Hospital Negligence Attorney Philadelphia | Hospital Malpractice Lawyer
At The Weitz Firm, a hospital negligence attorney in Philadelphia Eric H. Weitz wants to work with you to hold negligent doctors and nurses accountable, when a medical professional has caused you harm. You can contact the Weitz Firm for a free consultation by calling 267-587-6240.
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Hospital Negligence Attorney Philadelphia

When we go to the hospital, we do so for various reasons. Whether it is for emergencies or for a regular checkup or procedure, we know you expect a high quality of care from the healthcare professionals who will be treating you.

Unfortunately, there are times when we go to the hospital and end up in worse condition because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional.

What are your options when this happens?

At the Weitz Firm, we want to help you when you need a Philadelphia hospital negligence attorney. We will be by your side, working to secure compensation for what has happened to you.

It Happens

There is no hiding the fact that anywhere from 200,000 to 400,000 people die each year due to medical mistakes. They are the third leading cause of death in the US, trailing only heart disease and cancer.

How does that happen?

Many of the errors occur because of treatment, or lack thereof, that a patient receives in a hospital. There are many things that can go wrong and most of them are preventable. Let’s look as some of the main ways people are harmed in a hospital setting:

  • Misdiagnosis – it happens all too often, so much so that Johns Hopkins researchers say it accounts for the most severe patient harm.
  • Medication errors – most patients experience medication errors when they are in the hospital. This can take the form of them being given the wrong medication, the wrong dosage of a medication, or not being given their medication at all.
  • Hospital overcrowding – there are many consequences of hospital overcrowding. If doctors and nurses are busy and cannot spend much time with patients, they could fail to recognize and treat emergencies. Also, many hospital administrators pressure early discharges in order to free up bed space for more paying patients.
  • Surgical mistakes – from major mistakes sure as operating on the wrong body part to smaller, but just as deadly, mistakes such as bowel perforations, surgical errors are scary.
  • Infections – 1 in 10 people admitted to the hospital will contract a hospital-acquired infection. These infection are usually preventable, but stem from a lack of care on the part of hospital staff.

What You Can Do

If you suspect that you or a loved one have been harmed due to the negligence of hospital staff, you need to seek legal assistance. Medical malpractice cases, though common, are hard to prove and win.

That does not mean that you have no case, it simply means that you need a strong legal team to have your back. At the Weitz Firm, that is exactly what you are getting. When you need a hospital negligence attorney in Philadelphia, you can count on us to work tireless on your behalf. We want to make sure you get the compensation you need for your medical expenses and pain and suffering damages. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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