The role of a medical professional is to care for patients and their health. Often, medical professionals fill this role precisely as we expect them to.

However, there are instances when medical professionals actually cause harm. This often occurs because they are negligent.

The consequences a patient may face when this occurs can be quite substantial. At the very least, the harm a careless physician causes will require a patient to undergo additional medical treatment, adding to their financial burdens. In some cases, negligent medical professionals can cause patients to experience harm that permanently impacts the quality of their lives. Sometimes, negligent doctors can allow patients to die when their deaths could have been prevented.

Victims of medical malpractice deserve to be compensated for their losses. However, because proving that a health care provider was negligent can be a complex process, it is important that victims coordinate with legal experts when seeking the compensation for which they may be eligible.

At The Weitz Firm, LLC, Chester County medical malpractice attorney Erich H. Weitz and his team have provided effective representation to numerous individuals and families negatively impacted by the carelessness of doctors and other such medical professionals. He can do the same for you.

Common Examples of Medical Malpractices Cases in Chester County

Medical malpractice does not consist of just one specific type of negligence. It’s a general term which can apply to the following:

  • Failure to diagnose an illness or injury in a timely manner
  • Misdiagnosing an illness or injury
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication
  • Leaving surgical tools inside the bodies of patients
  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient
  • Performing the wrong procedure on a patient
  • Allowing patients to be exposed to germs in unclean hospital facilities
  • Refusing to treat patients

Those are merely a few common examples. If you’re not sure whether your experience qualifies as an example of medical malpractice, review your case with an attorney. A member of our Chester County medical malpractice team will let you know whether it appears you have grounds to file a claim seeking compensation.

Proving You Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Case in Chester County, PA

To show that you have been the victim of medical malpractice and deserve to recover compensation, you must show that your case meets certain criteria. Specifically, you must prove that:

  • A medical professional had a duty to provide you with care that met a certain standard;
  • A medical professional failed to provide you with that care;
  • A medical professional’s failure to provide you with care that met a certain standard caused you to experience some form of harm;
  • The harm you sustained resulted in losses for which you may be compensated.

An experienced Chester County medical malpractice attorney can help you establish that your case meets these strict criteria by conducting a thorough investigation and gathering evidence to support your argument. To learn more about what The Weitz Firm, LLC can do for you, contact us online or call us at 267-587-6240 to schedule your free consultation.

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