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Background Information About Medical Malpractice

Our medical system is built on the foundation that doctors and other medical professionals will do no harm. However, doctors are human and routinely make mistakes. When a medical error results in significant harm, the victim can file suit against the doctor for medical malpractice. At Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, we have dedicated our careers to helping injured Pennsylvania residents seek compensation for their injuries.

With more than 100 years of combined experience, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys understand what it takes to prepare a solid case on behalf of our clients. Contact us or call our law firm toll free at 866-920-0352 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.

Medical Malpractice Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Filing a lawsuit against a doctor, nurse or hospital for medical negligence can be extremely complicated. To have a case against an at-fault medical provider, you and your attorney must be able to demonstrate that the medical professional or hospital deviated from the standard of care normally provided to patients in a similar situation. The medical error in care must also have harmed you. Harm may mean needing additional medical treatment or surgeries or a decreased life expectancy.

The law, in some ways, protects doctors who follow standard care procedures, but whose patients experience a bad outcome. The law does not, however, protect doctors who act recklessly, violate established practice or ignore patient safety precautions. Situations that may give rise to a medical malpractice claim include:

  • Negligent surgical practices: A doctor who ignores common medical practices or who leaves a sponge or medical tool in a patient following surgery may be negligent.
  • Delayed or missed diagnosis: A doctor who neglects his or her duty to follow up on symptoms, leading to a lowered life expectancy due to the eventual diagnosis of cancer or other disease or illness, may be held accountable.
  • Birth injury: A doctor who injures a child or mother during the delivery process, causing cerebral palsy, facial paralysis or shoulder injury, may be liable if he or she did not follow common practices and acted without care.
  • Prescription error: A medical professional who dispenses incorrect medication, leading to adverse effects for the patient, usually is responsible for the harm caused. There are safety protocols in place to prevent medication mistakes.

The legal issues surrounding a medical error are best left to an experienced injury lawyer. The Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman will be able to evaluate your situation and help you understand whether you have a viable claim against a doctor, nurse or hospital for medical negligence.

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