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Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When you go to a doctor, health provider, or any other medical practitioner, you do so with the expectation that they will help you get well, upholding their professional standard of care. But if a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or hospital staff only made your condition worse, and you believe they made a negligent mistake, it may be a case of medical malpractice.
Injuries from hospital errors are often serious and very difficult to deal with. Further, they typically come with mounting medical bills and other expenses, alongside physical suffering and emotional distress.
If you have suffered these and other damages from medical malpractice, the law may entitle you to much-needed compensation. But proving malpractice is not an easy task. A competent injury lawyer should help you make sense of your situation, build an effective case, and successfully obtain for you the compensation you deserve.
Looking for the best medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia, PA? If you are questioning the medical care that you or your loved one received in Pennsylvania, talk to us at the Brod Law Firm. We have been serving injury victims for over 30 years. We’ve helped them get fairly compensated, no matter how difficult their case was. Consult with the Brod Law Firm for free.
Is It Malpractice? Elements And Types Of Medical Malpractice
It is important to note that not all unsatisfactory outcomes of medical treatment can be considered a case of malpractice. A successful medical malpractice claim has to have the following elements:
- Doctor-patient relationship. To hold a doctor or healthcare provider responsible, you need to have been his/her patient. It does not count if, for instance, you simply overheard the doctor’s advice for someone else.
- Medical negligence. All medical professionals are required to satisfy a “standard of care”, and if they fail this standard through their negligent act, they may be liable for malpractice.
- The negligence caused the harm. You cannot bring up a malpractice claim if your injury was a result of something else other than the doctor’s negligence. For instance, if your wound got infected because of your own doing, your malpractice case may not be considered valid.
- The injury led to damages. In legal terms, “damages” refers to the amount you may receive for your losses – for example, medical bills, therapy expenses, and lost earnings.
Here are some types and examples of medical malpractice cases:
- Incorrect diagnosis
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical mistake
- Anesthesia error
- Birth injuries
- Medication or pharmaceutical error
- Medical device mistake
- Hospital neglect
Note that it’s not just doctors who can be held liable for malpractice. Nurses, pharmacists, medical companies, anesthesiologists, and hospital management are some of the other parties that may have a role in your case. In rare cases, you may be able to sue multiple at-fault parties for your injury.
But even if you are only pursuing one liable party, the case can be highly challenging. Medical professionals are likely backed by powerful insurance companies and sometimes legal teams. Let an experienced malpractice injury attorney from the Brod Law Firm protect your rights and win you your maximum compensation.
What Is Your Malpractice Case Worth?
There is a lot you may be compensated for in a successful medical malpractice claim. The actual monetary amount varies widely from case to case because there are many factors to be considered, such as the extent of injury and the circumstances that led to it.
In general, these are the types of damages you may be paid for:
- Economic damages. These have a definite monetary value, such as medical expenses, therapy or rehabilitation expenses, long-term care, lost wages, and lost earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages. These are subjective losses, including pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lost enjoyment of life.
- Punitive damages. The purpose of this payment is not to compensate you for your losses, but to punish the healthcare professional for the act that caused injury.
It takes a knowledgeable law firm, together with medical experts, to determine and establish the full amount you are entitled to. The Brod Law Firm works diligently with a network of medical specialists in each malpractice case we handle – consult with us today.
Choose The Brod Law Firm For Your Malpractice Claim
A medical malpractice case is complex and you don’t want to waste your time, money, and effort with a lawyer who is not capable of handling it. With the Brod Law Firm, you have an advantage:
- Thirty years’ worth of successful and proven legal experience.
- Skilled lawyer working with medical experts to build a strong, effective case for you.
- Prompt and personal attention, with considerate treatment from each member of our team.
- No-fee pledge: You pay no lawyer fees unless and until we obtain an amount for you.
Your consultation with us is free and confidential. Contact the Brod Law Firm online or call our law office.
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