Doctors and medical professionals in general have a duty to treat their patients carefully and attentively. Patients may be harmed or even lose their lives when doctors fail to live up to this duty.
If you have suffered or a loved one has passed because a doctor did not provide needed treatment, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical bills, funeral expenses, and related losses by filing a medical negligence claim or lawsuit. Get in touch with a Chester County, Pennsylvania patient negligence attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC for more information.
Medical malpractice and medical negligence are broad terms that apply to a wide range of potential errors and harmful actions that can result in patients being harmed or losing their lives. For the purposes of this overview, “patient negligence” will apply specifically to scenarios in which a medical professional carelessly fails to provide a sick or injured person with necessary treatment.
Examples of such cases include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
Again, this is not a complete list. If you suspect you have reason to seek compensation for losses you have sustained because a doctor did not treat you or a loved one adequately, review your case with the experts at our Chester County patient negligence law firm. If it appears you have grounds to take legal action, and you decide to enlist our help, we will aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation for which you may be eligible.
Building a strong patient negligence case requires legal training and experience. To demonstrate that you are eligible for compensation, you must gather and present evidence showing that you were harmed or a loved one lost their life because a medical professional’s carelessness qualifies as a breach of their professional duties.
For example, maybe you endured a long and painful illness that could have been avoided had your doctor correctly diagnosed your condition and treated you when your early symptoms first manifested. The mere fact that a doctor didn’t properly diagnose your condition when you initially came to them with your concerns doesn’t guarantee that you will settle your case or be awarded damages in court. Sometimes, despite their best efforts, doctors are unable to determine what is ailing a patient.
You must show that a reasonable medical professional would have arrived at the correct diagnosis in a timely manner in these circumstances. You must also show your doctor failed to arrive at a correct diagnosis because they were negligent. This is one of many critical tasks our Chester County patient negligence lawyers can assist you with.
If you think you or a loved one have been the victim of a physician’s carelessness, review your case with a Chester County patient negligence attorney at The Weitz Firm. We will guide you through every step of the process, helping you hold a negligent doctor or other such medical professionals accountable. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240 to schedule a consultation.