When we go to the hospital or visit the doctor, we expect that the professionals in charge of our medical care will adhere to safe practice policies, administer the correct types of treatment, perform correct diagnoses, and prescribe us medication that will aim to improve our condition. When this doesn’t happen, and harm or injury-inducing mistakes occur, situations like this belongs to an area of law called medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice law encompasses every area of the medical and dental industries and can potentially be applied any time standards of care are breeched or broken within those industries. All medical professionals—including doctors, nurses, medical technicians, surgeons, and other staff members—have a legal responsibility to uphold certain standards of care that are state and federally regulated. When these standards are not followed and harm results, the victim may be able to take legal action.
A victim of medical malpractice in Philadelphia may be able to obtain damages that can be used to aid their recovery and ease the financial burden on their families.
At Shrager & Sachs, our attorneys are experienced in the following areas of medical malpractice and are currently seeking to legally represent victims who have suffered from:
- Birth-related injuries, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and cases of infant brain damage
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgical errors
- Surgical errors during pediatric heart surgery
- A misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or failure to diagnose
- Medication errors
- Hospital or nursing home falls
- Emergency room errors
- A violation of patient consent
In order to bring forth a successful claim, it’s vital for the above instance of malpractice to have injured the victim or otherwise caused lasting harm. This may also include instances where action was not taken when it should have been or other cases of patient neglect.
Advocating for Victims and Their Families
Our law firm has more than 80 years of experience helping those injured and their families after they’ve been wronged by medical professionals who have committed malpractice. By representing victims of medical malpractice in Philadelphia, we’re able to help families recover and move forward from situations that may have seemed unresolvable.
When you choose Shrager & Sachs to represent you and your family, you can rest assured that we’re equipped and ready to handle any complication that may arise and that we will fight on your behalf and advocate for your civil right to trial by jury if necessary. We understand that medical malpractice lawsuits are often extremely complex, and we will do everything possible to bring truth to light.
To learn how we can help, we encourage you to get in touch with our Philadelphia office today. We can schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation today and tell you how recovery may become a reality.