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Medical malpractice is among the leading causes of death in the United States, and it accounts for an alarming number of avoidable illnesses and injury-related complications every year. Despite the high standards to which physicians and healthcare facilities are held, they continue to make mistakes on a regular basis – and the consequences are often devastating for patients and their families.

At Munley Law, we are well known for our experience in medical malpractice litigation. Our medical malpractice lawyers have consistently been named among the Best Lawyers in America, and we have recovered millions of dollars for victims of medical mistakes. If you, your child, or another loved one is suffering from a health condition that you believe may be the result of medical malpractice, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about your legal rights. Speak to a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer from our law firm today.

“I had a complex medical malpractice case . . . [Munley Law] took me through all the steps necessary to prove negligent behavior that might have caused death of my loved one. [Marion Munley] was very compassionate and very detailed and patient. . . . I would highly recommend them as a Personal Injury Law Firm.” – Satisfied Medical Malpractice Client

Understanding Your Medical Malpractice Claim

In Pennsylvania, all licensed healthcare professionals and medical facilities are held to high standards of care. When they fail to meet these standards, and their patients suffer as a result, they can be held liable for medical malpractice, and you will need to contact a medical malpractice lawyer. These standards apply to all health care providers, including physicians, surgeons, nurses, hospital staff, nursing home caregivers, long-term care professionals, and clinic personnel.

philadelphia medical malpractice lawyersWhen it comes to medical care, it only takes one simple mistake to cause a lifetime of consequences. From misdiagnoses to medication errors, these errors can (and should) be avoided, and there are clearly-established protocols designed to ensure that patients receive the professional and personalized care they deserve. Unfortunately, inexperience, ineptitude, fatigue, and a variety of other factors routinely lead to medical malpractice cases; and, while these may be excuses, they are not justifications for providing substandard care.

Our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered due to various forms of medical malpractice, including:

  • Failure to protect patients from dangerous conditions
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Hospital infections stemming from unclean medical instruments
  • Improperly-administered medications, dangerous drug combinations, and other medication errors
  • Improperly managing a pregnancy or the delivery of a baby resulting in birth injury
  • Failure to properly treat a medical condition
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition (including cancer misdiagnosis)
  • Error in medical records

Medical Malpractice FAQs: What Patients and Families Need to Know

Q: How do I know if I have a claim for medical malpractice?

It is not easy to know whether you have a claim for a medical malpractice case. In order to determine whether you should file a claim, you need to understand the relevant medical standard of care as well as the various legal principles that apply. When you contact us about your case, our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers use their decades of experience in medical malpractice insurance settlement negotiations and courtroom litigation to provide you with an honest and straightforward assessment of your legal rights.

Q: If my doctor failed to obtain my informed consent, does this constitute as a medical malpractice case?

Potentially, yes. In Pennsylvania, the “established customary standard of care” requires practicing physicians to obtain patients’ informed consent under many (but not all) circumstances. If you consented to a medical procedure without adequate disclosure of the risks involved, you may have a claim for medical malpractice, and you should speak to any of our Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers promptly.

Q: What types of birth injuries can be indicative of medical malpractice?

Numerous types of birth injuries can be indicative of medical malpractice during pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery. Some of the most-common examples include:

  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Bone fractures
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Inadequate oxygen supply (hypoxia)
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Viral encephalitis

Q: Where can I find more information about filing a medical malpractice claim?

To learn more about your rights as a victim of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, you can read our Medical Malpractice Questions and Answers. For personalized legal advice, you can contact a medical malpractice attorney 24/7 to schedule a free consultation.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorney at Our Law Offices in Philadelphia, PA

If you would like to speak with one of our medical malpractice lawyers in confidence, contact us now to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach us by phone at (855) 866-5529, or send us your contact information online and a member of our firm will be in touch as soon as possible.

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If you think you may have a personal injury case, contact us now for a FREE consultation.

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