Shrager & Sachs
The term “medical malpractice” is defined as any act or omission of care by a physician or other medical professional during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted standards of practice which results in harm. For a mistake to be determined as malpractice, injury or harm of some type must have been present in addition to the negligent action or inaction that led to injury.
Instances of medical negligence can vary widely and encompass all medical practices and fields of care. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia have the required expertise and knowledge to represent clients in cases involving all types of preventable mistakes that result in lasting damage, including errors made in the operating room such as surgical errors and mistakes involving anesthesia, E.R. mistakes and cases of delayed emergency care, misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses which result in harm, medication errors, and birth injuries.
Mistakes like these can result in permanent harm, disfigurement, scarring, long-lasting conditions which may require lifelong care and treatment, and possibly even death. When an initial mistake that causes harm of this nature can been prevented by better shift/staffing policies, improved hiring policies, or an improved system of examining test or x-ray results, medical facilities need to act accordingly and make the necessary changes to stop malpractice in its tracks.