Advocates for Patients Injured by Substandard Health Care Providers
- Advocates for Patients Injured by Substandard Health Care Providers
- Medical Malpractice Claims Pose Unique Challenges
- Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
- Call Philadelphia Lawyer Paul M Mahoney Today!
When patients seek medical treatment, there is a common tendency to view the practice of medicine almost like magic. Physicians divine what ails us, then provide a “magical” pill or procedure to relieve our symptoms and/or cure our illness or medical condition. Unfortunately, the practice of medicine is not magic and arguably is more akin to art than science. Medical errors and omissions cause severe injury and medical complications far more frequently than most patients care to consider.
The insurance industry and the American Medical Association (AMA) have inundated the public with claims of overly litigious patients driving up health care costs for quality health care providers who rarely make mistakes. However, health care data tells a different story. A study conducted by the Institute for Medicine found that preventable medical errors are responsible for 98,000 fatalities annually while injuring far more. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included medical malpractice as a cause of death, medical errors and omissions would constitute the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Despite this high number of medical errors, medical malpractice lawsuit are fairly rare.
Medical Malpractice Claims Pose Unique Challenges
Patients who have been victimized by medical malpractice and their families find it harder to locate an experienced medical malpractice attorney in recent times. The cost to litigate medical malpractice cases has risen sharply while legislatures across the country have enacted so-called “tort reform” legislation that has made it more difficult for patients to prevail in lawsuits. These challenges are compounded by the highly technical nature of evidence in medical malpractice cases along with challenges in proving that substandard care caused a patient’s bad outcome. In most states, medical malpractice cases cannot even be initiated without a medical expert evaluating the records to determine the appropriate standard of care and that the medical professional failed to meet the applicable standard of care.
Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer Paul M Mahoney understands these especially difficult issues. Mr. Paul M Mahoney draws on his experience handling a wide range of injury claims. Mr. Paul M Mahoney has an established network of health care experts with whom he can consult to review medical records and assist in the process of identifying substandard medical care.
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
Because of Mr. Paul M Mahoney’s expertise and experience, his medical malpractice law firm handles a broad spectrum of medical malpractice cases that include:
Call Philadelphia Lawyer Paul M Mahoney Today!
These are only a few examples of common types of medical negligence that might constitute a basis for pursuing a medical malpractice claim. Paul M Mahoney works with top medical experts when building support for a medical malpractice claim. Mr. Paul M Mahoney offers a no obligation free consultation to evaluate your case and advise you of your rights and options. Call Paul M Mahoney at (215) 883-4100 to learn how we can help.