Compassionate Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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"Our goal is to get you back on your feet. Medical malpractice can cause severe permanent injuries or even death, deeply affecting the lives of patients and their families. We believe that you deserve to be compensated for your suffering."

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Attorneys

Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complex. Many times, patients find it extremely difficult to understand or come to grips with the fact that a doctor or hospital they placed their trust in, has perhaps, committed malpractice or some form of negligence which caused them harm.

For this reason you need a lawyer who understands these kinds of cases. You need a lawyer who understands the medicine and understands the type of medical care you’ve been or should have been provided. You also need a lawyer who knows the right questions to ask the experts to determine whether or not you have a case. If you feel you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice and have any questions about your care contact us.

Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Gone are the days when hospitals were non-profit organizations run by solely religious entities. Hospitals today are often run by large corporate entities which exist to turn a profit. This often means that patient care is second to the corporation’s profits.

Medical negligence in hospitals is a serious problem in this country. Recent studies indicate that roughly 440,000 patients die each year in the United States due to preventable medical mistakes, and that’s just in hospitals.

The most common types of medical
negligence cases are:

Tens of thousands of patients die from medical mistakes which occur outside of hospital settings. These numbers only reflect patients who die. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 700,000 patients get sick from hospital infections. 

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Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Getting Harder To Sue

The reality is that patients suffer grave harm or even death from medical mistakes. The loss of life is monumental and for those that survive, the resulting financial harm is serious. Many patients lose their jobs and homes paying for medical bills incurred as a result of a medical professional’s mistake.

Due to intensive lobbying efforts of medical insurance groups, Pennsylvania law makes it difficult for injured residents of PA to bring medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors, hospitals, etc. This is due in large part to a special requirement known as a “certificate of merit.” This certificate must be filed in any professional negligence case.

In a medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorney must certify that a medical professional has reviewed the case and found that the doctor/hospital at issue was negligent. The problem is that obtaining these medical expert reviews are costly; sometimes, more than one review is needed. For instance, in a surgical infection case, two expert reviews may be needed. Costs can easily exceed $10,000 or $20,000, and that’s just to determine whether there is a valid claim.

As a result of the certificate of merit requirement, there has been a gradual decrease in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania.

The Importance Of Expertise In Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice is an incredibly complex area of law. Most lawyers don’t handle these types of cases. The ones that do must be well-versed in the medicine and must know the right questions to ask. In addition, finding the right expert can literally make or break a case.

Legal Rights To Financial Recovery

Patients and in the event of death, a patient’s surviving family members, may be able to obtain financial compensation for a hospital’s negligence. Common claims for recovery include:

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