Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
According to a study by Johns Hopkins, more than 250,000 people in the United States die each year because of medical mistakes, making it the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Medical negligence claims occur when a health professional deviates from the “standards of care” in their profession causing injury to a patient. It is not merely having a poor health outcome in the course of a medical procedure or treatment for illness.
Everyone is entitled to receive quality healthcare. If a doctor, nurse, paramedic, emergency medical technician or other medical professional fails to provide the acceptable standard of care for a patient, those affected have a right to be compensated for their damages.
Unlike most cases, expert medical witness testimony is required to prove a breach of the standard of care in medical malpractice cases. In order to pursue a medical negligence lawsuit, a qualified medical expert will have had to review the facts and circumstances of your individual case and certify that the claim is “meritorious” before a lawsuit can be filed.
Medical malpractice claims can arise in many situations: Failure to properly diagnose or treat the medical condition; Surgical errors or performing surgery on the wrong body part; Surgical complications; Birth injuries; Brain injuries; Medication errors; Defective medical devices; Blood contamination; Hospital-acquired infection; Failure to timely treat infections or other emergency medical conditions.
Our office has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of medical malpractice. We have the resources and experience to investigate the claim to determine if malpractice occurred.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to have an experienced attorney handling your claim. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to review your legal options.