Medical mistakes can lead to devastating injuries for an injured person and their family. Not only does a medical error cause needless pain and suffering, but it can also lead to tremendous expenses for a victim and their family. At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, our qualified and experienced team is here to help when you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney. We will conduct a full investigation Into your case in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. We will vigorously defend your right to compensation in your case.
Medical mistakes can be devastating for Philly residents
It is undeniable – medical mistakes lead to catastrophic injuries and illnesses. They can even cause death. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have said that they believe preventable medical errors are responsible for as many as 250,000 annual deaths in the US, making this the third leading cause of death.
However, it is believed that millions of others survive these mistakes and are left dealing with the consequences. Some for of the most common medical errors that our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers help clients with include:
A delayed diagnosis
Errors with prescription medications
Failure to treat
The standard of care for medical providers
In order for a medical malpractice case in Philadelphia to be successful, your attorney will work to establish the following:
Duty: It needs to be established that there was a doctor-patient relationship in the case. This relationship is usually present if a doctor is treating a patient, whether in the ER or during a scheduled procedure.
Breach: The medical professional is required to provide an adequate standard of care to their patient. They breach their duty if they fail to do so. In a medical malpractice case, the standard of care is usually judged by determining whether a similarly trained medical professional would have provided the same treatment to the patient under similar circumstances.
Causation: It needs to be shown that any breach of duty was the cause of a patient’s injury or illness.
Damages: Finally, the victim in a medical malpractice case must have suffered some form of monetary loss (medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, etc.).
We offer a free consultation for these cases
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the carelessness or negligent actions of a medical provider, contact an attorney about your case as soon as possible. At Solomon, Sherman, Gabay, Briskin & Sherman, we pledge to thoroughly investigate the incident and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. This could include:
Coverage of all medical bills related to the mistake
Compensation for any medical device is necessary
Any lost wages if you cannot work
Any out-of-pocket expenses you incur due to the error
Pain and suffering and loss of personal enjoyment damages
Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence