Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care because patients’ health and safety are in their hands. The duty of care owed to patients requires medical professionals to exercise the same level of medical skill and care that other medical professional peers would have exercised under the same conditions. In other words, was the skill and care exercised adequate compared to the skill and care of other medical professionals with the same level of education and area of practice would have exercised? If the answer is no, that is negligence and medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s negligence causes harm or injury to a patient.
See below for a list of the most common medical malpractice claims:
Injuries happen in medical care and they are not all a result of medical malpractice, but sometimes they are. If you believe or suspect you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, Eric Weitz, to schedule a consultation. The Weitz Firm’s medical malpractice team has spent 25 years securing financial recoveries for medical malpractice victims including multimillion-dollar recoveries for some clients and we are ready to help you with your claim.