Rohnert Park, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Moseley Collins Law has over 40 years of experience representing victims of medical malpractice nationwide who have suffered catastrophic injuries because of a healthcare provider’s negligence. If you or a loved one has experienced injuries such as paralysis, brain damage, surgical errors resulting in severe disabilities, or a medical professional’s mistake resulting in wrongful death, you may be able to pursue legal action. Our dedicated team of lawyers offer compassionate, ethical, and aggressive representation to hold negligent doctors, nurses, specialists, and hospitals fully accountable.

Types of Medical Malpractice We Handle

When doctors, nurses, surgeons, specialists or other medical staff breach standards of care and cause significant harm, they must be held responsible. We represent victims of all types of medical negligence, including:

  • Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis - Failure to promptly and properly diagnose a condition allows it to severely worsen.
  • Childbirth Injuries - Mistakes during labor/delivery can severely damage mom and baby.
  • Surgical Errors - Wrong-site surgery, unnecessary procedures, instrument/sponge retention, internal damage.
  • Medication Errors - Prescribing the wrong drug or dosage leading to birth defects, organ damage or death.
  • Emergency Room Mistakes - Inadequate assessment, testing and treatment.
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections – Preventable infections contracted due to unclean facilities and poor protocols.
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect – Bedsores, dehydration, starvation, excessive restraints.

Major Hospitals Serving Rohnert Park & Sonoma County

Major Hospitals Serving Rohnert Park & Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital - A full-service hospital providing specialized emergency, cardiac, orthopedic, OBGYN, NICU, and intensive care services.

Palm Drive Hospital - This Petaluma hospital has a Level 4 trauma center plus orthopedics, oncology, chronic disease services and community education.

Petaluma Valley Hospital - A 181-bed facility offering 24/7 emergency, birthing center, orthopedics, heart health, surgical, and senior behavioral mental health services.

Healdsburg Hospital - A full-service 25-bed hospital with an emergency department, birthing center, orthopedic services, lab, radiology and more.

Areas We Serve in Rohnert Park and Sonoma County

Moseley Collins Law assists those harmed by medical negligence throughout Rohnert Park as well as these nearby areas:

  • Cotati
  • Sebastopol
  • Santa Rosa
  • Windsor
  • Healdsburg
  • Petaluma
  • Sonoma

We help injured victims and grieving families pursue medical malpractice lawsuits against healthcare professionals, clinics, and hospitals across Sonoma County.

Damages We Seek For Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death

No amount of money can make up for egregious medical negligence resulting in a lifetime of disability and hardship, or the profound loss of losing a loved one. But it can pay for major expenses stemming from such tragedy. Damages we aggressively pursue include:

  • Exceeding high long-term medical treatment costs
  • Necessary modifications to homes & vehicles
  • Lost income from inability to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of financial support from the deceased

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

When medical malpractice leads to catastrophic injury or wrongful death, monetary compensation allows victims some relief for their losses. There are several types of damages that can be pursued.

Economic Damages

Economic damages in malpractice claims aim to cover quantifiable financial losses from medical negligence.

Medical Expenses

All past and future medical costs stemming from the incident can be recovered - surgery, hospitalization, medications, therapists, in-home nursing care, specialized equipment like wheelchairs, and more. The amounts can exceed millions over a lifetime for severe disabilities.

Lost Income

Victims may claim damages for past and future inability to work and earn income due to disabilities that could have been avoided. The losses are calculated based on the person's earning potential before malpractice-induced impairment.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate for intangible, quality-of-life losses.

Pain and Suffering

Monetary compensation for the physical pain, discomfort, inconvenience, and mental anguish suffered due to medical errors. Typically, the greatest damage component.

Emotional Distress

Payout for mental harm like anxiety, depression, PTSD, lack of enjoyment of life due to medical negligence resulting in permanent injuries or wrongful death of a loved one.

Loss of Consortium/Companionship

Spouses can make claims for damage to marital relations and loss of intimacy stemming from injuries to their partner due to malpractice. Children can also sue for lost parental companionship.

Punitive Damages

In rare cases where misconduct is intentional or grossly negligent, courts impose additional punitive damages to punish wrongdoers. But criteria to qualify is extremely stringent.

An experienced medical malpractice lawyer thoroughly calculates all applicable damages to build the strongest claim possible demanding maximum compensation for victims’ losses.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law

When you require vigorous representation after horrific medical negligence, our prominent medical malpractice law firm has the experience, resources and determination to fight for you.

Esteemed Reputation

Moseley Collins Law enjoys an esteemed reputation forged over 40+ years of securing immense compensation for clients in catastrophic injury cases rejected by other firms.

Top Legal Talent

Our internationally recognized team contains seasoned medical malpractice lawyers, veteran paralegals and skilled expert support staff laser-focused on healthcare law. Our case-win rates and settlements/verdicts reflect this talent advantage over other local firms.

Rigorous Investigation

We conduct exhaustive reviews of medical records to build error-proof negligence claims - consulting a minimum of four independent specialists during analysis. Our Inside Medicine medical consulting provides rare insight other lawyers lack for identifying malpractice.

Maximum Settlements & Verdicts

Our firm doesn’t settle easily like others. We fully prepare cases for courtroom trials, yielding higher settlements/jury award sums for clients. Over 90% of cases settle pre-trial due to our diligent readiness - defendants know we won't back down.

Financial Support

The lengthy malpractice litigation process can cause immense financial duress for injured patients and families. We provide generous case support - never charging clients upfront lawyer fees. Our contingency-fee billing means we only get paid if we win settlements/verdicts.

When malpractice destroys lives, justice must be relentlessly pursued. Our global reputation testifies to our commitment securing it for clients. Contact us for dedicated counsel and tenacious legal representation.

Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Offer Free Consultations

Moseley Collins Law understands how overpowering the aftermath of medical negligence can be for injured patients and grieving families. We offer compassionate guidance and legal counsel to people across Rohnert Park and Sonoma County. Our firm works on contingency, charging no upfront fees for our services - we only get paid if we secure compensation for you. We also cover all case costs while rigorously pursuing your claim. If we determine your particular incident does not warrant legal action, we provide straightforward advice directing you to alternative paths better suited to address your needs.

To discuss your medical injury or malpractice claim with an experienced Sonoma County lawyer for free, call 800-426-5546 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Handling severe medical injury cases is complex, with many variables that impact whether an incident qualifies as negligence eligible for a lawsuit. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions:

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to a healthcare professional violating accepted standards of practice when treating a patient, resulting in injury or death. This can involve errors, failing to diagnose conditions promptly, surgical mishaps, improper prescriptions, etc. Negligence must be proven for a successful claim.

What Qualifies as Medical Negligence?

Mistakes happen. For medical malpractice, more is required than just proving an error occurred. The patient must show damages happened because a provider failed to meet accepted professional standards - not just that the outcome was not optimal or as expected. Severity matters too - minor errors don't qualify as malpractice eligible for lawsuits.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After Medical Malpractice?

Every state has defined statutes of limitations setting legal time limits to pursue medical malpractice claims after incidents occur as evidence can become unreliable over time. Most allow 1-3 years in California but exceptions exist. It’s imperative injury victims speak to a lawyer immediately to evaluate case viability and ensure filing deadlines are not missed.

What Mistakes Do Lawyers Check for in Medical Negligence?

Lawyers conduct in-depth reviews of medical records to identify provider errors revealing substandard patient care. Some examples: failure to order appropriate tests that would have led to correct diagnosis and treatment; surgical mistakes during procedures; ignoring symptoms and serious health complaints; improper usage of medical equipment and instruments.

Does Malpractice Cover Preexisting Conditions Getting Worse?

If negligent medical care aggravates a preexisting condition and makes it substantially worse than prior baselines, the patient can potentially file a malpractice claim. For instance, failure to properly treat diabetes deteriorates kidneys functioning; surgical errors cause previously managed chronic back pain to become permanently disabling.

Client Reviews
"When I was injured I felt truly hopeless. I didn't know where to turn when I was released from the hospital. Luckily, I remembered your phone number and I called you. You won a nice settlement for me. Thank you!" Charles T.
"May God bless you always, Moseley and your wonderful staff. You all were there for us when we needed it most. We are forever grateful." Tina N.
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