If a medical error led you to sustain a preventable injury, contacting a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer may feel futile at first. After all, nothing can change what happened. However, there are several benefits to speaking with an experienced lawyer about filing a medical malpractice claim. While it will not reverse the injury or the death of a loved one, individuals may seek compensation for the resulting medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A knowledgeable Pennsylvania medical malpractice law firm can explain the process and what to expect.
Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers has a track record of success with medical malpractice claims. Firm partner Jon Ostroff has helped more than 25,000 Pennsylvania victims who have been harmed or killed by all types of negligence. He and his law firm have recovered millions of dollars for many malpractice victims across the state.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to an event in which a hospital or health care professional acted negligently and caused a patient to suffer harm. First, a medical malpractice claim seeks to show how the hospital and/or person violated a medical standard of care. Health care facilities and professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. In other words, they must uphold standards that prevent errors.
Second, a medical malpractice claim seeks to show that the medical negligence caused an injury. A variety of health care errors can cause harm. Some include:
- Surgical error
- Delay in the diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness
- Improper delivery of a baby that caused a birth injury
- Improperly administered injection
- Medication error
- Hospital staff error
- Plastic surgery error
- Dental or orthodontic error
These and other types of negligence can lead a person to suffer catastrophic, lifelong, and sometimes fatal injuries.
Finally, a medical malpractice claim must show that the negligent act and resulting injury led to damages. Those damages might be disability, past and future medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and more. Our lawyers are familiar with medical negligence claims and can help you recover fair compensation.
How Do I Know if It Was Medical Negligence?
At first, it may be difficult to know whether an error caused your injury or a loved one’s death. In fact, getting answers can be impossible on your own. The insurance company will not make the situation any simpler. An experienced medical malpractice law firm in Pennsylvania will have an investigation team that can uncover the details that show what happened and who was at fault. Your attorney will handle the calls and pursue compensation, so you can focus on recovering.
Reach Out to a Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you suspect medical negligence harmed you or a loved one, contact Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers as soon as possible. Even if the error occurred years ago, if it caused harm and you just discovered someone may have made a medical mistake, there may still be time for our team to help you.
In medical malpractice lawsuits, there can be several parties involved. Hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, drug companies, and other health care professionals can all make mistakes that lead to medical malpractice injuries. The Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will spend the time and money to figure out who contributed to causing the harm. The firm only collects a fee if you recover compensation for the medical mistake.
We welcome you to contact us to schedule a free legal consultation.