San Leandro, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in San Leandro or the surrounding Bay Area, you may be entitled to compensation. Medical mistakes can have devastating and lifelong consequences. Moseley Collins Law is dedicated medical malpractice lawyers who represent San Leandro-area clients during these difficult times.

With over 40 years of experience nationwide, Moseley Collins Law has a deep understanding of medical negligence laws. Our highly skilled team has recovered millions for past clients, including verdicts and settlements for millions of dollars each. Although financial compensation cannot undo the damage, it can aid the recovery process.

This page outlines the medical negligence services Moseley Collins Law provides for San Leandro residents and further information on hospital liability in California.

Major Hospitals Serving the San Leandro Area

Numerous facilities provide care for the 120,000+ residents of San Leandro. Some of the major hospitals serving the area and surrounding Bay Area cities include:

  • San Leandro Hospital (San Leandro, CA) - This acute care facility provides a 24-hour emergency department, imaging, and lab services along with inpatient care units and surgical services.
  • St. Rose Hospital (Hayward, CA) – Part of the Sutter network, St. Rose is a 223-bed hospital offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services like cancer care, orthopedics, bariatrics and more.
  • Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley, CA) - Eden is a 202-bed facility providing emergency, maternity, NICU, imaging, surgical, heart, cancer, and laboratory services for the Castro Valley area and beyond.

Common Forms of Medical Negligence

Common Forms of Medical Negligence

Some of the most common medical errors and issues that our San Leandro medical malpractice lawyers deal with include:

  1. Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis - failing to correctly identify or detect a patient's condition. Examples include cancer and heart issues going undiagnosed.
  2. Surgical mistake - negligence during surgery, for example causing damage to nerves or organs. One example is undergoing surgery on the wrong spinal disc.
  3. Medication error - incorrect dose or type of drug prescribed and side effects from this. For example, an overdose of diabetic insulin causes dangerous blood sugar levels.
  4. Anesthesia error - inadequate care during sedation administration or operation can cause catastrophic brain damage, stroke, heart attack, or death.
  5. Birth injury - birth-related trauma due to negligence, like incorrect use of forceps during delivery.
  6. Wrong/delayed treatment - improper or late delivery of treatment leading to worsening of an illness or injury. Not rendering timely lifesaving care during a heart attack is one instance.
  7. Infection - failure to avoid, diagnose, or treat infections appropriately that then spread to cause significant complications like sepsis.
  8. Equipment failure - medical devices malfunctioning or being improperly used, for example, faulty wiring for a surgical laser harming the patient's internal organs.

Our lawyers pursue compensation if any of these preventable errors happen to you or a loved one at a San Leandro-area health facility. We determine who is liable and hold them responsible.

Areas We Serve for Hospital Negligence Cases

We provide dedicated representation for victims of hospital negligence from all across the Bay Area. Some of the specific areas we serve in San Leandro:

  • San Lorenzo
  • Castro Valley
  • Ashland
  • Cherryland
  • Fairview
  • Bay O Vista

Moseley Collins Law has decades of experience handling malpractice issues for clients nationwide. Our priority is supporting victims and families through this challenging process following an injury.

We Offer Free Malpractice Case Evaluations

Moseley Collins Law provides all potential clients with a complimentary, no-obligation case evaluation. This involves reviewing your situation to establish the next best steps for you and your family. Please call 800-426-5546 to learn more and schedule your free consultation today.

Remember - we point everyone seeking legal help in the right direction, even if we cannot personally take on your case. Our goal is to get you the assistance you require during this difficult period.

Investigating Hospital Negligence

Successfully proving medical malpractice requires in-depth investigation and building a robust argument for negligence. Moseley Collins Law leaves no stone unturned when examining what went wrong in your case.

We work with independent medical experts and specialists to forensically analyze records and identify breaches in the standard of care. By utilizing multiple doctors from various fields, we strengthen our ability to pinpoint issues.

Some of the investigative steps we take include:

  • Acquiring all medical charts and documents
  • Identifying deviations from proper protocol
  • Detailing the extent of injury caused
  • Medical expert testimony and opinion
  • Assessing mental, emotional, and financial suffering

Our lawyers and nurses on staff pour through paperwork line-by-line until satisfied we understand exactly what occurred. We then apply our expertise to demonstrate how the healthcare provider is liable based on California malpractice laws.

With rigorous analysis and evidence, we build robust arguments for compensation. Hospitals and insurance corporations dedicate vast resources to limiting payouts, so you need an experienced team on your side.

The Legal Process for Medical Negligence Claims

If our investigation proves malpractice, Moseley Collins Law helps clients through the multi-step legal process to recover damages. We break this down into understandable terms so you know what to expect.

The key stages after filing a hospital negligence lawsuit include:

  1. Case initiation - we submit the complaint detailing allegations to the court
  2. Discovery - this information-gathering phase involves depositions, interviews, subpoenas of documents, and more to solidify arguments
  3. Settlement negotiations - we attempt to resolve the dispute without trial but prepare fully for court if needed
  4. Trial - if no appropriate settlement is offered, we take the case before a judge and jury to decide liability and damages
  5. Decision and compensation - if successful, the defendant pays the settlement or court-ordered sum

We guide clients through each phase, handling the substantial paperwork and complex proceedings for you. With deep court experience, we anticipate issues before they arise.

It is difficult for non-lawyers to manage these specialized processes. So, lean on us through this journey toward justice.

Compensation Available in Hospital Negligence Cases

Compensation Available in Hospital Negligence Cases

When medical errors cause devastating injury or death, no amount of money can make up for this hardship. But financial damages may cover:

  • Medical bills, both current and future
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Lost income and impact on earnings potential
  • Cost of disabilities moving forward
  • Pain and suffering

The precise value depends on the severity, longevity of issues caused, and economic effects on you and your family. Our accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law thoroughly calculate and justify compensation requests. We fight tenaciously to help secure you adequate damages for how this preventable incident has altered your life.

Why Choose Moseley Collins Law for Your Case

If considering moving forward with a medical negligence lawsuit, choose Moseley Collins Law to represent your interests. Our features and benefits that set us apart include:

  1. Over 40 years of winning results for medical malpractice victims
  2. Multiple certified specialists and awards for legal excellence
  3. Millions recovered for past hospital negligence clients
  4. Aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf
  5. Handling even the most complex catastrophic injury situations
  6. Make the legal process smooth through knowledge, empathy, and responsiveness
  7. Zero upfront costs - medical malpractice lawyers paid only if we win
  8. Immediately available to review your situation at no obligation
  9. Point you toward other reputable lawyers if we cannot take your case

Put our passion, experience, financial resources, and determination to work helping you recover from negligence. Contact our office at 800-426-5546 for your free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)How long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit?

In California, you normally have 1 year from the date of discovery to sue for medical malpractice. There may be exceptions if the issue is not immediately detected.

Do I need a lawyer to file a malpractice claim?

Not always, but given the complexity, having expert lawyers on your side is extremely beneficial. We handle everything for clients.

What if a doctor refuses to release my medical records?

Your records legally belong to you as the patient to share with lawyers. If issues getting them, we can issue a subpoena.

Is every bad outcome considered malpractice?

No - doctors are not perfect and complications sometimes happen even when standards of care are met. You need evidence of negligence.

Will filing a claim impact my ongoing care at the hospital?

No, hospitals cannot refuse to treat patients seeking legal help. But you can request to move care to another suitable facility if more comfortable.

How are damages calculated for these cases?

Experienced lawyers tally all medical costs, lost income, impact on quality of life, and other hardships stemming from the incident to justify a settlement demand.

Who pays the compensation in a malpractice case?

Doctors must carry malpractice insurance that covers negligence-related settlements. The insurer typically pays any final award amount.

How long do these cases normally take?

Anywhere from several months for simpler cases with early settlements to over a year for cases going to trial. We regularly expedite outcomes.

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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