Those who need medical treatment quite literally put their lives and wellbeing in the hands of others. Few professionals are more trusted than medical professionals, and unfortunately, doctors are not immune to acts of negligence or mistake. According to a recent Johns Hopkins study, medical error was found to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in over 250,000 losses of life annually.
Proving Medical Malpractice
If you or a loved one has been injured, or if someone you love has lost their life due to medical malpractice, you deserve a financial recovery. It can be difficult to focus on legalities during such traumatic events, but because medical malpractice lawsuits often hinge on detailed timelines, it's important that you stay organized. An experienced attorney will help you navigate this process at such a trying time.
Proving a medical malpractice case can be difficult because often, individuals harmed were already experiencing health issues to begin with. Medical malpractice occurs when there is a patient-doctor relationship, and either of the following happens:
- The doctor deviates from the proper standard of care.
- The doctor causes an injury as a result of their negligence.
Importantly, the injured party must also prove causation. Causation means that injury or death was the result of the doctor's deviation or negligence. Medical malpractice can create life-long consequences for surviving patients, including chronic pain, loss of income, and ongoing medical expenses, and they deserve to be made financially whole.
Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney
It's important that those who've suffered from medical malpractice hire an attorney experienced in the matter. Doctors and hospitals are prepared for malpractice lawsuits and are armed with insurance companies that employ specialized medical malpractice defense attorneys teams. The attorney you hire to take on your medical malpractice lawsuit needs to know how these defense lawyers operate.
D'Intino Law Firm works tirelessly for those who've been harmed, or worse, due to medical malpractice in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Our dedicated firm understands the pressures of taking on a big hospital insurance defense team, and we will fight for you and your family. For a free consultation to learn how we can help you, call us at 267-491-9111 today.