Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer represents people injured by medical mistakes / errors. Medical malpractice (negligence) occurs when a doctor or other health professional provides less than adequate care to a patient. According to study results published in a 2016 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.

When medical negligence, or malpractice, causes injury or death to a patient, parties that may be liable for damages in a personal injury or wrongful death action include:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • nurses’ assistants
  • physicians’ assistants
  • clinics
  • surgical centers
  • urgent care centers
  • hospitals

Medical Malpractice / Negligence

Healthcare providers can commit medical malpractice in a wide variety of ways. In some cases, more than one party may be legally responsible for a patient’s injury or death. This may occur when the negligence of a doctor and / or nurse—and a hospital or clinic— combine to cause a patient’s injury. Common examples of cases handled by a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer include cases arising out of:

  • surgery errors (e.g., wrong site and wrong patient surgery, unnecessary surgery)
  • diagnosis mistakes (e.g., delayed diagnosis, diagnosis of wrong illness)
  • treatment errors (e.g., delayed treatment, failure to order needed tests)
  • mistakes in the prescription and / or administration of medications (e.g., prescribing drugs with harmful interactions, giving the wrong dose or type of medicine)
  • negligent medical care in nursing homes (e.g., failure to prevent and treat bed sores)
  • anesthesia errors (e.g., failure to monitor patient’s vital signs, negligent use of anesthesia medications)
  • negligent post-operative care (e.g., failure to detect complications, negligent monitoring of patient)
  • emergency room (ER) negligence (e.g., delayed or rushed diagnosis or treatment)
  • intensive care unit (ICU) negligence (e.g., inattentive ICU staff, inadequate record-keeping)
  • negligent institution and enforcement of hospital, surgical center, urgent care center, or clinic protocols (e.g., negligent record-keeping, triage protocols, patient identification protocols)

Medical Malpractice Injuries

Injuries from medical malpractice can be catastrophic or fatal. Injuries sustained by victims of medical negligence include:

  • nerve damage
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • blindness
  • infections (hospital infections and others)
  • wrongful death
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Contact a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Were you injured as a result of medical malpractice by a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider? Did your family member die due to negligent medical care? You may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party or parties.

Contact our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, today, for a cost-free evaluation of your case.

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