Archive for the ‘Medical Malpractice Lawyers’ Category

What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice Claims

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

A new study published in the August 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that almost every doctor will face a medical malpractice claim sometime in his or her career.  However, while 1 in 14 doctors are accused of medical malpractice each year, only 20% of those claims result in a medical malpractice payout.

At first glance, the study seems to report the premise that the media continues to hype – specifically that most medical malpractice claims are frivolous.  However, the study’s authors warn people that the truth is not that simple.  They explain, for example, that it is expensive to bring a medical malpractice case and that a medical malpractice lawyer would be foolish to bring a case without merit.

If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, due to medical malpractice then it is important to remember that you have the right to sue and you have the right to pursue damages for the wrong that has been done to you.  Do not let statistics scare you away from doing what you think is right.  Instead, consider the benefits of pursuing justice for yourself and for your family.

New Rules Coming to PA for the Recovery of Damages After a Civil Suit?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to change the way plaintiffs collect damages when there is more than one defendant found liable, as is often the case in medical malpractice cases.

If the bill approved by the House were to pass the Senate and be signed into law – and it should be noted that this is a big IF – then the law would protect wealthy defendants from having to pay more than their share of damages if co-defendants are found more liable but less able to pay.  Some exceptions to this rule would apply.  For example, defendants who are found liable for intentional torts or liable for more than 60% of the damages may not be protected.

What Does This Mean for Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs?

Right now, it means nothing, because it is not yet law.  If it does become law, then it means that a plaintiff’s Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney would need to help the plaintiff get the legal recovery that he or she deserves.

The Hardest Part of Winning a Medical Malpractice Case

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

The media often reports high medical malpractice verdicts and settlement.  However, only a small portion of medical malpractice cases result in money for the plaintiff. What makes some medical malpractice cases succeed where others fail?

Proof.  You, your lawyer, and even the doctor or hospital that you are suing may know that medical negligence was responsible for your injuries.  Yet, in order to recover damages you need to be able to prove that it was medical negligence that caused your injuries.

That can be difficult.  Therefore, it is important to hire an experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer to help you investigate your case, represent your interests and obtain the recovery that you deserve.

Suburban Life Announces Top Attorneys 2010

Monday, February 7th, 2011

There are many Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers, so how do you choose the right one to represent you?  You, hopefully, do not have family or friends who have had to hire a malpractice lawyer in the past.  However, that does not leave you without sources of recommendation.

Recently, Suburban Life magazine conducted a reader’s poll to determine who readers consider to be the top lawyers in the Philly area.  We are pleased to announce that Attorney Sol Weiss of Anapol Schwartz was included on the list of Reader’s Choice Top Attorneys for 2010.

If you would like to contact a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, please use the contact form on this website or call us for additional information.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

This blog focuses on medical malpractice – not poor medical outcomes.  What’s the difference?  The difference is simple.  Doctors are not gods.  Even the most skilled physicians cannot guarantee good medical outcomes, even when they do everything right.  Sometimes injuries can’t be fixed and illnesses can’t be prevented.

Yet, sometimes bad medical outcomes can be prevented. Sometimes, reasonable medical care can make a person better.  It is these cases, when people are hurt by doctors’ mistakes, which are medical malpractice.  It is these cases that need to be prevented.  It is these cases were patients deserve justice.

If you have been hurt by medical malpractice, please contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer for more information.