Recovering Your Losses after Medical Malpractice:
Get the Skilled Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers You Need to Recover Your Losses
Medical treatments do not always bring the results we expect. A condition can remain after it is treated or get worse.
Those problems may or may not have been the fault of medical professionals. But because we rely on those professionals to tell us what is going on with our health, it can be hard to know when they are at fault.
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Recovering from Medical Malpractice
If you or your family member suspects they have suffered from poor medical care, call us immediately. We have decades of experience in helping clients who have suffered serious medical damages.
There are too many chances for failure if you pursue a personal injury claim or medical malpractice lawsuit on your own. Get the experienced legal help of a skilled personal injury attorney.
A Strong Track Record of Winning Compensation for Medical Malpractice Cases
Over the past five decades, we have fought to get compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more. We have successfully negotiated and litigated medical malpractice cases on behalf of many clients.
For a free case review, contact us today. Call 877-577-5796 or fill out this form to schedule your free consultation. There is no obligation to hire us. If you do retain a lawyer at our firm to represent you, we will charge you no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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Medical Malpractice FAQs
How is the standard of care defined in medical malpractice suits?
The relationship between a patient and a doctor depends on trust. As a recent article reminds us, doctors might examine the same patient but arrive at different diagnostic opinions and/or recommend different treatment protocols. What happens when multiple opinions are offered? Perhaps a patient may make decisions based on the trust he or she feels with a certain doctor. No wonder, then, that some patients may feel a betrayal in trust if their treatments result in serious injuries, illnesses, or other consequences because of alleged medical negligence or mistakes.
As attorneys that focus on medical malpractice litigation, we know that jurors in a court of law may be asked to define the applicable standard of medical care before determining whether a doctor’s actions breached that duty. Yet when even medical experts may offer conflicting testimony in court, how can jurors reach a consensus?
There may be no single answer, as many attorneys agree that jury behavior can be unpredictable. Nevertheless, experienced attorneys understand that litigation strategy can greatly influence a jury’s decision. Opinions may differ, yet there may still be a consensus regarding a preferred treatment approach. We can investigate a claim and arrange for experts that will testify to the appropriate standard of care.
Yes, doctors must make judgment calls, but accepting responsibility for their mistakes or medical negligence is also a part of their job. For that reason, if a doctor disagreed with a previous provider’s care, the failure to act according to his or her own judgment might be interpreted as negligence. Similarly, if medical treatment is not bringing the expected result, a doctor should take appropriate action. The exact actions may depend on a patient’s condition, but our website offers several examples of how we have helped patients who suffered injuries due to the negligence of hospital staff or doctors.
What Types of Medical Malpractice Issues can the Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Gay & Chacker Consult on?
We work hard to get compensation for those who have suffered serious injuries or wrongful death due to the negligence of doctors, nurses or hospital management.
We have more than 40 years of experience in dealing with medical mistakes, such as:
- Birth injuries – including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, vacuum extraction injuries, and brain damage
- Incorrect diagnosis – Including failure to diagnose cancer or heart disease
- Improper treatment – Resulting in infection or other complications
- Early release
- Experimental procedures
- Surgical errors
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Lack of proper medical training
- Incorrect or badly managed medical records
- Poorly run medical facility
Get Answers After A Medical Mistake
When a doctor’s error causes harm to a patient, the critical factor is whether the doctor breached the standard of care and whether that breach resulted in injuries or a worsening medical condition. Was your physician following the generally accepted methods used by other medical professionals to treat or care for patients in the same circumstances? Or, did your doctor’s care fall below the accepted standards of practice?
It is difficult for patients and their families to know whether a mistake was caused by medical negligence because physicians and hospitals are unlikely to admit fully to their errors.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
All of these events are medical mistakes, but not every error or bad outcome amounts to a successful medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, medical professional, or medical organization:
- Makes a mistake by deviating from the generally accepted standard of care, and
- Someone suffers harm as a result
It can be hard to know when a doctor or hospital is at fault for a poor result after surgery or medical care. At Gay & Chacker, in Philadelphia, we have more than 50 years of experience representing victims of medical mistakes. Call 877-577-5796 today to talk to a lawyer at our firm about whether you might have a case.