Union City, CA Medical Malpractice Lawyer - Hospital Negligence Attorneys

Patients put their health and trust in the hands of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals during visits to hospitals, clinics, and emergency rooms. However, serious injuries can occur when medical providers fail to uphold the standard of care owed to their patients.

The accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have over 40 years of combined experience representing victims of medical negligence across the United States. While medical mistakes can happen even when every precaution is taken, patients have legal rights when substandard medical care results in catastrophic injuries in the Union City area and surrounding towns. Our firm can assess your situation to determine if negligence was involved during your hospital visit.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice in Union City Hospitals

Medical facilities provide most health care services for local residents. While these hospitals are fully equipped and staffed to care for patients, mistakes unfortunately happen. Some ways the negligent actions or failure to take required actions on the part of Union City doctors, nurses, specialists, and hospital staff can negatively impact patient health include:

  • Misdiagnosing or failing to diagnose serious conditions
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Infection control mistakes
  • Improper medical device use
  • Failing to quickly address worsening symptoms
  • Emergency response delays
  • Discharging patients prematurely

These preventable medical errors and other acts of negligence often result in long-term patient harm. Some common severe injuries stemming from hospital or clinical malpractice include spinal cord damage, brain injury, cerebral palsy, paralysis, stroke, lost limbs, and wrongful death.

At Moseley Collins Law, our goal is to help victims and families pursue maximum compensation for injuries, lost income, and increased medical bills due to medical malpractice. We handle hospital negligence cases involving catastrophic injuries leading to permanent disability or death when inadequate care is provided by:

  • Physicians, surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Lab techs
  • Radiologists
  • Other hospital staff

Local Medical Facilities in Union City

Local Medical Facilities in Union CityWashington Hospital Healthcare System

With two campuses serving patients throughout Alameda County and the Bay Area, Washington Hospital Healthcare System contains over 400 beds and has a staff of about 2,500 physicians. Washington Hospital's services include cancer care, cardiovascular health, emergency medicine, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, surgical care, spine and neuroscience, women's health and inpatient mental health services.

Kaiser Permanente Union City Medical Center

Part of one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, the Kaiser Permanente Union City Medical Center campus offers comprehensive medical services. It houses primary and specialty care departments and 24/7 emergency care. Their services include allergy treatments, lab testing, maternity care, mental health counseling, eye care, physical therapy and specialist care.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation - Union City Clinic

With over 1,200 physicians across 40 specialties, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation provides primary and multi-specialty medical care. The Union City clinic offers family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology and pediatrics as well as on-site lab and imaging services.

Concentra Urgent Care – Union City

Concentra’s walk-in urgent care clinic offers treatment for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses. It has on-site X-ray and lab services to diagnose conditions. The center treats issues such as fractures, lacerations, minor burns and provides Occupational Medicine programs.

Patient Care Pharmacy

This pharmacy fills prescriptions and offers custom compounding of medications. Its pharmacists also provide disease education. They have medication therapy management programs to ensure any complex medication routine is easy to follow.

The Areas Surrounding Union City We Serve

In addition to helping those injured by medical malpractice in Union City, Moseley Collins Law also serves clients in the surrounding cities and Alameda County towns of:

  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Newark
  • San Leandro
  • San Lorenzo
  • Castro Valley
  • San Ramon
  • Dublin
  • Pleasanton
  • Livermore
Common Severe Injuries Stemming From Hospital Negligence

Hospital medical errors often severely impact patients’ health and lives. Some of the catastrophic injuries occurring frequently due to negligent hospital care include:

  • Permanent brain damage
  • Spinal cord injuries causing paralysis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke
  • Amputated limbs

In the worst cases, hospital mistakes lead to the untimely death of patients. Holding medical staff and hospitals legally accountable is the only way to prevent similar life-altering errors from affecting more patients.

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

Damages Available in Medical Malpractice Cases

If your injuries were caused by substandard medical care, you have a legal right to seek compensation for all damages. As experienced medical malpractice lawyers, we know how to pursue maximum claims to help clients recover. Available damages can be divided into two main types - economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages in Malpractice Cases

This monetary category covers all your tangible losses and costs stemming from injuries. Some common economic damages our lawyers pursue include:

Medical Expenses: Present and projected future charges related to ongoing care, long-term treatment programs, surgeries, medications, nursing, and therapy. Includes ambulance/air transport bills.

Lost Income: Wages or income you could not generate because of recovery time needed for injuries. Accounts for reduced earning capacity from disabilities and lost opportunity costs.

Future Cost of Care: Includes anticipated medical needs, ongoing in-home care, assisted living, and specialized treatment costs directly related to injuries or worsened conditions.

Non-Economic Damages in Malpractice Cases

Non-economic damages help compensate for the often devastating impact of malpractice injuries on patients' quality of life. Types pursued include:

Pain and Suffering: This accounts for your physical pain, discomfort, and mental anguish from injuries. Computed in relation to effects on your lifestyle and personal enjoyment.

Emotional Distress: Encompasses conditions like depression, anxiety, insomnia or PTSD stemming from injuries and restrictions on regular life activities.

Loss of Consortium: Available to spouses for loss of "companionship" damages. Covers inability to maintain marital relations, sharing of experiences or participating jointly in social/recreational activities.

With over four decades of in-depth malpractice litigation experience, the lawyers at Moseley Collins Law aggressively recover full and fair damages for our catastrophically injured clients and their families.

Why Choose Us? Trusted Union City Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Victims have legal rights, but proving medically-complex hospital negligence poses many legal challenges. The accomplished medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law have the resources and expertise to build strong arguments for victims in and around Union City. Our proven success record stems from:

  • 40+ Years Handling Medical Negligence Claims: We have secured millions in verdicts and settlements for clients since the 1980s. Our extensive malpractice litigation knowledge sets us apart.
  • Credentialed Medical Experts: We involve specialists like neurosurgeons to precisely pinpoint errors made by Union City medical providers. For each case, we utilize at least four experts to analyze records and provide testimony.
  • Results-Driven Approaches: We routinely take cases to trial when necessary and have decades of recovering seven- and eight-figure results for catastrophically injured clients.
  • Client-First Support: We provide personalized legal and emotional support to each client while passionately advocating to recover the maximum financial damages they deserve.

Moseley Collins Law can fully evaluate what happened during your hospital visit to advise if negligence caused your harm. Call (800) 426-5546 today to schedule a free case assessment with our qualified Union City medical malpractice lawyers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)What does “medical malpractice” actually mean? 

Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a healthcare provider which directly causes significant injury, permanent disability or death to a patient. This can include errors, failure to diagnose serious conditions, surgical mistakes, improper treatment and more.

What kinds of monetary damages can I recover? 

You can claim compensation for all harms done. This includes medical costs, lost income, costs for permanent care requirements, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium damages. If negligence resulted in death, families can file a wrongful death suit seeking damages.

How much does hiring a lawyer cost? 

Medical malpractice lawyers provide free consultations and take cases on contingency. This means no lawyer fees whatsoever get paid unless we win a recovery for you. The fees ultimately come out of the final settlement or award amount.

How long do I have to file a malpractice lawsuit? 

Every state has strict deadlines, called "statutes of limitations", dictating the timeframe victims have to take legal action. These stopwatch deadlines can be as short as 1 year, so contacting a lawyer quickly is vital.

Can I just settle directly with the insurer? 

You have the right to try settlement negotiations before formally filing suit. However, insurers often approach victims quickly with lowball offers. Having a lawyer ensures maximum leverage during the settlement process.

The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Moseley Collins Law provide compassionate legal guidance to severely injured victims and grieving families. Contact our office today at (800) 426-5546 for a free consultation about whether you have grounds to pursue a case. Our team is always available to assess your situation.

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