Medical Malpractice Lawyers Philadelphia, PA
Get the Justice You Deserve After a Philadelphia Hospital or Doctor’s Error Hurts You by Contacting a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When you entrust your health and well-being to health care providers, you expect just that: health care. We can surmise that most health care providers entered the field of medicine with intentions of helping others. The reality of today’s healthcare environment, however, reveals a system ripe for errors: Understaffing is a serious problem in many hospitals. The pressure on doctors and nurses is tremendous. Morals of doctors don’t always align with those of the hospital.
Unfortunately, when pressures on health care providers causes them to make mistakes, it is live human beings who suffer. If you or a family member was injured, or if a family member lost his or her life because of a doctor’s error, an emergency room error, or a prescription error, it is imperative that you speak with a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Contact the Marrone Law Firm, LLC in Philadelphia today!
Types of Medical Events Considered “Medical Malpractice” in Pennsylvania
For more than 25 years, Joseph M. Marrone has been fighting for the rights of people injured because of errors occurring in medical care situations. Turn to our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm for answers and help with regard to any type of medical-related injury or death:
- Birth trauma/injury or pregnancy issues: Will your child pay with their life or a lifetime of struggle for a doctor’s mistake? Is your wife suffering from preeclampsia?
- OB/GYN malpractice: Did you suffer long-lasting damage to your reproductive organs or lose your wife in a maternal death situation during childbirth?
- Hospital malpractice or emergency room negligence: Was another type of caregiver other than a doctor or nurse to blame for your loved one’s death by error in a hospital?
- Prescription negligence: Did a prescribing physician or a pharmacist cause you harm through a medication or prescription error? Did they miss a dangerous medication combination that hurt you?
- Failure to diagnose / Misdiagnosis: Was your loved one’s life cut short after a family doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose a critical illness such as cancer or meningitis? Did you complain of symptoms, only to be ignored?
- Errors in surgery: Was your operation room the scene of a surgical error or an anesthesia error?
- Nursing home negligence: Does your loved one suffer from bedsores or elder abuse?
- Hospital infections
Other less common areas of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania include: plastic surgery mistakes, sepsis and infection, heart attack, sexual assault by doctor, blood thinning, bacterial meningitis, compartment syndrome, bowel perforation or rupture, and necrotizing enterocolitis.
Eligibility for Wrongful Death Suits Due to Medical Malpractice in Philadelphia, PA
Be aware that only certain individuals are eligible to file a lawsuit involving the wrongful death of a loved one. In Pennsylvania, the claim is originally to be filed by an officially chosen descendant or a legally appointed personal representative of the victim’s estate should the descendant also be deceased. They are not filling for the money themselves but on behalf of the victim’s beneficiaries, which unless otherwise stated are the “real parties of interest” and include spouses, children, and parents only.
After six months, if the personal representative has not filed, it falls to other beneficiaries. If the PA medical malpractice claim is not made within two years of the death of the victim, beneficiaries and all other parties forfeit the right to file a wrongful death claim.
Ethical Standards to Be Upheld by Philadelphia Doctors
When a doctor or medical assistant is ready to legally practice medicine, they must be sworn in and agree that they “will do no harm,” as specified by the Hippocratic Oath. The Hippocratic Oath requires physicians to uphold specific ethical standards to protect their patients when practicing medicine. The oath also states that physicians should always treat patients with a “reasonable standard of care.” When a physician fails to meet a reasonable standard of care, or when a physician makes mistakes, they may be liable for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania. In the event that medical malpractice has been committed and can be proven, the victim or the victim’s family could be entitled to a wide variety of financial compensation for their injuries.
Contact a Philadelphia Lawyer for Your Medical Malpractice or Wrongful Death Case
Often, when new clients discuss their concerns with our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers, they say that they want to know why it happened even more than they want compensation. However, the reality is that medical mistakes are expensive to deal with. You may need corrective surgery or a long time off work to recuperate. You may have lasting disabilities to live with. You may have a viable wrongful death claim if a loved one died because of a health care provider’s negligence. Our goal is to hold negligent parties and their insurers responsible for the harm they have caused our clients
Talk to our attorneys about your potential medical malpractice lawsuit after a health care provider’s negligence caused serious harm. The Marrone Law Firm, LLC welcomes clients from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania communities near and far, such as Cherry Hill and Philadelphia. Contact us here or call us at our Philadelphia, PA office at 215-709-7360.