Have you or a loved one experienced injury from medical malpractice in Scranton? Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or medical facility fails to act appropriately within the standard of care, which results in injury to someone. Often these injuries can be permanent and decrease one’s quality of life or even result in death. The standard of care is the level of care that a qualified practitioner would provide a patient based upon their illness, symptoms, or condition.
Often, the failure of the standard of care is caused by:
- Failure to fully advise a patient of risks with treatment
- Post-Operative mismanagement
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a condition
- Performing an incorrect operation based on condition
- Failure to perform adequate testing for diagnosis
- Performing surgery on the incorrect part of the body
- Delaying the diagnosis of a condition or disease
Medical malpractice can extend to other medical professionals other than just doctors. Nurses and pharmacists can also commit medical malpractice in the instance of providing incorrect dosages or wrong medications.
Do I need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Scranton?
Malpractice cases usually require more resources and preparation in order to accurately evaluate and begin to build a case. It’s important you have the best medical malpractice lawyer in Scranton to represent you in court. The expert who is signing the certificate must also be the same expert who testifies at trial. It also requires a separate certificate for each professional against whom a claim is brought and for each claim.
Each expert can be expensive however, we take extreme measures to ensure that the damages in the case justify these expected costs.
- Possesses an unrestricted physician license in any state
- Be actively engaged in the field of practice or retired within the last five years
- Must be board certified (if the defendant is the same)
- Be familiar with the applicable standard of care relevant to the case
- Must practice in the same sub-specialty (or similar) with the standard of care.
As with all cases, the gathering and keeping of evidence is extremely important. With malpractice cases, it is important to obtain copies of medical records as soon as possible to prevent any changes in medical records or the deletion of medical records.
Medical Malpractice in Scranton
In 2017 there was a total of 13 verdicts in Pennsylvania in which the Plaintiff was awarded over $500,000 in compensation from damages. Fortunately, under Pennsylvania law, there is no cap on compensatory damages for medical malpractice cases. Punitive damages are subject to some statutory limits and other requirements. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice in Scranton, contact the Biscontini Law Firm today at (570)-283-7777 for additional information and to schedule a free consultation.