What Do I Need To Prove That I’m a Victim Of Medical Malpractice?

If you believe you have been the victim of a mistake made by a medical professional, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation, and The Weitz Firm, LLC is ready to step in and help. We know that these cases can be difficult to prove, but that should not keep you from obtaining the compensation you deserve. Call us today when you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney.

What must be present for a successful medical malpractice case?

Most people do not realize that medical mistakes are responsible for around 250,000 deaths in the US each year. Johns Hopkins researchers have declared medical errors to be the third leading cause of death in the country.

But what about the victims who survive?

Medical mistake victims are often left with lifelong disabilities and major medical expenses. They should not be put into financial jeopardy due to the careless or negligent actions of a healthcare professional.

Proving that a medical mistake has occurred can be difficult. However, with the help of an experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, you can work to prove the following elements:

  1. That there was a physician-patient relationship
  2. Negligence occurred (the standard of care was breached by the medical professional)
  3. There were injuries as a result of the medical negligence
  4. The injuries incurred led to quantifiable damages that can be compensated

How will your attorney prove these elements?

You will not have to prove your own case. Most medical malpractice victims do not have the resources or experience to do so, but your attorney will. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we will get to work on the following:

  • Examining the initial facts of your case.
  • Obtaining and reviewing your complete medical history (often with the help of a trusted expert medical professional).
  • Ensure you are evaluated by a trusted medical professional.
  • Working to calculate your total losses, both economic and non-economic.
  • Hire expert physician witnesses to testify on your behalf.

These cases often involve intense negotiations and could be settled out of court. However, your attorney will be ready to take your case to trial if necessary to secure the compensation you deserve.

We are ready to help you through this

If you think that you or someone you care about has been the victim of a medical mistake, contact an attorney today. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we have the experience and resources to fully investigate what happened. Our goal is to hold negligent or careless medical professionals responsible for what happened so you can secure the following:

  • Compensation for all medical expenses related to the error(s)
  • Coverage of lost income and benefits if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the healthcare provider

If you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here. or calling 267-587-6240.



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