If you believe you are a victim of negligent medical care, you might find comfort in knowing that the civil justice system of Pennsylvania allows you to pursue financial relief under medical malpractice law. Substandard treatment that causes injury, harm or death might be grounds for such a lawsuit. For a medical malpractice claim, there must be evidence of negligence, which typically involves medical errors in diagnosis, treatment, health management, medication dosages or aftercare.
Medical professionals are not always responsible for the negligence, error or omission, and the negligent party could be the medical facility or another health care provider. Any health provider who deviates from the expected standard of care in similar circumstances could be liable for damages.