Seek Guidance From a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Doctors, medical product manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies have much power in our country, both in the consumer marketplace and our courts. If you have an injury that you believe was caused by medical treatment, you need the guidance of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to advocate on your behalf. At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, we have in-depth knowledge of technical and medical issues as well as the professional confidence required by these cases.
Our Malpractice Lawyers Are Dedicated to Your Case
Our lawyers have a strong record of working hard for individuals and families who are overwhelmed by the teams of lawyers employed by hospitals, doctors’ syndicates, medical implant manufacturers, and pharmaceutical companies. When you suffer an injury that you believe was the result of negligence by a healthcare professional, doctors’ office, or hospital, we provide a free case evaluation and give you an honest appraisal of whether we think you have a valid claim for injury compensation.
We have litigated and advocated for clients in countless medical malpractice cases, including but not limited to:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesiologist errors
- Nurse errors
- Birth injuries to baby or mother
- Hospital infections
- Prescription errors
- Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and treatment
- Errors in an emergency room or urgent care facility
Defective Medical Products
We are proud of our successful record in cases involving defective medical products and medications. Call us if you have suffered injury due to defective products, such as:
- Recalled prescription medications
- Defective knee or hip replacement orthopedic systems
- Defective medication delivery implants
- Defective stents or implant devices
Understanding Birth Injuries
We commonly represent parents when a mother or infant is injured during childbirth. Sometimes, injuries show up right away, while others take years to become apparent. In either case, we have the experience to help build your case.
What Is a Birth Injury?
Birth injuries are sustained during the birthing process. Some of the most common of the many types of birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Birth asphyxia
- Brachial plexus
- Shoulder dystocia
How Do Birth Injuries Happen?
Birth trauma can occur for several different reasons, one of which is negligent medical care. When doctors, nurses, or other staff members responsible for ensuring your child’s well-being fail to follow proper protocol, injuries can occur. Some examples of medical errors that could lead to birth injuries include:
- Failure to carry out a C-section when necessary
- Failure to adequately monitor the child and detect problems
- Failure to use tools properly in delivery, including improper use of forceps or a vacuum
What to Do If You Believe Malpractice Caused Your Child’s Injuries
The best way to protect yourself and your child if you believe medical malpractice led to their injuries is to speak with an experienced lawyer. Having a lawyer on your side can ensure you follow proper procedure when filing a claim and protect your rights throughout the process.
We have helped many families through the process of seeking retribution for birth injuries. We know what evidence to look for when investigating your situation, and we can help ensure the hospital, physician, or insurance company does not try to offer you a deal that is not in your best interests.
Answering Your Medical Malpractice Questions
When you think you might have a case, it is likely that you have questions about what medical malpractice is and how filing a claim works. At our law firm, we strive to provide necessary information upfront so you can make an informed decision about whether to seek legal guidance. The following questions are most commonly asked when seeking a medical malpractice case.
- What is medical malpractice?
- What damages can I recover?
- What is informed consent?
- Will my case go to trial?
- What should I do if I think I have a claim?
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider deviates from the accepted standard of care in a way that causes harm to the patients. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong medication, surgical errors, and failure to diagnose a condition.
Depending on your specific circumstances, it may be possible to recover compensation for past and future medical bills related to the malpractice, lost wages, or the loss of ability to earn an income. In some cases, noneconomic damages may also be awarded, which could include compensation for pain and suffering.
In Pennsylvania, informed consent means that physicians are required to get your consent before performing any procedures on you. When seeking your consent, your health care provider must inform you of vital facts about the procedure, any risks involved, and possible alternative solutions to surgery. Failing to uphold this law may be considered medical malpractice. The only exception to this rule is in emergency situations.
Most medical malpractice claims are settled out of court. However, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to take your claim to trial if it is in your best interests.
If you think you have a case for medical malpractice, it is essential to speak to one of our lawyers as soon as possible. At our firm, we can hear your story during a free consultation and help you determine what steps to take next.
Contact us today for answers to your questions about your medical malpractice claim. We proudly serve clients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Learn more about our team’s past medical malpractice case results or call (412) 652-9300 to schedule your free consultation.