In the state of Pennsylvania, both a failure to diagnose as well as a misdiagnosis are recognized causes of action, which means that persons injured because of one of these negligent acts may be entitled to damages or a monetary recovery. To determine whether you may be entitled to compensation for the medical malpractice that led to your injuries, reach out to a Doylestown misdiagnosis attorney from Drake, Hileman, and Davis, PC.
Pennsylvania Supports Patient Safety Through The Law
Medical professionals have an obligation to provide effective and accurate services that meet the general standard of care, as supported by the PA Department of Safety. The Patient Safety Trust Fund has been established, in addition to a variety of other funds, regulations, and potential penalties, to support the safety of medical patients in Pennsylvania like you and your loved ones.
Through the Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (Mcare) Act, the Pennsylvania General Assembly ensures that medical care is available in Pennsylvania through a comprehensive, high-quality healthcare system. The Mcare Act supports the availability of affordable medical liability insurance for healthcare professionals to ensure that injured persons are able to receive compensation. Basically, Mcare provides the first level of insurance for doctors or hospitals that have negligently injured a patient. The Mcare ACt goes further by stating that “(e)very effort must be made to reduce and eliminate medical errors by identifying problems and implementing solutions that promote patient safety.”
If you or a loved one have been injured, filing a claim with the insurance company and arguing your damages in court may be necessary to collect full compensation for your injury. Some of these injuries can be life-altering and catastrophic. Others can be fatal. Your Doylestown misdiagnosis attorney will help you through each step of the process to support the best outcome possible and get you the compensation you deserve for your injury.
Connect with a Doylestown Misdiagnosis Attorney to Explore Options on Your Case
If you or a loved one have experienced a serious injury, or your loved one has died due to a failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or other medical error, you may be entitled to compensation. It is helpful to reach out to an experienced Doylestown misdiagnosis attorney at DHD as soon as possible after the injury to begin building your case. It is not advised to accuse your healthcare professional of medical malpractice of harming you. That will put them in a defensive position, which will not be helpful down the road. However, you are entitled to copies of your records, and we encourage you to simply request the records of your procedure, and any and all available related notes and documentation so that one of the attorneys here at Drake, Hileman & Davis can review them with you.
We offer a free initial consultation to review the facts and circumstances of the failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or other medical malpractice injuries. To collect compensation, you will generally have to file a claim with the medical malpractice insurance carrier of your medical provider or doctor. This requires an assessment of your injuries and the collection of evidence to prove your present and future medical costs, as well as lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages that might have resulted from your injuries. To learn how we can help, give us a call at 888-479-9197 or 215-348-2088 or visit our site to schedule a free consultation.