When trusting a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, or other medical professional with your health and future quality of life, you deserve the highest level of care. The standard of care owed to a patient, as recognized by the law, is an expectation that the medical professional will deliver care consistent with the level of training, skill and competence of a similar medical professional in the same specialty.
A medical malpractice case can arise from sub-standard care at any stage of medical treatment. Malpractice can result from a failure to diagnose illnesses or medical conditions, which would have otherwise been curable if diagnosed timely. Medical malpractice also can arise when mistakes are made during treatment, such as administering the wrong type or dosage of medication or anesthesia, failing to perform the proper testing , and improper skill during surgery. Conduct such as leaving foreign bodies inside of a surgical patient or failing to give antibiotics before, during or after an operation may render a medical provider liable for harm that patient suffers. Further, prior to any course of treatment, the medical provider is required to advise the patient of the risks and benefits of the procedure, the alternatives to the proposed procedure, and the risks of taking that alternative. If your doctor does not advise you of the risk, benefits, and alternatives in writing, you may have a claim against that provider.
Regardless of whether medical malpractice occurs in the family doctor’s office, the dental chair, the emergency room, on the surgical table, or at the local pharmacy, its effects are often tragic. Medical malpractice can lead to serious and permanent injury, disability, disfigurement, paralysis, brain damage and even death.
The law which governs medical malpractice is complex. Determining whether a medical professional was negligent requires consulting with of the proper experts and speaking with an attorney who is well versed in the area of medical negligence. Failure to timely file certifications with the court may forever bar a claim for medical malpractice. If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact our office immediately so that your case is reviewed by our experts to determine whether liability rests with a medical professional, hospital, medical practice or pharmacy.
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Jeremy M. Weitz
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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