Easton Medical Injuries
In Pennsylvania — and elsewhere — patients may suffer medical injuries while being diagnosed, treated, or otherwise under the care of healthcare professionals, due in substantial part to the negligence of the treating professional(s). Most healthcare workers are consummate professionals, and do consistently provide (or attempt to provide) adequate healthcare services, given the circumstances. In some situations, however, healthcare professionals may fail to adhere to the standards required of a professional in their position, with their training and experience. If you are injured as a result of such negligence, Pennsylvania law may entitle you to compensation.
Medical injuries are quite complicated to litigate. If you’re considering moving forward with a medical injury lawsuit, call (888) 777-7098 to connect with an Easton medical injury attorney here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, today.
Medical Injury Lawsuits Can Be Difficult
In Easton and Pennsylvania generally, there are few artificial barriers in the way of pursuing a legitimate medical injury claim. Unlike other jurisdictions, Pennsylvania does not impose damage caps on medical injury claims. As injured plaintiffs can recover in full, there is less up-front risk imposed on plaintiffs who aggressively pursuing their claims. For example, consulting with an expensive, industry-leading medical expert may be justified by the potential damage award at stake.
Still, medical injuries, when compared to various other categories of injuries, can be particularly difficult for an injured plaintiff to litigate effectively, for a number of reasons. Consider the following.
Determining the Standard of Care
The mere occurrence of a medical injury does not itself create a legitimate claim for recovery. In order to recover damages for your medical injury, you’ll have to not only show that you were injured due to some act of a healthcare professional — such as a misdiagnosis, or surgical errors — but also that the defendant did not adhere to the standard of care, given the circumstances. A healthcare professional’s failure to adhere to the standard of care (thus causing injury) is medical malpractice, for which you can recover damages.
Defendants are Well-Connected and Aggressive
It’s worth noting that physicians and other healthcare professionals in Pennsylvania are covered by liability insurance. In the medical injury context, insurers are extremely aggressive, and will engage extensive financial and industry resources in order to defeat your claims. Essentially, defendants do not want to “open the door” to further medical injury litigation.
As a plaintiff, you will have to overcome the inherent advantage that a healthcare professional defendant enjoys: resources and industry connections, for example, among other things. You can do so by working with an experienced and successful medical injury attorney.
Consult with a Qualified Medical Injury Attorney
Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, is a personal injury and medical malpractice law firm with a thirty-year track record of success in litigating medical injury claims. Unlike many other firms, we value the attorney-client relationship and believe that a client-oriented approach is critical to the successful litigation of a medical injury claim. We will not force you to settle for an amount that you’re not comfortable with. If necessary, we can and will take your claim to trial and bring our experience to bear in the courtroom.
Easton, PA has a number of healthcare facilities, from smaller clinics to large hospitals like Easton Hospital and St. Luke’s. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare professional in Easton, call (888) 777-7098 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced medical injury attorney today. We look forward to speaking with you.