If you need a Bethlehem medical malpractice lawyer to win justice for you, you need Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys
Get justice, get results, and get maximum compensation for your injuries/illness caused by medical error in the Lehigh Valley
According to the Medical Malpractice Center (MMC), medical errors are the the third leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, preventable mistakes cause the deaths of 195,000 patients every year. Likewise, the MMC reports that 100,000 people die each year because of doctors’ failures to properly diagnose their illnesses. In fact, from 1986 until 2010, hospitals, healthcare companies, and doctors paid $38.8 billion to medical malpractice victims. If your doctor, nurse, or healthcare professional messed up your medical care, take action. Above all, you deserve justice and a Bethlehem medical malpractice lawyer who will fight for maximum compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with the nation’s leading personal injury law firm, contact us right away.
America’s best medical malpractice lawyers
Altogether, the award-winning lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys have fought for medical accident victims in the Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania for over 60 years. In fact, when our father, Robert W. Munley founded Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys in 1959, he made it his mission to provide justice for all against the most powerful corporate entities. Today, we are proud to say that we’ve honored that mission, and we win millions for our personal injury clients. In fact, we recently won these record-breaking amounts for injured accident victims: Here is a partial list of some of our significant client victories:
And millions more! To learn about the settlements and jury verdicts we’ve won, check out our major client victories page. If you are ready for one of our leading Bethlehem medical malpractice lawyers to win millions for YOU, schedule your free consultation right away.
Bethlehem medical malpractice FAQ
Q: What is medical malpractice?
Alarmingly, 1 out of every 3 patients will be a victim of an error during their hospital stay. A healthcare provider such as a doctor or a nurse who makes a mistake that causes injuries to their patient has committed medical malpractice. Consequently, the victim of the medical error may be able to sue. Although medical malpractice may arise in many different instances, these are the most common mistakes that lead to lawsuits:
- Failures to diagnose and delays in diagnosis
- Surgical and medical procedure errors
- Failures to treat
- Faulty medical devices
- Failures to do proper testing
- Medication administration errors
While these are the most frequently occurring medical mistakes, this list is not exhaustive. To discuss the details of your treatment and injuries, contact an award-winning Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys medical malpractice lawyer today.
Q: If I file a medical malpractice lawsuit in a Pennsylvania court, what will I need to prove?
If your doctor made mistakes in your treatment, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. However, without an experienced lawyer, taking on the healthcare and insurance industries to get the money you deserve is nearly impossible. Significantly, you must prove these four negligence elements in order to win your medical malpractice case in court:
First, prove that the defendant healthcare company owed you a duty.
In short, a duty is a legal relation. Essentially, duty means that the defendant had a legal obligation to adhere to a certain set of standards and care when treating you. In medical malpractice cases, healthcare professional duty laws are surprisingly complicated. In part, this is because many hospitals employ certain doctors and nurses as independent contractors. As such, a healthcare worker’s duty usually depends on the specific case facts. For example, what your doctor was wearing, whether they told you they worked for the hospital, and where they treated you can all impact who is responsible for your injuries. In order to make sure that you are suing the right people and entities and can meet the first requirement, you’ll need an experienced Bethlehem medical malpractice lawyer.
Second, in order to win your medical malpractice case, show the defendant’s breach .
In addition to duty, an injured plaintiff must next prove that the defendant breached his or her duty of care. In essence, breach just means that the defendant failed to follow their duty in some way. To demonstrate a doctor’s breach, medical malpractice victims almost always need to hire expert witnesses who can explain the medical condition, the proper standard of care, what the negligent physician did, and why the doctor was wrong. Also, plaintiffs must know how to use medical records, charts, scans, test results, and other documents to prove a breach.
Third, establish that the medical error caused your medical malpractice injuries.
In addition to the first two elements, you must prove to the jury that the healthcare professional’s breach of their duty caused your injuries. Without a doubt, this is usually the most difficult requirement. Most of the time, it is impossible to determine the cause of an injury or certain symptoms with certainty. Most injuries can be caused by a number of events or other medical conditions. In order to prove causation, you will need a medical malpractice attorney with experience handling this tricky requirement. We work with an on-staff doctor and team of medical experts to review thousands of pages of medical records and build your case.
Fourth, prove medical malpractice damages.
Finally, you will need to show that you were actually injured. In addition, you will need to show that your injuries are the type that legally entitle you to damages. In medical malpractice cases, the types of available damages can vary. However, economic and non-economic damages are the most common types. In short, losses that can be easily calculated are economic damages. For example, lost wages and hospitalization costs are often economic damages considerations in medical malpractice cases. In contrast, non-economic damages are the kinds of costs that you cannot easily calculate. For example, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment can factor into non-economic damage awards. In order to win maximum compensation in your medical malpractice case, you will need a lawyer who understands the damages in your case and how to prove them at trial.
Bethlehem medical malpractice lawyers who won’t back down
If you need a personal injury lawyer you can trust to fight for you and win, you need Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys. To speak to a leading medical malpractice lawyer from America’s best personal injury law firm, schedule your free consultation today.