King of Prussia Medical Malpractice Lawyer
EXPECT EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT FROM OUR KING OF PRUSSIA MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER
After a medical mistake happens, you may be faced with a long, challenging road to recovery. This process can put you in the position of struggling financially, physically, and emotionally. When this happens to our clients, we aggressively work to defend them, providing outstanding resources and dedication. With decades of experience, we are committed to helping you through this process.
Our medical malpractice lawyers in King of Prussia are ready to help you. If you’re facing the need to go after a hospital, doctor, or another medical provider, we want to be there to support you.
Let’s find out if you have a case and what type of compensation you may be owed as a result of that case. Call Wapner Newman at (215) 569-0900 for a free consultation from our birth injury lawyers.
Why Choose Us?
Filing a King of Prussia medical malpractice lawsuit is a complex process with numerous risks. Our goal at Wapner Newman is to give you every tool possible to prove your right to compensation. Remember, hospitals and doctors have high-powered attorneys working for them to minimize what they pay you. Our goal as your King of Prussia medical malpractice attorney is to fight for your rights and ensure you get the compensation owed to you. Here’s why you should choose us over anyone else:
- Our Legal Team: Attorney Robert Miller has years of experience fighting to win claims for his clients, facing intense and complex medical cases. As an award-winning lawyer, he has helped people recover numerous financial losses through his hard work and experience.
- Our Case Success. We’ve helped our clients see millions of dollars in recoveries from a wide range of medical losses. That includes a $7 million settlement for birth trauma and a $5.8 million settlement for obstetrical malpractice. We’ll work just as hard for you.
- Our Testimonials. There is no doubt that our clients are our best advocates. Take a few minutes to watch some videos and read some of our client testimonials. You will not find anyone more dedicated to your best outcome.
Consider Sam N.’s statements, “When my son died after a simple tonsillectomy, I turned to Wapner Newman. They got me justice. I will always be grateful for the time and attention they paid to my wife and I during this terrible time.”
Don’t wait to get help. Instead, call Wapner Newman now and seek out a free consultation with our King of Prussia medical malpractice attorney. Reach out to us at (215) 569-0900 now.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in King of Prussia Must Prove Negligence
Negligence Is More Than a Mistake
Medical malpractice is the area of law that covers negligence committed by healthcare providers which results in harm to patients. Not everything that goes wrong medically is malpractice, however.
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 depends on the type of healthcare provider at issue and, for example, is different for a family doctor and a surgeon.
In medical malpractice cases, the law requires additional proof as a means of protecting healthcare providers from false claims, and this may require the opinion of a medical expert.
In addition, there are times a claim may be brought against someone other than a doctor. In situations where there was negligence in connection with use of medical devices or pharmaceuticals, parties such as a manufacturer or retail sales representative who recommended the device may be held accountable.
Damage Awards in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in King of Prussia
In a successful medical malpractice lawsuit, our King of Prussia lawyers may win a damage award that covers the following:
Economic damages, for monetary costs and losses, including:
- Past, present and future medical expenses such as costs for rehabilitation, therapy, and corrective surgeries
- Lost wages and earnings and reduced or lost potential future earnings
- Funeral costs, in case of a death.
Non-economic damages, for intangible quality-of-life losses that do not have a specific dollar value, such as:
- pain and suffering
- emotional distress and trauma
- loss of consortium, companionship and life’s pleasures.
Punitive damages. In some unusual cases, where a medical professional acted in ways that are deemed intentional or with a reckless disregard of the consequences, you may also be awarded punitive damages. These are meant to punish a defendant that acted in a willful, malicious way and with a wanton disregard for others’ safety and to discourage similar situations from happening again.
In Pennsylvania, there is a cap on punitive damages on medical malpractice awards for punitive damages at two times the amount of actual damages in the case. Economic and non-economic damages are not limited or capped.
Amounts of Settlements
There is no average settlement amount for medical malpractice cases. Instead, there are a wide range of amounts possible, from the thousands to the millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances of the case. More severe injuries, such as brain and spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis and require lifetime care or those that result in death may bring multimillion-dollar settlements.
The skill and negotiating power of your attorneys is also a factor in determining settlement amounts. Rest assured that our King of Prussia medical malpractice attorneys will fight for the maximum compensation possible for your individual situation.
When Should You Contact Our King of Prussia Medical Malpractice Attorney?
When can you seek out help? Here are a few examples of when to contact our medical malpractice attorneys in King of Prussia, PA.
- Your child suffered a birth injury and is now facing significant medical needs.
- Your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to mistakes made during a procedure.
- You suffered worsening cancer symptoms because a doctor failed to diagnose cancer.
- Someone gave you the wrong medications, and it led to financial loss.
- You lost your loved one because of the mistakes a doctor made.
You are not alone in this process. We are here for you for any medical malpractice needs you have. Simply contact us now to get help.
Don’t delay. Call the skilled medical malpractice lawyers at Wapner Newman today at (215) 569-0900 for your free consultation. There are no fees to you unless and until we win your case. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
King of Prussia Medical Malpractice Case FAQs
It is always best to set up a free consultation with our medical malpractice attorneys in King of Prussia to determine what your legal rights are. Let us answer your questions during that private consultation. Here are some common questions many ask.
What Type of Compensation Can I Receive for Medical Malpractice?
Every case is a bit different. Our goal is to determine what all of your losses are so that we can determine what your current and long-term losses are likely to be. That way, we can pursue compensation to cover all of those costs.
What If I’m Not Sure It Was Medical Malpractice?
You don’t have to know this. We will help you determine if you have suffered medical malpractice based on what all of the evidence points to. Count on us to be readily available to answer all of your questions.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Case?
According to Pennsylvania 42 Pa.C.S. § 5524(2), the statute of limitations (the deadline to file a legal claim) on most medical malpractice claims is two years. There are exceptions if the victim is a minor or child or the victim 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). 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.
I Need Help for My Medical Bills. How do I File a Malpractice Case?
Meet with our King of Prussia medical malpractice attorney to go over the details in your case. We’ll discuss what’s happened and create a plan to get the compensation owed to you.
The medical malpractice lawyers in King of Prussia are highly skilled and ready to support your needs. Without a doubt, we will be there to fight for you. Set up a consultation to discuss your case with us today.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION NOW
There is no cost and no risk to setting up a consultation with Wapner Newman. Let’s talk about your King of Prussia medical malpractice lawsuit in privacy, with a clear focus on answering any questions you have. You can count on us to be there to guide you every step of the way.
It all starts with a consultation. Set up a free consultation now with our King of Prussia medical malpractice attorney now by calling (215) 569-0900.