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Medical Malpractice in Philadelphia

In cases involving medical mistakes, the patient's physician, surgeon, or medical care provider is usually regarded as the negligent party subject to legal action. When a patient is injured by a medical professional in Philadelphia, he/she may seek monetary damages from the medical professional. These damages may cover the patient's medical expenses, lost wages, lost future wages, emotional distress, mental impairment, physical impairment, pain and suffering.

Pennsylvania Law

Statute of Limitations

In Pennsylvania, malpractice lawsuits must be brought within 2 years, but there is a discovery rule which means that the statute doesn't start to run until the party reasonably should discover or actually discovers that he has been injured. The discovery rule doesn't apply in death cases

Contributory Negligence

Pennsylvania is a modified comparative negligence state.

Multiple Responsible Parties

Medical malpractice liability is known as joint and several. Each defendant is assigned an amount based on his or her percentage of negligence. However, a plaintiff may recover the full amount of a judgment from any defendant. In some malpractice cases, the injured party may sue the hospital where the procedure was performed. A hospital may be liable under the vicarious liability principle for the acts of a physician who is either employed by the hospital or is on its staff but not an employee.

Damages

In Pennsylvania there is no cap on compensatory damages, and the Lassen Law Firm will get you maximum compensation.

Why You Need an Attorney

It is impossible for a medical mistake victim to know if their claim has merit and is worth fighting for in court without first consulting an attorney. The best advice will come from a lawyer who is experienced in handling these cases. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm will get you the maximum compensation available under Pennsylvania law.

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you think that something was just not right in your care, a medical malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia can help determine if there is actually a case of malpractice by a health care professional. Unlike a car accident, where the wreckage is clear, medical malpractice can leave the victim wondering if they are imagining things, because the health care professional will often try to cover their own tracks and the victim will be inclined to believe them because of their years of education and experience. If you think something is wrong or if you were clearly injured contact a medical malpractice lawyer immediately to find out your next step.

A health care professional not taking action where needed, and causing harm to the patient is called medicinal negligence and is malpractice as much as if they took action that caused harm or further injury.

Medical Malpractice May Include:

  • Prescription Errors
  • Problems During or After Surgery
  • Doctor Not Meeting a Minimum Standard of Care
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Anesthesia Injury or Failure
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury

If you are unsure if you have a case, but feel that something is wrong with you or your child's care or are left injured, time is important. There is a 2 year statute of limitations. If you feel you were injured by a medical mistake, contact a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer.

Getting the help you deserve is not about revenge. It is about receiving the care you need for the duration of your injury, and compensation for the expensive medical bills associated with the injury or neglect directly caused by a medical professional. For example, in cases were a birth injury harms a baby permanently, the parents will carry the burden the child's medical care and costs throughout their life, unless the health care professional that caused the harm is held responsible.

An experienced medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia can guide you through your case and let you know if there was malpractice. Absolutely no fees are required upfront, and there is absolutely no fee unless we win. In most cases our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers will not take your case unless it is clear a wrong has been done and you are entitled to compensation due to the breach of the standard of care by the medical professional. A simple phone call can clear up the confusion you may be feeling after an injury at the hands of a medical professional, so call one of our medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia today to ease your mind.

Why You Need an Attorney

It is impossible for a medical mistake victim to know if their claim has merit and is worth fighting for in court without first consulting an attorney. The best advice will come from a lawyer who is experienced in handling these cases. The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.