Medical Malpractice & Hospital Negligence Lawyer

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When you entrust your health to a doctor or other medical professional, you probably assume that you are receiving quality care and that everything possible will be done to address your medical condition. Nevertheless, while most doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers work hard to help those in their care, preventable medical misconduct happens.   Thousands of people are seriously injured as a result of medical malpractice and negligence each year.

Medical Malpractice is a complex issue and a medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine your rights. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of negligence at the hands of a healthcare provider, it is vital to receive the help of professional medical negligence attorneys experienced in Getting the Compensation You Deserve!!

Serious injury cases are not just business for us – they’re personal. When we take on a new client, we adopt them as part of our family, and we fight for them in every way possible. The attorney-client relationship has been our motivating force in capturing hundreds of millions of dollars for clients we have represented during the past 50-plus years. It is also the reason we aspire to be the best personal injury firm in the country.

The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP is on your side! Our firm has been handling medical malpractice cases for decades and can provide the advocacy you need to ensure your rights are respected every step of the way. There is absolutely no fee to contact our office.

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    Serious injury cases are not just business for us – they’re personal. When we take on a new client, we adopt them as part of our family, and we fight for them in every way possible.

    That has been our motivating force in capturing hundreds of millions of dollars for clients we have represented during the past 50-plus years. It is also the reason we aspire to be the best personal injury firm in the country.

    How common is Medical Malpractice and Negligence?

    Medical malpractice occurs when doctors, nurses, aides, assistants, and other medical workers provide a substandard treatment to a patient. This can occur due to procedural mistakes, carelessness, or other professional failings in many different settings, from doctors’ offices to emergency rooms.  According to the National Academy of Sciences, approximately 98,000 Americans die from medical errors and misconduct each year. Hundreds of thousands of others are injured annually as a result of preventable mistreatment. 

    How Do You Know If You’ve Suffered Medical Misconduct?

    The determination of whether a medical professional has met the standard of care is based on a comparison to other professionals in the same field and the same geographical region. Would other doctors in this part of the country have acted in the same way as your doctor did under these circumstances?  Answering this question is the crux of medical malpractice lawsuits.  That is why these suits rely on expert witnesses who can explain to a jury whether or not your doctor acted in accord with other competent medical professionals.  

    This is also what makes medical malpractice and negligence a complex area of practice for hospital malpractice lawyers.  Medical malpractice attorneys practicing in this area not only need the appropriate legal knowledge necessary to pursue any legal claim, but they also require an understanding of the relevant medical issues and must have the ability to retain the necessary medical experts who can confirm that medical negligence took place.

    Common Forms of Medical Malpractice and Negligence

    Medical malpractice and negligence do not occur every time medical treatment results in a bad outcome.  The law generally recognizes the practice of medicine as an “art” rather than as an exact science. Therefore, some latitude is given to practitioners concerning the way they choose to address the problems of specific patients. However, the fact remains that every day, patients across the country experience medical misconduct or receive substandard medical care that leads to serious injury, illness, or death.

    Some of the most common medical malpractice suits are brought due to the following forms of misconduct:

    • Medication & Surgical Errors: Many healthcare professionals make mistakes when providing treatment to patients.  This includes medication errors, when medication is improperly administered, as well as surgical errors.   Patients aren’t guaranteed that their medical issues will be resolved after treatment.  However, if a situation is made worse because of negligent acts by a medical professional, then the patient has a right to hold the medical provider accountable.
    • Diagnosis Errors: Medical malpractice can also include situations where a doctor fails to act at all.  When a patient visits a doctor complaining of certain problems, the medical professional must act appropriately to try to determine the underlying medical issue.  Yet, sometimes doctors misdiagnose the problem, delay in providing a diagnosis, or fail to diagnose a condition altogether. All of these may be examples of medical malpractice.
    • Consent Issues: The law demands that patients be informed of their treatment options and that they willingly consent to that treatment.  Medical malpractice may occur in violation of this requirement in one of two ways.  First, a doctor may act against a patient’s direct wishes.  Second, a patient may not be made fully aware of the details of their treatment before agreeing to it.
    • Birth Injuries: Birth related medical malpractice occurs when hospital staff members act negligently or fail to use reasonable care, causing injury to the mother or child during pregnancy or delivery.
    • Medical Records Errors - If an employee of the hospital or other staff member makes an error when reading from or writing a patient’s medical record, the patient may ultimately receive an incorrect medication or dosage. Dosage errors can cause internal damage, seizure, and significant long-term injuries. This form of malpractice occurs in many hospital negligence cases.

    Get a Free Consultation from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

    If you or a family member might have been hurt by inadequate medical care, it is important to reach out to a medical malpractice lawyer to learn about your options.  You may not know for sure whether you have a medical malpractice suit, but the first step is meeting with an experienced medical negligence attorney, sharing your story, and learning more.

    The medical malpractice lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can provide the experienced legal advice you need.  We have law offices located in Pennsylvania,| New York, and New Jersey.

    It is important to act promptly. Statute of limitations laws limits the amount of time that an injured individual can file a lawsuit to seek justice and financial compensation for his or her damages.

    It is impossible to make generalizations about the value of any wrongful death or personal injury case without knowing the details of the injuries and how the abuse took place. The law allows recovery for a wide range of situations, many of which may not be readily apparent to the injured party. This includes past medical bills, future medical treatment and rehabilitation costs, therapy, lost past wages, lost future income, punitive damages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced personal injury attorney will fight to obtain money for you to compensate you for all of your damages, past, and future.

    The personal injury lawyers at The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can be reached at 1-866-771-4988 or you can contact us for a free initial consultation by filling out a case evaluation form. If we agree to handle your medical malpractice claim, there is no legal fee unless we are successful in getting you monetary compensation. 

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