San Carlos, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Have you or a loved one been the victim of medical malpractice at a San Carlos area hospital? The dedicated lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of experience helping victims of negligence seek the compensation they deserve. If you believe a doctor, nurse, technician, or other hospital staff member provided substandard care leading to further injury or illness, contact our office today for a free consultation.

Understanding Medical Malpractice and Your Rights

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide generally accepted standards of care, resulting in patient injury or harm. These professionals have a duty to use reasonable care and competence in all treatment, medication management, testing, surgery, child delivery, medical device usage, and other aspects of your care. When negligent actions are taken - or necessary steps are not taken - healthcare providers breach their duty and may be held accountable.

Common examples of hospital medical malpractice leading to serious harm include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a medical condition
  • Surgical errors and improper anesthesia use
  • Pharmacy prescription errors and incorrectly dispensed drugs
  • Failure to properly monitor patients
  • Use of defective medical devices and equipment
  • Failure to order tests or receive abnormal test results
  • Infant delivery mistakes leading to oxygen deprivation or cerebral palsy
  • Inadequate infection control practices causing sepsis

If you were injured under these types of circumstances, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. This can lead to recovery of damages to cover extensive medical bills, loss of income and benefits, pain and suffering, and other hardships now and into the future.

The skilled San Carlos medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law conduct thorough investigations into cases of potential negligence. We work with independent medical experts and specialists to determine if acceptable standards of care were breached. Once assembled, we build strong arguments on behalf of victims and file claims to pursue maximum compensation in settlements or at trial.

Why Work with Our Hospital Negligence Law Firm?

Why Work with Our Hospital Negligence Law Firm?

Moseley Collins Law is known for compassionately representing hospital negligence victims throughout Northern California. Our accomplishments include:

  • Over 40 years bringing medical malpractice lawsuits against negligent hospitals, doctors, clinics, and healthcare networks on behalf of injured patients
  • Knowledgeable insight into the full scope of medical negligence disputes and complex legal issues surrounding them
  • Access to well-credentialed physicians and subject matter experts to strengthen cases
  • Proven track record delivering millions recovered in verdicts and settlements for clients
  • Dedicated in-house nurses and legal nurse consultants on staff
  • No out-of-pocket costs and representation on a contingency-fee basis
  • Supportive environment for clients during difficult times after traumatic medical events

At Moseley Collins Law, we help clients throughout Northern California including those in:

  • San Carlos
  • Belmont
  • Redwood City
  • Menlo Park
  • San Mateo
  • And other San Mateo County cities
Major Hospitals Serving San CarlosSequoia Hospital

A regional medical center and Level II trauma center with 363 inpatient beds. Part of Dignity Health network. Specializes in cancer care, heart and vascular, neurology, orthopedics, women's health, and general medical/surgical care.

Mills Health Center

Part of Sutter Health’s network of Bay Area hospitals. Provides a 331-bed facility and ER along with outpatient clinics. Notable specialties are cancer, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, and OBGYN.

Stanford Health Care

This 613-bed quaternary care teaching hospital associated with Stanford School of Medicine and University is internationally renowned. Specializes in cancer, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, genetics, transplant medicine, orthopedics, surgery, and other key areas of care.

Areas We Serve in San Carlos and Northern California

Some key areas we help clients in for potential medical malpractice cases include:

  • San Carlos
  • Belmont
  • Redwood City
  • Menlo Park
  • San Mateo
  • Foster City
  • Burlingame
  • Millbrae
  • San Bruno
  • South San Francisco
  • Daly City
  • Brisbane
  • Pacifica
  • Half Moon Bay

And more towns and cities throughout San Mateo County and the broader San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. Please contact our office if you suffered medical negligence harm even if your location is not listed.

Devastating Effects of Medical Malpractice at Hospitals

Hospital negligence disputes handled by our Northern California law firm often involve significant physical trauma leading to lifelong disabilities or wrongful death. Some of the profound injuries in medical error cases we’ve taken on include:

  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries causing paralysis
  • Amputation of limbs
  • Severe burns
  • Sepsis and septic shock
  • Internal organ damage
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Birth injuries like cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy
  • Fatal conditions leading to wrongful death

The injuries that occur due to physician negligence, nursing errors, tech and equipment mistakes, pharmaceutical oversights, and other forms of malpractice can destroy patients’ quality of life. Costly around-the-clock treatment is often required along with major home and vehicle accessibility modifications. Lost income, benefits, and retirement accounts also put tremendous financial strain on victims and their families.

Statutes of Limitations Apply - Act Now

If you or someone close to you suffered harm under a hospital’s care, it’s essential to act quickly to understand your legal rights. Medical malpractice lawsuits must adhere to strict filing deadlines under statutes of limitations - if these expire, you lose your right to recover damages.

In California, patients normally have one year from the date of discovery to bring a lawsuit. Additionally, you typically have up to three years from the date of harm to file. However, exceptions apply - that’s why speaking to one of our lawyers quickly is so important. We can evaluate your unique situation and timeline then advise you on the best path forward.

Series of Steps We Take in Hospital Negligence Claims

Series of Steps We Take in Hospital Negligence Claims

The accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law methodically build strong arguments in cases against hospitals. Key components we handle for clients include:

Comprehensive Case Investigation and Research

A thorough inquiry includes gathering extensive medical records, accounts of the incidents, testimony statements, hospital policies and guidelines, medical research, and other evidence. We conduct interviews and leverage connections within the medical community to secure experts.

Securing Quality Expert Witnesses

Well-credentialed physicians, hospital administrators, nurses, and other specialists certified in disciplines related to the malpractice are brought on board. They provide key opinions on whether acceptable standards of care were met by a hospital and its staff. Their testimony is crucial for proving negligence occurred.

Litigation Proceedings and Negotiations

We utilize proof of negligence, accountings of damages, and other documentation to demand maximum compensation for clients. Skillful negotiations with hospitals, insurers, and other defendants typically lead to settlements - if reasonable offers aren’t made, we take the case to trial. Our litigation experience is unmatched in Northern California courtrooms.

Client Guidance and Compassion Through the Legal Process

Our lawyers and supporting staff members make clients the priority. We understand malpractice cases stem from devastating, life-changing medical trauma. Clients require strong yet understanding advocates - we build relationships and offer guidance through confusing legal situations. Compassion is shown during vulnerable times.

If errors by San Carlos hospitals caused you or family members harm, contact us for a free case assessment by calling (800) 426-5546 today. Our firm pursues maximum compensation so victims can focus on healing while their medical and financial needs are covered now and into the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked QuestionsDo I need to prove intentional harm to have a medical malpractice case?

No. Medical malpractice is based on negligence - a failure to provide accepted standards of medical care. While harm must occur, malicious or intentional actions are not required to seek damages.

How much does it cost to hire your law firm for a case?

Moseley Collins Law takes hospital negligence and medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee. No upfront costs are required. We only collect if we obtain a settlement or favorable trial verdict awarding damages.

How long does a medical malpractice lawsuit take in California?

Duration varies substantially case-by-case. Some settle in a year or two. Complex trials usually take closer to 3-5 years accounting for evidence assembly, proceedings, negotiations, and potential appeals. Our lawyers keep clients updated on timelines.

What types of damages can I recover from medical negligence?

You may be entitled to medical costs, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering awards, punitive damages in some cases, reimbursement for caretaking, modifications to home/vehicle to improve accessibility, and wrongful death damages related to funeral, burial, loss of companionship costs if a loved one dies.

Will you still review my case if I retained another law firm already?

Absolutely. Second opinions in medical malpractice cases are important. We frequently evaluate cases other firms are handling to provide our expert recommendations to maximize potential recovery for victims. Each case has unique aspects and we may spot something not previously uncovered.

Please call Moseley Collins Law today at (800) 426-5546 to discuss your San Carlos hospital negligence situation in a free consultation. Our experienced lawyers are here to help you understand your rights and pursue the best path forward after medical trauma through individualized legal advocacy.

Client Reviews
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