Medical Malpractice Claims in Pennsylvania | What to Know

If you have been injured by a negligent doctor, you may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. To learn more about filing a claim to hold your doctor accountable for their actions and your eligibility for compensation, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney.

How can I take legal action against my doctor for malpractice?

There are a few points that you will have to prove with the assistance of your medical malpractice attorney to file a successful claim. You will first have to prove that you were the doctor’s patient, meaning they owed you a duty of care. You will next have to prove that your doctor breached that duty of care which resulted in you suffering physical and financial damages.

When a physician is accused of medical malpractice, they will typically hire aggressive legal counsel who will work tirelessly to disprove your claim. This is why you must have an attorney in your corner who has extensive experience handling these claims and is willing to work aggressively to prove your claim and recover the compensation you require to heal.

What are the most common examples of medical malpractice?

The most common examples of medical malpractice include the following:

  • Hospital infections
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Misreading laboratory results
  • Failing to order proper testing
  • Failing to diagnose
  • Premature discharge

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania?

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is generally two years in Pennsylvania. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the negligent doctor who caused you harm. It is important that you bring attention to your claim within this timeframe because if you fail to do so, you will risk being permanently time-barred from taking legal action. To begin this process as soon as possible, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney. Our legal team at Friedman Schuman will work to satisfy the burden of proof to recover the compensation you require to heal and move forward with your life. We will fight for your right to compensation by supporting your claim with evidence and dedicated legal guidance. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.


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.

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