Most of us have a deep respect for medical professionals. We believe that they entered their field out of interest and concern for helping people, and when we seek their care we trust that they will provide us with a high level of attention to detail and expertise. Unfortunately, this trust is sometimes misplaced. The doctor, nurse, hospital or medical worker who we work with may provide poor medical treatment that leads to an injury, or a misdiagnosis that leads to a worsening of our condition, or even death. This is medical malpractice, but not every medical mistake is considered negligence. Determining whether you have a medical malpractice suit is generally a question of whether the care that you received was the same that you could expect from another medical provider or whether it fell below what is generally accepted. If you believe that you may have been the victim of medical malpractice, the experienced Philadelphia attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz are available to review your case and provide you with legal counsel.
There are a number of different types of errors and mistakes that medical malpractice can fall into. Some of these include:
- Missed diagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Birth injury
- Lack of informed consent
- Healthcare provider errors
- Misread or misinterpreted diagnostic tests
- Medical device errors
- Medication errors
- Pharmaceutical errors
Though not every mistake that a healthcare provider makes represents negligence, many of them do. Proving that malpractice took place requires answering a number of specific questions, including whether a doctor/patient relationship existed and whether the care that was provided was substandard. It also must be proven that there is a direct link between the healthcare provider’s negligence and the injury that ensued, and that an actual injury took place. The Philadelphia law firm of Bochetto & Lentz will walk through each of these steps with you to determine whether you have been a victim of medical malpractice, and what your next steps should be.
The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz will review the specifics of your case carefully, reviewing your medical records and asking questions to make sure that we understand exactly what went wrong in your medical treatment. We will consult with our expansive network of medical experts, who can provide us with the benefit of their medical expertise as well as testimony in your behalf regarding whether the care that you received was negligent or not. If the medical care that you received from a healthcare professional caused you injury, a needless extension of your illness or even the death of a loved one, contact our Philadelphia medical malpractice firm at the earliest possible time. Medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within a specific statute of limitations or you will lose the opportunity to get the justice that you deserve. The more time we have to evaluate your situation and act on your behalf, the better our opportunity to provide you with the help that you need.
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