What Should a Pennsylvania Doctor Do if He or She Makes a Mistake?

As a patient, or the parent of a patient, what would you want a doctor to do after you’ve suffered an injury due to the doctor’s mistake.  Many patients find that they want their doctor to apologize and provide for the medical care necessary to fix the mistake.

Yet, admitting a mistake is not something that comes easy to most physicians.  Many fight medical malpractice claims even when there is substantial evidence of their errors. 

How will your doctor respond to your claim that an error occurred?  It is hard to tell.  While some physicians have started speaking out about the mistakes they have made, other doctors remain hesitant to do so.

Thus, it is important to protect your rights by understanding what to do if you believe that you, or a loved one, have been a victim of Pennsylvania medical malpractice.