It is just a fact of everyday living that medical professionals make mistakes. These errors may be costly to individuals and their families in many ways, not just financially. Medical mistakes that rise to the level of medical malpractice may have consequences that are severe, tragic, and long-lasting. For over a century, Powell Law has held medical professionals accountable for their medical errors litigating and settling medical malpractice cases.
Medical errors occur in a variety of ways that include malfunctioning medical devices, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medication errors, and birth injuries. A viable medical malpractice claim first requires some event where the care rendered by a medical professional or facility is below the accepted standard of care applicable to the patient’s condition. This insufficient care must have caused harm to a patient. The resulting harm or injury must have caused injury to the patient, who, as a result, sustained damages. Only when all these elements are present is a medical malpractice case likely to succeed.
Medical malpractice cases are typically expensive and complex to litigate. While clients have the option of choosing to pay an attorney on an hourly or contingency basis, most medical malpractice lawsuits are based on a contingency fee arrangement, which means that fees are paid only after the case ends in a jury verdict or out-of-court settlement. If the plaintiff doesn’t win, the plaintiff doesn’t pay any fees. In this circumstance, most Powell Law clients choose to pay fees pursuant to a contingency fee agreement.
You can be certain that a medical professional defending an allegation of professional malpractice will retain a team of seasoned medical malpractice defense attorneys. Plaintiffs must level the playing field with legal representation that is equally experienced filing, litigating, and settling cases involving medical malpractice.
Powell Law has several experienced medical malpractice attorneys on its distinguished staff of practitioners. With nearly fifty years of experience, James F. Mundy, Esq. is one of Pennsylvania’s most experienced malpractice lawyers and Powell Law’s leading litigator in actions involving medical mistakes, wrongful death, and product liability. Unquestionably, he has helped win some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the history of the Commonwealth in these types of legal matters.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury resulting from any type of medical error, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777. Our decades of experience make us the clear and obvious choice for all types of legal representation in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. The consultation is FREE, and you don’t pay anything unless we win. Our attorneys, past and present, have represented motor vehicle accident victims for 113 years. Call today!