How do I find out if a doctor has been sued for malpractice?
If your doctor was sued for malpractice your state licensing board should have a record of it. You can submit a request for the information.
Do you need an autopsy for a medical malpractice case?
Yes, an autopsy is necessary in such a malpractice case. It is important to show that the doctor’s negligent actions were the direct cause of the patient’s death, and one of the only ways to accomplish this is to have an autopsy.
What objects are most commonly left inside the body after surgery?
With so many objects being put to use during certain surgeries, it is possible that, occasionally, one is going to get left behind. Objects which may, unfortunately, are most commonly left inside a patient can include:
- Cotton Swabs
A member of my family has died and I now need the advice of a personal injury attorney in Pennsylvania. Can you tell me what documents to bring to our meeting / how I can prepare?
Losing a loved one is the hardest thing to deal with and you have our sincerest sympathies. To help make your meeting with a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney go as smoothly as possible in this trying time, do your best to collect some or all of the following:
- An original death certificate, which can be provided by the funeral home
- A bill from the funeral home
- If an autopsy has been performed, let us know and we can look into it
- Some basic information on any doctors the loved one has visited in recent years
- Some basic information on family members
- A copy of your loved one’s will, if one was made
- Any and all of your loved one’s medical records
There is more information you can bring but this is a fine start. If you have any questions regarding these materials and anything else you’d like to bring to your meeting, call your Pennsylvania personal injury attorney. He or she will be glad to offer guidance.
How will I afford a lawyer to handle my medical malpractice case?
Many clients worry about how they will pay for legal representation in their medical malpractice case. In reality, you do not take on any financial risks. The answer instead is the contingency fee arrangement. If you’ve involved an incident that you think you’re a victim of medical malpractice, the arrangement that you should enter into with a medical malpractice attorney is the contingency fee. A contingency fee is an agreement that says out of the settlement of the case or the jury verdict, the attorney will get paid a percentage of what the settlement or the verdict is. This way you, the victim, is not paying your attorney by the hour or a retainer and your lawyer assumes all the risk of proceeding forward and none of the financial risk is on you.B
Your medical malpractice case was denied, what now?
The reality is that most medical malpractice cases do not go forward for a variety of reasons. At our firm we reject far more cases than we accept. However, it never hurts to get a second opinion on a case. One lawyer may look at your case one way, and the next lawyer may see an approach to the case that the first lawyer did not see.