Mountain View City, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries in Mountain View, California due to the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical professional, taking legal action through our experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law may be an option worth considering. While no amount of financial compensation can make up for what happened, holding accountable the responsible parties can help injured victims secure the long-term care they need and prevent the same mistakes from affecting others.

Local Hospitals Serving the Mountain View City AreaEl Camino Hospital - Mountain View Campus

El Camino Hospital is a 443-bed, acute care, award-winning regional medical center with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services from primary care clinics to specialty heart and cancer treatment.

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Los Altos Subacute and Rehabilitation Center

Los Altos Subacute and Rehabilitation Center offers skilled nursing solutions with physical, occupational, and speech therapies. It provides custodial, hospice, and respite care services as well as in a peaceful setting.

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Peninsula Health Care District Hospital

Peninsula Health Care District operates Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, providing emergency, medical, and specialty care services to San Mateo County residents.

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Surrounding Areas We Serve

Surrounding Areas We ServeMountain View Area:
  • Los Altos
  • Palo Alto
  • Sunnyvale
  • Cupertino
  • Santa Clara
  • San Jose
  • Milpitas
  • Fremont
  • Newark
San Francisco Bay Area:
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • Berkeley
  • Alameda
  • Hayward
  • San Leandro
  • San Mateo
  • Redwood City
  • Daly City
Northern California Area:
  • Sacramento
  • Santa Rosa
  • Vallejo
  • Fairfield
  • Concord
  • Richmond
Central Valley Area:
  • Modesto
  • Stockton
  • Merced
  • Visalia
  • Fresno

We handle medical malpractice cases for clients located throughout Mountain View's surrounding regions in the Bay Area and across Northern and Central California. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping injured victims and families in all nearby communities seek maximum compensation when substandard doctor/hospital care causes catastrophic harm.

Common Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence

Medical procedures, even routine ones, involve life-altering risks in competent hands - let alone when performed negligently. When health providers breach patient care duties through errors, lack of skill or timely intervention, failure to order critical tests or other mistakes, the consequences for an individual’s well-being can be catastrophic.

Below we have listed some of the most severe injuries we have seen result when substandard hospital services or physician negligence. If you have suffered any of the following due to incompetence by a Mountain View area health provider, we recommend consulting our medical malpractice law firm to understand your legal options.

  • Birth Injuries - Cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, hypoxia
  • Surgical Errors - Severed arteries, retained foreign objects, anesthesia error
  • Misdiagnosis - Stroke, heart attack, cancer, infections
  • Medication Errors - Overdose, adverse reactions
  • Childhood Disabilities - Developmental, physical impairments
  • Amputations - Leg, arm
  • Brain Damage - Anoxic/hypoxic injury, bleeds, tumor-related impairment
  • Paralysis - Paraplegia, quadriplegia
  • Wrongful Death

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at our firm guide many grieving and overwhelmed families through the aftermath of catastrophic hospital errors and help them regain stability in their lives. We can provide you with experienced legal counsel, offer options on the best path forward, and handle complex court processes - allowing you to focus on healing while we build a case focused on securing you fair compensation.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Usually See

As medical malpractice lawyers who have handled hundreds of negligence cases over four decades, we have seen a variety of situations involving substandard doctor, nurse, and hospital care resulting in catastrophic injuries. Some of the most common categories of medical errors that lead patients and families to pursue legal accountability and compensation through our firm include:

Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

Failing to promptly and accurately diagnose conditions like cancer, meningitis infections, or cardiovascular issues can allow illnesses to dangerously advance unchecked. Missing key symptoms or not ordering confirmatory tests breaches basic diagnostic standards. By the time many victims do get proper treatment, their prognosis is far bleaker.

Surgical Mistakes

Botched operations involving surgeons cutting essential nerves and vessels, perforating organs, leaving foreign objects inside patient bodies, or operating on the wrong site entirely can severely impact health and quality of life. Such errors always merit internal hospital review and patient compensation through legal routes.

Medication & Anesthesia Errors

Healthcare encompasses many scenarios for possible medication errors - administering the wrong drug or dosage and causing an adverse reaction, failing to spot dangerous drug combinations, using defective delivery mechanisms like IVs leading to overdose, or improperly calibrating anesthesia resulting in brain damage.

Birth Injuries

Avoidable mistakes during labor and delivery can impose lifelong disabilities. Negligence factors like not monitoring fetal distress signals, improper use of vacuum/forceps devices, and failing to perform Caesarean sections promptly despite indications put infants at risk.

By understanding what breaches in standards of care we have successfully argued for past client cases, you can assess if seeking our firm’s representation proves beneficial for your medical malpractice situation as well.

Why Medical Negligence Cases Require Specialized Legal Experience

Hospital negligence cases involve substantiating highly technical details such as medical terminology, health standards, and provable cause-effect chains between the breach incident, harm caused and losses incurred. The average personal injury lawyer lacking advanced medical knowledge often struggles to build a convincing argument for patient compensation to counter defense claims that “within health care, bad outcomes can just happen.”

What sets our Mountain View medical malpractice law firm apart is our lawyers' rare combination of Ivy League education pedigree along with decades immersed in medical concepts as they pertain to malpractice litigation. We utilize our deep health services insight to frame even the most medically intricate hospital negligence incidents into winning legal strategies for clients. Our proven expertise has helped injured victims hold accountable many Bay Area health providers – including Stanford Hospital, Washington Hospital, and El Camino Hospital for lapses failing basic patient safeguards.

Our ability to translate technical details also makes us comfortable arguing before juries, clearly demonstrating how the case merits compensation under California malpractice laws without getting lost in medical complexities. We humanize victims’ suffering and refute common defense tactics downplaying hospital negligence impacts through easy-to-understand presentations. Our goal with every case is to simplify facts for jurors until breaches in standards of care and their terrible consequences become undeniable.

Why Choosing the Right Lawyer Matters

Why Choosing the Right Lawyer Matters

Medical negligence cases involve battling massive insurance interests backing well-funded hospital legal teams unwilling to accept liability without a fierce fight. They often drag out for years tallying up experts’ costs alone into hundreds of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket. We have the perseverance and strategic experience to counter the callous legal games defending medical providers play.

At Moseley Collins Law, we fully shoulder the financial risk, assembling the strongest witnesses and evidence until we prove your injury merits compensation. We advance all upfront case disbursements so clients pay us no fees whatsoever unless their claim succeeds. Our firm also explores outside financing options for living assistance and medical treatments while a case proceeds. Simply put – we are prepared to go to the mat securing everything owed to make catastrophically injured victims whole again.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law For Your Medical Malpractice CaseUnparalleled Experience with Catastrophic Injury Cases

With 40+ years handling only the most complex medical malpractice claims involving catastrophic harm such as birth injuries, paralysis, stroke and wrongful death, our lawyers bring unequaled experience. We have in-depth knowledge of the legal strategies and testimony needed regarding life care planning, loss of future earnings, and other critical damage components vital for victims facing lifelong care needs.

An Acclaimed Team Focused Exclusively on Medical Negligence

Our lawyers focus exclusively on medical malpractice litigation, not dabbling across other practice areas. So, you receive dedicated legal specialists with the resources and medical insight to strengthen investigation findings, defeat common defense tactics, simplify arguments before juries, and secure maximum compensation through settlements or verdicts.

Meticulous Case Preparation and Litigation Tenacity

We leave no stone unturned in gathering medical evidence and testimony around negligence. Our exhaustive trial preparation involves building panels of independent medical experts, reproducing key medical concepts through models and animations, and addressing the smallest details to break down arguments for juries until breaches in standards of care become undeniable.

Compassionate Guidance Beyond Just Legal Counsel

While representing victims within the legal system, we also appreciate every client's suffering is unique. We offer emotional support, help navigate life after medical adversity, and make community connections for additional assistance - providing comprehensive counsel beyond courtroom implications to improve the quality of life after negligence.

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice Claims

Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice ClaimsWhat does “medical malpractice” mean legally?

Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence where a healthcare provider fails to exercise an accepted standard of care in their service or treatment, resulting in injury, harm, or death to the patient.

What kinds of things can I sue a doctor or hospital for?

You may have grounds to sue health providers for misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, child delivery injuries, and other acts falling below reasonable medical service standards that result in harm.

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

State laws generally give patients 1 to 3 years from the injury date to open a medical negligence claim. California specifies 1 year from harm discovery or 3 years from a breach incident.

Does reporting a doctor mean I gave up my right to sue them?

No - lodging grievances with state medical boards or licensing agencies protect other patients but does not impact your right to separately take civil action seeking harm compensation.

What types of damages can I recover through a medical malpractice lawsuit?

If negligence is proven, the liable provider must cover all injury-related losses - from medical bills and lost income to pain and suffering or loss of life enjoyment. Families of deceased victims may claim wrongful death damages.

Client Reviews
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