How to Sue a Physician For Medical Malpractice

Oftentimes, we see physicians at our most vulnerable, and we expect that they will tend to our injuries or illnesses with care. Fortunately, our country is home to some of the most intelligent, dignified physicians in the world. However, if you are someone who has been injured at the hands of a negligent physician, you most likely feel betrayed and are, therefore, now seeking financial compensation to help you recover any of the damages you may have incurred as a result. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please continue reading to learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What constitutes medical malpractice?

To file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will first have to prove that you were the physician’s patient, and that the physician, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From here, you will have to prove that your physician breached that duty of care, injuring you as a result, and that the injuries sustained led to specific damages, such as lost wages, significant additional medical bills, and more.

What are some common examples of medical malpractice?

Some of the most frequent examples of medical malpractice we see include failing to diagnose a patient, improperly diagnosing patients, performing unnecessary surgery, failing to order tests, improperly evaluating test results, prescribing either unsafe medication or an unsafe dose of a certain medication, and more.

How can an attorney help me file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Once you appoint an experienced attorney, he or she will begin working to obtain evidence to prove your claim. This evidence can include medical documents, hospital surveillance footage, and more. A serious lawsuit could bar a physician from practicing medicine forever, so there is a very strong chance he or she will hire aggressive legal counsel to disprove your claim. That is why you must ensure you do the same. Our firm has been helping individuals seek the justice they deserve when they have been harmed in an incident of medical malpractice, and we are ready to help you, too.

You must understand that with medical malpractice lawsuits, time is of the essence. Under Pennsylvania law, you are required to file your lawsuit two years from the time you discover, or reasonably should have discovered that the injury occurred. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again–all you have to do is ask.

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Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.