Through the course of a year, you probably seek the help of multiple medical professionals. How many of the following do you typically visit?

  • Primary care doctor
  • Pediatrician
  • Optometrist
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacists
  • Emergency rooms

We know that when you seek the help of a medical professional, the last thing you expect is for them to make a mistake that will make you worse off than you were. Unfortunately, there are times when doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals make errors that can cause major harm.

When you need a Norristown medical malpractice attorney, you can count on the trusts professionals at the Weitz Firm to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you need for all of your incident-related expenses.

So Many Options

Most of us know that the practice of medicine involves some risks, but we expect medical professionals to perform at an acceptable level of care. If they are careless or negligent in their duties, preventable mistakes can be made.

Did you know that research recently showed us that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States? On average, 250,000 people lose their lives a year because of those errors.

Your first thought probably goes to doctor’s offices or hospitals when it comes to medical mistakes. Yes, that is where many of the following take place:

  • Medication mistakes
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed treatment

We also want you to consider the following places where you can become the victim of a medical mistake:

  • Ambulances staffed by paramedics and EMTs, either emergency or transport services.
  • Outpatient surgical centers that are not as well-regulated as hospitals.
  • Long-term assisted living facilities where our loved ones may reside.
  • “Minute clinics” set up in pharmacies to treat minor medical issues.

Costly Mistakes

Healthcare is expensive for most Americans. When a mistake is made, it can greatly prolong your hospital stay, especially if major treatment is required to fix the mistake. This will only cause the costs of treatment to rise.

Who is responsible for the costs of this extended care?

Who do you file a lawsuit against, the individual who made the mistake or the company or agency they work for?

Those questions and more will likely run through your mind if you are the victim of a medical mistake. You may even wonder if you will be able to prove that you were harmed by the error.

What You Can Do Now

Please do not wait to seek legal help if you or a loved one have been harmed due to a medical professional’s mistake. At the Weitz Firm, we can immediately begin looking into your case to start the process of securing the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage for your medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Lost income if you cannot work

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

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