Purchase & George Bring Unique Skills to Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical carelessness is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States today, despite recent advances in the technology and technique of health care delivery. An estimated 98,000 people die every year as a result of medical errors and countless more are injured, often permanently, as a result of avoidable medical mistakes.
Seriously hurt by a medical error? Lost a loved one due to hospital, doctor, or nursing home malpractice? Call today for a free consultation.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the failure to adequately diagnose or treat a patient. When that failure results in injury to the patient, such as when a doctor assumes a condition is harmless and thus fails to order tests that would have revealed a life threatening condition in time to have saved the patient or when the wrong medication is ordered or provided to a patient and the patient dies or is injured, the patient or her survivors are entitled to recover compensation for their harms and losses.
Purchase & George Represents People Who Have Been Injured by Medical Negligence
If you've been seriously injured or lost a loved one as result of a medical mistake, or if you suspect such a mistake is involved but have not been able to get meaningful answers from your doctor or hospital, the experienced Erie medical malpractice lawyers at Purchase & George can help.
Eric Purchase and Tim George are experienced Erie attorneys who can represent you from the initial investigation of your medical malpractice case to its final resolution.
Contact us toll free at 877-505-9548 or locally at 814-580-5017 for a free consultation if you've been seriously hurt or lost a loved one because of medical malpractice.
The Investigation of Your Medical Negligence Case is Critical
Some medical mistakes are obvious, like wrong site surgeries where the surgeon is to amputate the left leg but instead amputates the right leg. Most medical malpractice cases, however, require thorough investigation and analysis of complex medical issues.
Indeed, determining what happened and why is often why clients come to us. Doctors and hospitals are often reluctant to share the truth with families after a medical error. Medical records frequently do not reveal the complete truth. We conduct a vigorous investigation to collect available evidence and then we use the best experts and specialists to review your case, determine what happened and why and develop the best legal options for you.
How Purchase & George Helps People Injured by Medical Malpractice
It is not just our thorough investigation and analysis Strategies that set us apart. We have a unique combination of legal experience that benefits our clients. Prior to 2006, Mr. Purchase represented one of the region's largest hospitals and defended cases involving complex medical issues. Between 2008 and 2010, Mr. Purchase also served as one of the only independent, volunteer community members on St. Vincent Health Center's Institutional Review Board (also known as an independent ethics committee) where he worked to protect the rights and well being of patients involved in experimental studies. Now, Mr. Purchase actively represents injured people and their families in cases against area hospitals and physicians who negligently cause harm. Mr. George is a former prosecutor and military lawyer. He understands the ins and outs of the courtroom and how to prepare cases for trial.
This experience distinguishes Mr. Purchase and Mr. George among Erie medical malpractice attorneys and helps them to represent you.
The Erie Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Purchase & George Offer You Helpful Information
We provide more information on medical malpractice, including safety tips, in our medical malpractice library. You'll find specific articles on the particular medical malpractice areas we handle at Purchase & George, including:
- Birth Injuries
- Pediatric Malpractice
- Obstetrical/Midwife Malpractice
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
- Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnosis of Other Conditions
- Brain Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Hospital Negligence
- Surgical Errors
Working With Eric Purchase & Tim George
Purchase & George are Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers with a strong commitment to making things right for our clients. We get to know each one of our clients, and their families, and we limit the number of cases that we take in order to give each client the personal attention that he or she deserves.
If you'd like more information, call the Erie medical malpractice lawyers at Purchase & George toll free at 877-505-9548 or locally at 814-580-5017 for a free consultation.