury, harm or damages to the patient. Medical negligence can happen for a variety of reasons.

Definition of Medical Malpractice

Definition of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence, happens when medical personnel act in a way that no other reasonable medical provider would have acted under similar circumstances. Their action, failure to diagnose, failure to treat properly, or other deviation from reasonable care directly causes harm, injury or death to a patient.

Standards Determine Malpractice

All licensed healthcare practitioners must adhere to set standards of care established for their particular specialty in the medical community. These standards come from a combination of professional regulations, facility protocols, ethical codes and past precedent from other cases. Deviation below these standards that injures a patient constitutes negligence.

Most Common Examples

While there are many potential forms medical malpractice can take, some more frequent occurrences include:

  • Misdiagnosis - Failure to correctly diagnose a health condition
  • Surgical errors - Mistakes made during operative procedures
  • Childbirth injuries - Injuries to baby or mother during labor/delivery
  • Medication errors - Prescribing the wrong drugs or dosages

Proving Liability In order for harm to a patient to qualify as provable medical malpractice, four key criteria must be met:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed which established a duty of care
  • The medical provider breached their duty of care
  • The breach directly caused injury or damages
  • Quantifiable monetary and other losses resulted

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law thoroughly investigate cases to prove medical negligence claims on behalf of victims harmed by substandard healthcare. Over decades, we have helped injured patients hold medical providers legally liable for malpractice and obtained millions of dollars in compensation for grievous injuries or wrongful death.

Hospitals Serving Golden Hills

Several major hospitals provide care for residents of Golden Hills county and surrounding northern California regions. These medical facilities responsible for ensuring patient health and safety include:

Golden Hills Memorial Hospital

A 450-bed regional medical center offering specialized treatment across most major departments - Areas of specialty include cancer care, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, high-risk pregnancy, trauma services, and women’s health.

Northern California Children’s Hospital

As an extensive pediatric health network with specialty clinics across 30 locations, this facility treats children's unique medical issues, from minor injuries to complex childhood diseases and chronic conditions.

Valley Community Hospital

This smaller 70-bed community hospital provides essential medical care with a range of services including emergency, surgical, advanced imaging, rehabilitation services and a maternity ward.

Injuries Resulting from Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice can cause severe harm with long-lasting or permanent effects on the patient's health and quality of life. Some examples of serious injuries resulting from medical error include:

  • Brain damage - Oxygen deprivation, surgical errors, medication overdoses and other mistakes can lead to permanent brain damage impacting physical and cognitive functioning.
  • Spinal cord injuries - Standard medical procedure not properly followed often causes paralysis and loss of function.
  • Cerebral Palsy - When lack of oxygen or trauma at birth goes medically unchecked, a child may develop life-altering cerebral palsy.
  • Amputation - Surgical mistakes as well as infection spread can require multiple limb amputations.
  • Severe infection - Undetected or untreated infections spread through the body sometimes causing sepsis, organ failure and other systemic harm.
  • Permanent disability - Botched orthopedic surgeries as well as failure to diagnose cardiovascular issues can leave the patient disabled.

Our firm has extensive experience handling medical negligence claims involving any of these drastic injuries (and others) to secure our clients fair restitution.

Areas We Serve

Moseley Collins Law aggressively represents medical malpractice victims across communities within Golden Hills county and surrounding regions. If you or a family member suffered harm under negligent hospital or physician care in any of the following Golden Hills area communities, we stand ready to fight on your behalf:

Cities within Golden Hills County:

  • Fairview
  • Oakdale
  • Canyon Creek
  • Maple Grove
  • Jacksonville
  • Willow Grove

Neighboring Counties:

  • Chapper County
  • Washington County
  • Hanover County

The dedicated patient advocates at Moseley Collins Law also handle serious cases of medical negligence statewide involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Contact our offices for a free consultation regarding your potential malpractice claim from anywhere across California.

Choosing the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Choosing the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Determining which lawyer to trust with an intricate, high stakes medical negligence case involves careful vetting and evaluation. When evaluating medical malpractice lawyers, consider these important selection criteria:

  • Specialization - The lawyer focuses specifically on medical malpractice litigation rather than general personal injury or other legal fields. Specialization signals greater skill and experience to win malpractice cases involving medical errors.
  • Resources - A strong in-house team plus relationships with trusted medical experts are required for building a compelling case by investigating errors made by healthcare professionals during diagnosis, surgery, child delivery or other treatment types.
  • Case Results - Past verdicts and settlements obtained for previous malpractice clients demonstrate the lawyer’s ability to successfully prove valid claims even for severe injuries involving multi-million dollar legal disputes.
The Moseley Collins Law advantage:
  • Over 40 years focused on complex medical malpractice litigation
  • Partnerships with specialist physicians, healthcare and record experts
  • Millions recovered in verdicts & settlements for severely injured clients
Trust Our Lawyers to Stand Up to Negligent Healthcare

Hiring a tenacious, knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer significantly impacts the outcome of a potential case. At Moseley Collins Law, our veteran malpractice lawyers have spent four decades calling out substandard medical care that caused irreversible harm to patients. We then fight rigorously to hold physicians, hospitals and healthcare systems fully accountable.

Our firm takes justified, valid medical negligence cases extremely seriously because we understand the devastating, lifelong implications for the injured patients and their families. We invest maximum legal resources employing top medical experts across specialties to build an airtight claim on our client’s behalf - one that convinces opposing counsel they must settle in our favor rather than proceed to court where we have the expertise and track record to win.

Over our long history of malpractice litigation, Moseley Collins Law boasts a proven track record of recovering millions on behalf of six and seven figure settlements. We regularly secure lucrative settlements from insurance companies seeking to avoid negative publicity and trial costs. When warranted, our trial lawyers will go the distance battling in court if that’s what it takes to get justice.

Connected locally with Golden Hills healthcare networks yet practicing statewide, we stand ready to evaluate suspicious cases of medical negligence that happened within any hospital, clinic or doctor’s office across California. We exclusively represent patients and families - never large hospitals or insurance groups. Moseley Collins Law works on a contingency fee basis requiring no money upfront from wronged patients. This arrangement means we only collect payment when we win money for your case.

Take the First Step by Requesting a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered lasting damage or loss of life due to the medical negligence of one or more healthcare providers in the Golden Hills area or anywhere statewide, please reach out to Moseley Collins Law for dedicated legal guidance. Call 800-426-5546 or contact us online to describe what happened for a free, no-obligation case assessment and discussion about your options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions How do I know if what happened qualifies as medical malpractice?

You suffered distinct bodily harm or a loved one died unexpectedly. If an evident medical error or failure to properly diagnose/ treat contributed, it likely constitutes malpractice. Our lawyers scrutinize the records to make the call.

I signed consent forms at the hospital. Doesn't that protect them?

Not if egregious errors were made during surgery, treatment or hospitalization that caused you irreversible damage - violating standards of care even with consent forms signed.

Is pursuing a malpractice case worth the time and stress?

If negligence left you or your child permanently impacted, holding the responsible healthcare providers fully accountable is extremely worthwhile. Our firm handles the details so you can focus on healing.

How much does hiring a lawyer cost upfront?

We take malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, requiring no upfront payment. We only collect if we win compensation for you.

How long will a medical malpractice lawsuit take?

Complex cases take 2-3 years typically. We build an aggressive strategy targeting earlier settlements when appropriate. Our veteran lawyers know how to efficiently maneuver the legal process.

Client Reviews
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