Medical malpractice can cause life-threatening conditions, permanent impairments, and even death. As patients, expect our physicians and medical providers to help us heal and recover from an illness or injury. We do not expect them to make matters worse. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happens to thousands of patients each year.
At the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis, our Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers represent individuals who have sustained injuries or harm because of a doctor’s negligence or wrongdoing. We also represent families who have lost loved ones because of medical misconduct.
The dedicated legal team at the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis law firm works to hold medical providers accountable for their actions. By doing so, we recover compensation for our clients and make our community safer by forcing the medical community to face the problems and issues that can lead to medical malpractice. Contact us online or by phone at (215) 732-5555 for a free consultation.
Proving the Legal Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim
Not all bad results are caused by medical errors or mistakes. Doctors and other medical providers cannot guarantee outcomes. In some cases, a patient’s condition becomes worse or there is nothing that can be done to help the patient, despite the hard work and dedication of the health care providers.
For that reason, it is important to work with experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of claims. We understand the laws governing medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania. We also understand how insurance providers, defense lawyers, and medical facilities try to avoid taking responsibility for their negligence and wrongdoing that causes personal injury and harm to a patient.
Proving Medical Malpractice Claims
Each legal requirement must be met to recover compensation for a medical negligence claim. To recover compensation for medical malpractice, you must prove:
The medical provider owed a duty of care to you.
The medical provider breached the duty of care.
The breach of care was a direct and proximate cause of your personal injury.
You sustained damages as a result of the injury.
All medical providers owe a duty of care to their patients. Breaching the duty of care generally involves proving that the doctor did not provide care that met or exceeded the acceptable standard of care for the given situation. Medical experts are necessary to establish the standard of care in a situation and explain how the doctor’s actions or inactions deviated from the standard of care.
Examples of Situations That May Lead to a Medical Malpractice Claim
Many situations can result in medical malpractice. Examples of medical negligence and errors that can hurt a patient include, but are not limited to:
Failing to perform diagnostic tests
Performing the incorrect procedure or performing surgery on the wrong body part
Misdiagnosing a medical condition or delays in diagnosis
Performing unnecessary surgical procedures
Mistakes and errors with anesthesia
Medication errors and mistakes
Inadequate follow-up care after medical procedures
Ignoring or misreading laboratory results
Failing to perform a complete medical history
Errors and mistakes during labor and delivery
In addition to making errors and mistakes, medical providers can also commit medical malpractice in failing to obtain informed consent. Patients have the right to know the risks of a proposed course of treatment. A doctor has a duty to explain the potential advantages, risks, and alternatives to any procedure the doctor recommends, including recommended medications.
If a doctor fails to provide the required information and obtain informed consent, the doctor could be guilty of medical malpractice. Unfortunately, many doctors and medical providers do not discuss these issues thoroughly. They give the patient a consent form filled with small print and legal terms to sign, and they call that process informed consent.
We Hold Medical Providers Accountable for Their Negligence
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers of Pansini, Mezrow & Davis work with patients to hold doctors and other health care providers liable for the harm they cause. Our legal team thoroughly investigates claims and works with top medical experts to determine how the malpractice occurred.
Medical malpractice claims can be challenging to win as the law favors medical providers and insurance companies. We stand up to large medical corporations and insurance providers. We understand the tactics they use to deny valid medical malpractice claims and intimidate patients who deserve compensation for their injuries.
Our lawyers are tenacious, aggressive, experienced trial lawyers who are not intimidated by medical providers, defense lawyers, or insurance companies. We have a successful record of willing millions of dollars for our clients. Our reputation as formidable personal injury lawyers is well-known. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Call Now for a Free Case Review From an Experienced Philadelphia Lawyer
If you or your family has been affected by medical negligence, contact Pansini, Mezrow & Davis as soon as possible. Call (215) 732-5555 now to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer.