A recent study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science has estimated that as many as 98,000 patients may be killed each year in hospitals alone as a result of medical errors.
Medical malpractice is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, ahead of diabetes, pneumonia, Alzheimer's Disease and renal disease.
For more than 55 years, David Dowling have been representing victims of medical malpractice. We have been involved with injury and death resulting from anesthesia errors, birth injury/child delivery, defective drugs or defective products, failure to diagnose, medication errors, surgical errors and emergency room neglect.
If you were the victim of medical malpractice or a member of your family has been a victim of medical malpractice as a result of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional failing to follow the established standards of care, you should contact an attorney experienced in medical malpractice.
Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical malpractice claims encompass a variety of mishaps, including birth defects, surgical errors and failure to diagnose. In Pennsylvania, victims in medical malpractice claims can collect several types of damages:
- Compensatory damages — awarded for actual costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as medical expenses and lost wages for the time taken off work.
- Non-economic damages — damages that are awarded to compensate the person for intangible costs such as pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice laws in Pennsylvania do not place a cap on the amount the court can award a patient for these types of compensation.
We encourage you call David B. Dowling, Esquire to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case. We will obtain your medical records and review those in consultation with competent medical experts to determine if you or a family member is a victim of medical malpractice.
Types of Medical Malpractice
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