Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital or a doctor provides substandard care or neglects to accurately diagnose a patient’s health condition, which in turn, causes the illness to progress and get worse or possibly even result in a brand new ailment or injury. At Hill & Associates, we have seen that in some cases, malpractice is a result of the physician not being thorough enough. A doctor may lack thoroughness if he or she does not run appropriate testing on a patient or fails to complete a detailed medical evaluation. Rarely is medical malpractice obvious. To the contrary, most malpractice cases involve very complex medical issues which require detailed analysis and evaluation. Your Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer must be able to prove that the physician or other professional failed to deliver the standard of care that any reasonably competent Pennsylvania or New Jersey professional would provide.

If you’ve lost a family member due to medical negligence, or if you or someone close to you has become sicker rather than better after a medical consultation or procedure, then read on to learn more about how you can receive compensation for your injuries.

Prevalence of Medical Malpractice

According to the Journal of American Medical Association, there are over a quarter million deaths as a result of medical malpractice each year, and many more injuries.

It is imperative that you contact an experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of negligence by a physician or a hospital facility. Medical malpractice lawsuits are among the most complex of all personal injury cases, and so it is essential to retain an attorney who is experienced in malpractice cases and who also has a strong record of client satisfaction and access to respected medical experts to evaluate your medical records and testify in your behalf.

At Hill & Associates, our legal team has the knowledge, expertise, and network of specialists to effectively represent victims of medical malpractice. Offering individualized attention and thorough evaluation, we will work passionately and aggressively to ensure that you or your loved one is generously compensated for injuries sustained due to medical malpractice.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases:

How to Prove Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Medical malpractice lawsuits require extensive evaluation by your attorney and top medical specialists. Generally, several medical specialists are retained in order to evaluate a malpractice case. Leonard K. Hill and his team of Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers work closely with experts in the medical field to prove a malpractice case. To do this, two elements must be addressed: first, it must be shown that the doctor’s level of treatment was substandard, and second, that this lack of adequate care or negligence caused an injury, damages, or increased the patient’s risk for injury in the future. A Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at Hill & Associates can help you receive compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Losses in income due to missed work or disability
  • Future medical care costs
  • Significant pain and suffering, both physical and emotional
  • Funeral expenses, loss of companionship, support, and guidance (in the case of wrongful death)

Why Contact a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney?

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of medical malpractice, then you know how difficult it can be to bounce back financially, emotionally, and physically. Fortunately, you are not alone. Because medical malpractice cases can be so difficult and complex, it is essential that a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer be retained as soon as possible to begin building a case. In both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years. Under some circumstances, the statute of limitations may be extended, such as if the victim is a minor or if the injured person is not aware of having been injured by the malpractice for a significant length of time.

The attorneys at Hill & Associates have years of experience in successfully representing medical malpractice victims. With a solid record of winning significant compensation for damages, our legal team is here to help you. If you or someone you love has been unfortunate enough to suffer injuries due to negligence on the part of a physician, hospital, or other medical professional, call our office at (215) 567-7600 today to schedule a free consultation.

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