Medical errors kill more than 1,000 people a day in the United States and cost the nation a whopping $1 trillion annually. Medical malpractice cases are complicated and expensive to pursue and while not all medical errors are grounds for a malpractice lawsuit, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney to review your records and determine if you have a case. Powell Law has a number of experienced medical malpractice attorneys including Attorney James F. Mundy, one of the most experienced malpractice lawyers in Pennsylvania.
There are many different types of medical errors that may rise to the level of malpractice including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, medication errors and malfunctioning medical devices. Whether you have a viable case depends on proving that the care rendered by your doctor or hospital fell below the accepted standard of care, that the actions of the doctor or hospital caused your injuries, and that you have sustained damages as a result of your injuries.
If you believe you or a family member has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact an attorney at Powell Law right away. Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations requires medical malpractice lawsuits be brought within two years of the date of the injury, or you forfeit your right to sue.
Remember to discuss your situation with a lawyer first-do not speak to representatives of the defendant’s insurance company, hospital representatives or anyone else.
While you can choose to pay your attorney on an hourly basis, most medical malpractice lawsuits are handled on a contingent fee basis, which means that any fees are paid only after the case ends in a jury verdict or out-of-court settlement. If you don’t win, you don’t pay any fees. Most of our clients choose the contingent fee arrangement. Your attorney at Powell Law will explain the details and answer any questions you may have when you come in for an evaluation of your case.
If you believe you might have a medical malpractice claim, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. Remember, you don’t pay any fees unless we win.