Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers

gavel next to medical scrubs and a stethoscope
gavel next to medical scrubs and a stethoscope

When you trust your doctor with your life or the life of a loved one, it is heartbreaking to know that you, or your loved one, may have been injured because of negligence. That’s why, when you need help after being injured at the hands of a doctor or other healthcare provider, the lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck are here for you. When healthcare professionals cause injury to our local community, our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys fight for justice. When a local city worker underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his esophagus and his care team failed to notice obvious signs of infection, resulting in our client becoming paralyzed, our team fought to recover $4.5 million on his behalf. And when a delay in performing an MRI led to our client suffering a spinal cord injury that left her wheelchair-bound, our medical negligence lawyers secured a $14 million recovery. These are only some of the top results our firm has obtained on behalf of clients who negligent healthcare providers have harmed. We will fight hard to help you get the compensation you need and deserve if a negligent healthcare provider has harmed you or a loved one. Contact us for a free consultation today!

What are Common Examples of Medical Malpractice?

There are many forms of medical malpractice. Some of the most common include:

How Do We Help With Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex. These cases require skilled and experienced attorneys. Because of this, our attorneys are with you every step of the way.

  • Review your information for claim eligibility.
  • Determine the value of your claim.
  • Collect additional evidence if needed.
  • Determine liable parties.
  • Ensure you understand your options and legal rights moving forward.
  • Handle all procedures and technicalities the court requires.

Winning Your Medical Malpractice Case

Not all medical mistakes are grounds for a malpractice lawsuit. You may be able to prove that your doctor made an error in your treatment, but this alone is not enough for a case.

The main factors you need to prove to win your medical malpractice case are:

  • That the medical care or treatment provided was below the acceptable standard of care.
  • That the alleged negligence caused injury, harm, or death to the patient
  • The patient suffered quantifiable harm because of medical malpractice, which can include pain and suffering, loss of income, medical expenses, or other economic harm.

It is necessary to prove all these factors to win your medical malpractice case. If a doctor made a mistake but it did not result in harm to the patient, then a case cannot be filed under the law. Or, if a patient suffered harm during a medical procedure but it was not caused by a medical error, then a medical malpractice case cannot be filed. Hospitals and doctors defend every facet of a case to defeat your claim, so it is essential that there is a legal and medical basis to prove every element.

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Pennsylvania

Generally, a medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within two years of the injury. However, there are exceptions, such as if the injury occurred to a minor. A minor can file a medical malpractice lawsuit up until their 20th birthday.

In addition, it is often the case in medical malpractice claims that the patient is unaware of the mistake until they suffer a new medical crisis or continue to experience symptoms after their initial medical procedure. In these cases, the lawsuit may be filed within two years after the discovery of the malpractice. However, in any event, the suit must still be brought within seven years of the negligent act.