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The Law & You

What Exactly is Medical Malpractice?

The Law & You
December 4, 2017

The Law and You

What Exactly is Medical Malpractice?

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice attorneys Greg Fellerman and Harry McGrath, Jr. have the answers to these questions.

Dave Kuharchik: It is time now for “The Law & You” featuring attorneys Greg Fellerman and Harry McGrath, who is here for Ed. Good to see you guys tonight.

Harry McGrath: Morning, Dave.

Greg Fellerman: It’s nice to be back.

Dave: Yeah, it is Greg. We haven’t seen you in awhile.

Greg: People have been asking where I’ve been.

Dave: We were wondering if you were going to show back up. The guys have done a great job while you’ve been gone.

Greg: I know, I’m just very busy at work.

Dave: Well it’s nice to have you back and I know you’re ready for the question and so is Harry tonight. “I always hear people say medical malpractice. What is it?” Kim in Berwick wants to know what it is.

Harry: Well Kim, medical malpractice is kind of a broad term however it essentially means that you were treated by a health care provider and they did not abide by what we refer to as the standard of care. They’re supposed to provide you with the type of treatment that is at the level of other providers in the area meaning that they do the best job possible. In situations where, sometimes, an error occurred or a mistake is made, they fall below the standard of care and then you have what we call medical malpractice.

Greg: A lot of people think they have medical malpractice because maybe they didn’t have a positive experience with a doctor, for the emergency room, or whatever. It’s not that simple. They are very difficult cases. The doctors do good work but occasionally they do make an error and that’s when we have to step in. Before we can even file a medical malpractice we have to get another doctor who will agree and write what’s called a Certificate of Merit so we can file the case. The concept is always talked about but people don’t understand that it’s not that simple. The truth is if you do think you have a medical malpractice case, you really need to pick up the phone and call attorneys who do a lot of that.

Dave: If you’d like to talk to out attorneys here on “The Law & You” you can do that by reaching them by the phone or, of course, online. Results matter with attorneys Greg Fellerman and Harry McGrath tonight. Guys, thanks for being here.

Greg: Thank you

Harry: Thank you, Dave

Dave: and “The Law & You” hotline are always there for you.

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