Piedmont, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Looking for top medical malpractice lawyers in Piedmont, CA that specialize in hospital negligence? The medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping clients nationwide who have been harmed by medical negligence.

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US according to Johns Hopkins researchers. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries in a Piedmont hospital or other medical facility due to medical negligence, our team can help you understand your legal options. Call today for your free consultation at 800-426-5546 .

What is Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to meet the accepted standard of care when treating a patient, resulting in injury, complications, or death. Cases of medical malpractice can arise in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, nursing homes, and more.

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice

For an incident involving medical harm to be considered medical malpractice from a legal perspective, several key criteria must be met:


The healthcare provider must have acted negligently. This means they failed to treat the patient with the level of care and competence that would be reasonably expected under normal circumstances by an average healthcare professional.

Direct Cause of Injury

It must be shown that the negligent actions or omission by the provider directly resulted in harm to the patient. For example, a misdiagnosis that led to a worsening condition or wrong treatment that caused avoidable problems.

Significant Damages

The patient must have endured significant harm, complications, or expenses related to additional medical treatment as a result of the negligent care. Minor errors that do not impact health or result in serious injury are typically not malpractice.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Some common situations that constitute grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit include:

Surgical Errors

Mistakes made during surgery such as operating on the wrong site, leaving instruments inside the body, puncturing organs, or damaging nerves.

Childbirth Injuries

When poor decisions or inadequate care during labor and delivery results in harm to the infant, like brain damage or broken bones.

Misdiagnosis/Delayed Diagnosis

Failing to diagnose a condition in time or making an incorrect diagnosis that worsens disease progression and outcomes.

Anesthesia Errors

Inadequate patient monitoring during surgery resulting in severe reactions, organ damage, brain injury or even death due to anesthesia.

Proving Malpractice for Legal Action

Consulting with specialized medical malpractice attorneys can help patients who have been harmed by provider negligence determine if they have a legitimate case and navigate the legal process to recover rightful compensation. Experienced lawyers can obtain medical records, get opinions from independent medical experts, demonstrate how poor care caused injury and calculate damages. Proving malpractice often requires substantial legal and financial resources.

Major Hospitals Serving Piedmont and Surrounding Areas

Piedmont Hospital - A full-service regional medical center providing healthcare services to East Bay residents since 1904. They offer comprehensive treatment including 24/7 emergency care, cancer treatment, minimally invasive surgeries, childbirth services and more.

Website: piedmont.org

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Part of the Sutter Health network, Alta Bates Summit operates four hospital campuses in Berkeley and Oakland, including Alta Bates, Summit, Herrick and Bay Area. Specialties include cancer care, cardiovascular services, neurology, orthopedics, trauma treatment and women's health services.

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center - One of the largest medical facilities in the Kaiser Northern California network providing emergency medicine, ambulatory care, gynecology, mental health services and over 30 medical specialties.

Children's Hospital Oakland - The first and largest children's medical facility specializing in pediatrics in Northern California. They offer specialty treatments for everything from minor injuries to complex specialty pediatric care.

Website: childrenshospitaloakland.org

Areas We Serve in Piedmont and Surrounding Communities

As hospital negligence lawyers, we handle all types of medical malpractice cases on behalf of clients in Piedmont and the following nearby cities and communities:

  • Alameda
  • Albany
  • Berkeley
  • Emeryville
  • Jack London District
  • Grand Lake District
  • Lakeshore
  • Montclair
  • Rockridge

If you suffered harm due to medical negligence anywhere in the Piedmont area or wider Alameda county region, we can help you understand your legal options and rights to pursue maximum compensation through a malpractice lawsuit. Call today for a free consultation.

Why Hire Moseley Collins Law for Your Medical Negligence Claim?

Why Hire Moseley Collins Law for Your Medical Negligence Claim?

Moseley Collins Law has an accomplished record representing clients in medical malpractice and medical negligence lawsuits in Piedmont and throughout California. Our committed legal team has represented thousands of injured victims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for families harmed by negligent hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers.

When investigating hospital negligence and medical malpractice cases, we hire a minimum of three independent medical experts to thoroughly review your records and identify any mistakes made in your care. With over 40 years of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits specifically, our team has the skills and expertise to take on tough cases against government hospitals, doctors’ groups, corporate healthcare providers and insurance companies.

Unlike big law firms with dozens of lawyers, Moseley Collins Law provides clients personalized attention from an experienced legal team dedicated to helping injured patients and families. We will walk you through every step of the legal process from investigation to settlement or trial, aggressively pursuing maximum compensation for the pain and damages you have suffered due to medical negligence.

Common Types of Medical Negligence

Medical errors may be caused by negligent nurses, doctors, surgeons, health care administrators, or other hospital staff. If you or someone you love suffered additional pain, injuries or wrongful death because a healthcare professional failed to meet accepted medical care standards, you may have grounds for a hospital negligence or malpractice claim. Some examples include:

Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Broken bones
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Hypoxia
Surgical Errors
  • Wrong site surgery
  • Retained foreign object
  • Nerve damage
  • Internal scarring
Misdiagnosis / Delayed Diagnosis
  • Cancer
  • Meningitis
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
Medication Errors
  • Wrong drug
  • Incorrect dose
  • Adverse reactions
  • Allergic reactions
Nursing Home Negligence
  • Bed sores
  • Falls
  • Dehydration
  • Infections

If medical negligence resulted in catastrophic injuries involving permanent disability, permanent damage, or wrongful death of a family member, you may also have a claim. Our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers can assess the details of what happened during your care and advise if you have sufficient grounds to recover significant compensation.

Proving Hospital Negligence Takes Experience and Resources

Building a strong negligent hospital malpractice case requires gathering and analyzing medical records, hiring independent expert witnesses, demonstrating valid damages, and identifying liable parties. Since California medical negligence claims must be filed quickly within 1-3 years per statute of limitations, there is little time to lose.

Rather than waiting weeks for an initial consultation with a big law firm, contact our Piedmont medical malpractice lawyers directly for a FREE case review. Call 800-426-5546 today.

Speak to a Medical Malpractice Team Today

Suffering complications, injuries or losing a family member due to medical negligence can be extremely difficult. The experienced lawyers at Moseley Collins Law are here to support Piedmont residents who have been harmed by substandard medical care get the justice and compensation they deserve. Call 800-426-5546 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions What does “medical negligence” mean from a legal standpoint?

Medical negligence occurs when a healthcare professional fails to treat a patient with reasonable, ordinary care and skill under the circumstances. This can involve an action the provider took (misdiagnosis) or something they failed to do (delayed treatment) that caused the patient injury as a direct result.

What kinds of damages can I recover in a California malpractice lawsuit?

If successful in your medical negligence claim, you may recover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

If negligence resulted in death, families may recover funeral costs and loss of financial support their loved one would have contributed throughout their natural lifespan. An experienced California medical malpractice lawyer can give you a better estimate of what a potential settlement may cover specific to the details of your case.

How much does it cost to hire a malpractice lawyer?

Moseley Collins Law offers all medical negligence clients representation on a contingency-fee basis. This means no fees or expenses are owed unless we obtain financial recovery through a negotiated settlement or jury award at trial. We also offer free consultations, during which we will evaluate your situation, answer questions, and let you know your legal options.

What if I’m not sure if what happened was malpractice?

You may not have all the facts you need to determine if medical negligence occurred. That is why our first step is always a thorough review of your records, after which we can advise if we believe you have a valid malpractice case. We also provide free referrals to appropriate legal help if we cannot take your specific claim.

How long do I have to file a malpractice claim?

California has statute of limitations between 1-3 years from injury or death for filing medical negligence lawsuits. Because these deadlines pass quickly, it is essential to take action immediately if you believe malpractice occurred by contacting our office for prompt help assessing your situation.

Can I file a malpractice suit for someone else?

If the injured patient either passed away or is incapacitated, certain family members can pursue a case on their behalf such as:

  • The spouse of the victim
  • The children of the victim
  • The parents of the victim

Our compassionate lawyers help grieving families handle the difficult legal process following negligent loss of a loved one. Give us a call to find out if you are able to act as the plaintiff for a potential malpractice lawsuit.

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