Medical malpractice is the negligence of a doctor, dentist, hospital or other medical specialist. Physicians, hospitals and nurses make mistakes. They should be held responsible for their mistakes.
Negligence means the failure of a doctor to do something that a reasonably careful doctor would do given the circumstances of a patient’s medical condition. It may also be doing something that a reasonably careful doctor would not do under the same circumstances of a patient’s medical condition.
Thousands of people in the United States die each year as the result of medical error. According to a recent study, more than one million people suffer injuries each year as a result of mistakes caused by doctors, anesthesiologists, residents, nurses, technicians, and malfunctioning medical devices.
Medical malpractice also occurs in other settings, such as doctors’ offices or nursing homes. Most of the victims never know their injury was due to medical error — and most never file a lawsuit.
Investigations into such personal injury cases often reveal medical malpractice on the part of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. Whether failure to diagnose disease timely, inattention to patients, or incorrectly prescribed medications, the results are often catastrophic. Patients suffer injuries ranging from birth defects to brain damage to spinal cord injuries. In many cases, the patient dies.
Kenneth R. Schuster & Associates has represented clients in all specialties of medical malpractice including obstetrical malpractice, surgical malpractice, radiological malpractice, and failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer malpractice.
Very few people have the financial resources to pay hourly fees for lawyers and experts in medical malpractice and other negligence cases. Our initial consultation with you is conducted without a fee.
If you or someone you know was seriously hurt by medical malpractice, you should contact one of our lawyers for a free evaluation of your case. Please fill out the web form at the left side of this page or call our number in Media, Pennsylvania 610-892-9200 or Wilmington, Delaware 302-984-1000.
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