Pleasanton, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Medical malpractice can cause devastating injuries that change lives forever. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a healthcare provider’s negligence in Pleasanton or anywhere in Alameda County, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on your side. The Pleasanton medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience nationwide, fighting for victims of medical negligence and securing justice and full compensation for their injuries and losses.

We have an in-depth understanding of both the complex legal and medical issues involved in medical malpractice cases. Our team includes a Certified Legal Specialist in medical malpractice law. We will thoroughly investigate what went wrong and help determine if medical negligence caused or contributed to a catastrophic injury or death. If we believe you have a strong case, we will vigorously pursue maximum compensation through settlement or trial.

This page provides an overview of our Pleasanton medical malpractice law firm's services to victims of negligence at hospitals, clinics and by individual doctors or nurses in Alameda County and surrounding areas. It covers key information about medical errors, your legal rights after malpractice, and how an experienced lawyer can help.

Common Medical Errors and Forms of Malpractice in Pleasanton

Medical negligence happens in a variety of forms, from medication errors and surgical mistakes to misdiagnosis, anesthesia errors, premature hospital discharges, and more. Some of the most common medical errors we see in Pleasanton-area malpractice cases include:

  • Failure to diagnose illnesses like cancer, infections or heart conditions in time
  • Surgical errors such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving foreign objects inside patients after surgery
  • Improperly performed childbirth procedures resulting in oxygen deprivation or brain damage to the baby
  • Medication overdoses or prescribing a drug that interacts negatively with other medicines
  • Anesthesia errors during surgery leading to brain damage, organ failure or death
  • Preventable pressure ulcers, falls or infections during hospital stays or at nursing facilities

The medical providers responsible for errors may include ER doctors, anesthesiologists, nurses, surgeons, imaging technicians, pharmacists or other personnel involved in a patient’s healthcare treatment. Regardless of what type of medical mistake occurred or who made it, showing that substandard medical care caused harm is key to a malpractice claim.

Major Medical Facilities Serving Pleasanton, CA

Major Medical Facilities Serving Pleasanton, CA

San Ramon Regional Medical Center - This full-service hospital on San Ramon Valley Boulevard includes an emergency department as well as specialty facilities for cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk maternity and other medical needs.

Stanford ValleyCare – With campuses in Livermore and Pleasanton, this respected not-for-profit system includes doctors from Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Stanford ValleyCare provides award-winning care across a wide range of specialties.

East Bay Medical Surgical Center - Located on Hopyard Road in Pleasanton, this outpatient surgery center performs a wide variety of procedures from minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to pain management treatments.

CareMeridian Pleasanton Healthcare Center - This skilled nursing facility on Owens Drive offers post-acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation with physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Other facilities where we have seen medical negligence in Pleasanton and nearby areas involve:

  • Urgent care clinics
  • Imaging centers
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Doctors’ and dentists’ offices

No matter what type of healthcare provider or facility was involved, our law firm can fully investigate mistakes and work to show how substandard medical care caused preventable patient harm.

Areas Surrounding Pleasanton that We Serve

In addition to the city of Pleasanton itself, Moseley Collins Law provides medical malpractice legal services to victims of negligence at healthcare facilities throughout the surrounding areas of Alameda County, including:

  • Dublin
  • Livermore
  • San Ramon
  • Danville
  • Alamo
  • Blackhawk
  • Diablo
  • Clayton
  • Walnut Creek

Our lawyers help victims and grieving loved ones throughout these cities and towns get accountability when substandard medical care causes catastrophic injuries or death.

Proving Liability in California Medical Negligence Cases

To succeed with a medical malpractice claim under California law, the patient or family (plaintiff) must show all these legal elements:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed so the healthcare provider owed the patient a duty of care
  • The provider breached this duty of care by providing medical treatment below widely-accepted professional standards
  • The substandard medical care directly caused the patient’s injuries
  • The patient suffered measurable damages due to those injuries

Simply being unhappy with your medical results does not constitute malpractice. Even competent doctors can sometimes have patients experience complications. Medical negligence hinges on being able to show, through extensive case investigation and expert testimony, that substandard treatment caused your condition to worsen or caused additional, avoidable harm.

With four decades of legal experience, including a Certified Specialist in the highly-complex area of medical malpractice law, our lawyers have the medical knowledge, legal expertise and litigation resources to thoroughly build strong negligence claims on victims’ behalf.

Catastrophic Injuries Often Caused By Medical Negligence

Catastrophic Injuries Often Caused By Medical Negligence

When hospitals, doctors or other healthcare providers breach their duty of care through errors, poor judgment or negligence, patients can suffer devastating, lifelong effects. Some of the catastrophic injuries and conditions most often caused by medical malpractice include:

  • Brain injury resulting in permanent cognitive/neurological impairment
  • Spinal cord injuries leading to paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Amputation of limbs due to surgical errors or failure to diagnose vascular issues
  • Severe infection due to unsanitary conditions or improper wound care
  • Birth-related injuries causing cerebral palsy, Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy
  • Pediatric cancer misdiagnosis allowing advanced disease progression
  • Heart attack or stroke brought on by misdiagnosed cardiovascular disease
  • Blindness resulting from improperly performed eye surgery or undiagnosed eye condition
  • Kidney failure tied to adverse drug reaction or delayed treatment

Victims and families whose lives get forever altered due to preventable medical errors deserve experienced lawyers who will fight to help them recover damages for long-term medical costs, rehabilitation, in-home care, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other huge financial losses stemming from the malpractice.

Why Choose Us For Your Medical Negligence Case?

Moseley Collins Law is prepared to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured patients and grieving families in Pleasanton and communities throughout Northern California. Some key reasons why victims choose us include:

  • Over 40 years winning results for medical negligence victims
  • Medical experts to strengthen investigation
  • A Certified Specialist in medical malpractice law
  • No fee unless we recover financial damages for you
  • Lawyers with decades of trial experience

When negligent medical care leads to catastrophic outcomes for you or someone you love, choose a law firm with the dedication, expertise and resources to fight back – Moseley Collins Law. We have helped severely injured clients recover record-setting verdicts and settlements in medical negligence claims statewide. Our Pleasanton lawyers are here to help Pleasanton-area families get accountability and justice.

Recovering Damages After Medical Negligence in Pleasanton

Severe injuries from healthcare providers’ errors often saddle victims and families with major expenses for years to come. Many cannot work, require multiple surgeries, need rehab care, medical equipment, home modification, and more. We fight on victims’ behalf for ‘economic damages’ to cover both current and future:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earnings

‘Non-economic’ damages are also crucial to pursue, as no amount of money can undo catastrophic harm. These helps compensate victims for lifelong suffering tied to:

  • Physical pain/disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Families who lost someone due to medical negligence may also file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking justice and compensation for grieving loved ones.

The skilled California medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law thoroughly understand the many elements involved in calculating fair damage awards for these life-altering cases. We will pursue maximum compensation through settlement negotiations or in court if needed – seeking accountability for victims’ losses and the full scope of justice they rightfully deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Do I need a medical expert to prove malpractice?

Yes, successfully proving medical negligence almost always requires an independent expert witness to show that the doctor/hospital violated the standard of care. We work with nationally renowned experts.

How much does it cost to hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

Our firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning legal fees come as a percentage of any settlement/award – no upfront fees.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

These cases fall under California’s statute of limitations for personal injury. You normally have 2 years from the incident date, or 1 year from when you reasonably discovered negligence.

Is medical malpractice hard to prove?

Yes, these cases tend to be complex. We must show substandard care directly caused injury/death through extensive investigation and testimony by medical specialists. An experienced certified malpractice lawyer is key.

Who pays damages in a medical malpractice case?

If negligence is proven, the doctor, hospital or healthcare provider’s insurance company typically pays the malpractice claim amount to the patient/family.

Get a Free Consultation With Our Medical Injury Lawyers

If you or someone you care about suffered catastrophic injuries, paralysis, permanent disability or even death due to doctor negligence in Pleasanton or anywhere in Northern California, please call 800-426-5546 for a free consultation with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers. We are available 24/7 to listen to what happened and discuss your legal options for recovering damages after medical errors or negligence.

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