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What You Need to Know About Suing for Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

Written by: Hagelgans and Veronis

Obtaining Compensation If You Suffered Harm Due to Medical Negligence

Medical negligence accounts for an unimaginable number of injuries and deaths in the United States each year. Many fear that the actual numbers are vastly underreported, meaning that the scope of the problem is likely even more extensive. If you are injured due to medical malpractice, it is vital to act quickly and consult with an attorney to determine your legal options.

At Hagelgans & Veronis, LLP, we have been representing people and families for over 25 years in medical malpractice claims throughout Pennsylvania. Our experienced legal team can help you understand your rights and walk you through the process. If you believe that a medical provider’s negligence resulted in harm, contact our office at 1-877-454-8529 for a free case evaluation.

Laws Regarding Medical Malpractice in PA

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, medical professional liability claims (medical malpractice) fall under the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act (“MCARE”). The Act requires that a person who sustains an injury or dies due to a health care provider’s medical negligence receive fair compensation.

Malpractice claims can be brought against any health care provider, including but not limited to:

  • Physician
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Podiatrist
  • Hospital
  • Nursing home
  • Birthing center

If you are injured due to medical negligence, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Medical malpractice claims can be complex, requiring an in-depth investigation into what happened that caused your injuries. An attorney can help conduct the investigation and determine your best course of action for obtaining compensation.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases cover a wide variety of health care provider negligence or wrongdoing. 

Common types of medical malpractice cases resulting in liability:

  • Birth injury cases
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Inadequate pre- or post-operative care
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat

Cases of medical error may involve one or more practitioners or the hospital itself. It is important to determine what parties can and should be held legally responsible for your injuries. Failure to name all potentially liable parties in a medical malpractice claim could affect your financial recovery.

Statute of Limitations in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Pursuant to Pennsylvania law, a person has two years to bring an action to recover damages based on personal injury or wrongful death. The statute of limitations begins from the date the injury occurs or should have been discovered. 

Hiring a Medical Malpractice Attorney

At Hagelgans & Veronis, LLP, we have recovered over $250 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our attorneys fight hard to maximize our client’s compensation, ensuring that they receive the best medical care available. Get the superior legal representation you need and deserve. Do not wait until it is too late. Medical malpractice cases take time to resolve and should be investigated promptly.

If you were injured due to medical negligence, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact our office at 1-877-454-8529 for a free case evaluation. All consultations are provided at no cost and without obligation to retain our services.

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