What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

We trust physicians of all kinds, quite literally, with our lives. Fortunately, here in the United States, we have access to some of the most competent, dedicated doctors in the world. However, there are times where doctors are negligent, and when this happens, people can suffer severe injuries and develop various medical conditions as a result. If this has happened to you, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys today to learn more about what our firm can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process ahead:

What is medical malpractice?

If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice, you will have to hire a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can prove several things. First, you must have proof that you were the physician’s patient, and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. Next, you must prove that the physician breached that duty of care and that you were harmed and suffered significant damages as a result. Oftentimes. physicians will hire top-notch legal teams to defend them against accusations of medical malpractice, which is why you must hire an attorney who will fight, tooth-and-nail, for your rights.

Why do I need an attorney to sue for an injury?

When you retain our firm’s services, we will tirelessly work to gather and present all the evidence needed to prove, without a doubt, that you were injured as a direct result of that physician’s negligence. For example, our firm will obtain your medical records, including analysis performed by another doctor who can verify whether the harm you experienced was, in fact, caused by the negligence of another doctor. Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously complex, which is why you need an attorney who has been navigating through medical malpractice claims for years.

How long can I wait to sue a medical professional for an injury in Pennsylvania?

Oftentimes, when people are wrongly injured, they will wait to see if their injuries heal on their own before suing. While this is understandable, our firm cannot advise you to do so, as there is a statute of limitations in place that dictates the amount of time the wrongly injured have to take legal action. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania states that you must file your claim within two years from the time you discover, or reasonably should have discovered your injury. Failing to do so almost always results in losing out on the compensation you deserve and need. We are ready to fight for your rights and begin the claims process today–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

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.