If you were injured by your Hazleton healthcare provider’s medical malpractice, it’s time to take action
Contact the leading medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers at Munley Law for a free case review to learn how you can get the justice you deserve
If you need a medical malpractice lawyer in Hazleton, Munley Law is here for you. We trust doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers with our lives and the lives of our loved ones, and expect that a trip to the hospital will make us better, not worse. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Healthcare professionals make careless mistakes that severely injure patients every single day. These errors can have grave consequences. Victims often suffer infections, require additional procedures and surgeries, lose their ability to work, incur expensive hospital bills, and sometimes even die because of their medical providers’ malpractice.
At Munley Law, we understand the pain and uncertainty surrounding a catastrophic injury caused by a doctor’s negligent mistakes. That’s why our Medical Malpractice Team has spent more than 60 years fighting for victims and their families. Our contingent fee arrangement means that we won’t get a dime unless we win for YOU. To learn more about what it means to have a Munley Law lawyer working for you, call us today. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers are standing by and the consultation is always free.
Who We Are: Hazleton Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Without the right lawyer, medical malpractice claims are difficult to win. You need a lawyer who understands the complex science and medicine that is key to your case. You’ll want a lawyer who is not afraid to take on the big, powerful hospital corporations. You should have a lawyer who knows how to strategize to win your case. You deserve a Munley Law Medical Malpractice lawyer.
For more than six decades, Munley Law has been serving medical malpractice victims and their families in Hazleton and greater Luzerne County. We use cutting edge technology and the best medical experts to hold doctors, hospitals, and medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. Our personal injury attorneys never back down when we are fighting for our clients. Whether we are in a negotiation room or a courtroom, we are working for YOU.
Medical Malpractice FAQ
Q: What is a medical malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider such as a doctor or a nurse does not follow the appropriate “standard of care” when treating their patient. The right “standard of care” depends on the medical procedure that the patient needs as well as factors such as a patient’s:
- Medical condition
- Alcohol/drug use
- Past injuries
- Other risk factors
- Overall health
Essentially, it all boils down to the answer of the question: “how would a reasonable, careful healthcare professional care for this patient?” When a doctor fails to treat a patient according to that standard of care, medical malpractice has occurred. When that failure causes the patient to suffer injuries or physical damage, there is a medical malpractice claim.
Q: I think my doctor may have been negligent, but I am not sure. What should I do?
If you have reason to believe that you may have received inadequate medical treatment you should contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer right away. A good attorney will investigate your case to determine whether you are a victim of medical malpractice by asking you about you:
- Medical history
- The ways that you have suffered or continue to suffer.
You should gather all medical bills and treatment instructions, as these documents will be helpful clues to your lawyer about your case. This investigation takes a lot of work, but Munley Law, the consultation is always free!
Q: How long do I have to file my medical negligence case?
In Pennsylvania, medical malpractice victims must file their claims within two years. This may sound like a long time, but the sooner you contact an experienced lawyer, the more time they will have to build a strong case. Your lawyer will want as much time as possible to interview you, read through your medical records, request and gather missing documents, communicate with your insurance company, conduct an investigation, retain medical experts, and try and negotiate your case.
Q: How can I prevent injuries caused by my doctor’s medical malpractice in the future?
As a patient, the best way to prevent medical malpractice is to be an active and involved advocate for yourself. Always bring a notepad and a pen to appointments. Take notes on what your medical team is telling you are the problems and solutions. Write down your questions and anything you don’t fully understand. Don’t be afraid to ask for answers or clarifications. Bring along a family member who can also listen, ask questions, and help you remember everything that was said at the appointment. Ask for your diagnosis and care instructions in writing and make sure you have a safe place where you are keeping all records. If something does not feel right, speak up. Tell your doctor if you are in pain or you know something is wrong. Keep track of your symptoms and note when they began. Get a second opinion before making a big decision such as whether to have an elective surgery or begin an experimental course of treatment. The more knowledgable and involved you are in your own medical care, the more likely you and your doctors are to catch and prevent mistakes.
Q: Why should I choose a Munley Law lawyer to fight my Hazleton medical malpractice case?
At Munley Law, our Medical Malpractice Team puts our clients first every step of the way. Time and time again, victims of negligent medical care choose Munley Law because:
- We get results. Learn more about the record-breaking millions we’ve won for our clients by contacting a Munley Law lawyer today.
- We won’t get paid unless you do. Our “contingency fee” plan means that we will pay for all of the costs needed to fight your case out of our own pocket. We will only be reimbursed and paid for our services if we win big for you. If we don’t, you’ll walk away without owing us a penny.
- Our family will be here for yours. At Munley Law, we are a family firm who understands what it means to take care of each other. For 60 years, we have built our business in Pennsylvania by treating our clients like family too. See what it means to have a Munley Law lawyer fighting for you by contacting us for a free consultation today.