Philadelphia Area Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Whenever we seek care from a medical provider, we are entrusting them with our lives and well-being. When medical providers make mistakes and/or are negligent in their care, the results can be catastrophic. The attorneys at Silver & Silver can help you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve as a result of medical malpractice. For representation in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, or the surrounding areas, please be sure to contact us as soon as possible.
More on Medical Malpractice
Numerous studies have shown that medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. While not every unsuccessful outcome from medical treatment is malpractice, when a patient is injured because a doctor failed to follow the appropriate procedures (also known as the “standard of care”), the patient may be able to bring a malpractice cause of action.
Each medical procedure has its own standard of care, so what may be appropriate for some procedures would not be reasonable for others. In addition, a patient’s special medical needs should be considered by the medical provider so that their treatment course does not make a pre-existing medical condition worse. The same legal concept applies to all medical providers, including doctors, dentists, nurses, physical therapists and others.
Medical malpractice includes but is not limited to the following:
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis diseases, illnesses, etc.
- Misreading or ignoring laboratory tests and results.
- Performing unnecessary surgery.
- Surgical errors or wrong site surgery.
- Improper medication or dosage.
- Poor follow-up or aftercare.
- Premature discharge from facilities.
- Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history into consideration.
- Failure to order proper testing.
- Failure to recognize symptoms and signs.
Again, not all unsuccessful medical treatments are grounds for a legal claim, however, by consulting with us, we can determine if you have a case and can provide the best course of action if you or a loved one has fallen victim to medical negligence.
Why You Need an Attorney
There can be sensitive timelines regarding when a medical malpractice cause of action can be brought, so it is important to consult experienced attorneys as soon as possible in order to protect one’s legal rights. It can be difficult for patients to know whether the injuries they sustained while under medical care were the result of medical error. If you or a loved one are unsure of the cause of your injury, Silver & Silver’s attorneys are standing by to evaluate your claim today.
Reach Out to Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Now
The medical malpractice lawyers at Silver & Silver will work with medical professionals and experts to evaluate your case. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice that has resulted in a serious injury or death, contact the experienced attorneys at Silver & Silver for a free consultation and case evaluation at 484-653-5804.
We represent clients in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas. Lastly, in addition to medical malpractice, our firm also handles catastrophic injury cases, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re searching for a catastrophic injury attorney.