Like anywhere else, residents of Camp Hill, PA, often rely on medical professionals. During the average year, you may visit your family physician, dentist, walk-in clinic, pharmacy, specialist, hospital, and other medical settings multiple times. You rightly expect to receive a high standard of care.
Unfortunately, sometimes, patients experience negative medical outcomes. Such outcomes may include misdiagnosis, a missed diagnosis, incorrect medications, surgery on the wrong site and other problems. While these incidents are sometimes the result of simple human error, in many cases they are preventable.
Pennsylvania law allows patients to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit in situations where the injury was caused by a healthcare professional deviating from accepted standards of care.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Not all negative outcomes are the result of malpractice. To prove malpractice, you and your attorney must prove:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between you and the healthcare provider.
- The doctor acted in a way which did not meet established standards of care in his or her profession.
- The doctor’s malpractice resulted in your sustaining an injury.
Why Do You Need a Camp Hill Medical Malpractice Attorney?
In many cases, patients who have a negative outcome do not get the full details from their doctor or clinic because medical professionals do not want legal action taken against them. In other cases, it can be difficult for a layperson without medical professional experience to tell whether something is outside the standard of care.
A medical malpractice attorney understands what doctors should and should not do. Your attorney can tell you whether you might have a claim and can find expert witnesses and other types of testimony to prove your case. Your attorney can fight for fair compensation to help pay for your medical expenses, lost wages and more.
When Should You Contact a Camp Hill Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
When you have suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice, your earning potential may be affected for weeks, months or years to come. In addition, healing can take a long time. In some cases, such as birth injuries or wrong-site surgeries, there may be no way to return to the way you were before the incident.
In addition, the costs of a serious or permanent injury caused by a hospital-acquired infection or other malpractice can quickly add up. You may need to miss weeks or months of income if you cannot work. Your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and medications may exceed your coverage. You may face future medical costs, too, if symptoms continue for a long time.
Contact KBG Injury Law
For all these reasons, it is important to contact an attorney immediately. An attorney can start taking steps at once to protect you and your future. If you need to speak to an attorney quickly, schedule a consultation with KBG Injury Law.
KBG Injury Law has 30-plus years of experience in central Pennsylvania and a track record of securing fair compensation for injured parties. We work with insurers and the courts to get financial resources for those who have been injured and are vulnerable.