When Medical Professionals Cause Harm Instead Of Healing
A commitment to “do no harm” is at the heart of the medical profession. As a guiding principle, it’s something everyone can get behind. In practice, however, not every health care practitioner upholds this duty. Mistakes, oversights and other forms of negligence are rampant in our nation’s health care system. When your well-being is at stake, even minor mishaps can become life-threatening.
At the law firm of Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm they have caused to their patients. Medical malpractice claims are an important way to hold doctors, hospitals and other health care providers responsible for their actions. These claims also make sure patient safety becomes the No. 1 priority of health care providers.
We Handle A Wide Range Of Medical Negligence Claims
Our lawyers represent people with all types of medical malpractice claims, including those involving:
Injuries during birth: Birth injuries can affect either the child or the mother. Failing to monitor the health of the mother or fetus, or negligently using medical tools to assist in the delivery can result in serious injuries, such as cerebral palsy or shoulder dystocia. C-Section errors can also result in severe injuries. We can help you recover the compensation you need to protect your partner’s or your child’s future after a birth injury.
Errors made in emergency rooms: Quick decisions must be made in emergency situations. However, medical professionals who work in emergency rooms must still follow the accepted standard of care when it comes to treating patients. When they fail to do so, emergency room errors occur which may have catastrophic results.
Diagnosis failures: Time is of the essence when it comes to treating many medical conditions. When a doctor fails to diagnose a disease, the delay can have a serious impact on a patient’s health and may even prove to be fatal. We can help determine whether a failure to diagnose rises to the level of medical malpractice.
Pharmacy and medication errors: Taking the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a prescription drug can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered harm as the result of a medication or pharmacy error, we can help explore your options for recovering compensation.
Errors made during surgery: Even the most routine surgical procedure involves some level of risk. However, surgeons and other team members in the operating room should never operate on the wrong part of the body, leave tools behind in the body or otherwise fail to follow the accepted standard of care during the operation. When surgical errors occur, we are there to help hold all negligent actors accountable.
Medical malpractice claims are among the most complex and difficult types of personal injury cases. Medical professionals — and the facilities that employ them — will always fight vigorously to avoid being held fully accountable for mistakes. They often place financial considerations above their patients’ best interests. They might go a long way to protect their reputation. For this reason, you might not even know whether you’ve been a victim of malpractice. It’s important to contact a lawyer if you have any suspicions.
Wondering whether you have a malpractice claim? Read more about common red flags and get answers to some medical malpractice questions.
Let Us Be Your Advocates
We understand the confusion, frustration and loss you’re suffering in the aftermath of possible malpractice. Our lawyers have seen firsthand the damage that results when medical professionals fail to uphold their responsibilities. Our goal is to help you seek accountability as well as full compensation for any injuries you have suffered.
We have won numerous victories on behalf of victims of malpractice, including:
- $15 million in an obstetrical malpractice case
- $14 million in a birth injury case
- $6.9 million in a radiation overdose case
Read more about our many successful verdicts and settlements.
Discuss Your Potential Claim With One Of Our Attorneys
We handle medical malpractice claims on behalf of patients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Call our law office in Philadelphia at 267-546-1004 to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation with an attorney. You can also reach us via email.