Erie County Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Erie County Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Victims’ Right to Full and Fair Compensation
Some of the most serious injuries that clients can suffer result from medical malpractice—or the provision of negligent medical treatment by a healthcare professional. The practice of medicine at any level requires a great degree of skill and expertise, and when a healthcare professional fails to exercise the degree of skill necessary to provide the treatment required under the circumstances, the results can be life-shattering for the patient. Although a simple “bad outcome” after you have obtained medical treatment in Erie County is insufficient to establish that the healthcare provider has committed actionable malpractice, when a doctor, nurse or hospital fails to act in accordance with established standards, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the harm that results.
At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our skilled team of medical malpractice lawyers work together to protect the rights of medical malpractice victims in Erie County. We are committed to getting the results necessary to make our clients whole again after they have suffered harm because of medical malpractice. Many victims of medical malpractice require extensive additional medical treatment because of the need to treat both the original underlying condition and to correct the mistake that gave rise to the medical malpractice claim. We are passionate about making sure that medical malpractice victims do not suffer the financial burden caused by this need for additional treatment, and we will fight to uncover every available avenue for pursuing your right to just and fair compensation.
Success in an Erie County Medical Malpractice Case Requires Detailed Investigation
In many cases, our injured clients may not even realize that their injuries were caused by the mistake of a doctor or healthcare professional—they simply suspect that something went wrong during the course of their medical treatment. Our lawyers have the experience and resources required to conduct a detailed investigation into these cases in order to determine whether the harm rises to the level of medical malpractice under Erie County law.
Our lawyers handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases, including those involving:
- Delayed cancer diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer
- Birth injuries
- Pediatric malpractice
- Obstetrical malpractice
- Wrong-site surgery errors
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Brain injuries
- Surgical malpractice
- Hospital malpractice
- Medication errors
Fighting for Victims of Medical Malpractice to Hold Negligent Healthcare Providers Accountable in Erie County, Pennsylvania
The vast majority of doctors and healthcare providers in Erie County take their responsibilities seriously and act in accordance with medically accepted standards to protect the safety of their patients. These medically accepted standards are developed by the medical community itself and will vary depending upon a number of factors, including:
- The treatment protocol or procedure involved,
- The patient’s medical history and risk factors,
- The patient’s age,
- The geographic area.
Once we have uncovered the evidence necessary to show that a doctor or healthcare provider failed to adhere to the relevant standard of care, we will fight to recover compensation for all economic and non-economic damages suffered as a result of the malpractice, which includes both out-of-pocket expenses such as medical costs and intangible damages, including pain and suffering.
We will also work to recover punitive damages, which are designed to punish the healthcare provider for the harm caused by the malpractice, in order to hold that individual fully accountable for his or her actions.
Call to Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with Our Dedicated Erie County Medical Malpractice Lawyers
At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our Erie County medical malpractice distinguish ourselves from the competition both through our extensive experience successfully helping malpractice victims recover compensation and because we believe in providing each client with the personal attention necessary to help them fully recover. If you suspect that you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice in Erie County, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
About Erie County, PA
Erie County is located in Pennsylvania, but historically shared a culture that was very similar to New England culture because the majority of early Erie County residents migrated from New England and New York after the Revolutionary War. Erie County is also one of the counties in Pennsylvania with the most significant land area located north of the 42nd parallel, making it one of the most northern points in the state. Historically, Erie County was a part of the underground railroad that was used to help individuals escape slavery during the Civil War, both into Canada via Lake Erie and into neighboring New York.
Frequently Asked Questions About Erie County Medical Malpractice Claims
FAQ: What is informed consent and how can it impact my right to recover compensation if I believe I was harmed by medical malpractice in Erie County?
Informed consent is essentially the consent a patient gives to allow a medical professional to perform a procedure after receiving all relevant information about the risks associated with that procedure. Every medical procedure or course of treatment has its risks and potential benefits, and the patient has the right to be informed about both before accepting treatment. It is the doctor’s responsibility to provide the information necessary for the patient to make an informed decision unless it would be harmful for the doctor to wait to obtain informed consent—such as in emergency situations or where the patient is unconscious and requires treatment quickly.
FAQ: How do I know whether I suffered harm because of medical malpractice or simply because the treatment did not work?
In some cases, such as surgical wrong site malpractice cases, the error is glaringly obvious. In other cases, the honest answer is that you may not initially know what caused your injuries or illness to worsen. This is why it is important to consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you begin to suspect that something went wrong in the course of your treatment. We will consult with reputable medical experts with experience treating the condition for which you initially sought treatment. Their assessment, along with an analysis of the relevant standard of care, will help determine whether you were the victim of medical negligence.