Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Philadelphia

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.

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 (215) 567-7955 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.

Surgical Error

When You Have Been a Victim of Surgical Error: Get the Skilled Legal Help You Need to Recover Your Losses

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Medication Error

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Nursing Errors

When You Have Been Harmed by a Nursing Error: Get the Right Legal Advice from Skilled Medical Mistakes Lawyers

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Wrong Diagnosis

Dealing with a Medical Diagnosis Error: Get the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Help You Recover Your Losses

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Wrongful Death

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Birth Injuries

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Nursing Home Injuries

When a Loved One is Injured in a Nursing Home: Get the Right Legal Advice to Receive Fair Compensation

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Medical Diagnosis Error

Misdiagnosis, Delayed Diagnosis or Failure to Diagnose Illness

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Emergency Room Errors

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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 & Ginsburg 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

What things must be proven to win a medical malpractice lawsuit?

To do so, four legal elements must be proven: (1) a professional duty owed to the patient; (2) breach of such duty; (3) injury caused by the breach; and (4) resulting damages. Money damages, if awarded, typically take into account both actual economic loss and noneconomic loss, such as pain and suffering.

What are 3 types of medical malpractice?

Failure to make the correct diagnosis, birth injuries and medication errors.

What are the most common types of medical malpractice?

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, failure to treat, prescription drug errors, surgical or procedural errors, childbirth injuries.

How long do you have to sue for medical malpractice?

Subject to some exceptions, Pennsylvania has a 2-year statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This means that a patient has 2 years starting from the date of the medical provider’s act of malpractice within which to bring a lawsuit.

What constitutes medical malpractice in Pa?

Medical malpractice in Pennsylvania is generally defined as negligent or unskilled treatment by a healthcare professional that deviates from accepted medical care standards and results in injury to the patient.

Are medical malpractice lawsuits successful?

Jury Verdict Outcomes –The findings have been remarkably consistent. Physicians win 80% to 90% of the jury trials with weak evidence of medical negligence, approximately 70% of the toss-up cases, and 50% of the cases with strong evidence of medical negligence.

What is the average settlement in medical malpractice case?

The average settlement for a medical malpractice case varies, depending on factors such as the type and severity of the injury, whether there was a death involved, and the year and state where the case took place. In 2018, Pennsylvania had the second highest state average after New York, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you can expect to receive compensation that matches an average amount. Each medical malpractice case and each settlement amount is unique.

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 & Ginsburg, in Philadelphia, we have more than 50 years of experience representing victims of medical mistakes. Call (215) 567-7955 today to talk to a lawyer at our firm about whether you might have a case.