Our healthcare system works hard to ensure the best possible care for patients while preventing medical mistakes. But there are times when errors do occur and—whether they are the result of negligence, a lack of knowledge, supervision or safety mechanisms—the victims of them can often recover compensation for some of the injuries they suffer.
Medical malpractice is the body of law that helps harmed or fatally-injured patients and their families through the financial and emotional difficulties of medical mistakes. Cases take on many forms, and virtually any surgery, diagnosis or treatment can become a malpractice case if a patient is harmed as the result of someone else’s negligence.
It is important to remember, however, that just because an error occurred during medical treatment, it is not necessarily medical malpractice. What must be proved, from a legal perspective, is a breach of what is called the “standard of care”—the duty our physicians have to practice with the same skill and expertise as a reasonably competent doctor in the same area of medicine. A healthcare professional has only breached that duty if he or she acts negligently when working with a patient.
These cases are often very difficult to prove, and take a legal team that can thoroughly and effectively review medical records and determine fault. At Kolsby Gordon, our legal team includes two board-certified medical doctors who are also fully-qualified attorneys.
Thanks to this in-house experience and our deep understanding of the legal issues involved in medical cases, we have developed a national reputation for succeeding in the most challenging medical malpractice cases. And if an adequate settlement cannot be made on behalf of our client, we are not afraid to go to trial.
Learn more about some of the most common forms of medical malpractice by clicking to the right. And please contact one of our medical malpractice lawyers if you feel you may have been harmed due to the negligence of a medical professional. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers has offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Philadelphia.
We are dedicated to helping victims of personal injury make a full monetary recovery to ease the financial burden that is often associated with medical malpractice.