Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
We serve clients in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Reading, as well as other communities throughout Pennsylvania & New Jersey
It is a fact of life that healthcare professionals make mistakes. Medical malpractice mistakes are made during the testing, diagnosis, treatment and care of patients. The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Galfand Berger can help you file a claim. Legal action can be taken against the following healthcare professionals and institutions:
- Other healthcare workers
- Nursing homes
- Other facilities
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a medical mishap, here are some questions you might have:
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider is negligent – either performing or omitting something that is considered standard medical practice – and causes injury to the patient because of that negligence.
If a treatment or procedure was not successful, is that medical malpractice?
Medical professionals cannot guarantee successful medical results. When an unexpected or unsuccessful result occurs it does not necessarily mean there was malpractice. A medical malpractice attorney at Galfand Berger can help you to determine if your unsuccessful medical result may have been because of medical malpractice.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
If you feel that you may have a case, talk to one of our medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. Tell the attorney what happened starting with your first doctor or hospital visit. Remember to bring all of your medical records with you or have them ready for your free phone consultation.
To prove medical malpractice you must show that:
- Your healthcare provider had a legal duty to provide care or treatment for you
- That duty was breached because the provider failed to provide you with the appropriate level of care that another healthcare worker would have legally provided
- That breach resulted in or causedan injury
- You suffered monetary and/or emotional damages as a result of the injury you sustained.
Did I waive my right to recover for medical malpractice if I signed a consent form?
No. You may still recover if you can show that your doctor was negligent and that you were injured due to that doctor’s negligence. Galfand Berger’s Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers are skilled litigators who will fight for your rights and pursue the maximum financial recovery for your injuries.
Contact Our Experienced Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our attorneys are experienced in representing victims of medical malpracitce. We are happy to answer any questions and review your case for free. Please call us at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our short contact form and a member of our firm will contact you.
With offices in Philadelphia, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Reading, we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. And, remember, there is no fee unless we recover for you.