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Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Pennsylvania
At Perna & Abracht, LLC, our medical malpractice lawyers help injured victims recover full compensation for injury or death resulting from medical malpractice. Patients rely on healthcare providers to provide the highest standards of medical care. When hospitals, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are negligent, it can have serious, long-lasting physical, emotional and financial consequences for patients and their families.
Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm Represents Clients in All Types of Cases
Our best medical malpractice attorneys understand how to build solid cases and develop effective strategies to prove medical malpractice.
Common types of medical malpractice include:
Misdiagnosis—Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing a condition, illness or injury can be considered malpractice if a doctor failed to do what other medical professionals would have done in similar circumstances. A doctor may also be liable if a healthy patient is misdiagnosed and receives treatment they don’t need.
Delayed Diagnosis—When a doctor initially makes an incorrect diagnosis but a patient eventually receives an accurate diagnosis, they may be liable if the patient’s condition worsens due to lack of treatment.
Surgical Errors—Surgical errors can include performing the incorrect procedure, unnecessary surgery, damaging nerves, tissue or organs during surgery, or leaving medical devices inside. Administering incorrect amounts of anesthesia also can often cause brain damage or death. Even if you sign a consent form before having surgery, contacting a medical malpractice lawyer is a good idea if you believe medical professionals or the hospital acted negligently.
Medication Errors— Administration of the wrong medicine, incorrect dosage, or failure to give the appropriate dose of ordered medications in a timely manner can cause serious harm. This type of malpractice occurs in hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare facilities more often than you may think. All of these parties may be liable if a patient is injured due to an error.
Birth Injuries—OB-GYN doctors have an obligation to provide appropriate prenatal care and ensure that mother and baby receive proper care and treatment during labor and delivery. When physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers fail to follow standards of care or act negligently, it can result in birth asphyxia (oxygen deprivation), cerebral palsy, brain damage, seizure disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, nerve damage and/or fractured bones (particularly the clavicle). Failing to diagnose conditions such as pre-natal viruses, gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, or waiting too long to perform a C-section, can also put women and their babies in harm’s way.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice:
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims?
Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years in Pennsylvania. However, this time limit does not start until the patient discovers or reasonably should have discovered that the injury occurred. In addition, there is a Pennsylvania statute that gives certain injured patients up to seven years from the date the negligent act occurred to file suit. Due to these time constraints, it is vital to contact local medical malpractice lawyers who are well-versed in the law as soon as your injury becomes apparent.
Is Fighting A Big Health System or Insurance Company Worth It?
Although it is true that large organizations and insurance companies have plenty of resources to fight legal battles, a good medical malpractice lawyer can overcome this by working aggressively to recover just compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. If the issue of malpractice is questionable in your case, our attorneys will advise you on the most effective course of action to take (if any).
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At Perna & Abracht, LLC, we are dedicated to helping clients hold healthcare providers accountable for their actions. Contact us here or call us at 610-444-0933 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
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