Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
When a doctor (or other medical professional) fails to competently perform his or her medical duties, it is a distressing cause of personal injury. With an increasing number of doctors dismissing patient concerns or misdiagnosing health issues, medical malpractice is a serious threat. The rules for filing a medical malpractice case will vary from state to state. However, there are some broad principles and general categories of rules which apply across the board.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to medical malpractice in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you require aggressive and prompt representation by an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, we have the expertise, resources, and experience to pursue fair compensation for medical malpractice victims. We are incessant about ensuring you receive the fullest compensation you are due.
Medical Malpractice Claim Requirements
In order to prove that you have a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to show all of the following:
- Your injury led to specific damages – The specific types of harm or damage inflicted by a medical malpractice case includes; loss of earnings, additional medical bills, physical pain or mental anguish.
- Doctor negligence caused the injury – Many times, a patient will need to get the opinion of a medical expert to prove that the injury was caused by doctor negligence.
- A patient-doctor relationship existed – This requires showing that, in the case of the doctor you are suing, you hired the doctor and the doctor agreed to be hired. This area only becomes questionable in cases where a consulting physician did not treat you directly.
- Your doctor was negligent – In order to sue for medical malpractice, you must be able to show that the doctor caused you harm in a way that a competent doctor, under the same circumstances would not have.
If all of these conditions are met or your doctor fails to listen to your concerns or neglects to perform any necessary tests in a way that causes you or a loved one bodily harm, then you may have cause to bring a suit against them. With the help of our seasoned medical malpractice attorneys, you can seek compensation for the consequences of their negligence in Philadelphia.
Our firm serves medical malpractice victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Allentown, and Marlton.
If you have been forced to deal with an undiagnosed disease or suffered severe injuries anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney.