Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania?

Medical Malpractice occurs when an individual is harmed by a medical professional (like a Doctor or a Nurse) who fails to competently perform his or her medical duties. In the most basic terms, Medical Malpractice is a medical professional’s deviation from the applicable standard of care that a similar physician would exercise under the same circumstances. A wide variety of situations can be Medical Malpractice including a failure to promptly or properly diagnosis a patient’s condition or illness, surgical mistakes, anesthesia mistakes, birth injuries and delivery mistakes, nursing care mistakes and hospital and emergency room mistakes. We understand the stress and anxiety that victims of Medical Malpractice are forced to experience during the complex litigation process.

Philadelphia medical malpracticeIf you or a loved one have been a victim of Medical Malpractice then you may be entitled compensatory damages for past and future economic losses including medical expenses, life care expenses, lost wages and lost future earning capacity. You may be further entitled to compensation for non-economic damages which include physical and psychological harm, severe pain, emotional distress and the reduced enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures. In rare cases, where it can be proven that the medical professional’s conduct was careless or reckless, you may be awarded punitive damages in instances where compensatory damages are determined by the jury to be inadequate.

Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

  • Medical Negligence
  • Emergency Room Mistakes
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Hospital Infections
  • Nursing Care Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Surgical Mistakes
  • Anesthesia Mistakes
  • Delivery Mistakes and Birth Injuries

Types of Damages Available in
Medical Malpractice Cases

  • Compensatory Damages
    • Lost Wages
    • Loss of Future Earning Capacity
    • Medical Expenses
    • Costs of Living with an Injury or Disability
    • Funeral Expenses
  • Non-Monetary Damages
    • Physical and Mental Pain and Suffering
    • Loss of Ability to Enjoy Life’s Pleasures
    • Loss of Consortium
  • Punitive Damages