Physicians are highly-trained end extensively educated professionals who take an oath and dedicate their careers to helping and healing their patients. But doctors are also human, and as such, they make mistakes. When a doctor or other healthcare professional makes a mistake in judgment or is responsible for other preventable errors, the consequences can be devastating.
Medical malpractice causes life-changing injuries or death every day. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one because a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional made a tragic mistake, you may be able to obtain compensation for the physical, financial, and practical toll it has taken on you and your family.
At Wilk Law in Philadelphia, we are committed to helping those who have been hurt by medical malpractice. We have the experience, skill, and tenacity to get you the compensation and resources that can help you recover and move forward.
Despite its many advances over the years, medicine can’t cure every disease or heal every injury. Even the best doctors sometimes can’t improve a patient’s health, which means that not all bad results can be attributed to a mistake.
But too many bad results are, in fact, the result of medical malpractice, which is when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare professional acts outside the accepted and required standard of care and a patient is injured or passes away as a result.
Tragically, preventable medical errors take the lives of an astonishing number of American each year. In 2016, researchers at Johns Hopkins University reported that medical errors kill 250,000 Americans every year, making it the third largest cause of death in the U.S, behind only heart disease and cancer. That breaks down to nearly 700 deaths each day — or about 9.5 percent of all deaths each year in this country
Medical malpractice cases are exceptionally complicated and require not only legal skill but medical expertise from highly-credentialed witnesses who can testify and offer their opinions on the treatment provided.
These claims also require extensive trial preparation, including assembling medical records, obtaining expert reports, and calling upon credible witnesses to provide compelling testimony. Without a skilled team of attorneys and allied professionals on your side, you reduce your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Medical Malpractice can occur in any number of treatments and procedures, resulting in a wide range of injuries and losses. Our Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm handles all kinds of malpractice cases including:
You trust your doctor to do their job with the care and skill the law and their oath requires. When that trust is broken and preventable mistakes are made, catastrophic losses can overwhelm families and leave them struggling with a life that has been forever changed. No one should go through such an ordeal alone. Those responsible can and should be held accountable, and those hurt should get the compensation they deserve. At Wilk Law standing up and fighting for the victims of medical malpractice is exactly what we do.
To arrange for your free initial consultation to discuss your medical malpractice questions and concerns, and for an evaluation of your claims, please call Wilk Law today at (855)-WinForU.
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