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DO YOU HAVE A DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL MALPRACTICE SUIT?
Doctors and hospitals have an obligation to their patients to provide them with timely, adequate care. When the individuals or the facility in general fail the people they are supposed to help, the results can often be traumatic or life-altering. If you have suffered at the hands of your doctor or hospital, you may be able to bring a case against them for medical malpractice. Doctors are not always employees of the hospitals they work in, but they can still be ostensible agents of the hospital. (A person who has been given the appearance of being an employee or acting for another (principal), which would make anyone dealing with the ostensible agent reasonably believe he/she was an employee or agent).
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The Thistle Law Firm, which has won numerous medical malpractice lawsuits in Philadelphia, can help you navigate these circumstances. We’re here to help you overcome the hurdles of a medical malpractice lawsuit and ensure that you have the resources you need.
What Do I Need To Have A Doctor or Hospital Malpractice Case in Philadelphia?
Negligence occurs when doctors and hospitals fail to meet the accepted standards of care. In your doctor or hospital malpractice case, you must show that “a reasonable degree of medical certainty” exists that the standard of care was breached, directly causing the harm. If you experienced negligence from your doctor or hospital and can demonstrate:
- That the doctor, hospital, or medical team did not meet the standards of care
- That the actions or inactions of the doctor, hospital, or medical team directly caused your injury or illness,
- That you can show significant physical damage and/or economic losses as a result of this injury or illness
You likely have a valid doctor or hospital malpractice suit.
How Would I Know If My Doctor Or Hospital Committed Medical Malpractice?
Doctor and hospital malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed or injured during a medical visit, hospital stay, or even during an operation. These can occur as a direct result of the doctor’s actions, or as a result of other factors such as miscommunication between hospital staff, incorrect diagnoses, improper medications or dosages, or inadequate procedures or training.
What Could Be Considered A Doctor or Hospital Error or Negligence?
A doctor or hospital error could include (but is not limited to):
- A misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Premature discharge or poor after-care
- Disregarding patient history
- Failure to recognize symptoms
The Thistle Law Firm obtained a $250,000 verdict in a Philadelphia medical malpractice case for failing to properly treat an infection in a diabetic patient resulting in amputation of the client’s leg below the knee. The Thistle Law Firm also obtained a verdict of $1,378,122.90 in a Montgomery County medical malpractice case for negligent treatment during laser surgery to their client’s eye. Likewise the Thistle Law Firm obtained significant settlements on behalf of their clients in Philadelphia medical malpractice cases such as a failure to diagnose and treat bilateral hip dysplasia, and failure to properly manage a client’s atrial fibrillation resulting in the client suffering a significant stroke and death.
According to a report published by Phillyvoice.com, two Philadelphia-area hospitals have recently faced punishment by the federal government for “excessively high” rates of infection and injuries amongst its patients. These hospitals, Albert Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Hospital in Center City, failed to meet the accepted standards of care and failed to keep their patients safe.
What Should I Do If I Think I’m a Victim of Doctor or Hospital Malpractice or Negligence?
Any of these negligent mistakes make by your doctor or medical team can lead to severe health problems, and are a clear case of doctor or hospital malpractice. These types of cases require significant amounts of evidence, medical expertise, and can be tedious and costly, but with the right legal team, you can get the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at the Thistle Law Firm have decades of experience in Philadelphia doctor or hospital malpractice lawsuits. If you think you have a doctor or hospital malpractice lawsuit on your hands, give us a call at 215-568-6800 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.
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