Blog: SUING FOR MALPRACTICE.
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Patients who suffer harm as a consequence of a negligent act or omission by a physician and are contemplating initiating a “malpractice suit” against that doctor should understand the negligence standard that applies in these cases.
Physicians owe a legal duty of care to their patients. Any injury emanating froman inability or lack of care will ordinarily cause the doctor to be liable for malpractice. The general rule that is employed to determine malpractice is what constitutes reasonable care, skill, and diligence in the community where the professional practices. In the event that community standard has not been met (and other defenses do not apply), the physician is liable for negligence, and malpractice is established.
If you or one of your loved ones has been harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation. Call The Margolis Law Firm today at 610-438-4244 for a free initial consultation. Our office is at 675 Walnut Street, 2nd floor. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can assess your case to determine if the details fit the legal standards for a malpractice suit. If they do, we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible compensatory award. Voted Super Lawyer in 2010-2017
HINT: One common type of medical malpractice is the “failure to diagnose” in which a competent doctor would have discovered the patient’s illness or made a different diagnosis, leading to a better outcome than the one actually achieved.
The Margolis Law Firm can be your advocate in negotiations or in the courtroom.
We are located at 675 Walnut Street, 2nd floor.
Call us at +1 610-438-4244 to schedule a consultation to review the details of your case.
Voted Super Lawyer in 2010-2017.
Please email your questions or comments to Steven@TheMargolisLawFirm.com.