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Pennsylvania Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys
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A peer reviewed study recently published in the Journal of Patient Safety concludes that hundreds of thousands of people each year suffer some sort of preventable medical error that contributes to serious additional injury or death.
Catastrophic injury, or death, resulting from a preventable medical error can present a significant emotional and financial burden on victims and their loved ones. Fortunately, victims of such errors can receive fair compensation for their injuries. Pennsylvania medical malpractice law allows patients to recover from their doctor or hospital in the event that they suffer harm from a medical error.
What Is a Medical Error in Pennsylvania?
A preventable medical error resulting from below-standard care provided by a doctor or hospital is the basis for a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania. A medical malpractice attorney will investigate your medical records, consult with medical experts, and file a lawsuit when appropriate. To prove medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, your lawyer must find consult medical experts who are willing to criticize the care rendered by your doctor. Your lawyer must rely on a medical expert to define the standard of care, determine whether the conduct at issue violated the standard of care, and identify whether the medical professional’s conduct increased the risk of harm or directly caused harm to the patient.
To be successful, a medical malpractice claim must allege and prove: (1) The physician owed a duty of care to the patient; (2) The physician’s conduct fell below the acceptable standard of care; (3) The patient suffered an injury; and (4) The patient’s injury resulted from the physician’s substandard care.
More simply stated, if your physician departed from the generally accepted, applicable standard of care, Pennsylvania medical malpractice laws allow you to seek compensation for any injuries that result from the action, or inaction, of your health care provider. To prove medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, your lawyer must find medical experts who are willing to criticize the care rendered by your doctor. Your lawyer must rely on a medical expert to define the standard of care, determine whether the conduct at issue violated the standard of care, and identify whether the medical professional’s conduct increased the risk of harm or directly caused harm to the patient.
Common Types of Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania
Common medical errors that might qualify as medical negligence include:
Failure to Diagnose
Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella will work with the most qualified physicians to evaluate and prove your case. Many attorneys will claim to specialize in Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania, but Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella have consistently obtained seven and eight-figure-verdicts for their clients in situations of hospital malpractice, birth injuries, surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and cancer misdiagnosis. There is no substitute for an experienced team of medical malpractice lawyers with a proven record of success, that will take the time to review your medical records and consult with the top medical experts in the country to determine if you have a case.
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Time Limits
Patients or their loved ones have up to two years to file a lawsuit after they know, or reasonably should have known, that the doctor’s conduct injured the patient. In the event that a minor is injured, the minor has until age 20 to file a lawsuit. In the tragic event that a patient dies, whether the patient is an adult or a minor, any lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of death.
Board-Certified Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys
Our team of medical malpractice lawyers at McLaughlin & Lauricella, PC. are proud to work with families in these situations. For decades, Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella have been getting justice for their clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our team of lawyers consists of some of the best medical malpractice attorneys in Pennsylvania and will fight aggressively for clients, both in and out of the courtroom, to ensure that their rights are respected every step of the way.
The Pennsylvania Malpractice Lawyers Who Make a Difference
The attorneys of McLaughlin & Lauricella represent patients and their families across the State of Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to; Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Montgomery, and Northampton counties. Ranked by many as the “Best” Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers, Slade McLaughlin and Paul Lauricella are setting record verdicts for their clients. With more than 68 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, the law firm can put that expertise to work for you today. Please call us at 215-568-1510 or contact us by email, to see to see how we can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
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