If you or someone you love suffered injury, illness, or wrongful death due to medical negligence in Wilkes-Barre, contact a Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or medical professional fails to administer proper care, and a patient suffers serious harm as a result. If you or a loved one suffered injury, illness, or death as the result of a medical mistake at a hospital in Wilkes-Barre, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and other losses. Contact a Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation.
Since 1959, the personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have upheld justice for individuals and families in Luzerne County and all over Pennsylvania. Our medical malpractice attorneys have earned a national reputation for our work on behalf of injured patients. We have consistently been ranked among the Best Lawyers in America, and have earned the highest peer and client ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in the legal industry. We won’t rest until we pursue every possible source of recovery for you.
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Medical malpractice in Wilkes-Barre
Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
As a patient (or patient’s family member), you turn to doctors and caregivers for help during the most difficult times of your life. It is an incredibly vulnerable position. Many patients, understandably, don’t know what questions to ask or what information to look for when they communicate with their doctor. They assume that the doctors know what they’re doing, that the nurses have the correct information, and that specialists communicate effectively with one another. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
When things go wrong, it can be hard to know where to turn. An experienced Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice attorney can help you sort through the confusion and get the justice you and your family deserve.
Five things a Munley Law Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer can do for you:
1. Meet with you for a free medical malpractice consultation to answer your questions, discuss your concerns and work with our on-staff medical personnel to determine if you have a case.
2. Conduct a thorough investigation to determine negligence in your case and identify all responsible parties.
3. Negotiate with those responsible in order to obtain a fair and just settlement for your injuries and financial losses.
4. If your case does not settle, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers will take your case to trial and fight for you in court.
5. We will keep you informed each step of the way, and do everything we can to help you and your family through this trying time.
Munley Law Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyers have won millions in settlements and verdicts for the victims of medical malpractice
- $5 million settlement won for a medical malpractice case
- $3.2 million settlement won for a medical malpractice case
- $3 million settlement won for woman misdiagnosed with cancer
- $2 million settlement won from foreign medical device manufacturer
- $1.6 million jury verdict won for medical malpractice case that caused a death
- $1.5 million award for death due to medical negligence
- $1.4 settlement won in ER wrongful death case
- $1.3 million settlement won for hospital infection case
An experienced Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer will fight all types of medical negligence
Wilkes-Barre Hospital Infections – Infections are a risk that come with most surgeries and hospital stays. Medical professionals always need to be watching for signs of an infection and begin proper treatment immediately. Bacterial infections, such as E.coli or strep or viral infections, such as influenza can be very serious for a patient in recovery. When an infection becomes advanced, a patient may become septic, requiring aggressive treatment and possibly lead to death when not treated fast enough.
Birth Injuries – The birth of a new baby should be a joyous time for the entire family. Birth injuries suffered at a Wilkes-Barre hospital can turn what should be a happy event into a scary and upsetting experience. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Munley Law handle cases involving all types of birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, hypoxia, pre-eclampsia, toxemia, uterine rupture and respiratory distress. A birth injury in Wilkes-Barre could have occurred as a result of a failure on the part of the OB-GYN to recognize fetal distress, from the misuse of forceps, vacuums and other medical devices during delivery, or from a delayed C-section or another mistake. If your baby suffered birth injuries due to a trauma caused by medical negligence, the resulting harm can lead to a lifetime of medical expenses. The obstetrician and other responsible parties must be held accountable. Contact an experienced, compassionate Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer at Munley Law for a free, confidential consultation.
Failure to Diagnose/Misdiagnosis – The sooner you find out you have a serious illness such as cancer, the better your treatment options and chance of survival. Losing vital treatment time due to a doctor’s delayed or missed diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. Likewise, a wrong diagnosis can subject a patient to unnecessary, painful, and costly treatment. A negligent doctor, lab technician or health care facility must be held accountable for the misdiagnosis in a serious case of breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or any other serious illness. If you or someone you love suffered from a missed, delayed, or incorrect diagnosis, contact the medical malpractice team at Munley Law today for a free case evaluation.
Medication Errors – Prescribing the wrong medication, giving the wrong dosage or prescribing medications with adverse interactions or side effects can result in serious harm. A Wilkes-Barre pharmacist may make an error in filling a prescription or a doctor may make an error in prescribing a medication; even clerical errors can result in dosage mistakes. If a medication error has compromised your health, you need to contact a medical malpractice attorney in Wilkes-Barre.
Anesthesia Errors – Anesthesia mistakes can have devastating consequences for patients. An anesthesiologist is responsible for evaluating your medical history to determine which anesthesia drugs can be used safely. Anesthesia errors can include the failure to take a proper medical history, improperly inserting a breathing tube, administering too high or too low a dosage of anesthesia, inadequate monitoring of vital signs and failure to recognize and respond to complications.
Emergency Room Errors – ER doctors and nurses must make critical decisions quickly and carefully when seriously injured patients come to the ER. They need to quickly identify and treat life-threatening conditions. A failure to recognize a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, brain injury or another serious condition can lead to a failure to treat and to provide proper medical care.
Lab or Test Errors – When a lab technician or a radiologist misreads a test it can result in a misdiagnosis or failure to treat. A misread CT scan can delay the diagnosis of cancer or another potentially deadly condition. The hospital or medical professional responsible for this medical error should be held accountable.
Wilkes-Barre Nursing Home Negligence – When a loved one is in a nursing home, you expect that they will be well cared for. You expect that skilled staff will provide attentive care and treatment. Unfortunately many of our most vulnerable citizens suffer inadequate care, neglect and abuse in nursing homes or long term care facilities. Nursing home abuse or neglect claims can arise from untreated bedsores, serious falls, malnutrition and dehydration, over medication, use of restraints that cause injury, unexplained injury, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse. If you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect be sure to report it to immediately.
We represent victims of medical negligence in Wilkes-Barre, including negligence that occurred at the following healthcare facilities:
- Wilkes-Barre Hospital/Commonwealth Health
- Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
- John Heinz Rehab
- First Hospital of Wyoming Valley
- Wilkes-Barre surgery centers
- Wilkes-Barre urgent care centers
- Wilkes-Barre nursing homes
Who is responsible for medical malpractice?
Although a medical error may not have been intentional, it can still lead to serious injury or a wrongful death that may have been prevented with a higher standard of care. Here are some of the medical providers who might be negligent in a medical malpractice case:
- Cosmetic Surgeon
- Surgery Center
- Wilkes-Barre Nursing Home
How much does it cost to hire a Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer?
Medical procedures can be costly enough when everything goes well. When things go wrong, you may find yourself facing additional unexpected costs, along with the physical and emotional suffering. At Munley Law, we believe in justice, and we believe that money should never stand in its way. That’s why we do not charge a fee for our services unless we succeed in getting you the justice you deserve. You pay nothing upfront, nothing out of pocket.
And, the initial consultation is free, confidential, and there’s no obligation to sign anything. Chat live, fill out our contact form, or call (855) 866-5529 for a free consultation with a Wilkes-Barre medical malpractice lawyer.