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Defining Medical Malpractice

The Philadelphia Area’s Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer

At Applebaum & Associates, we understand that placing your trust in a medical professional is a significant decision.  Unfortunately, there are situations where a healthcare provider’s negligence can lead to harm.  If you believe you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice, you might be entitled to compensation.  We’re here to discuss the complexities of medical malpractice and empower you with knowledge to navigate this challenging situation.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, through negligence, deviates from the accepted standard of care, resulting in injury to a patient.  This “standard of care” refers to what a reasonably prudent healthcare professional would do under similar circumstances.

Here are the key elements that define medical malpractice:

Duty of Care: A doctor-patient relationship exists, establishing a duty for the medical professional to provide a certain level of care.

Breach of Duty: The healthcare provider deviates from the accepted standard of care, falling short of their professional obligations.

Causation: The breach of duty directly causes the patient’s injury or illness.

Damages: The patient suffers harm as a result of the medical professional’s negligence. These damages can be physical, emotional, or financial.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can manifest in various ways, some more evident than others. Here are a few illustrative examples:

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: Failing to diagnose a medical condition or delaying a diagnosis can have serious consequences, worsening the patient’s health.

Surgical Errors: Operating on the wrong body part, leaving surgical instruments behind, or performing a procedure below the expected standard of care can lead to severe complications.

Medication Errors: Prescribing the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or failing to consider potential drug interactions can cause harm to the patient.

Anesthesia Errors: Improper administration of anesthesia can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Failure to Warn of Risks: Not adequately informing a patient about the potential risks and complications of a procedure can constitute malpractice.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Counsel

If you suspect you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s crucial to seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney.  Here’s why:

Medical Malpractice Cases are Complex: These cases often involve complex medical records and require expert medical testimony to establish the breach of duty and causation.

Investigative Resources: An attorney can leverage resources to investigate your case thoroughly, gathering evidence to support your claim.

Negotiation and Representation: Personal injury attorneys are skilled negotiators who can fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. They will also represent you effectively in court, if necessary.

Applebaum & Associates: Fighting for Your Rights

At Applebaum & Associates, we are committed to holding negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions. We understand the emotional and financial toll medical malpractice can take on victims and their families.  Our team of experienced attorneys will:

Evaluate Your Case: We will analyze your situation and determine if you have a valid medical malpractice claim.

Gather Evidence: We will work diligently to gather medical records, expert opinions, and other evidence to support your claim.

Fight for Compensation: We will aggressively negotiate with insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, and lost wages.

Contact Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today 

If you believe you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact Applebaum & Associates today for a free consultation.  We’ll stand by your side and fight for the justice you deserve.

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