Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence, is the professional misconduct of doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals. In Pennsylvania there must be a preliminary finding of negligence on the part of a physician before a medical malpractice suit may proceed. Medical malpractice lawyers file lawsuits based on the negligent conduct of those individuals and entities. Medical errors do not receive the same attention as major accidents, and can be hidden if not reported.
Malpractice cases are caused by any number of mistakes from medical misdiagnosis to anesthesia errors and from failing to follow a standard treatment protocol to surgical errors. A medical malpractice lawyer can file a medical malpractice claim against hospitals, medical corporations, clinics, individual doctors, physician’s groups, nurses, technicians and insurance companies.