When the doctor, hospital, or other medical personnel you trust with your health causes you harm, it can be hard to know where to turn. At Wapner Newman, our Ardmore medical malpractice lawyers understand the emotional, physical, and financial pain that comes with medical malpractice. That is why we are committed to seeking the compensation and justice our clients need to move forward after experiencing medical malpractice.

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What to Do When You Suspect Medical Malpractice

How an Ardmore Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Medical malpractice isn’t always obvious. For example, your doctor might prescribe you a drug that interacts with another drug you are taking. If you suffer a bad reaction as a result, you might believe you simply didn’t know you couldn’t tolerate the drug. In a situation like this, you could spend days in the hospital without realizing that your doctor made a mistake. Negligent doctors often get away with medical malpractice because their patients don’t realize their doctors did something wrong or don’t know how to confirm suspicions of malpractice.

The Ardmore medical malpractice lawyers at Wapner Newman can help. Even if you aren’t certain whether you or a loved one was harmed by medical malpractice, it’s vital that you contact us after a medical mishap to schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys have experience proving medical malpractice, and we can help you contact a doctor who understands how to identify and treat patients who have suffered from medical malpractice.

Between the information provided by a trustworthy doctor and our in-house investigators, we can identify the liable party or parties and explain your legal options.

Even if you suspect your doctor made a mistake, you can’t get compensation unless you can prove it. Our legal team can track down the evidence you need to take legal action.

Once we have identified medical malpractice, the most important thing you should do is discontinue medical care with the doctor, hospital, or other medical personnel that harmed you. You need to focus on recovery, and that means switching to a doctor you can trust. While you recover, our law firm can negotiate with the malpractice insurance of the liable party and file a lawsuit, if necessary.

Doctors and hospitals are incentivized to hide medical malpractice. This doesn’t just make it hard to realize when you’ve been harmed by negligence, but it also threatens your health and your finances. Contact the Ardmore medical malpractice lawyers at Wapner Newman at 215-569-0900 to learn how we can help you.

Why Choose Us?

Ardmore Medical Malpractice Lawyers with Years of Experience

The highly qualified attorneys at Wapner Newman are intimately familiar with Pennsylvania law and bring an individualized approach to every case. Additionally, our firm has over a dozen lawyers working together as a team. While your case will be handled by a lead attorney, your attorney will have access to the knowledge of every lawyer in our law firm. We take pride in the fact that our lawyers have a wide range of experience and have handled thousands of cases. Working together and sharing this experience produces results that benefit our clients.

Experience isn’t the only thing we value at Wapner Newman. We also seek out lawyers who can show empathy for their clients. You aren’t just a client to us; you are a person in pain. Our legal team is filled with compassionate attorneys who can help you move past the harm medical malpractice can cause and can guide you to resources that will aid your recovery.

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 be extended 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.

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.

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.

Turn to an Ardmore Medical Malpractice Lawyer at Wapner Newman

Medical malpractice can cause life-changing harm. Instead of providing medical care that improves your health, a negligent doctor or medical facility can leave you with care that adversely affects your health and results in long-term consequences. You shouldn’t have to pay for this poor medical care or the complications resulting from that negligence. With the right medical malpractice attorney, you can protect both your rights and your future.

Don’t wait to act. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice in Ardmore, contact a medical malpractice attorney at Wapner Newman at 215-569-0900 as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.