Lower Merion Township Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When we visit our doctor for an illness or go to a surgeon for a procedure, we trust that they know what they’re doing and that we will leave feeling better than when we walked into their office. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Medical professionals make mistakes that often lead to long-term ill effects in their patients.

Data from the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania shows that 118 medical malpractice cases were filed in 2022 in Montgomery County, making it the third-highest county for medical malpractice filings in the state.

If you or someone you know has suffered at the hands of a medical professional whom you trusted, a Lower Merion Township medical malpractice lawyer is ready to help you seek justice and receive the compensation you deserve.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Commonly defined as a situation where the acceptable medical standard of care has not been met, medical malpractice can take multiple forms. It could be when you visit your doctor with a medical concern, and your doctor tells you nothing is wrong without performing any tests to verify this. Or it could be when you go in for a routine procedure, and the anesthesiologist gives you the incorrect amount of sedative, and you wake up mid-procedure.

There are a wide variety of mistakes that can be considered medical malpractice, the most common of which are:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Birth injuries
  • Improper charting
  • Delayed intake
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors

There are many ways in which mistakes can occur, and it’s important to understand that these cases often become complicated. Medical staff are often overworked which leads to fatigue and, therefore, a higher chance of mistakes being made; however, that doesn’t excuse the fact that you were harmed. So, if you fell victim to any of the situations above or something else, reach out to us at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan for a free consultation to learn more about your rights to take legal action.

Who Makes Medical Mistakes?

You might think that your doctor or your surgeon might be the one responsible since they are the medical professional who was in charge of your care when the mistake was made, and you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking so. However, with medical malpractice cases, it can be a more nuanced or complex situation.

It could be that whoever was on your medical care team at the time the incident occurred may be held responsible, such as:

  • Doctor
  • Surgeon
  • Nurses
  • Medical staff
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Hospital intake staff

In some cases, depending on the nature of your claim, you may also hold the hospital itself, including hospital management liable for your injuries or illness and your attorney can help you determine if this applies to your case.

Proving Malpractice Occurred

Essentially, anyone medical-related mistake that is made due to negligence or recklessness can be considered medical malpractice, however, it must be proven.

  • There was a doctor-patient relationship and therefore a professional duty of care was owed to the patient
  • The doctor breached that duty of care and acted in a negligent manner
  • The negligent actions of the doctor resulted in the patient’s injury
  • The patient’s injury led to damages, such as other medical expenses or worsened illness

Proving medical negligence can be difficult, which is why it’s important to the success of your case that you have an experienced lawyer from Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan to help you navigate the legalities of your case.

Why You Should Seek Legal Counsel

Dealing with the legal jargon and complexities of a malpractice case on your own can be difficult, especially if you are recovering or still suffering from the mistake your doctor made. You have two years from either the date of the incident or from the date you were made aware of the incident that caused your injury or illness to file a lawsuit against the medical professional who caused you harm.

A medical malpractice lawyer will have experience handling cases just like yours and will understand what needs to be done so that you can receive compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Wrongful death

Even though someone else’s negligence caused you harm, you should not continue to suffer. Reach out to our office today to speak with a Lower Merion Township medical malpractice lawyer. At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, we’ll discuss the details of your case with you during your free consultation and help you fight for the compensation you deserve if you hire us to work for you.

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