Bucks County Medical Malpractice Lawyers

While all personal injury cases are serious, when a person has suffered as a result of medical malpractice, they may have suffered severe or life-altering injuries as a result. Medical professionals like doctors or attorneys have a duty of care to keep their patients reasonably safe while under their care. Medical malpractice has been reported to be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. If you or a family member has suffered due to medical malpractice, it is crucial that you get the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. 

The team of trusted lawyers at the Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. have over 65 years of experience helping clients in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who have been affected by medical malpractice. We understand that suffering an injury as a result of medical negligence can leave victims feeling helpless as they try to decide what their next steps should be. Medical malpractice claims can become overwhelming due to the Pennsylvania laws that are geared to protect medical professionals. Our award-winning legal team is dedicated to helping you and your family get the justice you deserve for the injuries and losses you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice. 

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice in Bucks County

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals must go through extensive training and licensing programs. However, anyone can make a mistake. When a medical professional’s mistake leads to a patient becoming severely injured or deceased, they should be held liable for their negligent acts. 

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals have a duty of care they must uphold when caring for their patients. When that duty of care is breached, the victim of their negligence may have grounds to pursue compensation for the losses and injuries they have suffered. Some common causes of medical negligence include:

  • Misdiagnosis of a disease, injury, or condition
  • Failure to diagnose the patient as a result of failure to run the proper tests, failure to recognize the symptoms, or failure to correctly interpret test results
  • Prescription drug errors that may include prescribing the wrong drug, the wrong dosage, or the wrong method of administering the drug
  • Surgical errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Failure to obtain a full patient history 
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Hospital negligence 
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Use of defective medical products
  • Failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent

Victims of medical negligence are often unaware of what has happened to them. When they do realize that they have been injured at the hands of an individual who was supposed to care for them, they may feel helpless trying to understand how they may get justice. Our team of trusted Bucks County medical malpractice attorneys have the knowledge to investigate your claim so that we can help you understand what led to your injury and if a medical professional is liable. 

Who Can Be Liable for Medical Negligence in Pennsylvania?

Many individuals will be quick to place liability in the hands of the doctor or nurse who directly cared for the patient who has been injured. However, there are many different parties who may be responsible if their negligent acts resulted in an accident that left a patient severely injured. Some of the parties that may be held liable for a medical negligence claim include:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Specialists like cardiologists, gynecologists, obstetricians, and neurologists
  • Nurses
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Medical facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals

Depending on the specific details of your claim, more than one party may be liable for your injuries. To get help understanding who is to blame for your losses and injuries, our team of Bucks County medical malpractice lawyers may be able to help. 

Damages You May Be Eligible to Collect From a Medical Malpractice Claim in Bucks County

When a doctor, nurse, or other member of medical staff does not act responsibly, they may cause a patient to suffer damaging injuries. These injuries may be physical, psychological, and emotional. The damages you may be eligible to collect include:

  • Current and future medical bills you may incur relating to the harm caused by the at-fault party’s negligence
  • Costs relating to treating your worsened condition including at-home care, medical devices, home modification, and physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Compensation for wrongful death or loss of consortium if you lost a family member due to medical negligence

The insurance providers will always have the goal of providing you with the lowest possible amount in compensation. However our experienced medical malpractice lawyers may be able to negotiate on your behalf in order to pursue the fair compensation you deserve. 

Contact a Bucks County Medical Malpractice Attorney

Medical malpractice often leaves victims with life-altering injuries that may lead to death in the severe cases. If you have suffered as a result of medical malpractice, you deserve justice for the losses you have suffered. 

Our legal team is made up of highly trustworthy legal professionals dedicated to helping clients who have suffered due to medical negligence. We have over 65 years of experience and will provide you with the legal representation needed to pursue the best possible outcome for your claim. Call (215) 822-7575 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.