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If you or a loved one have been harmed by poor medical care, a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer can assist you. See how you may receive compensation for what has happened.

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Lawyers for Medical Malpractice in Philadelphia

Healthcare is meant to preserve and improve our lives. Unfortunately, thousands of people are hurt by medical malpractice each year in Pennsylvania.

Victims deserve answers, and they deserve justice.

Our personal injury lawyers are committed advocates for victims of medical malpractice in Philadelphia.

Have you been harmed due to medical malpractice?

Are you:

  • A victim of substandard medical care?
  • Bothered by something that happened during medical care?
  • Wondering what to do if your healthcare goes wrong?
  • Wanting to learn more about your rights?

If you or a loved one has been hurt, we can help. We are lawyers for medical malpractice. Our law firm represents people who are harmed by:

  • Inadequate skill in providing medical care
  • A care provider lacking the knowledge to provide competent services
  • Inattention when providing healthcare services
  • Patient mix-ups, mistakes, and errors
  • Cutting corners or not devoting sufficient resources to providing care

Medical malpractice may be the result of negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm. If you know that malpractice has occurred, or if you want to investigate your situation, contact our lawyers. We will investigate, explain your options and assist with all aspects of your case.

Representing Adults and Children in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice victims are both adults and children. At Gibbons & Crichton, we are proud to represent our community. We help people of all ages, including children. All medical malpractice victims and their families are invited to contact us to learn more about their rights and options.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Here are some examples of medical malpractice:

  • Leaving a sponge or foreign instrument in the body
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Prescribing the wrong medication, dispensing errors
  • Failing to identify harmful drug interactions
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Poor sanitation
  • Failing to respond to symptoms that indicate an illness or injury
  • Mixing up patient charts
  • Not having the skills needed to perform a surgery or procedure
  • Inadequate monitoring of a patient during a procedure
  • Unnecessary treatment, including surgery
  • Premature discharge from care, inadequate instruction for home care
  • Not taking a patient’s personal history into account
  • Failing to warn a patient of the risks associated with a procedure

There are many ways that medical malpractice can occur. Whether it is in a doctor’s office at a family practice, or it is on the operating table, medical malpractice happens in all healthcare settings. Victims may deserve financial compensation.

Compensation for Medical Malpractice Victims

If you are the victim of medical malpractice, you may deserve financial compensation. A victim may seek compensation for the ways that they have been financially and personally harmed by what has occurred. Losses may include additional medical bills and the physical and mental anguish associated with failing to receive appropriate care.

A medical malpractice claim is the type of legal action that a medical malpractice victim takes to claim compensation. The victim starts their own case. They may have a lawyer represent them.

What Is the Standard of Care to Receive Medical Malpractice Compensation?

To win medical malpractice compensation, a victim must prove the following:

  1. The healthcare provider had a duty of care to the patient. Usually, this is not disputed in medical malpractice cases.
  2. The healthcare provider breached their duty. A breach of duty is based on the standard of appropriate medical care and the healthcare provider failing to live up to that standard.
  3. Harm resulted to the victim because of the poor medical care.
  4. Damages, losses, and harms resulted to the victim.

In Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, a medical malpractice case begins with a certificate of merit signed by a qualified expert.

Our lawyers understand the legal standards for medical malpractice claims. As your representatives, we take care of all the legal requirements, and we strategize for your case.

Serving Philadelphia and the surrounding region

We can represent you in the following:

  • Bucks County
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Montgomery County
  • Philadelphia County

Our lawyers can determine the right court to file your case. We can meet you in our offices in the heart of Philadelphia, in the hospital, a nursing home, or another location that is convenient for you. Virtual consultations are available.

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice FAQs

Can you sue a doctor for medical malpractice in PA?

Pennsylvania allows victims of medical malpractice to sue their doctor. A doctor or other healthcare provider may be responsible if a lack of skill, attention, or other negligence causes injury to a patient.

How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice in PA?

Usually, Pa.C.S. 42 § 5524 imposes a two-year time limit for medical malpractice in Pennsylvania. However, there are situations where the deadline may be different. It’s always best to contact a lawyer right away.

Is there a medical malpractice cap in Pennsylvania?

There is no medical malpractice cap in Pennsylvania on compensatory damages. If punitive damages are awarded, there is a cap of three times the amount of compensatory damages. The punitive damages cap may be waived if the harm was intentional.

How much are most medical malpractice settlements?

A medical malpractice settlement should reflect the severity of the harm that has occurred, the associated losses, and the actions that caused the injury. Each settlement should be individually determined based on the law and what is appropriate in the case.

To see what your case may be worth, contact us for a consultation.

Consultations Available – Talk to a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Talk to a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer at Gibbons & Crichton, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers. Consultations are available. See what you can do if you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice. Explore what your case may be worth, what’s involved in a claim, and how our lawyers can help.

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