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Medical Malpractice Questions

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What exactly is medical malpractice?

Although medical malpractice is a complex area of law that covers a broad spectrum of circumstances, its essence is simple: Medical malpractice is intended to protect patients when a healthcare provider or medical entity deviates from accepted standards of practice. Establishing medical malpractice requires proving that the medical professional or organization:

  • Had an obligation to the patient
  • Breached that obligation in providing negligent or otherwise substandard care
  • Caused injury to the patient through the negligent act

Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit even if I have signed a consent form?

Yes. Signing a waiver does not give a medical professional the right to act with negligence while treating you. While there are certain risks associated with many medical treatments, healthcare providers must adhere to an accepted standard of care. Consent forms are designed to acknowledge you understand the associated risks and potential complications associated with a certain treatment, not excuse healthcare providers from medical malpractice.

What are common examples of medical malpractice claims?

Medical malpractice cases range from the failure of a healthcare provider to provide informed consent to prescription drug errors. The Philadelphia attorneys at Golomb & Honik have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims of medical malpractice including:

What type of compensation can be recovered in medical malpractice claims?

Financial compensation in medical malpractice lawsuits varies based on the circumstances, but damages may include money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation or long-term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability

How do I know if I have a valid medical malpractice claim?

The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik offer no-cost consultations for patients who believe they were harmed as a result of medical negligence. A member of our experienced medical malpractice legal team will evaluate your case and advise you how to best proceed.

If you or a family member suffered injury that may have been caused by medical negligence, please contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik for your free case evaluation. We welcome prospective clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States.

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