When a health care provider is negligent and someone is injured or dies because of it, that is medical malpractice. Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, midwives, and other health care professionals can make medical errors that constitute malpractice. Institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes can also be held responsible for medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice claims can come from a health care provider failing to follow standard procedures or properly diagnose a medical condition, such as providing a delayed cancer diagnosis. Health care professionals can be liable for medical errors that cause injury or death in childbirth. A wrongful death case results when a lawsuit alleges that negligence led to the death of a loved one.
You may be able to file a medical malpractice claim if your situation involves any of the following, for example:
- Pain and suffering
- Debilitating emotional stress
- Loss of income
- Loss of pension
You may not know what “standard procedure” is or whether what has happened to you or a family member was caused by medical error. We can help you determine if you have a medical malpractice claim. There is no charge for you to talk to us. Call us and we will review your situation. We represent clients throughout the Philadelphia region.