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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA

Erie, PA Medical Malpractice Lawyers Assist Victims of Hospital Negligence

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. You can also view our Medical Malpractice FAQ page.

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 that a condition is harmless and thus fails to order tests that would have revealed a life-threatening condition in time to save the patient, or when the wrong medication is ordered or provided to a patient and the patient subsequently dies or is injured, the patient or their survivors are entitled to recover compensation for harms and losses.

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Represents People Who Have Been Injured by Medical Negligence in Erie, PA

If you’ve been seriously injured, or if you’ve lost a loved one as the result of a medical mistake, or if you suspect that such a mistake is involved but have not yet been able to get meaningful answers from your doctor or hospital, the experienced Erie medical malpractice lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. can help.

Attorneys Eric Purchase, Tim George, and Craig Murphey 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 814-273-2010 or locally at 814-273-2010 for a free consultation if you’ve been seriously hurt or lost a loved one because of medical malpractice.

The Investigation of Your Pennsylvania Medical Negligence Case Is Critical

Some medical mistakes are obvious, like wrong site surgeries where the surgeon is supposed 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 the main reason that 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 & Murphey 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, Eric 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) and 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 Pennsylvania hospitals and physicians who negligently caused harm. Additionally, Tim George is a former prosecutor and military lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the courtroom and who knows how to prepare PA medical malpractice cases for trial.

This experience distinguishes attorneys Purchase, George, and Murphey among Erie medical malpractice lawyers and will help them to represent you in your medical malpractice case.

The Erie Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey 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 & Murphey, P.C., including:

Work with Eric Purchase, Tim George, and Craig Murphey to Get Compensated for Medical Malpractice Injuries in Erie, PA

Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. is a team of Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers with a strong commitment to making things right for our clients. We get to know each one of our clients, as well as 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 & Murphey, P.C. toll free at 814-273-2010 or locally at 814-273-2010 for a free consultation. You can also fill out our online contact form to arrange a visit to one of our offices in Erie, North East, or Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Personal Injury Case Results


Car Accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.


Commercial Truck Accident

A truck driver rear-ended our client who was then trapped inside the wreckage and had to be freed through the use of hydraulic power equipment. Our client suffered a midshaft femur fracture.


Car Accident

Our client was hit from behind at a red light. He was diagnosed with strains, sprains and contusions and within a year of the accident it was determined that his injuries were permanent and disabling.


Insurance Claim - Car Accident

Prior to our involvement, the insurance company had offered our client nothing from his under-insured motorist benefits. They ended up increasing their evaluation to over 600% above the initial offer.


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Personal Injury Client Reviews

  • "I want to thank you for all you have done for me regarding my case. I am extremely pleased by the way you handled the entire ordeal. When [my husband] and I first met with you, I was impressed by the way you handled yourself. You made it very clear that cases like these usually take time and that you clearly would do all you could. You showed respect, understanding and compassion."

  • "Tim George provided legal advice and guidance for my mother-in-law after a severe car accident. I found him to be experienced, responsive, compassionate, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Tim, I felt as though her situation was in trustworthy hands, and he helped ease the stress associated with this process. Thanks to Tim my mother-in-law had a successful outcome and this helped her to focus on healing. Tim’s entire staff was very helpful, kind and professional throughout counsel. I would highly recommend Attorney Tim George to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Attorney Tim George again."

  • "Eric has represented me on a personal matter a well as a business related matter. Each time, I was given first class attention to each and every question I had. Eric takes a hands on approach to his clients and will fight to insure your legal rights are protected. I would strongly recommend Eric for any legal issues you may encounter."

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017