When you seek help for any medical condition, whether it’s the flu, a broken bone, appendicitis, or ongoing serious chronic conditions like heart disease or cancer, you have every right to expect that you will receive quality care and treatment from doctors, nurses, hospitals, and specialists at every step of the way.
Most of the time, this is the case. But in some instances, the level of medical care you receive may not only fall short of expectations, but it might also make your condition worse. This may be due to a wrong diagnosis, prescribing the wrong medications, a botched surgery, or generally careless and inattentive treatment.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Philadelphia, you have the right to retain an attorney and seek damages for your added suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and punitive damages.
Because medicine is a highly specialized field requiring years of schooling and practical experience, when a possible case of medical malpractice takes place, the resulting case will be complex. These cases require a significant amount of due diligence, gathering of evidence, getting assistance from expert witnesses, and a protracted negotiation process. Attorneys who have experience in medical malpractice cases have years of cases to back their efforts and will be able to offer a steady hand in a long and drawn out process that may take years to resolve.
Proving fault means proving that a medical professional was negligent in their actions toward you. It must be shown that the level of care you received fell below the generally accepted standard of care that other professionals deliver. There are also cases where a medical device manufacturer may also be held liable for a substandard product, or if the medical professional did not give appropriate direction on how to use that device.
When trusted medical staff breach the level of care due to you, contact Master Weinstein and Moyer to see what legal options you can pursue. We serve clients in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York communities.