We trust medical professionals to take care of our ailments and protect our health. When handling something as important as our health, medical professionals have a duty to provide care. And when a healthcare worker deviates from these standards, you have a right to pursue compensation for your injury with the help of a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer.
For almost 20 years, the Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli have been dedicated to helping those injured by the carelessness of medical professionals. With more than $110 million in settlements and verdicts for personal injury victims, we understand the pain you are going through and are ready to be your voice inside and outside the courtroom. We’ll make sure those who caused you pain are held accountable for your injuries.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or organization — such as a doctor or a hospital — causes an injury to a patient through a negligent act or omission.
For example, you go to the hospital to have your appendix removed. While removing the organ, the doctor nicks a vein and fails to fix it. After the procedure, you begin to feel worse and worse until you learn that you are bleeding internally. Because the doctor had failed to fix the nick, causing your illness, this is considered a case of medical malpractice.
Other common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis
- Misreading or ignoring lab results
- Errors in surgery
- Medication errors such as improper dosage
- Poor aftercare
- Premature discharge
- Not taking a full patient history or disregarding it entirely
- Failure to order proper tests
- Failure to recognize symptoms