Ardmore Medical Malpractice Lawyer
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Our Ardmore Medical Malpractice Attorney Will Help You Seek Compensation
A skilled Ardmore medical malpractice attorney knows what it takes to pursue compensation in your medical malpractice case. We know you trusted your doctor or health care provider to help you, but instead you were hurt by their negligence. Their carelessness and negligence could be why you now suffer severe injuries, complications, and significant financial difficulties.
You deserved better care, but you may be able to hold the negligent parties financially responsible for your injuries. Medical malpractice can cause issues that are even worse than what you went in to fix. You deserve compensation when this happens.
OUR ARDMORE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY WON’T STOP FIGHTING FOR YOU.
Although medical malpractice cases are very complicated, the right attorney knows how to take care of your case for you. The Ardmore medical malpractice attorneys at Wapner Newman have successfully won millions of dollars for clients who suffered medical malpractice.
This includes an $84 million settlement for a woman who suffered brain damage due to a delayed diagnosis. We know how to handle your case and seek compensation for you. Let us help improve your health, financial situation, and the outcomes for your loved ones.
WE OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE AND DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED, SO CALL WAPNER NEWMAN FOR HELP TODAY AT (215) 569-0900. OUR ARDMORE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS SERVE CLIENTS THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY.
How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Ardmore, PA, Work for You
Why Choose Us?
Despite the complicated nature of medical malpractice cases, our attorneys understand Pennsylvania law and how to pursue compensation for you. It is important that you reach out to an attorney quickly. If you delay, your symptoms may disappear over time, witnesses may be lost, and other critical evidence could go missing.
At Wapner Newman, our highly qualified attorneys are ready to handle your case. When our Ardmore medical malpractice lawyers accept a case, we will…
- Investigate the potential causes of your injuries
- Gather evidence like photographs, videos, medical records, and eyewitness testimony
- Investigate to determine who is liable for the harm you’ve suffered
- Calculate the potential damages you are owed based on the unique facts of your case
- File all court documents and paperwork in accordance with legal time guidelines
- Consult experts to identify and prove medical negligence in your case
- Deal aggressively with health care providers, insurance companies, and other attorneys to negotiate a favorable settlement
- Develop a solid legal case based on the facts, Pennsylvania law, and other helpful evidence.
Our highly skilled Ardmore medical malpractice attorneys at Wapner Newman are committed to winning financial compensation in your case. We take an individualized approach to each case — and will do so for your case as well.
How to Prove Medical Negligence in Ardmore
Medical malpractice is a complicated area of Pennsylvania law. It deals with medical mistakes and errors made by doctors, nurses, and many other medical professionals. However, not everything that goes wrong with medical treatment is negligence. Some unexpected symptoms or results are not a result of negligence but are simply an unfortunate reality of medical treatment.
In order to show that a healthcare provider was negligent, the plaintiff (the person filing the lawsuit) needs to show what the standard of care was in the case and that the defendant (the party being sued) breached or violated that duty, causing harm. If there was a doctor-patient relationship, the doctor violated the standard of care, and the patient suffered injury as a result, medical negligence has taken place that may warrant a lawsuit.
The standard of care is the watchfulness, attention, caution, and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would exercise. The standard of care in a medical malpractice case depends on the type of health care provider at issue. For example, the standard of care is often different for a family doctor than for a surgeon.
Many medical malpractice cases require expert testimony to prove that the doctor’s conduct breached the standard of care. You need a medical malpractice attorney in Ardmore that knows how to work with experts and can hire the people you need to prove the case.
Defective Medical Devices
Some forms of medical malpractice occur because of defective medical products or misuse of these products. Defective product cases often go hand in hand with a medical malpractice claim. You need an attorney who can investigate and pursue compensation in both types of lawsuits.
Winning Compensation in an Ardmore Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
The compensation you can expect from a Medical Malpractice case will greatly depend on your unique situation. It depends on your injuries and many other factors. But we will fight to get you the best compensation possible.
Our Ardmore medical negligence lawyers can help you seek compensation in your case.
Economic damages include quantifiable losses that harmed you financially. These often include:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Costs of medical rehabilitation or therapy
- Corrective surgeries or ongoing medical treatment
- Lost wages and earnings and reduced or lost potential future earnings
- Funeral costs of a deceased loved one.
Non-economic damages are for intangible losses that cannot easily be assigned a specific dollar value. These usually include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium (loss of companionship and support)
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages may be appropriate when a medical professional acts in ways that are intentional or with a reckless disregard for the consequences. When this happens, you may be owed punitive damages. These are meant to punish a defendant that acted in a willful, malicious way and with a wanton disregard for others’ safety; they also discourage similar situations from happening again.
Pennsylvania has a cap on punitive damages in medical malpractice awards. The cap for punitive damages is set at two times the actual damages in the case. Economic and non-economic damages are not limited or capped.
Our Ardmore Medical Malpractice Attorneys Answer FAQs
You likely have many questions about your medical malpractice case. Here are some common questions and answers to them to help you get started. For answers to all your questions, schedule your free consultation with an Ardmore medical malpractice lawyer.
What is the time limit for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit?
According to Pennsylvania 42 Pa.C.S. § 5524(2), the deadline to file your medical malpractice claims is two years — in most cases. There are a few exceptions, such as when the victim of the malpractice is a minor or child. If the patient was a child at the time of the malpractice, the deadline to file a lawsuit is before he or she turns 20 years old.
The deadline may also extend for a victim who is unaware of the malpractice despite a reasonable investigation as to whether the injury was caused by malpractice (but this can be no longer than seven years after the injury).
Do I Need a “Certificate of Merit?”
A certificate of merit is a legal document you must file within 60 days of your initial complaint for medical malpractice. The attorney’s statement must state that an expert has provided a written statement that one of the following exists:
- There is a reasonable probability of breached standard of care; or
- The defendant was responsible for the person who breached the standard of care; or
- There are circumstances where expert testimony is not needed to pursue the claim.
What If My Loved One Died From Medical Malpractice?
The loss of a loved one is incredibly difficult, but a wrongful death claim can help you win compensation for your losses. You could win compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses.
What is an Average Medical Malpractice Settlement Amount?
There is no average settlement amount for medical malpractice cases. Each case is unique, and the amount owed to you will depend on many factors. A consultation with your attorney will help determine what settlement or verdict you may be entitled to.
What are common injuries from medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice during pregnancy or birth could result in cerebral palsy or Erb’s or brachial palsy or facial paralysis. Injuries caused by negligence during surgery, including anesthesia errors, can include blindness, partial or complete paralysis, punctured organs, brain injuries, infections and internal bleeding.
Injuries due to improper diagnosis for serious conditions such as cancer include the actual condition’s progressing to the point that it can’t be treated, as well as the harm done by unnecessary treatments or procedures. Prescription errors can cause serious health complications for patients and result in longer hospital stays, and, in some instances, lead to death.
Our Ardmore medical malpractice lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of a medical negligence claim. Let us answer your questions in a free consultation.
Work With an Ardmore Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Mistakes happen, but that does not mean you are stuck with the consequences. A medical malpractice lawsuit in Ardmore can help you pursue compensation from the negligent doctor or healthcare provider. If you were the victim of a medical mistake, our experienced Ardmore medical malpractice attorney will fight for monetary damages in your case.
Contact us online to get a free consultation on your case. We are ready to help you.
Don’t delay. Call the skilled Ardmore medical malpractice lawyers at Wapner Newman today at (215) 569-0900 for a free consultation. There are no fees unless and until we win your case. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.