Just like anyone else, doctors make mistakes. But when doctors make mistakes, they can cause permanent injuries or even death. That is why the medical profession has adopted high standards of care that doctors must follow.
If you have been injured due to medical malpractice, our experienced Delaware County, PA attorneys may be able to help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitative expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages in towns such as Glen Mills, Radnor, Newtown Square, Upper Darby, Glenolden, Ridley, Swarthmore, Wallingford, Springfield and Media.
Based in Media with a satellite office in Cherry Hill, we represent medical malpractice clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
You will pay no attorney fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.
Seeking Compensation for Medical Mistakes
A wide variety of medical errors may be classified as medical malpractice if an injury resulted from a doctor’s failure to follow the appropriate procedures. Common medical malpractice circumstances include:
- Surgical errors
- MRSA (staph) infections
- Nursing home neglect
- Failure to diagnose medical condition including cancer
- Caesarean section (C-section) errors
- Botched orthopedic surgery on the wrist, knee, etc.
- Gastric bypass errors
- Vision impairment
Whether or not a particular injury can be attributed to medical malpractice is a highly technical issue, and we consult with credible medical professionals, including nationally known experts when necessary.
Understanding Pennsylvania’s Strict Lawsuit Limits
In 2002, the Pennsylvania legislature adopted the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act (MCARE). This law places strict time limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, particularly with regard to presenting the expert testimony of a practicing doctor on your behalf. Additionally, it is now necessary to sue a doctor or hospital in the county where the alleged medical malpractice occurred.
If you believe you may have suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, Mcare makes it extremely important for you to contact a lawyer as quickly as possible.