Pottstown, PA, Medical Malpractice Lawyer
YOU SUFFERED AN INJURY – OUR POTTSTOWN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER CAN HELP
There is no doubt you trusted your doctor or other healthcare provider to care for you. They failed. You are now struggling with medical debt, the inability to work, and perhaps even long-term pain. Wapner Newman wants to help you. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Pottstown have worked for years to support the needs of our clients. We will work closely with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
When you choose to work with our Pottstown medical malpractice attorney, we’ll provide you with:
- Comprehensive support to learn about your case
- The ability to gather evidence in your case from all available sources
- All communications handled for you, reducing your stress
- Aggressive, deliberate legal strategies to prove our case
- Complete evaluation of the losses you’ve suffered.
We’ll work with you if you need to file a Pottstown medical malpractice lawsuit, though we aim to settle your case for the amount you deserve outside of court when possible.
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 ATTORNEYS SERVE CLIENTS THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY.
Why Choose Us?
You’re facing incredible challenges right now. The doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers that caused your loss have powerful attorneys working to minimize their risk. You do not want to face these people on your own. Instead, let our proven medical malpractice lawyers in Pottstown, PA, help you. Here’s why you’ll want to work with us:
- Experience to Count On: With years of experience, Attorney Robert Miller provides exceptional support and reliable legal services to meet your needs. With a strong dedication to providing comprehensive legal support, you will be properly represented no matter the complexity of your case.
- Our Results: Throughout our years of experience, we have worked closely to help our clients secure millions of dollars in compensation. That includes a recent case where we helped a person receive an $8.4 million verdict after suffering brain damage due to a delay in diagnosing her ruptured splenic artery.
- Our Dedication: When you choose to work with our team, you can expect professionals that truly want to help you through this difficult period. Our client testimonials tell stories of the lives we’ve changed. Check out some of the video testimonials we have.
“When my child was born with a severe brachial plexus injury, “I needed an experienced lawyer who understood all of the medical issues. Wapner Newman provided the experience that was required to win the case. I always felt my son’s future was in good hands during all phases of the case through settlement.” – Dwight W.
This is why we are here to help you. Our Pottstown medical malpractice lawyer listens. We have seen the suffering caused by hospitals, doctors, and nurses. We work hard to protect your rights. It’s your turn to get the compensation owed to you.
Call us at (215) 569-0900 for a free consultation to discuss your case with our team.
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 case 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 Pottstown
In a successful medical malpractice lawsuit, our Pottstown 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 Pottstown medical malpractice attorneys will fight for the maximum compensation possible for your individual situation.
What have you lost?
- Did you suffer complex cancer due to failure to diagnose cancer?
- Did your child suffer a birth injury due to the negligence of the doctor?
- Perhaps you suffered medication errors at the hands of a nurse.
In all cases, our medical malpractice attorneys or birth injury attorneys in Pottstown, PA, will be there to help guide you to the best possible outcome in your case. Every medical malpractice case is different, and most of them are very complex. Having a dedicated team that has experience and is aggressive in protecting your rights is exactly what you need. Let our team help you prove your case today.
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.
Pottstown Medical Malpractice Case FAQs
It is common for our medical malpractice lawyers in Pottstown, PA, to answer your questions during a free consultation. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about medical malpractice.
How Do I Prove Medical Malpractice?
We will work with you to prove medical malpractice by proving a professional duty was owed to you as the patient; there was a breach of that duty; you suffered some type of injury caused by that breach of duty; and you suffered damages as a result.
How Do I Sue for Medical Malpractice? Do I Need Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Pottstown?
When you reach out to our medical malpractice lawyers in Pottstown, PA, we will work closely with you to help you through this process. We encourage you to start with a free consultation.
Should I Just Settle for the Insurance Company’s Medical Malpractice Claim?
Don’t settle until you know what all of your losses are and until they meet all of those expenses. In nearly all cases, if an insurance adjuster is settling with you, you’re not asking for enough.
Can I Sue a Hospital?
If you can prove medical malpractice occurred through evidence, witness statements, and expert witnesses, you can sue a hospital. Let us help you.
A Pottstown medical malpractice lawsuit is complex and takes time to process. That is why it is so important to have a team by your side to support you through it.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION TODAY
Our goal is to help you determine if you have a case, what types of damages you’ve suffered, and how to get the insurance company to pay what you’re owed. When you trust our Pottstown medical malpractice attorney with your case, you get results. Call us now for a free consultation at (215) 569-0900.