There are dozens of ways one can be injured due to medical malpractice, also referred to as medical negligence in Pennsylvania. Western Pennsylvania has some of the best hospitals in the country such as the UPMC Altoona. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also has some of the brightest physicians our country has to offer. However, it is still absolutely possible that you, or a loved one, suffers an injury of some sort brought on by an error on the part of the doctor, nurse, surgeon, pharmacist or any other healthcare provider. Even a seemingly minor oversight, or one diagnostic test that was not done, or was misinterpreted, can result in very dire health consequences. Medical negligence claims differ from auto accident on work injury cases. While a rear end collision at a low speed can be bad they usually are not. When you enter the world of medicine it does not take more than one mistake by your doctor, chiropractor, oncologist or anesthesiologist for their negligence to result in permanent injury or death. If you have suffered an injury, health issues, missed time at work or financial strain because of medical malpractice let our Altoona medical malpractice lawyers help.
The team of Altoona medical malpractice lawyers at Friday & Cox, LLC have tons of experience settling and also litigating negligence cases in Pennsylvania. With their experience they also have a track record of obtaining very large settlements for accident and injury victims. While it is normal for most medical malpractice claims to settle out of court our injury attorneys have won dozens and dozens of jury verdicts for their clients. Please click here to arrange a free case review with our Blair County negligence lawyers. All medical malpractice lawsuits are taken on a no fee basis unless they recover benefits and compensation for you.
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
According to Pennsylvania statute of limitations a victim of medical malpractice has 2 years from the date of injury, or date injury was diagnosed, to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor, hospital, parent company or other liable party. However you should not wait anywhere close to that long. Speaking with our team of Pennsylvania catastrophic injury attorneys immediately is wise. Several of our medical malpractice attorneys are former defense lawyers and they know that the further we get from date of injury the harder it may be to obtain benefits and compensation.
Across the country the average medical malpractice claim is worth about $425,000.00 if it settles out of court. In negligence cases that go to trial and result in a jury verdict that amount exceeds more than $1,000,000.00. Our Altoona injury attorneys obtain settlements and verdicts substantially higher than the national average. These claims stem from all different types of negligence cases including hospital acquired infections, medication errors, anesthesia malpractice, surgical issues and misdiagnosis cases.
Benefits In Medical Malpractice Cases
Lawsuits and injury claims in Pennsylvania tend to afford victims the same possible benefits and compensation sources regardless of what caused the injury, malpractice or negligence. What settlement amount each victim gets is unique to each and every case however. Benefits injury victims can obtain with the help of our Pennsylvania injury attorneys can be:
- Medical benefits
- Lost wage compensation
- Surgical, medication and therapy cost reimbursement
- Pain and suffering compensation
- Wrongful death, funeral and survival benefits (only if someone died as a result of the medical error)
Many different factors ultimately come into play when our medical malpractice lawyers analyze your case to determine all the full dollar value. These can be your age, any pre-existing injuries, the quality of your life post-accident, your ability to work, earn a living and support your family.
Medical Facilities & Hospitals In Altoona
Blair County, Pennsylvania has several different hospitals. These are the James Van Zandt Veterans Administration Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Healthcare System has UPMC Altoona, Nason Hospital, Altoona Regional Medical Center, Tyrone Hospital, J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Miners Hospital, UPMC Bedford Emergency Medical Center and Duncanville EMS.
In addition the Altoona area has many other doctor’s offices, surgery centers, children’s healthcare facilities, labs, x-ray centers and cancer centers. It is important that not only physicians can have medical malpractice lawsuits filed against them. Other providers such as dentists, chiropractors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacies, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychotherapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists and hospitals themselves can also commit, and be held liable for, medical malpractice.
Call Our Altoona Medical Malpractice Lawyers Now
Please feel free to connect with our Altoona, Pennsylvania malpractice lawyers today. They charge no fees if they are unable to get benefits, medical care and financial compensation for you.
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